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Highlights 2002
Haven Imortals

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First Blood 2003
Whitehaven 42 (12-0) 6 Gateshead

Attendance 1,342
Broadbent makes his first for Haven
Many new faces in the Haven squad as visiting Gateshead bravely failed to hold the home side.
Ginger haired Gary Broadbent was soon on the score sheet following an opener from Graham Morton.
Newcomer John Lebbon was tireless in trying to exploit opening and got his first Haven try in the second half.
Holt and Leroy Joe worked perfectly together and Mike Whitehead was a real road runner bursting through on several occasions to give Haven excellent yardage.
Holt proved as reliable as Steve Kirbride in slotting home the conversions, even one way out on the wing after Lebbon's touchdown.
Welcome to rising star John Lebbon
Marc Jackson acquited himself well in the second half. He scored twice as did Lester and Leigh Smith. Howard Hill was chomping at the bit for his share but didn't make it onto the scoresheet this time.
All in all Haven showed that with a bit more gelling together they have what it takes to take the cup. Official Man of the Match was Deano, but several other contenders should have been in the frame.
The only let down was allowing the late consolation try for Thunder.
TXU Energi Challenge Cup third round

Cottingham Tigers dealt with easily Haven running in 13 tries against the outclassed amateurs.Scrum-half Darren Holt attacked more often than last week on his debut, and scored an audacious try thanks to a spectacular side-step. Centres David Seeds and Howard Hill both claimed hat-tricks, while Graeme Morton was the pick of the forwards, scoring a try and handing off several Tigers defenders on their backsides with his drive.

Haven: Broadbent, O'Neil, Seeds, Hill, Smith, Joe, Holt, Vaughan, Lester, Fatialofa, McKinney, Morton, Whitehead. Subs: Kiddie, Jackson, Sherwen, Miller
Tigers: Robinson, Barker, Benson, Mowforth, Adams, Craig, Jackson, Ellis, Wilkinson, Herzberg, Musgrave, Anderson. Subs: Fry, Morris, Finch, Sowerby

Attendance 1,001 Referee: Richard Silverwood

Haven scorers - Tries: Hill 3, Seeds 3, Holt, McKinney, Smith, Sherwen, Miller, Fatialofa, Kiddie Goals: Holt 5, O'Neil 2

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