Hawkwindbag

Hunslet 16, Bradford 36

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That felt like a game that was won and lost in February, when George Flanagan moved from one side to the other!

Certainly little in it until he came on and turned the game in the second half; it was always likely he would score as we've been conceding those types of tries all season. It also showed though, that we've got no-one these days who can be a bit cheeky and play the ref; there are a few of them around this division still and I hope the fact we don't have one doesn't cost us.

It seemed the Bradford forwards often carried on making too many yards after contact, but then when the likes of Haley and Reed got the ball they did much the same - seems to be a by-product of the very hard grounds we're playing on now. Think we missed Braham on that front yesterday. The half backs were again a little too ineffective yesterday and this does seem to have coincided with our slight dip in form this last few weeks.

So two not entirely unexpected defeats coupled with a few shock results leaves Bradford and York now comfortably ahead and then six teams separated by just two points. Needless to say the next two games v Doncaster and at Keighley are now of added importance if we are to re-assert ourselves in the race for the top 5. 

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Flanagan turned the game, but hunslet stuck to their task and final score flattered bulls. Donny home cougars away and tough away games at York and Whitehaven means we have plenty of hard work to make play offs. 

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We don't get much luck on the playing front do we ? Last week Moi Moi gets a 2 match ban and somehow plays before its enforced and is responsible for us getting a man going in the bin  just 1 tackle into the 2nd half ,  Worky then get 12 points in them 10 mins . This week Flanagan  who broke his hand and hasn't played for 6-7 week ...guess what , he comes back for Hunslet and true to script gets his usual tries from dummy half , if we don't know by now what he will do we never will . TBH if we,d  have had Chappell and Braham we could have nicked that , Bulls were nowt special , Crossley was the best forward on the field , Chisholm is class but so lazy and just does enough . We need a full strength team on the Park for the play offs , id love to see a fully fit Walker and Grimmer with this squad.

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Ive seen em 4 times John , twice again us , once at your place when they nicked it off an injury time kick,and Newcastle and they aint playing that well. Get Butler Fleming back fit this week and a fired up Adam Robbo and you've a chance but watch Flanagan near the line ...:keeporder: 

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Hope your right, thought we were robbed first game up, Flannagans always been a danger, think if you had kept him your season would have been much better.

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