NORTH ONE EAST
OLD CROSSLEYANS 11 20 PERCY PARK
Week 8 of the 2014/15 league campaign saw Park on their travels through Bronte Country to Calderdale the home of Crossley and Porter Grammar School Old Boys, now simply known as Old Crossleyans.
Old Crocs so far had won only one of their league game, that a convincing one against Driffield, whereas Park travelled on the back of a win last week against league leaders Dinnington.
Both sides had made changes and in Percy Park’s case, Andy Dunn was unable to travel, and John Scott and Alex Tilley, both of whom had put in sterling performances last week were out through injury. Jonny Dubois came in to the side at hooker and Jimmy Baldwin at scrum half, and Guy Pike returned in the centre to partner Ali Blair.
The visitors kicked off with a bright sun warming their backs and were on the score sheet early on with an Ash Smith penalty, which Crossleyans levelled on the 20 minute mark. A minute later Guy Pike crossed the line for Park after a strong run and off-load by Josh Hedley. Ash Smith was on target with the conversion for a 10 – 3 lead.