North One East
Percy Park RFC 12 v Penrith RUFC 35
Penrith made to work hard for their bonus point win
(Breaking the Penrith Defence)
Following the loss against fellow strugglers Northern the Percy Park faithful were hopeful that their team could overturn the form book and cause an upset against league pace setters Penrith. Percy Park had nothing to lose as 'on paper' this game should have returned an easy win for the Cumbrian side. With 'must win' pressure removed hope abounded that this could be the game where a league leading side, comfortable in their position, might 'fail to turn up' and end up on the wrong side of the result. And as the game kicked off that hope accelerated as Percy Park got off to a great start advancing deep into the Penrith half and recording the first score of the game.
With only 5 minutes played player-coach Lome Faatau came through on a loose ball and with pace scythed through the Penrith defence. With 'no one at home' the ball was kicked ahead and a foot race ensued. With Faatau first to the ball he made a sublime offload from the floor to the supporting Jamie Wrigley who was able to score underneath the posts. With the conversion taken. Park were ahead and in buoyant mood playing the game in the Penrith half.