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Huddersfield -Haven's second half Fightback

By the Marra
Date: 6/1/2002

Haven 12 (0-12)12 Huddersfield
The come back Kings warmed the cockles of the hearts of the Haven fans. A Haven side crafted from local talent had the Giants on the run throughout the final 30 minutes. Mike McKenzie pictures

It took real guts for the Haven lads to hang grimly on in a first half that saw the Huddersfield Giants ever threateneing to run away with the game. O'Hare scored for the visitors in first ten minutes. This was followed by a two penalties and then just before half-time a second try from March.
Any other team would have buckled under a 0-12 scoreline at half-time.

But Haven were fantastic. Garry Purdham kept up a relentless tackling rate and the Leroy and Seeds combination would not back down until Seeds drove through to make the try that injected fresh adrenalin into the team and fans.
Marc Jackson has recovered all his dynamism. O'Neill kicked both vital conversion. The first for Seeds try and then the real match winner as Leroy Joe created for Lester to dig and dive across close to the posts as Haven put the Tired Giants under the cosh.
Fortunately two attepts to snatch a drop goal win failed for Huddersfield... and to make the Haven inner glow even warmed..news that Town were beaten by Batley...
Awe inspiring come back...a team of full time professional from the Super League met their match at the Recreation Ground.
Everytime Seedsy touched the ball he was a threat.
Rob Purdham has already sent his praises from Down Under . Attendance was sadly only 1,400...come on Haven fans give these lads the support they have earned.


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