Bad news on Easter Day
Stan, Edward ”Percy” Holmes was admitted to hospital on Monday 26t hMarch 2018 and was diagnosed as having acute myeloid leukaemia. He sadly died on Easter Saturday.
Stan was a great supporter of Park. Nicknamed “Percy” in his university days, it stuck with him most of his life.
He played for the first team apart from university and army service from the late 1940’s until the early 1960’s until work took him to London where he played for Catford Bridge and Bromley.
He served Park as Captain in 1959- 60 and was always a staunch supporter of the club, travelling across from Windermere on two or three times a season to lend his support to the team.
He will be a great miss to the club, and all those who knew him.
NORTH 1 EAST
PERCY PARK 8 – 0 BRIDLINGTON
This vital win for Park takes them off the bottom of North 1 East but still in the relegation zone as Dinnington who are one place above them, although on the same points have a better playing record with 7 wins to Park’s 6 wins and 1 draw.
Bridlington travelled from East Yorkshire in very wet conditions and the pitch on their arrival was heavy but playable and thankfully the rain subsided during the game to the relief of the small but select band of Easter Saturday supporters.
After a minute’s silence to the memory of Ian Blair who died suddenly last week aged 61, Brid kicked off, but that was their only foray into the visitor’s half for a full 30 minutes as Park had all the play and territory but couldn’t capitalise. The score board remained blank until Percy Park broke the deadlock with a rare Marc Cook try. Park had a line out in the Bridlington 22 and although the catch and drive was halted short of the try line, Park’s forward regrouped and drove over the line with prop Cooky getting the all important touch down.
Michael Grove was unlucky with the conversion so the score remained 5 – 0. Brid sparked into action but stern defence by the men in black and white kept them at bay and the half ended 5 – 0.
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