Need to Knows
By the Marra
Whitehaven travelled to the international Stadium Gateshead and took the points from a hard fought game. Coach Paul Cullen has expressed his delight at Whitehaven's achievement in going joint top of the Northern Ford Premiership after the 24-2 win at Gateshead.
A much improved Gateshead Thunder made Whitehaven work hard in a first half where defences were on top it was Whitehaven who scored two tries from Chris McKinney and David Seeds plus 2 Paul O'Neill goals to establish a 12-2 half time lead.
Two further tries in the second
half from Steven Kirkbride and Mark Wallace plus another 2 goals
from Paul O'Neill confirmed the Cumbrians superiority and sealed
the victory, that lifts them to second place in the League.