North 1 East
York 30 – 25 Percy Park
Despite Park outscoring the hosts 4 tries to 3, York sealed the win to go top of North 1 East courtesy of a better kicking display and good game management taking penalty points when on offer.
The Clifton Park side be-decked in pink opened their account on 3 minutes with a penalty from Dawes after Percy Park were penalised for a high tackle, but Michael Groves cancelled out the advantage soon after.
Park played with largely the same squad that had won 36 – 3 the previous week at home to West Leeds, although influential Ash Smith was not available due to work commitments, which allowed Will Haskins to make his 1stXV debut at fly half.
On 18 minutes a well-worked move from a scrum saw Jamie Wrigley score in the corner but the conversion from wide out hit the post, as the score remained 3-8.
York hit back 7 minutes later when Ryan Gallacher was put in space down the left after cries of forward from the Percy Park faithful. The Belgian ref waved play on and the York wing showed his pace to race 30 yards popping the ball inside to scrum half Toby Atkin in support to score under the posts and with the Dawes extras, the home side took back the lead 10-8.