North One East
Percy Park 10 - 42 Huddersfield YMCA
This game can be compared to following Newcastle United, with the Percy Park faithful adorned in their ‘black and white’ colours travelling in their masses to the Preston Avenue Stadium in eager anticipation of an energetic performance against a Huddersfield YMCA side who had yet to register a win in North One East. The sun had its ‘hat on’, the bar was full of cheerful noisy chatter , the beer was flowing and as the ‘lads’ took to the pitch the crowd followed to voice their support, anticipating that their heroes would deliver an entertaining victory. And akin to watching Newcastle, on this occasion, that was as good as it got!! Percy Park failed to get going against a good organised Huddersfield side who looked the hungrier from the off. As the President stated in his match day notes ‘never go off the form book, it will only bite you’…and boy did it bite the Park faithful.
From the kick off Huddersfield were impatient and looking to stretch the game at any opportunity bringing their full back into the line to cause as much broken play as they could. Their back row started the game with intent by disrupting anything Park tried to orchestrate. The stage was set and it was with no great surprise that on 12 minutes Huddersfield opened the scoring with hooker Hill finishing a powerful forward drive. The try remained unconverted.