NORTHUMBERLAND UNDER 18 CUP FINAL
MORPETH U18 13 – 3 PERCY PARK U17
The Percy Park Under 17’s rounded off a great season with a gutsy display ay Blyth against Morpeth Under 18’s. Sadly the lads didn’t walk away with the cup but could be proud of their achievement in a very close game with only one try in the game.
On the way to the final the Under 17’s defeated Tynedale U18’s away from home 25 – 19 and then Berwick under 18’s 15 – 14.
Park opened the scoring with a penalty from the boot of skipper Ben Anderson, and although Morpeth came close to scoring on a couple of occasions, sterling defence kept them out, restricting them to only a penalty which came with the final play of the first half.
In the second half Morpeth stretched their lead with a second penalty before eventually crossing the Park line for a converted try with about ten minutes of the game remaining.
Despite throwing everything at them Park couldn’t claw their way back and the game finished 13 – 3 to Morpeth.
This rounded of a successful season winning the County 7’s and losing only 2 league games all season. Several of the lads also on reaching their 17th birthday experienced senior rugby representing the Pumas and the Lions.