NORTH ONE EAST
PERCY PARK 27 – 15 DINNINGTON
A passionate Percy Park performance at Preston Ave put paid to Dinnington’s 100% record. The league’s new boys had started the season with a bang with 6 straight wins in their first year at this level and they started this game well enough keeping the home side pinned down in their own half for much of the first 15 minutes.
A lapse of concentration from the kick off meant that Park were under pressure from the off, and when they were penalised for being offside inside the first minute, Dinno’s fly-half Chris Williams kicked his side into a 3 – 0 lead.
The Yorkshire 1 champions have built their game on a strong forward pack and several driving maul were repelled near the Park line by stout defence, but inevitably they did cross the whitewash on the ten minute mark, and a superb Williams conversion from the touch line took them 10 points in front.
This seemed to be the catalyst that spurred Park into action as they played against a strong wind in the first half. With 20 minutes gone, Percy Park set up camp in the visitors 22 and the defence were penalised for a high tackle in front of the posts. The referee allowed Park to play a good advantage that saw Ash Smith dummy and cut through to score. The conversion hit the upright.