A SUPERB second-half display saw Woolston Rovers get back to winning ways on Saturday.

The Green and Golds scored 30 unanswered points after the break to blow hosts Waterhead Warriors away and wrap up a convincing 44-4 victory.

Harry Files scored twice with brother Adam also on the scoresheet, and they came in for particular praise from head coach Mal Holt after the game.

“It is great to get back to winning ways with a superb display,” he said as his side rebounded from back-to-back losses.

“We controlled the game throughout with their only points coming following a succession of penalties.

“It was a tough, physical game – we lost Scott Whiteley early on with a bad shoulder injury, but the quality within the starting line-up and on the subs bench meant that we were able to cope with this.

“We had too many strike players and were able to hurt them all over the park.

“I was really pleased with how we reacted to the two defeats – the lads reacted to what I asked them to do before the game and at half time, which was to stay in control and be patient.

“We rolled them down the middle, with Harry and Adam Files a constant menace to them throughout.”

Dan Griffiths, Kieran Moore, Ben Moore, Sam Roberts and Theo Holt also crossed the whitewash for Rovers, with Aaron Barber adding six goals.

Meanwhile, Dave Boden continued his unbeaten start as Crosfields coach as they won a tight contest at Oldham St Annes.

Soap were 28-24 winners to make it three victories in a row for the men from Hood Lane.

“This was an excellent game played by two fully committed teams that entertained a healthy crowd for the full 80 minutes,” Boden said.

“The cliche of “a draw would have been a fair result” was on everyone’s mind I’m sure, but we edged it.

“It was tough on St Annes but I think we just about deserved the win.

“Again we contained their middle and managed to create enough for our backs to maximise the opportunities presented to them.”

Latchford Albion counted the cost of two purple patches from visitors Hindley as they were beaten 26-12 at Victoria Park in North West Men’s League Division One.

Matty Rudd’s try had given them the lead but the clinical away side scored 14 points in the final five minutes of the first half to take command.

Danny Brown scored to put Martyn Ellis’ men back in the contest, but two tries in as many minutes for the visitors scotched any hope of a fightback.

In Division Three, Woolston Rovers A were 30-22 winners against Wigan Bulldogs as late tries from Liam Sullivan and Ryan Palin edged a dramatic game at Monk Sports Club.

“I am thrilled that we managed to keep going until the end to claim an excellent win,” head coach Liam Lawton said.

“Wigan Bulldogs gave us a real tough test and it could have gone either way but we were able to snatch victory in the dying moments.

“The lads really stuck to the task and got their rewards.

“We are in a really good place at the minute – the boys are sticking to what we talk about and they are getting the results that their efforts deserve.”

Culcheth Eagles and Crosfields A both fell to heavy home defeats – Culcheth were beaten 42-10 by Leigh East A while Soap lost 44-14 to Chester Gladiators.

Saturday’s fixtures (kick off 2.30pm unless stated):

National Conference League:

League C: Crosfields vs Rochdale Mayfield, Saddleworth Rangers vs Woolston Rovers

North West Men’s League:

Division One: Haresfinch vs Latchford Albion

Division Three: Chester Gladiators vs Woolston Rovers A, Rochdale Mayfield A vs Crosfields A, Roose Pioneers vs Culcheth Eagles

Division Four: Higginshaw vs Burtonwood Bridge

Division Five S&E: Burtonwood Chargers vs Bolton Mets