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Rochdale result secures Top Slot
Sept 11 2005
The wait is over .....salute Steve McCormack and his team.
Whitehaven Rugby League have clinched the LHF National League leaders' trophy.

Haven, beaten by Leigh in extra time in last year's Grand Final to
agonisingly miss out on a place in Super League, secured top spot with a 44-20 victory at Rochdale to earn home advantage against Castleford in the qualifying semi-final on Sunday, September 25.
Victory at the Recreation Ground will take Whitehaven through to the October 9 Grand Final at Widnes and give them another chance of reaching the top flight.

With a massive travelling support behind the Cumbrian dominated the game form the early stages. A hat-trick of tries from scrum-half Joel Penny was the highlight of the victory at Spotland, where the foundations were laid by an impressive first-half display by their forwards.

Tries from Penny (2), Carl Sice, Mick Nanyn and Craig Calvert enabled them to build a 30-8 interval lead and. Hornets drew first blood in the second half
with David Alstead finishing off a fine move with a try giving the Havan fans
a few anxious moments midway throught the second period . However it was the Cumbrians who finished off the stronger addding further scores through David Fatialofa and Penny.

A great performance from the Haven just when it was required to see the team through to a historic victory . All 17 were simply brilliant when it mattered though genral concensus would give Joel Penny the man of the match award .

Whitehaven: Gary Broadbent, Craig Calvert, David Seeds, Mick Nanyn,
Wesley Wilson, Leroy Joe, Joel Penny, Ryan Tandy, Carl Sice, David
Fatialofa, Spencer Miller, Howard Hill, Aaron Lester
Subs: Carl Rudd, Aaron Summers, Craig Chambers, Neil Baynes


Rochdale: Paul Owen, Nicky Royle, Mark McCully, David Alstead, Chris
Giles, Radney Bowker, Dave McConnell, Rob Ball, Philip Farrell, Gareth
Price, Dave Cunliffe, Lee Doran, Andy Gorski
Subs: Philip Cantillon, Richard Varkulis, Paul Anderson, Tommy Goulden

Referee: Richard Silverwood
Attendance: 1770

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