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March 16 2008
Haven 38- Halifax 16.
With Derry Eilbeck and Richard Fletcher absent, in stepped Tongan International Saia Makisi and teenager Marc Shackley. Young prop David Ford retained his place on the bench after an impressive display against Leigh Miners Rangers last week. Halifax started the game well by putting huge amounts of pressure Haven line but failed to break through. The first score of the afternoon came after a Howard Hill break which eventually led to Craig Calvert scoring which Carl Rudd converted. Richard Varkulis was given 10 minutes in the sin bin for holding down. The big centre had been caught on two previous occasions to leave the ref with no option but to show the yellow card. Two quick tries from Rob Jackson and Liam Finch put Haven firmly in command with Rudd tagging on 1 conversion. Carl Sice scored the final try of the half as a kick through came off the post and fell into the hookers arms. Carl Rudd converted to leave the score at 22-0 to Haven at half time. Haven got the first score in the second half with Rudd slotting over a penalty. However Liam Finch then received 10 minutes in the sin bin which allows Halifax to score two tries through Varkulis and Gibson. Govin tagged on 1 conversion.

A lovely pass to a hard running Scott McAvoy saw the big second-rower crash over with Rudd Converting. With 5 minutes to go, Carl Sice went straight over from a penalty infront of the sticks with Rudd converting. Halifax had the final score of the match though with Gorski going over in the final minute of the game with Govin converting.

Haven: Broadbent, Calvert, Makisi, R Jackson, Adebisi, Joe, Finch, McDonald, Mattinson, Edmonson, Miller, Shackley, Rudd : Ford, McAvoy, Hill, Sice

Ref: C Holloran Attendance: 1400

Grim League Opening
March 22 2008
Featherstone Rovers 28- Haven 6

After a not so Good Friday...Featherstone Rovers 28 Whitehaven 6, Haven went down 6-19 to visiting Batley on an icy Easter Monday. Unable to make any headway through the Batley defences the sole home try from Craig Calvert, converted by Rudd. Scores for Batley from Fogborun, Maloney and Henderson. Goals (4) from K.King.22 Mar 2008 - Whitehaven went down to a 28-6 defeat last night to Featherstone Rovers at the Chris Moyles Stadium. The conditions were blizzard like for a majority of the match. David Fatialofa made his return on the bench after being sidelined with an injury. Saia Makisi did not make the starting line up and Marc Jackson was absent with a shoulder injury. Ade Adebisi, who was subject to abuse throughout the game, scored a try in the corner against his former club. The highlight for Haven's whole evening was the conversion by Rudd. Despite the strong wind, Rudd curled the ball in, it hit the crossbar and went over.
Haven Team; Broadbent, Calvert, R Jackson, Eilbeck, Adebisi, Joe, Finch, McDonald, Mattinson, Edmonson, Miller, Fletcher, Rudd

Subs: Sice, Hill, McAvoy, Fatialofa

Attendance: 1069
Ref: Jamie Leahy

March 25 2008
Haven 6 Batley 19

Paul Crarey named an unchanged side from the team that faced Featherstone on Friday night, leaving out Tongan Saia Makisi.Craig Calvert scored in the second half with Rudd converting. Despite lots of pressure on the Batley line, Haven couldn't break through. To add insult to injury, Francis Maloney kicked a drop goal in the dying minutes to deny Haven with a bonus point.

Haven: Broadbent, Calvert, Eilbeck, R Jackson, Adebisi, Joe, Finch, McDonald, Mattinson, Fatialofa, Miller, Fletcher, Rudd; Subs: Sice, McAvoy, Edmonson, Hill

Ref: Jamie Leahy
Attendance: 1230

Pride being Rebuilt
March 31 2008

Widnes 32.(16-24)..Haven 28...

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Tries from Adibisi (2), Makisi and Carl Rudd, who also kicked six. Viking tries from Hartley, Dean Gaskell (4), Grady and M. Smith.
Widnes: Yates, Gaskell, Hardman, Hartley, Dodd; Paterson, Duffy; Morrison, Smith, Gannon, Hill, Noone, Beswick. Subs: Grady, Gallagher, Donoghue, Kavanagh. Haven: Broadbent, Calvert, Makisi, Jackson, Adebisi; Rudd, Joe; McDonald, Mattinson, Edmondson, Miller, Fletcher, McAvoy. Subs: Sice, Eilbeck, Hill, Ford.

Ged's First

April 7 2008
Oldham 16 Haven 6 (Cup exit)

Only try from Saia Makisi on 2 minutes..only consolation...Town beaten by Blackpool 24-20.

Haven: Calvert,Bainbridge, G.Mattinson, Edmondson,
S.McAvoy, Broadbent, Makisi, Adebisi, R.Jackson, Joe, McDonald, Miller, Fletcher:
Sice, Eilbeck, Hill and M.Jackson.
Oldham: Langley, Littler, O'Connor, Mercille, Goulden,
Grundy, St Hilaire, Nanyn, Halliwell, Roden, Coyle, Boults, Joseph;
C. Baines, Robinson, Tamghart, Hoyle.
Ref R.Laughton
Gate 966

Ged's Second! and Celtic hopefuls Trashed

April 11 2008
Haven 44 Celtic 16
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Haven get grip on Welsh/Aussie Superleague hopefulls.... Full time 44-16, Half-time..Haven 22-6 Celtic Crusaders...
Tries from Hill, Calvert and Adibisi (2).Rudd , Spence and Fordy debut.
Celtic tries from Blackwood, Lennon &Dalle Court.
Haven: Broadbent, Calvert, Makisi, R Jackson, Adebisi, Joe, Bainbridge, McDonald, Mattinson, M Jackson, Miller, Hill, Rudd: Sice, Edmonson, McAvoy, Ford

Gate 1,220.

Through to Fifth Round
April 18 2008
Haven 46 Lezignan 6.

Broadbent, Calvert, Eilbeck, Makisi, Adebisi, Joe, Bainbridge, McDonald, Mattinson, M Jackson, Miller, Hill, Rudd

Subs: Sice, McAvoy, Ford, Edmonson

Watch the Lezignan match vid...

Welcome aboard for Gorski!

April 25 2008
Salford 36- Haven 10

Andy Gorski was included in the squad
against Salford Reds. Salford City Reds 36...Whitehaven 10 (tries from Calvert and Hill) Gate 3,252. Full Haven squad: Broadbent, Calvert, Rob Jackson, Sice, McAvoy, Makisi, Adebisi, Joe, M. Jackson,S.Miller, Hill, Rudd; Mattinson, Edmondson, Fatialofa, Gorski.

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