Haven13 (4-12) 12 Leigh
was a more exciting than the World Cup. Haven and Leigh were
both determined to win and Haven had to dig deep, especially
in defence to sucessfully hold the line.
The two Jackson's proved vital. New arrival Rob for the try that
levelled the scores in the second half battle and our own Marc
for the killer dop goal that gave us victory.
Man of the Match was well earned by Warren Stevens, but many
deserved equal praise, starting with the ever active and alert
Leroy Joe. Morton also enjoyed an excellent game as did powerhouse
Lupton. Also welcome back to the unstoppable Howard Hill. If
only the ball had got out to him more the scoreline would have
been a more relaxing one for Haven. Lester was only firing on
three cylinders in the first half, but got back onto full speed
in the crucial second half. But all in all Haven were as good
as Brazil when and where it matters. Only first half score for
Haven was a try from Steve Kirkbride.
Haven: O'Neil, Wallace, R.Jackson, Lupton, Hill, C.Campbell,
Joe, Kirkbride, Cox, Fatialofa, Lester, Stevens, M.Jackson, Miller,
Morton, Vaughan, Purdham.
Match sponsors Monaghans.
Ref Peter Taberner