North One East
Alnwick RFC 76-Percy Park RFC 7
Rampant Alnwick savage the statant Park Lion
With justified trepidation an ‘illness’ and injury ravaged Percy Park team limped into the home of league leaders Alnwick RFC hoping that they could exceed expectation and return to Preston Avenue with something to aid that relegation struggle. However it was not to be. Alnwick needing a 5 point haul to bring themselves to the cusp of promotion took to the Greensfield pitch like a ‘lion rampant’ and tore their Percy cousins apart.
The score line might suggest that Percy Park were awful…they weren’t …..Alnwick were that much better. Sometimes you have to acknowledge when another team are ‘in a different class’ to yourselves and congratulate them. Alnwick at this moment in time are ‘one step ahead’ of Percy Park in all that they doing and are more than deserved North One East Champions this season. True they need a point from their last game to secure the title but on this ruthless, clinical performance it is hard to see them failing to overcome that hurdle.