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Roller Coaster ride thru to the semi-final
Whitehaven 23-22 Barrow
May 12 2002

Kirkbride touchdown

Just before Fatialofa regains possession and steve K kicked the winner

Whitehaven 23 (22-4) 22 Barrow

It took the golden boot of Steve Kirkbride following a grabbed opportunity from David Fatialofa to end a second half of heart stoppin palpitations for the Haven fans.A sunny first half almost started to look like a romp for the home side, but then Barrow came out of the changing rooms for the second half and seemed to leave the Haven defences snatching at shirt tails. There were several lucky escapes for Haven as Cameron Bell's team fought back in this end to end quarter finals of the Buddies-sponsored competition. Haven had nine players are sidelined through injury.

Tries from Leigh Smith, Steve Kirkbride, Aaron Lester, and Tony Cunningham. Steve Kirkbride kicked three conversions and the drop goal that snatched the points just a minute before the hooter.

Haven:O'Neill, Wallace, Miller, Hill, Smith, Joe, Kirkbride, Warren, Jackson, Fatialofa, Purdham, Morton, Lester, Kiddie, Cunningham, Vaughan,Stevens.

Barrow: Salmon, Marshall, Lockhart, Marsh, Irabor, beverly, Holt, Liku, Henderson, Burns, Jackson, Leigh, Whitehead. McGee, Luxon, Jones McLaughlin.

Gate: 1,000

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