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PERCY PARK 34 – 11 MORPETH
Percy Park RFC were made to work hard for their second successive home victory at Preston Avenue as Northumberland County Cup champions Morpeth RFC gave them a thorough work-out.
Percy Park lead 22-6 at the midway stage, and looked like they would run away with it in the second half, but to Morpeth’s credit, they fought back and didn’t let Park have it all their own way.
Park’s first try came on the 3rd minute when Marc Cook used his large frame to good effect to drive in from one metre out after a quick tap from a penalty came up just short.
Then after some good phase rugby which saw both the backs and forwards linking up well, Ethan Wilson spotted a gap in the defence and ran in under the posts to make it 14-0 inside the first 10 minutes.