Match Report and a look forward to Good Friday

Match Report and a look forward to Good Friday

26th March 2018



Half Time 18 - 0


 Hemel Stags came away from Cumbria without any league points but with their pride intact after giving Whitehaven a tough game.

Dean Thomas said in the week that his players were aware that they must start their games well in order to avoid putting the ge out of reach almost from the kick off and they obviously had changed their approach, although they did oncede a converted try after 5 minutes they then limited their hosts to just 2 more scores before the break to trail by 18 points to nil at the break.

Lewis Brown crashed over the line for Whitehaven's first score, converted by Dan Abram who went on to record a 100% success rate with the boot in a Man of the Match performance. Jessie Joe Parker got the second try and although the Stags tested the home defence, Forward Wayne Jowett being one of those to impress. Brad Billsborough touched down to bring the first half's scoring to an end.

Jake Bradley scored a notable try for Whitehaven on the hour mark. The Winger is just 16 years of age and making his debut at League 1 level. Clearly he is a prodigious talent and a name to remember and look for in the future.

The Stags got the try that their efforts deserved when Jono Burns scooted over the chalk from close range and Braden Hunter slotted the conversion between the sticks..

Abram capped his fine kicking day with a final try for the hosts, converting it himself to make the final score Whitehaven 30 Hemel Stags 6.

Dean Thomas told us today that he is still looking to strengthen his squad but he is only intetrested in quality and not quantity. "We have had a few issues with injuries and work commitments ao I'm looking to bring a few more in, We've a couple of names in mind and hopefully things will developafter Easter but we have to be sure they are right for the club!"

"We don't want to jump into things and we have to make sure they are going to come in and add to the quality and not just to make the numbers up"

The Stags host London Skolars in the derby game on Good Friday (Kick off 2:00pm at Pennine Way) and Dean said, "We're really looking forward to a good derby match and hopefully a good win, Skolars will give us a real test, but we have been competative enough at times to know we can mount a challenge against them"

Match Report and a look forward to Good Friday