Action pictures can be purchased from photographer Mike McKenzie
The Rot continues against
August 3 2003
Whitehaven had been winning at half-time but Rochdale stormed back and laid down seven tries.
Local lad Jon Roper, who had seen a spell at Haven was among those touching down for the Hornets.
The best try of the game came from Whitehaven's two-try Paul O'Neil, who ran from inside his own half for a solo touchdown in the first period.
Gary Broadbent, drafted in at full-back, and Aaron Lester also crossed. Steve Kirkbride kicked four goals, proving a steadier kicker than Holt.
Leroy Joe emerged suffered a cut head for which he received stitches but returned to play in the second half.
Whitehaven: Broadbent; Wood; Hill; Lockhart; O'Neil; Joe; Kirkbride; Sturm; Lester; Fatialofa; McKinney; Miller; Purdham. Subs (all used): Sice; Jackson; Campbell; Vaughan.
Rochdale; Irwin; Nanyn; Ball; Roper; Billy; Bowker; Watson; Southern; Pachniuk; Price; Larder; Leigh; Smith. Subs (all used): Ayres; Rogers; Hamilton; Long.
Attendance: 1,282. Referee: Colin Morris (Huddersfield).