thestatman

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  1. Best side won. No arguments. Hunslet will be a tough side for anyone to beat. However I've no idea how the ref managed to find 26 penalties (evenly split - 12 to Thatto and 14 for Hunslet by my count) and 2 sin-binnings in a game that was played in good spirits. Two good sides that weren't allowed to get into any sort of flow thanks to a bloke with a whistle. I know at this level it is all about developing the referees as well and I fully accept that, and on the whole I think that you get more good than bad. Shame that a potentially great cup quarter final was spoiled on this occasion.
  2. Quarter Finals this weekend 26-03-2016 14:00 Fryston - Mirfield Stags Egremont - Thornhill Trojans Upton - East Hull Thatto Heath - Myton Warriors
  3. I've got an inbox full of emails that suggest otherwise!
  4. It was Wath Brow's choice not to travel to Thatto on the 22nd Aug as they had an Anniversary Dinner taking place and needed the local fixture that day. We offered an early kick off but they still wouldn't have made it on time.
  5. Won't happen with the fixtures already in place and set in stone. Shame as they seemed to be showing a slow but steady improvement on the field over the last few seasons. Hopefully they can go away and rebuild and come back stronger in a few years time.
  6. 16 Scholars at U16s and only 2nd in division 1? While Blackbrook are top of the Premier and Clock Face 2nd in the Premier? Either someone is telling porkies or whoever is in charge of the scholarship system needs to be answering some questions. I'm pretty sure there are a handful at best of Saints Scholars in THC 16s. The under 15s are a top, top side with a lot of talent - the vast, vast majority are home grown players coached very well by Chris Rylatt and his team over a number of years. Now i'm not saying that other players haven't seen that success and come to join the side on the back of it - but that happens with successful teams everywhere.
  7. I missed all but the last 5 mins through work but from what I was told it sounded like a cracking game played in tough conditions. I hope Sam is on the mend and back playing as soon as possible.
  8. Target for the day is to raise £3500. The online donations have us at around £1400 so far. We need to get this up to around £2000 before Saturday to give us a chance of raising the rest on the day.
  9. Thatto Heath Crusaders are staging a Festive Fun Day to raise funds for the SPF. The event will be staged around the annual match between the Open Age and the Masters with members of both sides completing a sponsored 10km run from Haydock Island (M6 Jct 23) to Crusader Park prior to the match. If anyone wishes to donate they can visit the event's JustGiving page OR Donate by SMS Message by texting THRL99 then your amount to 70070 (e.g THRL99 10 - to donate £10). All donations over £5 via the JustGiving page will be entered into a prize draw to win a signed Exiles RL shirt kindly donate by Shaun Briscoe. If you wish to be entered please make sure you leave your name in the optional message when donating.
  10. Thatto Heath Crusaders v Ince Rose Bridge will now take place at Pinfold Street, Ince, 2.30pm Saturday. Decision taken to ensure the game goes ahead. The snow seem to hit St.Helens a little harder than Wigan last week and there is still quite a thick blanket of snow lying on large areas of the pitch at Crusader Park with the areas that have melted under water. The chances of the snow melting/being removed and more importantly the pitch draining in time were judged to be in the balance so the call was made to switch the game to Ince where the pitch is clear and they are confident they can stage the game. Hope this doesn't cause too much inconvenience to people planning to attend the game. The return game on 17th August will now take place at Crusader Park.
  11. Thatto Heath Crusaders are looking for coaches to work with the Open Age North West Men's League team. The team are established in North West Men's League Division 1 and are looking forward to a successful season. Applicants will ideally possess a Level 2 coaching badge and must be willing to undergo CRB checking. The coaches will work alongside the current National Conference League coaching team (Andrew Bailey, Shaun Briscoe and Lee Gannon) and will be available to attend training twice a week as well as matchdays on a Saturday. Anyone interested please contact the club via e-mail openage@thattoheathcrusaders.org or you can contact us through twitter @andrew_bails, @THCstatman or @ThattoRugby. Alternatively send me a direct message on here.
  12. Link http://tombacon.zenfolio.com/p655923868
  13. On the game, we were a little disappointed not to get over the line and get some points on the board but there was a clear gulf in class between the two sides. Skillwise I don't think we were too far off but we just couldn't match the Eagles physically. They were just bigger, stronger and faster across the board, but it was a good experience for the lads and will give us a few things to work on to continue to improve.
  14. There were two coaches from Thatto Heath - one parked inside the ground and the other outside somewhere. There was a mini bus on stadby too incase the second coach was over filled, but I don't know if this was used. One coach contained the players and a couple of dozen speccies and another one full of speccies. There were also quite a few people who travelled over in cars too.
  15. I'll go for 46-12 to the Eagles. Your speed and fitness should tell in the end but the size of the pitch should lend itself to the way we play the game and i'll back us to get over for a couple of good tries!