North One East
Bradford and Bingley RFC 31 v Percy Park RFC 18
'Away day woes continue for Percy Park'
Penquins XV away at Bradford
With Bradford and Bingley winning 4 games on the bounce, Percy Park were aware that the Wagon Lane Ground was becoming a Yorkshire Fortress for the Bees. Having lost their opening games the Earl of Bradford had sent the call out ‘far and wide’ and many had rallied to the ‘Boar’ banner. With recruits landed the ambitions were there to be seen and the Bradford team did not disappoint. Percy Park knew they would have to dig in and compete at the breakdown for the right to play. Coach Ash Smith had the belief that his team could stay in touch and compete for the victory. What he didn’t want was to come away from the Bingley ground with nothing to show. Unfortunatly that was what Percy Park got and on this performance Bradford should be competing for top spot in North One East this season.
A full and spirited bus left Preston Avenue as the Veterans joined the youngsters to make the journey south. Count Carr led the ‘who was better banter’ only to be put in his place by a lofty second row and challenged to see who would end up with the better result on the day. Alas a younger Bradford Vets side managed to replicate the same outcome as their first team by winning 41 points to 19.With honour drawn the two decided to see who was the tallest on the way home. With the Count only reaching just above the second rows ankle that contest was easily won by our First XV player. Yet both sides started their respective games well and were first on the scoresheet with Michael Grove punishing some Bradford indiscipline with two well taken penalties.