CARLISLE 12 – 43 PERCY PARK
Park travelled to Warwick Road to take on Carlisle in their second pre-season friendly in the run up to the league campaign which starts on 6th September 2014. A bare squad travelled across the A69 with a Lions squad also playing against Medicals at Preston Avenue.
The home side made the better start with territorial advantage as Park soaked up the pressure finding difficulty breaking out of their own half until somewhat against the run of play Ali Blair scored a good individual try chasing down a kick out of defence. The ball would not sit up for the Park centre to pick up and race to the Carlisle line, but 3 fly hacks did the job as he beat the defence to the touch down and Ash Smith converted to give the visitors a 7 – 0 lead after 11 minutes.
Although the home side had the edge in the early scrummages, Park’s pack settled down and the Cumbrian side had no real threat out wide.