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A Bit Better Lads
Haven 24 (16-10) 20 Oldham

August 24 2003
Paul Oneill strolls  behind the Oldham defenders for his second tryThe home crowd was thin at 1132, which was understandable after last week's showing. However Haven showed more determination and the new pack seemed to have the centre of the field under control. However it was a different story on wings as Oldham perfected passing after they had been tackled to throw the home defences into confusion.
Paul Oneill was generously given his second by Leroy Joe and could have been given a hat trick to give the home fans a break from the stress of the last ten minutes as Oldham would not cave in.
Steve Woods who enjoyed a good game generated the opening penalty kick from Kirkbride. A high tackle by a sparkie Lester gave the visitors possession and their first opportunity to see Johnson go over in the corner.
Haven replied with good pressure and Lester was able to drive under to score. Kirkbride in good kicking form converted. O'Neill then made his first with kirkbride converting a long kick. Broadbent, who was chosen as Man of the Match, made a great tackle to halt what looked like a certain try for Oldham, but soon after Haven defences slipped and Doran scored for the visitors. Morton who was part of the winning combination in the centre then made a superb drive and won a penalty after he could only be stopped by a rogue Oldham tackle. Kirkbride kicked the resulting penalty.
In the second half Haven started to crank up the volume with that man David Seeds flying in on the wing to touchdown after some good teamwork. Leroy Joe having found open spec clear to the line generously passed out to O'Neill for his second. Then came the defensive errors including several Haven players busily bundling off an Oldham player they mistakenly thought still had the ball. Meanwhile the visitors touched down and with a conversion left the Haven fans to sweat out the last five minutes. Haven: Broadbent, Wood, Seeds, Wilson, O'Neil, Joe, Kirkbride, Fatialofa, Lester, Jackson, Chambers, Morton, Hill. Subs: Kiddie G Smith, Miller, Cunningham
Oldham: Goddard, Dodd, I Marsh, Doran, Johnson, Svabic, Roden, Guest, Hough, Morgan, L Marsh, McDowell, Farrell. Subs: Barber, Cowell, McLoughlin, Clegg

Haven tries: Lester, O'Neil 2, Seeds ; Goals: Kirkbride 4

Oldham tries: Johnson, Goddard, Cowell, Barber Goals: Svabic 2

Attendance: 1,132 Referee: Steve Presley (Castleford)

Seeds about to touch down

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