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This Sunday. All the hope I had seems to have been dashed. Maybe this game will be the one to get me back up....Who is going ? And will we beat them ?.

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Looking forward to it. With the amount of new additions to the squad, they were never going to gel in a game or two.

I expect it’ll be a better showing against a team we’ll be competing for a play-off spot with.

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The reality, and that's what the club has to deal with, is that away league games do nothing to help with the financial situation. Inevitably, there has to be a lot more focus on getting people through the turnstiles at HOME games because that's what keeps the club alive. That's why the club has targeted a crowd of 1,000 at each home game.and why, last night, a virtual (laptop) meeting of the management committee focused most of its deliberations on the next home game, which is against West Wales on Sunday week, April 10.

Don't get me wrong. It will be great to see lots of fans at Hunslet on Sunday and I'm sure the players would appreciate it. BUT, please remember, the club really NEEDS you at the Vestacare when we play West Wales because it's your entrance money, allied to that from sponsorship, merchandise sales, season-ticket sales, Club Cash lottery etc, that keeps the wolf from the door.

In terms of consolidation and then making progress and taking the club forward it all depends on financial stability and that comes down, in the main, to HOME attendances. I know that sounds obvious, but a reminder won't do any harm. The crowd of 815 against Keighley last week was hugely encouraging -- especially as it was Mothers Day and the game was on Our League -- and the club has since thanked publicly all who attended and supported the club in a way the benefits are most directly felt.  Again, thanks to everyone who came. And PLEASE put the West Wales game in your diary. It's on Sunday week, April 10. With a bit of luck, and a fair wind, there will be some very interesting announcements to make in the next few weeks. A lot is going on behind the scenes and, believe me, a lot of hard work is going into driving the club forward. Up the Roughyeds !







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A definite improvement from the season opener, however it felt a bit like a loss after throwing away an 18 point lead.

First half we capitalised on Hunslet’s errors and Ridyard’s kicking in the windy conditions caused them real issues. The lads ran hard and linked up nicely at times, Hewitt taking his try well after a nice move. 

Second half we defended our edges poorly and made life easy for their backs, especially down their right side. We could have lost the game if it wasn’t for their missed conversions, however by the same measure we could have won it with two late field goal attempts, the strong head-wind made these even more difficult.

Plenty of Yeds in attendance and some good noise from the travelling fans.

Andrade missed out due to a concussion from the previous week.

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Andrade got married on Saturday -- pre-booked and organised before he signed for Roughyeds. The club's congrats and best wishes go with them. At 22-4 up in the second half we should certainly have won, but we suffered a lot of injuries and reorganisation, Also, we gave away SEVEN first-half penalties and defended like hell for long periods, which took its toll later on.


We still earned an away point against one of the traditional heartland clubs in League One -- and that despite loads of injury and disruption. Well done, boys. Now it's back to the Vestacare this Sunday for the visit of West Wales. Bring it on !





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Thanks for the reports. Finding out out what happened was proving to be hard. Sounds like a much better effort, though yet again the right side defence is a weakness- as against Wakefield. L Lane and Keighley. Not sure how Jordan Andrade failed an HIA after his wedding, mind. It must have been a hell of a do!

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Restall-one tackle. 2 misses. 5 tackle busts. one clean break. 14 carries=104m

Copland-7 tackles. one miss. 2 tackle busts. one clean break. 15 carries=95m

Hartley-14 tackles. 5 misses. 3 tackle busts. 9 carries=47m

Wellington-5 tackles. 2 misses. 1 carry=10m

Holcroft-16 tackles. 3 misses. 4 tackle busts. one clean break. 10 carries=81m

Ridyard-19 tackles. 2 misses. 3 tackle busts. one try assist. 11 carries=57m

Hewitt-5 tackles. 2 misses. 3 tackle busts. one clean break. one try assist. 4 carries=15m

Nelmes-33 tackles. 2 misses. one offload. 16 carries=104m

Jinks-31 tackles. 7 misses. one offload. 7 carries=40m

Spencer-38 tackles. 4 misses. one tackle bust. one clean break. 13 carries=115m

Cameron-20 tackles. 4 misses. 2 tackle busts. 4 carries=40m

Ferry-19 tackles. 4 misses. one offload. one tackle bust. 8 carries=36m

Whittel-46 tackles. 3 misses. 3 tackle busts. 20 carries=92m


Thornton-27 tackles. 3 misses. 5 carries=39m

Coventry-17 tackles. one miss. 1 carry=5m

Wright-31 tackles. 3 misses. 2 carries=34m

Arnold-7 tackles. one miss. 5 carries=37m

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