PERCY PARK 47 – 32 PENRITH
Percy Park ended their season as it had begun, with a win over Penrith and finished 4th in National 3 North, their highest placing since the leagues began. Prior to the match almost 100 club members and guests attended a lunch which was also attended by no fewer than four Past Presidents of the Rugby Football Union; Danie Sefontein was RFU President in 1992-3, Derek Morgan 2002-3, John Owen 2009-10 and Richard Appleby 2010-11.
The match itself kicked off in fine conditions, and it was Percy Park who made the front running until somewhat against the run of play Penrith scored a well worked try under the posts. A missed tackle down the right hand wing allowed the visitors to get in behind the Park defence and a couple of well timed passes saw right wing Ben Littleton go over, with his try converted by fly half Stephen Wood.
Ten minutes later Park scored their first of seven tries on the day with Ali Blair going over after a break by Ash Smith who offloaded in the tackle to allow the Park left wing to cross the line. The conversion which would have drawn Park level hit the post and stayed out.
The game itself was a fast flowing affair and with Park running the ball out of defence a wide pass was intercepted on the 22 by Steven Wood to go under the posts and he also kicked the conversion to give his side the lead 14 – 5.