WITHOUT doubt the best win of the season so far saw Waterloo sent previously unbeaten Percy Park crashing to their first defeat of the season, 25-24.
The visitors made the early running but great defence from the home side kept their line intact and they were well worth the 3-3, a penalty from Liam Reeve, coming into the closing stages of the first half.
With Dan King only half held in the tackle the off-load to Jack Weare opened up the the defence where Ryan McKay was on hand to take the scoring pass. Minutes later Waterloo again exploited the north east side’s defensive strategy as Weare hit a great line with a superb and well timed pass from Reeve putting the No8 through to make it 17-3 to Waterloo at half time.
Early in the second period clever play Tom Holloway sent James O’Brien away, the winger’s cross kick picked up by Andrew Trotter.
Percy Park hit back with two converted tries to close the gap at 22-17. A penalty from Reeve eased matters but the visitors crossed for a third converted try to make it 25-24 to set up an exciting final three minutes.