SSE NATIONAL LEAGUE 3 NORTH
WESTOE 15 – 9 PERCY PARK
Westoe took the bragging rights from this South v North Shields derby in lovely sunny conditions at Wood Terrace. The last time the two sides met at Westoe, the home side won comprehensively in their promotion season, but this game was a closer affair.
The hosts opened the scoring on 16 minutes from a penalty after Park were penalised for an infringement at the scrum. Westoe were a man down at this stage as skipper Younghusband was sin binned for a punch, being lucky not to have received a straight red card.
The South Shields side had more of the play in the first half, although as their skipper returned to the field he was passed by his scrum half leaving the pitch with a yellow card for a deliberate knock on stopping a potential try with Park having a two on one in the Westoe 22. Park appeared to have kicked the ball dead in going for the corner, but the referee, not finished with the sin-binning paperwork hadn’t called time on, and the penalty was re-taken, this time as a kick at goal as Toby Davison levelled the scored on 23 minutes.