CLECKHEATON 6 – 24 PERCY PARK
Percy Park exorcised the ghost of last season’s home and away defeat by winning 24 – 6 in a good workman- like teamperformance against Cleckheaton who going into the game, were undefeated at home this season. Conditions were bright and dry, although the pitch was somewhat heavy underfoot, and the home side kicked off and immediately put Park under pressure. For the first 10 minutes Cleck had much of the play with some less than inspired kicking by Park failing to relieve the pressure from the home side, although the Park defence was up to the task.
Cleckheaton scored after 10 minutes with a penalty from the boot of fly half Iain Gordon. Park responded well from the restart putting the ball receiver under pressure and were awarded a penalty in front of the posts within a minute with Simon Greatham levelling the scores.