NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP QUARTER-FINAL
PERCY PARK 14 – 25 TEAM NORTHUMBRIA
Northumbria University ended Park’s hopes of winning the Senior Cup for a fourth consecutive season with their 25 – 14 victory at Preston Avenue. The last time the two sides met Park put 95 points on the students at Bullocksteads in their last season before quitting the RFU leagues to concentrate on their BUCS rugby in the top flight of University and College Rugby.
Northumbria have been training hard for several weeks to hit the ground running, and this showed in the early exchanges in a fast paced game as they opened an early 8 point lead with a penalty and then a try on 8 minutes.
Park came back with a Morse penalty before Team Northumbria scored their second try of the day which scrum half Wilson was unable to convert. Morse slotted a second penalty but just before the break the students went over again and led 18 – 6 at half –time.