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Highlights 2002
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Workington Town 10 Whitehaven 26

Good Friday 2004Craig Walsh touchdown
A near 1500 gate turned out for this derby game that had been written off by many in the run up to the game. A classic it wasn't, but there was something for both clubs to take from this keenly fought derby Game.
For Haven: Several fringe players got some game time in a pretty competitive clash and we beat the old enemy despite fielding a much-weakened squad
We maintained our 100 % record in the ATC North Group
For the Town: Their squad gave a gritty display that made a nonsense of the debacle at Barrow the previous week


Both halves of this game followed much the same pattern. Early Town pressure, lots of commitment and some nice touches from the Town with Neil Frazer exploiting some lazy Haven defense to score a early try for the Town. After the first quarter Town visibly tired and Haven dominated affairs.Carl Sice had a big part to play in Whitehaven's response. He had a hand in the equalising try from Craig Walsh and then finished off with the second try himself after linking well with Jamie Marshall. Jamie Marshall then got on the end of a kick through, but the ref to every ones amazement disallowed it after the touch judge who was on the spot signalled a try. Thus Haven led 10-4 at half time but they should have had more.
As per the first period Town dominated the first 20 minutes in the second half without being able to cross the Whitehaven line, some resolute defence keeping Town at bay.
But three tries in the space of nine minutes from Steven Kirkbride, Gary Purdham and Walsh, swung the game Whitehaven's way and Graeme Lewthwaite's try - seven minutes from time - was merely a statistic.
This was a solid though hardly convincing Haven performance with no real stand outs, probably Carl Sice and Aaron Lester when he took the field kept Haven going forward. Town's MoM was Johhny Limmer though I thought young Dean Burgess had a good game against his old club.
So on now to Easter Monday , how will a full strength Haven shape up against Leigh?

Whitehaven 74 -16 Gateshead Thunder
April 4 2004
Tries from Kiddie, Obst, Marshall, Lester, Wilson, McKinney, Jackson, Broadbent, Walsh,& Nanyn.
Conversion, Nanyn

And sadly Town lost 48-0 to Barrow

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