WHETHER or not this result, Waterloo's first away from home this season, proves a turning point only time will tell but make no mistake - this was a well fought and thoroughly deserved victory against the fifth placed side in National Three North.
With Middlesbrough losing at home to Sandal, the result has moved them out of the immediate relegation zone although other sides in danger have games in hand over the Merseysiders.
"This was a complete performance and I am very proud of everyone of the players," director of rugby Jan Van Deventer stated at the end of the game. "We went behind early on, we did not panic, stuck to our game plan and worked our way back into the game.
Even when we were trailing 18-14 with time running out, the boys kept their heads and showed great patience as we pressured their line, something that was lacking at the beginning of the season."
The home side took a ten point lead with a try from Robin Eatough converted by Gavin Painter to add to an earlier penalty.
Waterloo struck back with a try from Martin Bell after the No8 had set up the position before standing out to take the scoring pass, Liam Reeve successful with the conversion.
A try by Adam Anderson after a kick by the full back had been charged down but retrieved by James O'Brien who engineered a two-on-one creating the space for Anderson to add the second.
Reeve added the conversion for Waterloo to take the lead but a try for the home side from Martin Lithgo and a penalty from Painter restored the north east advantage.
Waterloo came again and from sustained pressure in the DMP 22 Bell forced a turn over and with Anderson up with play, the full-back beat the defence to go over to take the match, O'Brien adding the conversion.