UBS Candy Plate Semi - Final
Gateshead II 16 – 21 Percy Park Lions
This semi-final win away to Gateshead sets up a final against Alnwick II which will be played over 2 legs. Gateshead who are run away winners of the Candy League 2 led 13 – 6 at half time with Park’s score coming from 2 Todd Harrison penalties.
In the second period the home side went further ahead with a penalty before Steve Lenehan hit back with a try for Park converted by Harrison. Todd then scored a second try for Park and kicked the conversion for the 16 – 21 win.
Although the Lions have already played Alnwick II twice in the league, they are now set for another 3 encounters in 4 weeks, as both sides have also reached the final of the Northumberland Cup.
The 1st leg of the Candy Plate will be at Park on Saturday 21st March 2015, with the date for the second leg at Alnwick still to be ageed . Sandwiched in between, the sides meet on 28th March 2015. The venue has noe been announced as North Shields and the kick off time changed to 4pm.