Published on Sunday, 12 February 2017 18:28
Written by Jobba
PERCY PARK 8 - 6 HUDDERSFIELD YMCA
Guy PikeWhat a glorious day for a game of rugby , but not if you are a winger ! Grey sky , strong biting wind blowing straight up the pitch from the golf course , persistent drizzle with intermittent sleet , I still feel cold writing this !
The visitors , Huddersfield YMCA , I believe we're making a first visit to Preston Avenue . They arrived on the back of a win at Guisborough , determined to make it two consecutive away wins in the scramble to avoid the dreaded bottom three position . Park , despite being better placed in the league , are also in this group of teams where only a handful of points seperates position 6 to 12 .
Park , once again , named a much changed side . So much so , that it meant that with the colts due to be playing we were unable to fulfil a second xv league fixture at Tynedale ! The following young men were the chosen ones ; Cook , Dubois , Birkett , Hedley , Saint , Williamson , Wilson , Langlands , Baldwin , Grove , Caulfield (not sponsored by his dad unlike his pal Grove)Davison , Pike , Sutherland , Fa'atau . Thompson , Phillips , Blackburn .
Park started the game playing with the wind and attacking up toward the gym end of the clubhouse . A delay in my lift meant that I missed an early try from Park . A strange occurrence in recent years , as more often than not it is normally us on the receiving end of an early score . So I will have to take the word of our resident photographer Paul 'chicken-wing' Jackson , who describe it as a catch and drive thingy by the forwards ! 5-0 .
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