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Cougars were Hard Work


Whitehaven struggled to beat Keighley Cougars 14-10 after having a man sent off. It did give youngster Dean Burgess a chance to give a good first team account of himself.Dean Burgess...Whitehaven  against Keighley

At Keighley Haven gave away possession too cheaply, but won the match with sheer grit and stamina after Chris McKinney's 49th-minute dismissal for a high tackle only 30 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
Whitehaven dominated the early exchanges but could not penetrate the Keighley line. The Cougars took the lead after 13 minutes when James Rushforth crossed for a try, converted by Adam Mitchell.
Whitehaven only levelled seconds before the half-time hooter with Ryan Campbell getting four points and Paul O'Neill adding the extra two. Danny Fearon's unconverted try restored Keighley's lead, but Whitehaven clinched the match with a Graham Morton try, which was converted by O'Neill, who also kicked a penalty.


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