Published on Sunday, 03 March 2019 12:31
Written by Scoop
NORTH 1 EAST
BRIDLINGTON RUFC 23 – 29 PERCY PARK RFC
Happy busPercy Park made the picturesque journey down the east coast of Yorkshire to Bridlington in the first of the 3pm kick offs of 2019. The Dukes Park side had lost their previous 4 games and are in danger of dropping down to Yorkshire 1. Prior to the game Park sat in 10th spot after the gut wrenching defeat at home at the hands of Morley two weeks earlier. In the reverse encounter against Brid at Preston Avenue in November, Park won convincingly 43 – 0. North 1 East is a very competitive league and normally 50 points in the season would ensure safety, but this season clubs from the relegation zone up to 6th place are all within 15 points of each other, so points are at a premium, and Park were looking for only their second win on the road this season.
Three players made their 1st XV debuts with former Brid player Ollie Stephenson starting for the black and whites at full back with Matty Boustead unavailable. With Leo Caulfield out too Mark Barry moved into the back row, and Ruairi McHarg and Adam Hay were named on the bench. Injuries and unavailability affects all sides, and to empasise the fact, the team that travelled to Bridlington contained only 8 player in the squad of 18 who had played Brid back in November.
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