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Highlights 2002
Haven Immortals

Whitehaven RL
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Cup Quarter win

May 18 2003

Whitehaven 54 (16) Dewsbury 10 (6)
Tries came from Hill (2), Hutton (2), Joe, Jacko, Steve Wood, Lester and Fatialofa.

In the end an emphatic victory for the Haven , secured on the back of a tremendous second half display , and a deserved place in the Arriva Trains Cup semi Final .

The first half wasn't a great spectacle for the 1500 fans who turned up ,as Haven made too many mistakes and gave away possesion to the Yorkshiremen .It was 6 all on the half hour mark with Cumbrians only try coming from Glen Hutton plus a darren Holt goal , just before the break Haven added tries from Leroy Joe and Mark Jackson to establish a flattering 16-6 half time lead .

The second half was a differant story as a rejuvinated Haven totally out classed the visitors It was one way traffic as Haven scored a further 6 tries through Howard Hill (2) ,Aaron Lester, David Fatialofa ,Steven Wood with Glen Hutton bagging his second of the afternoon the scoring was completed with a total of 9 goals from kicker Darren Holt .

A number of eye catching individula performances with David Fatialofa getting the official man of the match award, though Howard Hill and Leroy Joe both had outstanding games .

Haven now travel to face Leigh Centurions in the Semi Final on June 8 th .A tough game and one where they will definitley be underdogs however there is a steely determination to go one better than last season when they lost in the semi final to Hull KR . If they can reproduce today's second half form then Steve McCormacks men could well progress.

Fielded: Gary Broadbent, Steve Wood, David Seeds, Howard Hill, Glen Hutton, Leroy Joe, Darren Holt, Gary Smith, Aaron Lester, David Fatialofa, Dean Vaughan, Spencer Miller, Gary Purdham
Subs: Lee Kiddie, Marc Jackson, Carl Sice, Ryan Campbell
Referee: Karl Kirkpatrick
Attendance: 1503

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