If a bucket was there I am sure the bucket would have got it…however in this case my imaginary bucket was actually a case of Gatorade….our Coach Lawrence doesn’t often express his emotions, yet the sight of numerous bottles of Gatorade spinning their way along the dead ball line tells the story of this encounter. Frustration. Frustration was shown in the Technical area and further in the sight of player coach Ash Smith running across to that bench requesting noise, and a lift, as Percy Park’s game fell apart in the second half. Percy Park started really well, taking a well-deserved 6 point lead. They were playing in all the right places; pinging the corners and playing behind the Driffield line…the question (even on this Monday morning!) is how did it go so wrong?
With Christmas coming, why not treat someone to something from the Club Shop. Arriving soon for this year are the new style bobble hats which will be £16. To order one or anything else for Christmas, please contact Claire Turnbull.
Percy Park and Durham City have always enjoyed a healthy rivalry. A rivalry that goes back to those heady days of 1872; the year both clubs were formed. For the historian you could argue that we have been in dispute with our Durham rivals since 1066. That fated year was the beginning of a period, when we lost our beloved ‘Dun Holm’, to some Frenchmen on horses adorned with odd haircuts. Whichever way you might like to put it, there is and always will be, a real anticipation of ‘a contest’ when Durham City visit. And they did not disappoint. From a Park perspective the game was a slow burner. The first half was all about Durham as Percy Park hung on to the score line with a late try by Leo Caulfield. The second half was a ‘cracker’ with player, supporter and referee leaving the field of play having enjoyed a tense, physical game that had the neutral on the edge of the seat and the partisan supporter chewing their nails. So how did this slow burner ignite and how did Percy Park gain that that victory?