NORTH ONE EAST
DRIFFIELD 8 - 13 PERCY PARK
This was a low scoring game in which both defences snuffed out most scoring opportunities, and when chances did come along both sides were guilty of errors which made for a frustrating game for the spectators.
Park travelled to Kellythorpe, home of Driffield RUFC through the fog of the Vale of York that threatened to postpone the game with visibility poor, and no wind to blow away the ground level cloud, although the nearer to the venue the more the mist lifted and at kick off time although dark the game went ahead with no problems.
Driffield scored all their points within a minute of kick off, and then a minute from half time with a Robin Kitchen penalty to open proceedings and a John Dervey try before the break, an early Christmas present for the lanky lock forward. In fact both first half tries, the first from Park, emanated from mistakes.
With 8 minutes gone and the visitors putting pressure on the East Yorkshire side, Andy Dunn charged down a clearance kick and followed up to dive over the line to touch down just before team mate Josh Hedley. The conversion from Ash Smith was pushed wide of the sticks but Park led 5 – 3.