By robert fish
Gateshead deserve well earned victory
Sunday 26th April 2015, Gateshead v Percy Park KO 11:30 am Weather: Bright, pitch is rock hard- dry
Gateshead KO, Park collect well, penalty awarded Gateshead offside at the ruck. Quickly taken by Park, Seb in quickly to intercept and drive forward. Good competition at the ruck, eventually knock on- Park scrum. Strong Gateshead scrum, ball stolen , ball moved to the right. Jamie in to support, good play, knock on, again.
Scrum won again against the head, strong run by Seb, making 15m. Good kick by Ellis from 10m line, Percy turned, good chase by Fillip.
From the restart Percy kick to touch. Line out won by Jamie, loose ball Reece down bravely to secure the possession. Penalty awarded , Percy off side – again –Lewis through on the charge, great support by Reece to crash through and score a great try. Gateshead 5- 0 Percy Park.
From the restart poor concentration, penalty awarded Park capitalise and through to score and convert . Gateshead 5- 7 Percy Park.
Gateshead scrum won again – forwards have been solid in scrum and linout – ball moved along the line to the left, good handling, Khayle down the line, adjudged to have a foot in touch – unlucky – good play. Line out stolen by Jamie, cleaned up by Rob. Ateshead dominant field position and possession is in our favour. Percy kick to clear but collected by Luke down the blindside. Penalty awarded for off side, quickly taken 3 phases later Alex straightens and pops a cracking pass for Khayle to drop over and score a well deserved team try Gateshead 10- 7 Percy Park.
Not 10 at the restart, Gateshead opt for the scrum on half way. Greta run from the base of the scrum by Seb. Again good decision by the ref Park caught off side at the ruck again – Taken on by Rob and then Jamie just short of the line, Fillip switches and a looping pass find Joe W to run in and score, Percy were out of numbers Gateshead 15- 7 Percy Park
Park awarded a penalty 10m out good drive by Park to score and convert Gateshead 15- 14 Percy Park.
The score does not reflect the dominant performance, if we cut out the mistakes and cut out handling errors we could have put 30 points on Park. If and buts aside – good stuff – well done and a good finish to the season
Enjoy the off season – keep fit and relax.
Final Score Gateshead 15- 14 Percy Park.
Man of the match selected for playing with Watsonians V Percy Park: Kieran
Man of the Match selected by Gateshead: Seb