PENRITH 52 SOUTHPORT 26
ONE WIN AWAY FROM 2ND LEAGUE TITLE
Last Saturday saw Southport 2's travel to Winters Park for the last home game of the season for Penrith 2's, and the last game to be played on the grass pitch before work starts on the new 4G replacement starts.
With current sponsors Lenny and Julie Guy along with guests watching on the home side needed a win against a strong Merseyside side to keep the league title hopes alive.
Unfortunately Southport hadn't read the script and crossed the whitewash twice and converted both try's inside the first ten minutes to take an early fourteen point to nil lead. Stand in Captain Tom Dawson rallied the green and whites into responding and started they to take control of the game running in try's without response. Half time saw Penrith with a 33-14 lead.
The second half saw the home team running in three more try's and Southport two. Steven Cherry with two and Ryan Jackson, Kyle Ryder, James Reynolds, Jack Peet, Jack Warrior and Bruce Spencer were the try scorer's with Spencer kicking six conversions for a final score of 52-26.
This Saturday see's the 2's away to Eccles 2's. A win will see the Penrith side crowned champions pipping second placed Thornto Clevely 1st team potentially by one point.