SSE NATIONAL 3 NORTH
PENRITH 17 – 24 PERCY PARK
A bonus point win gives Park 5 valuable points in the struggle against relegation and keeps them just outside the drop zone by the slenderest of margins with 2 games in hand against fellow strugglers Waterloo. The game went ahead in bright sunshine and the forecast rain did not materialise which was just as well with the pitch already very heavy from the deluge earlier in the week.
Percy Park started well with most of the early play but failed to capitalise on possession up to the home side 5 metre line giving away a penalty with forwards going off their feet in the ruck. Penrith came back and were unlucky not to go 3 points ahead when a Mike Fearon penalty hit the crossbar and bounced out.
It was Park who opened the scoring, after being awarded a penalty inside the Penrith 22. Rather than take a scrum a quick tap was fed to Guy Pike who came off his wing and powered over for the try which Todd Harrison converted on 22 minutes.