SEDGLEY Park ended a mini slump in National Two North with a 33-19 victory at bottom club Peterborough Lions but it was far from convincing, according to assistant coach John Livesey.

A patchy display still saw them run in five tries, however, and set themselves up for Saturday’s rearranged trip to Sheffield Tigers.

The game in South Yorkshire will be a tough challenge against a side that, while also being at the wrong end of the table, do not lose games by big margins.

Livesey said: “Sheffield Tigers is a tough game for us and another away trip but the win last weekend has boosted confidence.

“Another win would be good to set us up for a difficult run of matches against teams above us like Hinckley and Hull Ionians.”

Last weekend’s victory was a second successive triumph on the road and came courtesy of tries from Steve Collins, Andy Riley, Bob Holloway, Dan Maher and Sam Lowthian – the last the pick of the bunch.

But it was not until late in the second half that Sedgley sealed the points.

Livesey added: “We started really well on Saturday and were 12-0 up inside 15 minutes but then we gifted them two tries before stepping up again to make it 19-14 at the break.

“In the second half we had lots of pressure but did not convert it into points until late on when Sam Lowthion capped off a move from 60 metres to score, picking it up from around 45 metres himself to race away.

“Overall it wasn’t pretty but there were glimpses of the good stuff we have played in the past.

“It made for a happy three-hour return journey and hopefully the bus will be in the same mood this weekend.”