PERCY PARK 26 – 15 NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY 2ND XV
The Lions just had the edge in a close contest played under lights at Preston Avenue. For the last few seasons, Park Lions have played Northumbria University 2nd XV in a friendly that is a welcome break from the Candy League, and also gives the students a taste of club rugby.
Northumbria were first on the scoreboard with a try before Park drew level with a pushover try with number 8 Liam Scott getting the important touch down. Paul Spowart then kicked the Lions in front with the conversion.
The sides traded tries again with Park’s score coming from the evergreen Davy Kay who dived through a group of players to score close to the posts.
In the second half Northumbria kept in touch with another unconverted try before Liam Scott powered over for his second try of the night and hooker Craig Smith scored his first Percy Park try to seal the win.