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It is with great regret, that we have to report the untimely death of Paul Gamblin. Paul aged 54 was the Percy Park Under 10's lead coach and a prominent member of the Percy Park Pirates Touch Team.

Paul collapsed at an England Over 40's Open Touch training session at Cambridge on Saturday 16th October 2010, and was taken to hospital, but unfortunately he could not be revived.

Our sympathies are with his wife Frauke, his three children and all his friends and family at this sad time.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 19:36

Alnwick 10 predators 41

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The Predators tore Alnwick to pieces today with some outstanding passing movements from backs and forwards alike.The game started as expected with Alnwick playing a very tight forwards game which worked for them in the opening ten minutes.Then the first time we got the ball and went wide debutant Oscar went over in the corner.This was swiftly followed by an Atkinson try when he broke blind quickly and exploited the same  corner.

Alnwick showed alot of spirit and clawed a try back due to Park's indiscipline in defence(again).Then normal service was resumed,a lovely sweeping movement saw us spread Alnwick one way then the other with Ward over in the right hand corner this time.This was followed by some neat play in front of the posts,Gillespie playing pivot popping inside to Ward.who went over .Groves then scored another typically Groves try ending up under the posts.

Alnwick started the secoond half like the first and got over for a quick score.Then some great interplay saw Rogerson go in for our fourth try and then the highlight of the game.Caulfield and Atkinson put together a breathtaking flurry of passes to see Caulfield extend the lead.

The game had to be stopped almost 15 minutes early due to a serious injury to one of the Alnwick lads(we wish him all the best)but on that form there were plenty more tries in the bank.A great effort but defense is still an issue,see you all tuesday



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Percy Park won an exciting encounter on Sunday just edging out Darlo.Training Tuesday 1845hrs Billingham away on Sunday

Billingham 38 Predators 41

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Percy Park Predators came through this enthralling encounter with plenty of guts and a little bit of well deserved luck.In attrocious weather conditions both sides put on a great display of running rugby.The home side were the quicker to settle and capitalised on some defensive hiccups by Park to race into a 12 point lead.But Park responded quickly,an end to end movement saw Cassidy go in under the posts followed quickly by a try in the corner from Sutherland with Gillespie converting from the touchline.then we pressed the self destruct button again letting Billingham back into the lead.

We turned round at half time making six changes,a break by Grove split their defense and he popped back into Walker who went over in the corner.We then came under real pressure from Billingham,they collected a chip through in their own 22 flipped it onto the wing and went the length of the pitch to score,quickly followed by another wingers try when we failed to hold the man up who fought his way over the line.It looked like it was all over but Ward scored a great pick up from the base,Sutherland went over in the corner and Gillespie knocked over a penalty.

Still 4 points down and last play we drove on and Wylde somehow got the balll over the line,the grounding of the ball was hotly disputed by the home fans but the try was given and the Predators had pulled off a remarkable win against a very good outfit.

Recognition has to go to gillespie whose place kicking kept us in the game who finished with 5 successful kicks.The unbeaten run continues 

Last Updated on Monday, 04 October 2010 07:47

Percy Park 19 Darlo 17

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Predators squeezed past Darlo in this feisty encounter at preston avenue on sunday.The strong wind indicated that it would be a game of two halves but neither side successfully used the elements.

Park opened the scoring with some great play at the back of the ruck with Walker putting in Caulfield who was unstoppable from7 yards out.Darlington came back strongly and with a precise catch and drive marched the Predators back 15 yards with a great move to score.

A series of handling errors made the game scrappy despite some outstanding set piece work from Park .We struggled to get going as Darlo played a canny game of slowing things down in the loose.Then a slick miss pass and loop saw Groves get over the line from 30 yards out and Park seemed very comfortable at half time with the wind advantage to look forward to.

The second half started reasonably well but we like Darlo did not harness the elements preferring to keep ball in hand,some fantastic support play saw an end to end try where Darlo could not recover in time and Grove scored his second.

Then it all went wrong,discipline went and so did our organisation,Darlo came back with two tries in the last 15mins but we hung on for a good win against our great friends and rivals.we look forward to the return fixture

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 05:01
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