NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP
BLYTH 0 – 54 PERCY PARK
A comprehensive semi-final win for Park sees them into the final on Easter Saturday at Morpeth where they will take on Team Northumbria. Park had reached the semi with a victory over Morpeth, whereas Blyth secured their spot with a win at the expense of Gosforth.
The sides took to the field on a damp dreary day with floodlights on from the kick off, and it took the visitors only 3 minutes to open their account as right wing George Lewis crossed the try line after a powerful run by number 8 Sean Williamson had opened up the Blyth defence. Ash Smith kicked the conversion for an early 7 – 0 lead.
Percy Park took the opportunity to introduce several of their Lions squad for a taste of 1st XV rugby, and it was Leo Caulfield who scored Park’s second try after a break by skipper Michael Langlands. Scrum half Jimmy Baldwin was on hand to receive a pass from the Park captain after he was stopped after a forty-yard run. Young flanker Caulfield received the try scoring pass and with Smith’s conversion the scoreboard clicked up 14 – 0.