The Lion Cubs entertained Middlesborough Wasps in a Candy League Division 1 fixture . The heavy early morning frost had disappeared in the morning sunshine , and with no wind , conditions were perfect for rugby . The only thing need was two teams . The Wasps had been stuck in traffic , so kick off was put back to 2.45 . In addition , the visitors had decided to leave their scrum half behind , but with Park having a healthy surplus of players and three scrum halves in the squad , two of them played a half each for the visitors .
Park lined up as follows ; Gould , Josh , Berne , Zak , Thomas , Ben , James , Williamson (c) , Ross , Hennesey , Dryden , Aaron , Kidd , Pollock , Ward . Hence the Lion Cubs , with 9 seniors and 6 colts .
Park kicked off , attacking towards the Square Field . Early exchanges were frenetic . Errors were high as was the penalty count . But both sides , to their credit , were trying to throw the ball around . Park looked the more dangerous side , but the Wasps were not without a sting ! With 30 minutes gone , neither side had managed to get Arthur on his feet to change the scoreboard . But he was about to have a busy 10 minutes . Park , having defended their line resolutely , advanced down the field to the visitors 10m . At the line out , Boro pounced on a loose ball , raced up the touch line all the way to the line and scored in the corner , 0-5 . Park struck straight back . Stung by being behind , Park attacked forcing the opposition to commit a penalty . A quick tap and two passes to veteran Gould , who hit the line at pace jinked inside the drift d and scored under the posts . 7-5 HT .