Marshall annoyed with ‘blatant’ forward pass

Halifax chief Richard Marshall was left frustrated with the decision not to rule out Widnes’ final try in their 28-18 Challenge Cup defeat to the Vikings.

With six minutes to go and the score 22-18, Hep Cahill appeared to throw a forward pass from the play-the-ball, but the officials didn’t see it.

Jay Chapelhow scored from the same play to kill the game off, leaving Marshall annoyed.

“I thought it was a blatant forward pass,” he said.

“Linesman and referees have it tough, but they’re paid to do a job and I thought they missed a cracker today. There were seven or eight minutes to go there. We get the scrum there and we were on fire, we were on a roll, and it took the sting out of us, which I thought was unfair.

“I don’t usually go back on things and reflect, I usually go home and do my analysis, but I had to look at that. It was a forward pass.”

A full report of the game is in this week’s League Express.