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Whitehall Warriors

20-25

Sharlston Rovers A

HT
(8-14)
Tries : James Heath, Ashley Kavanagh, None x2, Ian Goodfellow, Phil Hill
Goals : Phil Hill, Richard Sharp, Mick Haigh 3
  • Pennine Division 3
  • Saturday 20th September 2008

Rovers 'A' put together trio of results to go top.

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Rovers returned from their 1st away encounter of the season with their unbeaten record intact after a hard fought game.

Matches between these two rivals are always tense and close with this being no exception. The opening exchanges were even with neither side wanting to give any advantage to their opponents and both defences were of the highest order, Rovers being well led by Golec and Palmer.

Whitehall were 1st on the score-sheet with a converted try after a lost ball by the Rovers gave the home side an opportunity they were eager to accept on 12 minutes.

Both Sides swapped penalty goals within the space of 5 minutes, Rovers goal from Haigh, before the visitors went close through Kavanagh and Smith following good work by Pajor and Kelly.

On the half hour mark Heath scored a trademark try beating several defenders with his weaving run from 30 yards out with Haigh converting to level the scores. Rovers took the lead just before the interval when impressive youngster Kavanagh showed a good turn of pace to round the home winger and full back to score a try converted by Hill.

The 2nd period commenced with both sides again almost scoring but strong defence saw the lines kept intact, with Richardson and Golec working hard for the visitors.
Whitehall levelled the scores on 50 minutes with a converted try and the game continued with end to end flowing rugby for the next 10 minutes. Goodfellow marked his return to action with a try following a strong run from deep after 65 minutes to give Rovers the advantage going into the closing stages.

Hill then scampered over with 7 minutes remaining and Haigh converted to effectively seal the game although Whitehall did reduce the deficit with a converted score with 4 minutes remaining after a mix up in the Rovers defensive line.

Rovers had the last word however when veteran full back Sharp slotted over a one pointer with the last kick of the game to give Rovers the spoils, and a fine 3 wins from 3 record.

Best for Rovers in a good team display were Kelly, Kavanagh and Golec with Smith taking the Motor City Motorists centre sponsored man of the match award.

Next Game Home v West Leeds in the league, where Rovers will be looking to continue this excellent start to the season.

Players meet at 12-30 at the clubhouse.