WILMSLOW Wolves passed another stern test of their table-topping credentials before overcoming Broughton Park 24-17 away from home in North One West on Saturday.

The previous week, Park had despatched Penrith, then league leaders, and Wilmslow had to thank their defensive organisation and commitment for keeping their hosts at bay.

The closing minutes were particularly fraught with Park launching wave after wave of assaults on the Wilmslow line, which eventually yielded them a third try, with time for just one more play left on the clock.

For their part, Wolves had created three classy first-half tries for right winger Sam Cutts and two for centre Jonny Kennedy.

Shortly after the break, they scored their fourth try when scrum-half Sean Street broke down the narrow side from a hastily retreating Wilmslow scrum in his own half.

Finding the Park defence awol, he was off like a hare and ran 70 metres down the touchline for what turned out to be the match-winning score.

It was a good result for Wilmslow.

They had been missing both the little master Bob MacCallum and full back Ben Day but Ethan Harding, standing in at No.10, was outstanding.

The Kennedy brothers Danny and Jonny were highly influential, with both Mark Jennings and Sean Street playing a full part.

The pack, although on the back foot for much of the last 40 minutes, stuck to its task.

Wilmslow look forward to hosting Warrington, a side still to get off the mark this season, on Saturday.