Peterlee having lost head coach Martin Flynn at their previous loss away to Featherstone had had just a couple of sessions to rebuild and put something together for this tough home game against last season's promotion contenders Woolston Rovers.
Caretaker Coach Rob Laverick is in charge for just a couple of games to experiment with some new combinations until paper work for Joe Cooke the newly appointed coach was satisfied with the 2nd half performance after a lot of reorganising from going down 32 0 in the first half and only conceding 6 points on the 56th minute with plenty of chances to score that were only held out by a determined Woolston Defence.
Woolston open the scoring in the 5th and 8th minutes through Jordan Millington and Christian Taylor who then crossed again on the 22nd minute which was converted by Danny O Brian to take the score to 14 0 to the visitors. Sean Conway took it to 18 0 with another 2 from O Brian and then Dan Brown Crossed on the half hour again converted by Obrien. Obrien Converted Gavin Bishops score just before half time to make it 32 0 to the visitors at the break.
A lot chopping and changing in the first half for the Pumas to work out a way forwards steadied the performance in the second half and a much more competitive half came from the young Pumas side. Putting some good attacking sets of 6 together that took some good defence from the strong Woolston outfit to keep them out. Some naïve choices made in attack also which will only get better with experience also meant the Pumas couldn't cross but the big positive was they held the Woolston side out apart from a Mark Robson try on the 56th minute and a Gavin Bishop Conversion which took the final score to Peterlee 0 Woolston 38. Man of the Match for Peterlee Center Danny Wilson for some good attacking but strong defence and for Woolston, Full Back James Rosson.
Lots to build on now and the Pumas are getting back on track, still a long way to go but an encouraging 2nd half performance from the Pumas.
Peterlee are recruiting players all the time for 1s, 2nd and 3rd teams, training is now Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Also the Junior section is the largest in the North East of England running teams at every age group but are always after new players with any level of ability or experience and are even running teams where the NE Rugby League don't provide a league at present so are looking for friendly games out of the region.