NORTH 1 EAST
PERCY PARK 10 - 24 WEST HARTLEPPOOL
West made the relatively short trip up the A19 for their last away match of the current season having won the corresponding fixture at Brinkburn 23 – 10 earlier in the season.
Mark Antonopoulos made his 1st XV debut from the bench for the home side, and Marc Cook and Austin Phillips returned to the starting line-up as did Liam Scott as he moved up from the bench after an impressive display last week.
Percy Park started well but it was the visitors who were first on the scoreboard with a 7 minute try by lock Jay Corbett from a line out where Park were caught napping at the back. Ryan Painter kicked the extras.
Park responded on 18 minutes with a Spowart penalty, and most of the remainder of the half was played between the two 22’s in an arm wrestle where neither side could press home an advantage.
Park had much of the territory, but it was the West back line that looked far more potent in attack with the Painter brothers at 9 and 10 creating a good link between forwards and the three quarter line.