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#1 glemiln

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:14 PM

Well done, again but, after the heroic first half performance/defence, did we revert to our old bad defensive habits or did Swinton get better?

It must have been sweaty palms time for a while, but Crook's boot at the close to deny them a bonus point could prove very crucial come the shake out.

Still, 9th now and with those above starting to come back to us and two homers to follow - who knows? Worky held Fax today and both thrive on bonus points, so both games could be very tight.  Bring 'em on!  The 'missing' home game against Sheffield will be crucial too - when is it?



#2 Pugwash

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:59 PM

Talk about damning with faint praise!

 

If you were not at the game why start your post with an assumed knowledge?  Of course Swinton got better and we had to juggle our defences to cope with injuries and some robust straight running from Swinton.

 

Just remember that everyone except NWC have many more years experience at this level and it took us a few games to get up to speed but the squad is now putting in some sterling performances.and picking up points regularly.  It was good to take the BP off Swinton and it's interesting to note that the two teams just above us are only there by having 1 BP more than Hornets.  Hornets now have to try and garner as many of these points ourselves as they may be vital in the end of season race for points.

 

Next up is Workington Town and we must try to repeat this dose of medicine to them and we could soon start to put a bit of daylight between us and the bottom group.

 

Well done lads.

 

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#3 Larry Jones

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

Well done to Ian Talbot and the lads.  The season is going really well and I hope the crowd was at a respectable level today.  It would be really quite sad if a game between these two famous Lancashire clubs did not muster a thousand.

 

This must give Hornets a great chance of playing in the middle tier next season and if they can break even as well even better.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

3 Wins on the bounce!Really well played, and out of the drop zone.Very tight at the end, a really hard game. And we did really well to win as Swinton hit us really hard second half. Their full back Hawkyard had a blinder,very very fast.Well played boys!!!



#5 Tyrone Shoelaces

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:52 PM

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.


#6 Tyrone Shoelaces

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:55 PM

3 Wins on the bounce!Really well played, and out of the drop zone.Very tight at the end, a really hard game. And we did really well to win as Swinton hit us really hard second half. Their full back Hawkyard had a blinder,very very fast.Well played boys!!!


Yeah I was impressed by the lad, fast and very determined. Two top full backs on show today.

#7 mickhornet

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:51 PM

Ian Talbot has praised Wayne and Crooky in the LE its Crookys 100th game on Sunday would be great if it was a winning one.

They have both been really great in getting us up, Crookys drop goal at Whitebank, The superb tackle by Wayne on Palfrey at 18 all in the GF Watched it lots of times absolute classic and very crucial to the result.