SSE NATIONAL 3 NORTH
PERCY PARK 16 – 25 WESTOE
In the over warn cliché Percy Park won the second half, and taking the positives from the game could have sneaked a win with a converted try at the end, but Westoe to their credit defended a 22 – 0 first half lead even if for a spell it was “ squeaky bum time” for their supporters.
The South Shields outfit went into an early lead as Park failed to secure the kick off, and from an overthrown line-out secured the ball which eventually found the hands of Samoan International Lome Fa’atau to cross with a minute on the watch.
The gloomy but dry weather seemed to have permeated Park’s mood as they were unable to break out of their half, and when a clearance kick was charged down by their mobile lighthouse that was centre Chas Popp, he reclaimed the ball to cross under the posts for a try converted by fly half Mellish for 12 – 0 after just 6 minutes.