North One East
Morpeth 29-Percy Park 7
Morpeth take advantage of Percy Park yellow card to seal game at Mitford Road
Percy Park’s disappointing run continued with defeat at the hands of league challenging Morpeth, making the relegation struggle all that harder as the season tumbles toward its conclusion. With nine games remaining Percy Park need to pick up points as fellow strugglers Dinnington are starting to show some form. With eight points separating mid table security from the relegation places there remains ‘all to play for’ but each game is becoming a cup final with points, however they are achieved, materialising as the ‘holy grail’.
In cold and damp conditions at the Mitford Road ground, Percy Park came ‘flying out of the blocks’ with a Lome Faatau score within the first 5 minutes. With Morpeth making a mistake in receiving the kick off, Park were able to seize an attacking ‘line out’ deep within Morpeth terrority. With ball secured Park moved inside and with a dummy move Lome Faatau ghosted through a static defence to score. With the conversion taken Park were 7 to the good.