As the players met at Preston Avenue on another beautiful Saturday afternoon , there was disbelief all round. They were shocked with the news that last weeks hero , had been omitted from the match-day squad . I know , I can imagine anybody reading this article will be aghast , mouth open at reading that news ! 77-3 , a man of the match performance , and he doesn't even make the bench ! Fortunately , a huge squad had been assembled , allowing Jobson Snr to rest , no doubt he will be required next week such is the unpredictability of players availability . Last week the Lions totalled 13 , 5 of that 13 weren't present this week , but today we were able to relax with a full compliment .
Park started as follows ; Ward , Pollock , Kidd , Langlands , Saint , Warren , Henessey , Lenahan , Gilmore , Dale , Baldwin , Scott , Danil , Caufield , Gould . Former Seghill 'Waterboy' and international referee would get the game underway , with Park attacking towards Bobby's tree . The Lions started brightly but weren't cohesive enough to keep Arthur Turnbull busy on the scoreboard .
The visitors were first to score . A penalty on their own 10m line was kicked to touch just outside the Park 22 . At the lineout , Billingham threw to the middle and won clean ball for their backs . A cheeky little move bringing in the blindside winger through the Park midfield and over the fullback to score . 0-7 .