A real game of two halves today. First half we played 35 minutes of error free Rugby League. This brought us a 20 odd points lead and the domination of what appeared to be a very average Swinton side. This was in spite of losing Ratu after 5 minutes with what seemed to be a serious leg injury. We looked like a team on top form, everything was ticking like clock work and we appeared to be a real force to be reckoned with. The last five minutes of the half saw Swinton starting to run at us and only heroic defence for 18 tackles kept them out.
Second half Swinton upped their game and with Watto rolling back the years at scrum half they started to find gaps around the fringes of our defence. For 20 minutes we struggled to get the ball in hand. A combination of fussy refereeing, poor handling and the rub of the green saw us go long periods of time without possession.
Swinton took advantage of this and scored three tries to pull back to 22-16. Just when it looked like we may go under we dug deep to get within drop goal range and Crooky slotted over a vital one pointer.
We got back into the game after this and following another foray into the Swinton half Ryan Millard launched a huge bomb into the Swinton 25 area. They failed to deal with it, allowing it to bounce. Luckily for Hornets the ball ran kindly out to Gaz Langley who great fully accepted the gift and ran the ball in for a crucial match winning try.
All in all a good three points and a really good first half performance. Second half we switched off and could have paid the price against a better team. Let's hope we learn from this.
Edited by Tyrone Shoelaces, 04 May 2014 - 08:53 PM.