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Percy Park Colts 48 - 0 North Shields Colts

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On a cold Novermber morning, Park Colts were made to work hard for this 'derby' win. Shields, for the first 15 minutes, showed more desire in their approach to the game, the play around the field and fitness level;s.

The first try did not come until the 19th minute when Mark Hall went over from close quarter for the first of his 3 try count for the day. Between then and the half time break, 3 more tries followed throughRobert Mutch, Joe Wafer and Mark Hall again. Standing in for the team captain at flyhalf, Ash Smith helped to steady the ship and converted 2 tries to give a 24 - 0 lead at half time.


By now, the forwards were waking up and beginning to operate more as a unit. Poweful runs from Austin Phillips at 8 were the order of the day and he was well supported by Max Smith who made a welcome return to the team.

It must be said that Park welcomed Jack Hunter back to the side albeit on a temporary basis, but we were missing Matty Dale and Ben Smith away on County duty. Kyle is still out and he has told me today that his personal aim is to be back in contention for the County Cup final, if we make it that far. Neash was making a guest appearance at centre today.

The second half resumed with Connor Taylor replacing Ben Smallwood at hooker.We ran in three quick tries through Mark Hall, Ash Smith and Phil Thompson (ably assisted by our loosehead!) before going back to sleep for a while. Shields never gave up the fight and had a quick left winger who had he had the chance to run more often, would have caused us problems with his pace.

Mark Hall was replaced by Ben Marshall and Thomas Coats came on for Chris Hennessey. We had some stern defending to do to make sure Shields did not cross our line before Austin fell over the line after a strong drive from Jon Kidd.........what I mean is that Austin made himself get there to support and his reward for that effort was a try. Two conversions made the fianl score 48 - 0. This might have flattered us a little as the opposition were no mean side. It does show us that we all need to turn up and work harder at training, and thats not the same faces who come every week, but those who do not turn up. We have a very small squad and it is important that everyone plays their part.

Thanks to Ash and jack for helping out today. Next game is in 2 weeks against Gosforth. Please attend training on Wednesday night.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 November 2008 22:14  

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