North One East
Percy Park RFC 18 v Driffield RUFC 7
‘Where there is unity there is always victory’
Hallelujah….Percy Park record a win in 2019 and for the supporter it felt a long time in the coming…..once more the faithful breathe and at last the forthcoming working week looks a lot bearable…. even the sun shone brightly on Monday morning. Yes…it really does mean that much to the supporter and to the deity’s upstairs that Percy Park win…..And before you ridicule the author…..just take a minute and recall the many miserable wet Monday mornings that follow a Percy Park defeat!!
This victory owed much to team spirit and shear doggedness in refusing to give in; even when disadvantaged by two yellow cards in the second half. Forty minutes of rugby spent largely a player down or defending our own try line was testament to the unity shown on the pitch; not only in defence but also when we broke out to attack Driffield territory. Not one player took a step backwards and when a player broke there was always another ‘on the shoulder’ to support. Despite mistakes and setbacks, encouragement followed and ‘on and in the line’ responsibility accepted. Marshalled by player coach Ash Smith we looked ‘united’ and as Publilius Syrus is famously quoted ‘Where there is unity there is always victory’. And that was definitely the case on Saturday….the question is can we replicate that level of performance away from home...as we let that question ‘hang’…. just how did this game ‘pan out’?