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0-0 for 38 mins then the usual ht try to put Oldham 6-0 up at ht.The 2nd half was a vast improvement by both teams and when Oldham went 12-0 up it looked bleak but a try by the impressive Walker after a great crossfield kick by Sanderson when Jimmy Watson had gone 60 yards gave us hope esp after Sandy converted converted from the touchline. However Oldham soon got  a try back after a forward drive and offload to go 16-6 up but crucially the easy kick was missed and with 25 mins to go Hunslet started to make inroads with Sandy and Southernwood linking well and when a kick through was spilled by Kyren Johnson it looked like  Blagborugh picked the ball up to score an opportunist try and with an easy kick to come  at 16-12 it was game on.  After Oldham then bombed a try we then produced a brilliant try when Cowling and Jordan - Roberts released Walker who went down the touchline leaving Johnson for dead and with Sandy adding the goal we were in front at 18-16. After more Hunslet pressure with  5 mins to go I think it was Reed who made the game safe with a close in try leaving Sandy the easy kick to complete a great 24-16 victory.

For us Watson , Sanderson were outstanding, Cowling was solid and Walker could be a real find with 2 great tries his 2nd a real beauty and after a dire performance against Keighley a real turn around . We must now address why we are so much better away from home then at the wind tunnel of South Leeds Stadium !

 

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Really superb effort from hunslet and we should take great confidence in this result. Walker and Watson were excellent and for first time this season we had two capable players on the wing. From 1 to 17 everyone played their part in a great team effort.

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Aye, a welcome, well deserved and very rare Hunslet win in Oldham!

Just as last week, there was a critical moment around the hour mark when Oldham, 16-6 up, lost the ball in the act of scoring. It was a real 50/50 call and tbh could have gone either way, but the ref disallowed it, within a minute a Watson break got us down the other end, and within five minutes we were in the lead. Watson was imperious at full back yesterday, Walker looks like the missing link on the wing and I've been much happier with Sanderson and Southernwood at half-back this last two games.

Hopefully the way we played the last 20 minutes, and the fact we have beaten an established team should give the team lots of confidence for the games ahead. This result together with those elsewhere prove the open nature of this division, and with Workington, Newcastle, York and Whitehaven all up next we will have a big say in how the league looks in a month's time.

Well done to the supporters who travelled to the game in numbers but special congratulations to all 17 on duty, who became only the fifth Hunslet side to win in Oldham since the birth of the Northern Union in 1895!

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Fantastic result, we need to back it up this Sunday in another massive game. Onwards and Upwards!

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