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PERCY PARK 3 – 19 POCKLINGTON
After an enforced lay off from rugby due to waterlogged pitches, Percy Park hosted Pocklington who earlier in the season had beaten the home side 23 – 17 at Feathers Field. Pock had already played twice since the Christmas break losing to league leaders Doncaster Phoenix, and winning last week at home to Wheatley Hills, whereas most of the Park squad hadn’t played any rugby for a month, and it showed.
Pocklington were first on the score board on 4 minutes when blind side Matthew Davis went over after securing ball at the back of a line out 5 metres from the Park line. Nathan Saltmer kicked the tricky conversion attempt from wide right.
Park came close to levelling the score when Davy Kay was stopped short inches from the line close to the goal, and was then penalised by the referee for holding on, a recurrent theme throughout the game.
With 10 minutes gone, Pocklington openside Jack Holborough was sin binned for picking up Sean Williamson and driving him head first to the ground in a ruck, and was very lucky not to have been red carded. Paul Spowart kicked Park’s only points of the game from the resulting penalty.