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Barrow relegation....and final shape of Third Division
Whitehaven and Workington Town will compete in a 10-team Championship
One next season.
The RFL has finalised the structure of the Championships for 2012 following
the demotion of Barrow Raiders to the third tier. Subject to their business
plan being ratified at the Championships clubs meeting this week
Wrexham-based Crusaders RL will be accepted in to Championship One next
season but will not play in the Northern Rail Cup. In addition to the
three Cumbrian clubs, Rochdale Hornets, Doncaster, Oldham, South Wales
Scorpions, London Skolars, Gateshead Thunder and Crusaders RL will compete
in the third tier.
details of the Barrow relegation over payments to players.....
Haven 40...Town 18 in Spence Miller Testimonial Sunday
Nov 13th 2011
Supporters Direct website
Doncaster 34- Haven 16...David Seeds stands down after the
Keighley 28...Haven 20 ....
Tries Calvert, McAvoy and Wilton. Goals (4) Rudd.
Haven: Craig Benson,Kurt Wilton,Andrew Beattie, Paul King, Isakka,Andreas
Bauer,Craig Calvert,Scott McAvoy, Carl Rudd,Carl Sice,Lee Doran, Howard
Hill, Chris Gerrard, Matthew Haggerty, Chris Smith, Spencer Miller, Richard
Keighley: Scott Law,Andrew Shickell,Ben Sagar,Jake Normington,Danny Lawton,
Jy-Mel Coleman,Ollie PUrsglove,Chris Baines, James Feather, Dave Halley,
Craig Moss, Jason Demetriou, Will Cartledge,Jaermaine Wray,Brendan Rawlins,
Ryan Benjafield,Richard Jones.
of Rob Purdham's return to Cumbria
Tries Sice (2),McAvoy,
Benson,Miller, Smith and Calvert
Haven: Benson, Bauer, Wiper, McAvoy, Calvert, C Smith, Rudd, Hill, Sice,
King, Doran, Isakka, Beattie. Subs: Dalton, Farrer, Cullnean, S Miller.
Lions: R Hawkyard, Foxen, Dodd, Reay, Mort, Ainscough, Ashall, Morrison,
Smith, Thompson, D Hawkyard, Rigby, Gorski. Subs: Joseph, Wilson, Fitzpatrick,
Gallagher. Swinton Tries: Fitzpatrick, R Hawkyard, Foxen Goals: Mort 2
Doncaster 20 (4-12) Haven 18
(Sunday August 14)
Fawcett and Morrison. Haven tries from Hamzat(2) and Isakka. Goal kicker
Doncaster: Michael Butterfield,Stewart Sanderson, Carl Hughes, Scott Adams,
Mike Coady, Nev Morrison, Craig Robinson, Paul Hughes, Scott Spaven, Liam
Crawley,Chris Spurr, Craig Fawcett, Grant Edwards; Dominic Dee,Matt Carbutt,Kyle
Haven: Loz Hamzat,Craig Benson,Isakka,Mal Wiper,Lewis Palfrey,Paul Cullnean,Andrew
Beattie,Chris Smith,Craig Calvert,Scott McAvoy, Lee Doran,Spencer Miller,Chris
Garrard;Paul King,Howard Hill,Richard Farrer,Carl Sice.
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24...Swinton 44 Haven 0...
Alex Hurst,Mark Smith, Warren Thompson,Martin Ainscough, Neil Holland,
Dale Cunliffe,Rob Foxen,Ian Mort, Gavin Dodd, Ian Watson, Phill Joseph,
Andy Gorski,; Karl Ashhall, Darren Hawkyard, Danny Meekin, Dana Wilson.
Haven: Andrew Beattie,Craig Benson,Loz Hamzat,Paul Cullnean,Lewis Palfrey,Isakka,Andreas
Bauer, Chris Smith, Craig Calvert, Scott McAvoy, Carl Rudd, Spencer Miller,
Lee Doran; Matthew Haggerty, Dexter Miller,Howard Hill, Carl Sice.
(12-6) South Wales 14
from Rudd, Miller(2),Sice, Dalton and Hamzat. Rudd kicjked 5 goals. A
deliberate trip in his side's 34-14 victory over South Wales earned Whiteaven's
Tyrone Dalton a charge by the RFL.
Welsh tries from Clough and Gay.
Hamzat, Tyrone Dalton, Crasig Benson, Matthew Haggerty, Andrew Beattie,
Amdrew Bauer, Chris Smith, Craig Calvert, Scott McAvoy, Carl Rudd, Lee
Doran, Spencer Miller, Howard Hill; Paul Cullnean, Isakka, Dexter Miller,
Crusaders: Steve Parry, Neil Dallimore, Rhodri Lloyd, Chris Clough,Paul
Ratsery, Harri Greville, Lewis Reece, Jamie Murphy, Christiaan Roets,
Andrew Gay, Curtis Cunningham, Casey Bromilow, Ashley Bateman; Semisi
Cocker, Chris Davies, Phil Carlton, Hywel Davies.
July 3 2011
for Oldham: Brocklehurst, Robinson, Heaton, Fogarty, Clough and Stenchion.
Goal kickers Forber (5) and Fogarty (1).
Oldham:Carl Forber, Shaun Robinson, Matthew Fogerty,
Danny Bravo, Paul Noone, Mark Brocklehurst, Ben Heaton, Mark McCully,
Valu Bently, Neil Roden, Luke Stenchion, Jason Boults, Martin Roden;Callum
Casey,Dave Ellison, Luke Sutton and John Clough.
Haven tries from Beattie, McAvoy and Wiper (2) Goal kicker Palfrey (2)
Whitehaven :Loz Hamzat, Craig Benson, Lewis Palfrey, Matthew Haggerty,
Mal Wiper, Andrew Beattie, Chris Smith, Craig Calvert, Scott McAvoy, Carl
Rudd, Lee Doran, Spencer Miller, Howard Hill; Paul Culnean, Isakka, Dexter
Miller, Carl Sice.
for the Derby Match
June 26...Haven 22..Town 10
Loz Hamzat, Craig Benson, Lewis Palfrey, Matthew Haggerty, Mal Wiper,
Andrew Beattie, Chris Smith, Craig Calvert, Scott McAvoy, Carl Rudd, Lee
Doran, Howard Hill, Spencer Miller; Paul Cullnean,Isakka, Brad Crellin,
Town: Karl Olstrum, Neil Frazer, Aaron Low, Dave Armitstead, John Patrick,
Brett Carter, Stephen Dawes, Darren Holt, Scott Kaighan, Ryan McDonald,
Kris Coward, Jack Pedley, Jarrad Slack; Ruairi McGoff, Marc Bainbridge,
Michael Whitehead, Joseph McKenna.
Karl Connor and Paul Nelson manning the stall for Whitehaven
RL at the busy Festival weekend
17-19 2011 Links to Festival Info
Ade and the
June 5 2011 Haven
14 Skolars 12
Tries from Smith, McAvoy Hamzat.
Haven:L Hamzat,A.Beattie, L.Palfrey,M.Haggerty, M.Wiper, A.Bauer, C.Calvert,
C.Smith, D>Eilbeck, S.McAvoy, C.Rudd, H.Hill, L. Doran; P.Cullnean,Isaaka,R.Fox,
Skolars:J.Obucho,D.Skee, M.Brown, D.Arnot, A.Small,O.Purslow, S./Murtza,J.M
Coleman,J.Coleman,A.Adebisi,A.Aggrey, G.Honor;C.Clement, T.Williams,S.Ball,S.Gee.
May 29 2011
Keighley Cougars 14 (4-12) Whitehaven 18
Hamzat, Wiper, McAvoy, Calvert, Palfrey, Rudd, Hill, Smith, Isakka, Doran,
S Miller, Beattie. Subs: Sice, Cullnean, Ford, Wilton.
Tries: Wiper, Cullnean,
Sice; Goals: Palfrey 3
Haythornthwaite, Duffy, Lawton, Sagar, Hutchinson, Demetriou, Helliwell,
Shickell, Feather, Benjafield, Cartledge, Pursglove, Jones. Subs: Wray,
Law, Rawlins, Baines.
Lawton, Shickell; Goals: Lawton 1
Referee: Chris Leatherbarrow
May 15 2011
Whitehaven 22, Swinton Lions 22
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WHITEHAVEN: Eilbeck, Hamzat, Wiper, McAvoy, Calvert, Palfrey, Rudd, Hill,
Sice, Isakka, S. Miller, Doran, Beattie. Subs (all used) Dalton, Cullnean,
Referee: George Stokes
Miller, Doran (2), Rudd, Calvert, Sice, Smith, Eilbeck and Palfrey.
Brown, Williams, Stevens, Stoker, Harding, Condron,
Clarke, Staveley, Hodgson, Parker, Love, Kelly, Bate. Subs (all used):
Ward, Morris, Payne, Cakacaka
Tries: Jason Payne, Matthew Harding; Goals: Ryan Clarke (1/2)
Whitehaven: Craig Benson, Loz Hamzat, Derry Eilbeck, Scott McAvoy, Craig
Calvert, Lewis Palfrey, Carl Rudd, Richard Farrer, Carl Sice, Howard Hill,
Spencer Miller, Lee Doran, Andrew Beattie Subs (all used): Chris Smith,
David Ford, Paul Cullnean, Bradd Crellin
Tries: Scott McAvoy, Spencer Miller, Lee Doran 2, Carl Rudd, Craig
Calvert, Carl Sice, Chris Smith, Lewis Palfrey; Goals: Lewis Palfrey
Referee: Mr M.Kidd
special fund-raising match in aid of Help for Heroes
home game against South Wales Scorpions on July 10 will see Haven ditch
their traditional look in favour of a specially-commissioned strip in
the colours of the charity, which helps wounded British servicemen and
women. And over 300 shirts have already been snapped up by generous Haven
fans across the globe, keen to lend a hand. The shirt has been sanctioned
by the RFL and proceeds from replica sales will go to the charity.
Whitehaven 40-24 Oldham
ends in Draw
April 22 2011
Town 30...(12-16.) Haven 30
Man of Match was John
Patrick who helped pulled it back for Town.
Squads: Town: Patrick
(2) Frazer, Kaighan, Pedley. Goals (5) Holt.
Workington Town: Carter, Low, Mossop, Patrick, Frazer, Holt, Kaighan,
Jackson, Mattinson, Coward, Whitehead, Stack, Olstrum. Subs (all used):
Pedley, Shackley, MacDonald, Tunstall.
Tries: Patrick 25,
27, Frazer 64, Kaighan 67, Pedley 70; Goals: Holt 5/5.
Fleming, Wiper, McAvoy, Calvert, Palfrey, Dalton, Cullnean, Smith, Isakka,
S Miller, Doran, Beattie. Subs (all used): Sice, Hill, Ford, D Miller.
Tries: Benson 4, Dalton
10, Fleming 16, Doran 43, Wiper 52, Cullnean 75; Goals: Palfrey 3/6.
Referee: Chris Leatherbarrow;
- Doncaster 16
Tries for Haven; Smith,
Cullnean, Palfrey, Dalton. Goals Palfrey 5.
Dons: Tries from Keswik(2) and Steen. Goals (2) by Spaven.
Haven: Tyrone Dalton, Craig Benson, Lewis Palfrey, Chris Fleming, Mal
Wiper, Paul Cullnean, Andrew Beattie, Craig Calvert, Chris Smith, Derry
Eilbeck, Howard Hill, Spencer Miller, Lee Doran; David Ford, Dexter Miller,
Richard Farrer and Carl Sice.
Doncaster: Stewart Sanderson, Paul Hughes, Mike Coady, Nev Morrison, Craig
Robinson, Mike Emmett, Scott Spaven, Micheal Butterfield, Matt Carbutt,
Adam Scott, Ryan Steen, Chris Spurr; Kyle Keswik,Liam Crawley, Kyle Samson
and Carl Hughes.
April 10 2011
scorers:Saywell (2), Merville(2), McHugh (2) Ekius and English. Goals
Haven: Tries from Calvert, Smith and McAvoy.
Haven:Tyrone Dalton, Craig Benson, Isakka, Lewis Palfrey, Paul Cullnean,
Andrew Beattie, Craig Calvert, Chris Smith, Derry Eilbeck, Scott McAvoy,
Spence Miller, Lee Doran; Dexter Miller, Howard Hill, Richard Farrer,
Rochdale: Wayne McHugh,Liam McGovern,Matthew Strong, Dave Newton, Wayne
English, Andrew Saywell, Dale Bloomfirld, Steven Roper, John Cookson,
Dane Donoghue, Mark Hobson, Craig Ashall; Richard Mercille, Martin Keaveny,Danny
Ekis and Chris Clough.
Down in London
Tries by Doran, McAvoy,Calvert,Isakka,Sice, Benson, Wiper and Palfrey
who also kicked 6 goals.
Luke May, Jason Cook, Jason Hart, Cariern Clement, Neil Thorman, Dave
Arnot, Oliver Purslow, Saqib Murtza, Dylan Skee, Jy Mel Coleman, Olu Iwenofu,
Ade Adebisi,Gareth Honor, Austin Aggrey, Tony Williams, James Simon and
Haven: Craig Benson, Loz Hamzat, Pul Cullknean, Mal Wiper, Lewis Palfrey,
Isakka, Andrew Beattie, Chris Smith, Craig Calvert, Scott McAvoy, Tane
Manihera, Sp[encer Miller, Lee Doran; Kurt Wilton, Howard Hill, Richard
Farrer, Carl Sice.
v Keighley 10
Tries Calvert, Hamzat, Eilbeck and Ford, Keighly tries
Belcher and Duffy
Loz Hamzat, Craig Benson, Isakka, Lewis Palfrey, Paul Cullnean, Andrew Beattie
Craig Calvert, Chris Smith, Derry Eilbeck, Scott McAvoy, Tane Manihera,
Spemcer Miller, Lee Doran; Kurt Wilton, David Ford, Howard HillCarl Sice.
Andrew Shickell, Ben Sagar, Dan Belcher, Danny Lawton, Luke Heliwell, James
Haythornthwaite,James Hitchinson, Ollie Pursglove, Paul Drake, Scott Law,
James Feather, Gavin Duffy, Will Cartledge; Jermaine Wray, Brendan Rawlins,
Richard Jones, Chris Baines.
Time.South Wales 18- Haven 22
Tries Rudd, Calvert,Sice,Ford
three goals from Palfrey
Haven; C.Benson, J.Rossi, D.Ford, L.Palfrey, Isakka,
A.Beattie, C.Calvert, C.Smith, D.Eilbeck, S.McAvoy,
C.Rudd, S.Miller, L.Doran;
Halifax romp away
6 Halifax 60
Try from McAvoy plus Palfrey goal
Fax tries; White(2), Worrincy (2),Smith, Chandler (2) Black and Penkywicz(2)
Goals Jones (10)
Haven:Hamzat, Wilton, Isakka, Palfrey, Cullnean, Ackerley, Barker, Calvert,
Smith, Eilbeck, McAvoy, Rudd, Miller;Crellin, Hill, Fox and Sice.
Halifax:Smith, Worrincy,Patterson,Fieldhouse,Goddard, White,Black, Jones,Alzue,
Gannon, Penkywicz, Clayton. Chandler;Cherryholme, Beswick,Watone and Bannister.
and Scott McAvoy on form as Haven beat Rochdale
Haven 30 (HT 18-0) Rochdale 22 Tries McAvoy,Smith and Calvert(2) Palfrey
Haven 14 (2-16)
Saturday March 5 2011
Whitehaven: Benson -Eilbeck - Miller - Mc Avoy - Calvert - Palfrey -
Manihera - Ford - Smith -Isakka - Miller - Doran - Beattie. Sice - Culnean
- Hill - Barker.
Tries: Barker, D Miller; Goals: Palfrey 3
-Bringuier -Tribillac - Poggi - Albérola - Wynn - Leuluai - Munoz
- Rovira - Quintilla - Negre - Lignères; Bousquet - Griffi
- Mahfoudi - Cologni.
Tries: Puggi, Mullane 3, Quintilla; Goals: Wynn 3, plus 1 drop-goal
Fail at Nuclear Powered Recre
Whitehaven were 2-0 up 15 minutes into their rescheduled match against
last seasons Championship winners Halifax when the Recreation Ground
was plunged into darkness. Spectators were left in the dark as to whether
the match would resume until it was announced it was officially abandoned.
The fault was traced to an electrical feed from outside the ground. It
was found it would take anything between one hour and four hours to fix.
Whitehaven will replay the Northern Rail Cup tie against Halifax on
Oldham 4 - 14 Whitehaven
Tries from Danny Barker and Andrew Beattier. Palfrey
kicked three goals.
Team sheet: Sunday February 27 2011
Ben Wood, Paul Noone, Luke Sutton, Marcus St Hilaire, Lucas Onyango, John
Gillam, Mark Brocklehurst, Ben Heaton, Neil Rodem, Matt Ashe, Jason Boults,
Martin Roden, Chris Clarke; Andy Isherwood, Valu Bentley, John Clough,
Tom Wood Hulme.
David Ford, Caig Benson, Danny Barker, Lewis Palfrey, Isakka, Jay Rossi,
Andrew Beattie, Craig Calvert, Chris Smith, Derry Eilbeck, Scott McAvoy,
Tane Manihera, Spencer Miller; Paul Cullnean, Dexter Miller, Howard Hill,
Sheffield..as close as they come
Sheffield 16...Haven 16.tries from Sice and Miller
Baker, Andrew Beattie, Paul Culnean, Andreas Bauer, Lewis Palfrey, Isakka,
Craig Benson, Craig Calvert, Chris Smith, Derry Eilbeck, Scott McAvoy,
Tane Manihera, Spencer Miller; David Ford, Dexter Miller, Howard Hill,
Jamie Cottie, Tim Bergin, Danny Mills, Jamie Cording, Menzie Yere, Kyle
Wood, Mitch Stringer, Liam Higgins, Jack Howieson, Andrew Henderson, Pater
Green, Joe Hirst, Dane McDonald; Alex Rowe, Scxott Watson, Ryan Hepworth,
February 8 night (kick-off 7.30pm)
Town 20...Haven 12
Pic Mal Walker
January 3 2011
Whitehaven: Benson, Hamzat, Eilbeck, McAvoy, Cook, Palfrey, Rayson,
Cullnean, Sice, Ford, S Fox, D Miller, Beattie. Subs: C Smith, Dalton,
Farrer, R Fox, D Smith, Barker, Crellin.
Tries: Hamzat, Benson;
Goals: Palfrey (2)
Workington Town: Carter,
Miller, Mossop, Low, Frazer, Bainbridge, Kaighan,
Coward, Mattinson, McGoff, Whitehead, Stack, Olstrum. Subs: McDonald,
Shackley, McKenna, Robinson, McAvoy, Dawes.
Mattinson, Kaighan (2); Goals: Kaighan 2
Referee: Warren Turley
report on Getnoticedonline.com
chairman Barry Richardson has returned to the The Recre as general manager.
The appointment follows news earlier this week that the newly-formed club
had signed a £50,000 sponsorship deal with Nuclear Management Partners
and that they had appointed Amanda Hewer as the clubs community
development manager. Haven went into administration at the beginning of
the month after being relegated from the Championship last season.
The then Haven chairman
Dick Raaz formed a new club [Whitehaven 2010] and it will start with a
nine-point deduction in Championship One next year with Raaz at the helm
and Haven legend David Seeds as coach.
In November 2010 Rob Jackson departed from the Haven squad.
The derby game against Town in the Northern Rail Cup launches that competition
on February 6 2011
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The Big Fixture
Cumbria 18 England 18
report on GetNoticedonLine
Brocklebank touchdown captured on camera by Mal Walker
Cumbria v England
in the Garry Purdham Memorial game ( Squad
on News&Star ) was huge crowd pull in Whitehaven on 3rd October,
2010. . Click here to go to the
Garry Purdham site .
A new Whitehaven
Rugby League Club was launched last night (October 1)after the threat
of a winding up petition over a £64,000 tax bill was removed. The
HM Revenue & Customs petition was suspended yesterday in a Manchester
court and the old Whitehaven club, formed in 1948, went in to administration.
This paved the
way for a three-man consortium led by American businessman Dick Raaz to
launch a new club, Whitehaven 2010, to play in Championship One next season.
Jeremy Woodside and Ben Barrett of RSM Tenon were appointed as Havens
joint administrators by the High Court, Manchester District Registry.
Whitehaven will start
next season on minus-nine points as a penalty for going in to administration.
However the RFL has accepted the new club 'Whitehaven 2010', into the
fold. Red Halls decision has removed the last major obstacle to
the club coming out of administration.
There is a proposal
from a consortium headed by former chairman Dick Raaz to take over the
club. The American businessman and fellow consortium member Michael Wood
met Red Hall officials in Leeds last week to outline their plans. And
an application to the RFL to have the new club accepted as a member has
now been submitted. Haven need to be out of administration to host the
Garry Purdham memorial game, when Cumbria face England, in front of an
anticipated four-figure crowd on October 3. The only consolation for Haven
has been the reserves emphatic 46-12 Grand Final win over Featherstone
League club went into administration to stave off a winding up order over
a £64,000 tax bill. HM
Revenue & Customs is demanding payment in full and the club, with
debts of around £250,000, cannot afford to pay, the clubs
AGM heard on Thursday, August 26. It looks likely Copeland Council may
have to lose £125,000 over the debacle.
But shareholders were
told of a potential rescue deal with chairman Dick Raaz and directors
Ralph Calvin and Michael Wood preparing to form a consortium to bid for
the club. Raaz claimed that the club could continue to operate in administration.
Meanwhile Supporters started a campaign to offer their own bid option,
but News and Star reported any such supporters trust will not bid
to buy Whitehaven and is instead to throw its weight behind chairmans
Dick Raazs consortium.
of the Season
August 22 2010
Haven 26 Batley 12
Haven tries from McAvoy, Amor,Hamzat, Miller and Crellin. Dan Skee kicked
L.Hamzat,A.Thornley,S.Ackerley, J.Rossi, D Miller, S.McAvoy, G.Mattinson,
S Miller, S Fox, H.Hill,D. Skee, L.Joe; . Subs: C.Smith, K.Amor, B.Crellin,
David Seeds takes charge
19 August 2010
all-time top try-scorer has taken charge in a caretaker capacity for the
visit of Batley Bulldogs (Sunday August 22) after Haven parted company
with Ged Stokes this week. And
football director Ralph Calvin wants fans who deserted the terraces in
droves as the club headed towards relegation to return to the fold.
A club statement said: "The board wish Ged well in his future endeavours
and hope that he remembers the positive aspects of his time with Whitehaven.
"The board feel that the future of Whitehaven RLFC and its success in
Championship One will need the efforts of everyone involved with the club."
It continued: "Whilst financial problems threaten the survival of the
club, the board is making every effort to keep things afloat. However,
the board cannot do this without the full support of all Haven fans, past
and present and the community as a whole."
28 (4 - 28) 29 Whitehaven
August 15 2010
Haven Tries: Hamzat, Skee, Miller, Ackerley, Miller ; Drop-goals:
Keighley: Tries: Baines 2, Cartledge, Duffy, Hutchinson. Goals:
campaign helped by Haven
A new drive
to help protect children from the effects of secondhand smoke launched
in Cumbria on the 14th of August in Whitehaven. Busy Whitehaven Market,
already a hub of activity really got busy when three hundred people dropped
by as part of their cruise on 'The World', also known as a 'sailing country'.
With giant musical steps, Take 7 Steps Out mascot StepaRoo and Pride the
Lion entertaining the children, Smokefree North West were able to give
parents some helpful information about how to make homes smokefree. While
many people have already started to Take 7 Steps Out there are still many
more smoking either in one room with the window open or by an open door.
The roadshow campaign urges parents to Take 7 Steps Out of their homes
to help protect their children from immediate and lifelong damage to their
lives and health such as triggering asthma attacks, hearing impairments
and cot death.
Smokefree North West
thank the Whitehaven Rugby Club for their support.
Dewsbury Rams 48
August 8 2010
Rams romp past Haven
Dewsbury celebrated their survival with an eight-try rout of relegated
Whitehaven at the Recreation Ground. Keegan Hirst and Dominic Brambani
both scores two tries in a 48-10 victory while Pat Walker kicked six goals.
The defeat was a 13th successive for the the Cumbrians. Just over 500
witnessed Whitehavens latest reversal, although they did see a spirited
effort by Haven for the most part.
Haven tries Skee and
Mattinson. Skee kicked the goal.
Hurst (2), Brambani (2), Craven, Spicer Robinson and Buchanan for the
visitors. Walker kicked 8 goals for Rams.
Squad: Haven Loz Hamzat, Tyrone Dalton, Amdrew Thornley, Marc Shackley,
Jay Rosal, Dexter Miller, Derry Eilbeck, Scott McAvoy, Graeme Mattonson,
Howard Hill, Spencer Miller, Dylan Skee, Leroy Joe; Danny Bower, Brad
Crellin, Kurt Wilton and Steve Fox.
June 25 2010
Hardaker (2), Finn, Dickens, Smeaton(2), Briggs, Kain, Tonks, Hardman.
Loz Hamzat, Tyrone Dalton, Danny Backer, Craig Benson, Dexter Miller,
Derry Eilbeck, Paul Johnson, Scott MCAvoy, Kyle Amor, Graeme Mattinson,
Spencer Miller, Howard Hill, Dylan Skee; Kurt Wilton, Danny Bower, Andrew
Thornley, Leroy Joe.
Rovers: Kyle Briggs, Sam Smeaton, Zak Hardaker, Jake Hardman, Dwaine Straugheir,
John Grayson, Liam Welham, Antony Tonks, Stuart Dickens, Ben Kaye, Tim
Spears, Matty Dale; Andy Kain, Jamie Field, Dane Manning, Ross Divorty.
- 16 Whitehaven
July 11 2010
Tries for Haven by Rossi, Mattinson and Bower tries/Rudd two goals
D.Eilbeck,P.Johnson,S.McAvoy, R.Jackson,C.Rudd, K.Amor, G.Mattinson,H.Hill,L.Joe;
S.Royston,D.Nash, R.Worrincy,A.Bowman, L.Branighan,R.Beswick,N.Cherryholme,
Vikings thrashed Haven 40-4
In front of Sky cameras on Thursday, July 1 2010.
Haven: Eilbeck, Hamzat, R Jackson, McAvoy, Calvert, Rudd, Joe, Amor, Mattinson,
Johnson, Hill, D Miller, Barker. Subs (all used): Smith, Thornley, Bibb,
Widnes: Flynn, Gardner,
Grady, Haggerty, Varkulis, Thackeray, Coyle, Heckenberg, Smith, Gannon,
Doran, Allen, Gerard. Subs (all used): Kavanagh, Houghton, Netherton,
Referee: Rob Hicks
34 (12-12) Whitehaven 12:
Haven: Tony, Calvert,
R Jackson, McAvoy, Eilbeck, Rudd, Skee, Johnson, Mattinson, Thornley,
D Miller, Hill, Barker. Subs: Joe, Bibb, Amor, Wilton.
Tries: Calvert, Barker;
Goals: Rudd 2/3
Mendes Varela, Planas, Ormeno, Payan, Houlès, N Wynn, Griffi, Mitchell,
T Wynn, Tisseyre, Maria, Anselme. Subs: Mencarini, Larroyer, Gigord, Pelo.
Tries: Bromley (2),
N Wynn, Mitchell, Anselme, Pelo; Goals: N Wynn 5/7
Referee: Tim Roby
as doves of peace released before the game in honour of Garry Purdham,
victim of the Cumbrian killer.
Haven 14 (4-0) 24 Sheffield
Peter Green ..tries.Yere (2) ..Calvert tries(2) ..Cook converted try.Lindsey
Teams for the Challenge Cup match (June 13 2010)
Haven: Andrew Thornley, Danny Barker, Dexter Miller, Josh Veivers, Motu
Tony, Craig Calvert, Derry Eilbeck, Rob Jackson, Carl Rudd, Graeme Mattinson,
Spence Miller, Kyle Bibb, Leroy Joe subs
Marc Jackson, Kurt Wilton, Carl Sice, Howard Hill.
Sheffield: C.Cook, T.Exton, M.Yere,T.Bergin, D.McDonald, T.Ropati, J.Mossop,
R.Hepworth, M.Taulapapa, B.Lindsay, M.Brooks, M.Stringer, M.Burnett: G.Corcoran,
P.Green, M.Haley and J.Hirst.
30(6-0) 0 Whitehaven
Haven: Veivers, Eilbeck, R Jackson, Tony, Calvert, Rudd, Skee,
Amor, Mattinson, Thornley, S Miller, Hill, Joe. Subs: Ford, Barker, C
Barrow: Broadbent, Ballard, Catic, Harrison, Bauer, Rooney, Campbell,
McDermott, Roberts, Mossop, Knowles, Ostler, Luisi. Subs: Bracek, Young,
Tries: Ballard, McDermott, Rooney, Ostler, Bracek. Goals: Rooney 5.
Referee: Rob Hicks.
But Fans fear Relegation
by Mal Walker
have unveiled two new signings as they attempt to shore-up an injury-ravaged
A Samoan, who has
represented New Zealand, was paraded at the Recreation Ground this afternoon
while a young forward from St. Helens will join tonights training
session. Motu Tony, 28, (pictured) is a New Zealand international full-back
who can also play centre, wing or stand-off and who most recently has
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of Hope...Dashed by Disputed Try
Whitehaven 8( 8-6 ) Leigh 12
Haven players had
their best performance of the season, and feel they have been denied a
vital win by an officials error. Haven were leading narrowly 8-6
when Kiwi star Robbie Paul scored a converted try for Leigh and home coach
Ged Stokes claimed the visitors had 14 players on the field in the build-up
to the score. We
lost the ball that led to a scrum that led to the winning try for Leigh
and they had 14 men on the field, claimed Stokes. Former
Whitehaven scrum-half John Duffy was the 14th man involved and the confusion
arose because the fourth official was not notified correctly that he was
joining the game. Duffy was involved in the tackle that prompted the scrum
that led to Pauls decisive score. Duffy was red-carded when match
commissioner Jackie Beech managed to communicate with referee Craig Halloran
and explain what had gone on. Stokes had been the one who alerted the
match commissioner. Leigh coach Ian Millward saw it differently
There is just no question that we cheated. It didnt happen
like that. It was quite bizarre but the player was coming off the field
and not involved in the play.
Haven went behind on six minutes. Martyn Ridyardscored the opening
try which Mick Nanyn. Another former Haven favourite, converted.On 19
minutes Haven reduced he deficit. The impressive prop, loanee Paul Johnson
swept onto Carl Rudds pass and surged through Stuart Donlans
tackle to score. Rudd couldnt convert. But Rudd did find his range
to kick two penalties before half-time and sent the Cumbrians into the
break 8-6 to the good. The only score of the second half was the controversial
one on the hour when Paul went over and Nanyn added the conversion.After
reviewing a DVD of the incident, in which John Duffy returned to the field
a couple of seconds before the player he was replacing, Dave McConnell
left the pitch, the RFL Match Review panel ruled no further action was
required.Duffy was subsequently dismissed by referee Craig Halloran, following
an intervention by the fourth official. The referee then allowed McConnell
return to the pitch. The Match Review Panel ruled that sending-off was
sufficient punishment for Duffy.
Haven: Veivers, Eilbeck,
R. Jackson, Tony, Calvert, Rudd, Skee, Thornley, Mattinson, Johnson, S.
Miller, Hill, Joe. Subs (all used) Smith, Amor, Shackley, Barker.
Referee: Craig Halloran
Haven as Slide Continues
Coach Ged Stokes was quizzed for around 10 minutes by dejected fans after
struggling Whitehaven were hammered 54-6 at Batley yesterday.(May16 2010)
The coach took time to speak to around 40 travelling fans gathered behind
the sticks at one end of Mount Pleasant. They had seen their under-strength
team ripped apart by the rampant Bulldogs and wanted to know why Haven
had slumped so dramatically this term.
May 9 2010
Whitehaven 12 Keighley 22
Tries...Veivers, Wilton, Goals: Rudd (2)..gate just 900
Whitehaven:Josh Veivers, Derry Eilbeck, Craig Calvert,
Rob Jackson, Carl Rudd, Leroy Joe, Spencer Miller, Graeme Mattinson, Kyle
Amor, Danny Barker, Tom Phillip ,Kurt Wilton, Andrew Thornley, Reece Fox,
Howard Hill, Carl Sice, Marc Jackson.
sees the departure of general manager Nigel Beaty.
Beaty left Whitehaven at the end of April 2010 as a cost cutting measure,
while Whitehaven have also agreed to release two players Gary McDonald
and Mick Govin. The official club statement, issued by chairman Dick Raaz,
said: The board of directors are sad to announce that general manager,
Nigel Beaty will be leaving the club. Nigels last day will be Friday,
30th April 2010. The financial situation at the club is no secret.
The directors and staff have worked tirelessly to maximise income opportunities;
develop the team and facilities, improve the overall sporting experience
at the Recreation Ground and service the legacy debts. Unfortunately
our appalling start to the season and early exit from both the Northern
Rail Cup and the Challenge Trophy has severely impacted our cash flow
and we must cut our cloth accordingly.
Blackpool 64 Haven
Alex Rowe scored a hat-trick as Sheffield leapfrogged Whitehaven with
a 64-24 thrashing of the Cumbrian side at Bramall Lane. Tangi Ropati
added 16 points with two tries and four goals and Craig Cook also crossed
twice. There were further tries for Menzie Yere, Alex Szostak, Matty Brooks,
Aaron Groom and Ashley Thackeray. Craig Calvert scored two of Whitehaven's
four in reply.
Haven tries by Marc
Jackson, Craig Calvert (2) and Rob Jackson . Rudd kicking four goals.
Eagfles tries Yere, Szostak, Brooks, Roe (3) Ropati (2) Groom , Cook (2)Thackeray.
Goal kickers Ropati and Lindsay.
D.Barker,M.Derby,J.Veivers, D.Eilbeck, C.Calvert, R.Jackson, C.Rudd, K.Amor,
D.Skee, S.Miller, Leroy Joe, G.Mattinson; C.Smith, M.Jakcson, H.Hill,
trip to the Seaside..while Stevo and Barrow celebrate
Blackpool 24- Haven
Challenge Cup 18 April 2010
Tries from Rudd, Dex Miller and Tom Phillip. Rudd kicked three goalds.
Squad: C.Benson, T.Phillip, D.Miller, D.Barker, S.Dawes, C.Calvert, R.Jackson,
C.Rudd, M.Jackson, K.Amor, H.Hill, L.Joe, G.Mattinson; M.Darby, S.Miller,
Blackpool: J.Leather, D.Llewelyn, C.Forber, N.Holland, A.Hodson, D.Halliwell,
K.Haggerty, D.Munroe, J. Clough, M.Ainscough, P.Ballard,M.McCully, T.Hemingway;M.Keavney,
K. Ratcliffe, P.Anderson,P.Alcock.
In contrast....some can celebrate....Barrow Raiders savours 'magic'
Barrow Raiders head coach Steve McCormack hailed his players after their
incredible 34-28 victory against Castleford Tigers at the Jungle, admitting
the upset has put a bit of magic back in the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
The reigning champions
of the Co-operative Championship fought back from 28-12 down to become
the first lower-league club to beat a Super League side in the Cup since
2006, and only the third in the Super League era to do so away from home,
setting up a home fifth-round tie with Co-operative Championship One side
"Of course it
puts a bit of magic back in the cup," said McCormack after the game.
"We definitely thought, without being over-confident, that we could
come here and win." He
added: "I think a lot of times you come to a Super League club just
expecting a nice day out, but we expected ourselves to do well. "Sometimes
you don't put any pressure on teams, but I put quite a lot of pressure
on the players to come here and win this week, and they've done that.
Cup is the best cup competition in the world and I think shocks very rarely
happen now with the difference in salary caps and money spent, so we're
very proud that we've achieved something which doesn't normally happen."
Win at Last!
Dewsbury 12 - 20
Rudd and Mattinson. Rudd goals (4)
Haven:Vievers, D.Eilbeck,Calvert, R.Jackson, Stefan Marsh, Carl Rudd,
Marc Jackson, Kyle Amor, Dyland Skee, Spence Miller, Reece Fox, Leroy
Joe, Graeme Mattinson; Danny Barker, Marc Shakley, Andrew Thornley, Carl
Dewsbury;A.Faals, S.Turner, S.Sanderson, T.Wandless, A. England, M.Emmett,
K. Hurst, J. James Lockwood, P. Walker, Lingard, B. Powell, A. Bostock,
D.Brambani;L. Stenchiuon, A. Robinson, A.Moody, L. Blake
Widnes 48 Whitehaven
Whitehavens dire start to the season continued as Widnes ran in
nine tries to condemn the Cumbrians to a third consecutive heavy league
defeat on the road.
Haven: Mort, Eilbeck, R Jackson, S Fox, Calvert, Govin, McNally, Farrer,
Sice, Amor, R Fox, Gorski, Mattinson. Subs: Thornley, Joe, Shackley, Dawes.
Tries: Joe, Mort, Dawes; Goals: McNally 2, Govin 1
Vikings: Ford, Flynn,
Kohe Love, Grady, Gardner, Gerrard, Thackeray, Davies, Smith, Gannon,
Varkulis, Strong, Doran. Subs: Kavanagh, Yates, Hulme, Thompson
Ford, Doran, Gerrard, Kohe Love, Gardner, Hulme, Grady, Flynn; Goals:
Referee: Jamie Leahy
Blues even with Gregg on Start Sheet
Featherstone 54-18 Haven
Haven tries: Reece Fox, Derry Eilbeck, Carl Sice. Rudd
kicked 3 goals.
For Feathers: tries from Dickens, Parker(3), Welham (2), Briggs (3) Finn,
Goals from Briggs (7)
Haven squad:Ian Mott, Stephen Davies, Scott McAvoy, Derry Eilbeck, Gregg
McNally, Graeme Mattinson, Reece Fox, Steven Fox, Rob Jackson, Carl Rudd,
Leroy Joe, Howard Hill, Andrew Thornley; Carl Sice, Ryan McDonald, Andy
Gorski, Mick Govin.
from Carl Sice (2), D.Skee, C.Rudd, R.Fox and I.Mort. Rudd kicked 5 goals.
French tries from R.Bromley, A.Maria, B.Ormerno and S. Planas.N.Wynn was
Teamsheet: Mort, Dawes,D Miller,Calvert,Mattinson,Amor
Rob Jackson,Carl Rudd,Dylan Skee,Spencer Miller,Howard Hill,Marc Jackson,Mick
On the bench (but why is Sice always kept waiting?):Carl Sice,Reece Fox,Richard
22 (6-4) 14 Haven Tries from Mattinson and Calvert
36 Swinton 12
Workington 22 Whitehaven 14
Just two games survived the weather on the fourth weekend of the Northern
Rail Cup. Holders Widnes completed the group stage unbeaten with a routine
36-12 win over Swinton in wintry conditions at Park Lane.
The Vikings fell behind
to an early try but hit back through Matt Gardner and Shane Grady. The
Lions, to their credit, made a game of it in the first half, but a moment
of opportunism by winger Shaun Ainscough near half time gave Widnes the
breathing space they needed.
Paul Cullen's side
put in a professional performance in blizzard-like conditions in the second
half to keep out their Championship 1 opponents, while adding 16 more
points themselves, the pick of the bunch a well taken Mark Smith try after
a powerful break by prop Gareth Haggerty.
Whitehaven ended a
disappointing Northern Rail Cup campaign with a surprise defeat at local
rivals Workington. Town led 4-0 after a tight first half, through two
penalties, but a Graeme Mattinson score put Whitehaven in front at the
break. But in a topsy turvy second half, Workington came out on top in
a miserable return to Derwent Park for Haven's former Town boss Ged Stokes.
After the game, Stokes played down his disappointment, saying: "I
thought that the defensive effort of our forward pack was outstanding."
The postponed games
today mean that the qualifiers for the quarter finals remain uncertain,
with only Widnes confirmed in the final eight so far.
54 Doncaster 10
Tries: Derry Eilbeck(3), Spence Miller (2), Reece Fox, Craig Benson, Richard
Farrer, Craig Calvert, Kyle Amor.
Goals Dylan Skee(6) Marc Jackson.
For Doncaster: Grant Edwards and Scott Wilson with a conversion by Craig
Gate was 800
26- Batley 34
Evening fixture February 10 2010
try scorers; Dylan Skee, Andrew Thornley, Rob Jackson (2) and Derry Eilbeck.
Rudd kicked 3 goals. Tries for the visitors from Campbell, (2), Handforth
(2) and Moore. Moore kicking 7 goals. Gate of 880.
Reported that Leroy Joe suffered ankle break in the game.
for Haven: Mattinson, Calvert and Spence Miller. Rudd kicked 2 goals.
For Keighley tries by Haythornthwaite, Belcher and Danny Jones kicked
three goals and a drop goal.
get Second Half Traction
Whitehaven 22-30 Leeds
the first half, but an error allowed our visitors to grab the momentum
in the second half. Two tries from Michael Coady and a fine display from
Paul McShane saw the Rhinos fight back . Man of the Match was Marc Jackson.
The gate of 2,250 a big help to the coffers and fans were delighted with
the Saturday night meet the Rhino first team stars. Haven tries from Rudd,
Rob Jackson (2) and Craig Calvert. Rudd kicked the conversions. Craig
Benson had an excellent game.
The night before over 200 guests joined
the team and coaching staff along with Whitehaven coach Ged Stokes
at the dinner with an auction and raffle raising funds to help Whitehaven
with their plans for the new season and they long term dream of earning
a place in Super League. Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield said
he and his team mates were made to feel like superstars on their visit
to Whitehaven. Detailed match
report from Rhinos site.
1. Craig Benson
2. Derry Eilbeck
3. Robb Jackson
4. John Patrick
5. Craig Calvert
6. Carl Rudd
7. Mick Govan
8. Matt Jackson
9. Leroy Joe
10. David Ford
11. Spencer Miller
12. Howard Hill
13. Andy Thornley
14. Dylan Skee
15. Reece Fox
19. Dexter Miller
21. Chris Smith
22. Richard Farrar
24. Ryan McDonald
Pic:Leeds Rhinos.Pitts, Amor and Coady.
Leeds Rhinos Lineup
1. Tom Bush
2. Jamel Chisholm
3. Michael Coady
4. Kallum Watkins
5. James Cruickshanks
6. Jack Carvell
7. Tom Carroll
8. Luke Burgess
9. Paul McShane
10. Kyle Amor
11. Ian Kirke
12. Jay Pitts
13. Chris Clarkson
14. Luke Ambler
16. Liam Hood
17. Danny Bravo
18. Jared Stewart
19. Brad Singleton
Referee: Ian Smith
Hill Testimonial shows
Future rising stars at Haven
beat Oldham first team squad. 40-20 win over visiting Oldham, Weds January
20. With Howard as skipper the line up included Mark Watson, Stephen Fox
(seen above) Danny Bower and Jay Rossi.
guys we could always rely on to get the job done!
Pic Mal Walker Tel 07739379831
Thur 28th January 2010
The 2010 launch night
will be held at the newly refurbished JJ McKeown bar on Thursday 28th
January 7pm start. The players and head coach Ged Stokes will be on hand
to give their thoughts on the season ahead. Chairman Dick Raaz and the
directors will update you on the clubs progress off the field. Player
sponsorship - The evening will include the auction of player sponsorships
22, Huddersfield Giants 24 Match
again in Derby game
Workington Town 6, Whitehaven 60
Pic Mal Walker Tel 07739379831
WHITEHAVEN easily retained the Ike Southward Memorial Trophy as the two
Cumbrian rivals opened their pre-season campaign at Derwent Park on Dec27
2009. It was
the fourth time the trophy has been contested since the death of the former
Workington and Great Britain star who ended his dazzling career with Whitehaven...Read
Town: Lebbon, Carter, Low, J. Finch, Backhouse, L. Finch, Kaighan, Dutton,
King, Whitehead, Wilson, McKenna, Beattie. Subs (all used): Robinson,
Pedley, Bragg, Hewitt, Burgess, Kaufman, Marshall, Frazer Whitehaven:
Benson, Eilbeck, R. Jackson, Patrick, Calvert, Rudd, Govin, M. Jackson,
Mattinson, McDonald, Thornley, Hill, Joe. Subs (all used): Smith, Skee,
Radonavich, S. Fox, Sice, R. Fox, Miller, Ford, Tunstall, Farrer.
Referee: Gareth Hewer
New...RL and NRL News Snips...
1 Craig Benson, 2 Craig Calvert, 3 Rob Jackson, 4 Scott McAvoy, 5 Derry
Eilbeck, 6 Carl Rudd, 7 Leroy Joe, 8 Marc Jackson, 9 Graeme Mattinson,
10 David Ford, 11 Howard Hill, 12 Spencer Miller, 13 Mick Govin, 14 Dylan
Skee, 15 Reece Fox, 16 Andy Gorski, 17 Andy Thornley, 18 John Patrick,
19 Dexter Miller, 20 Soni Radovanovic, 21 Chris Smith, 22 Richard Farrer,
23 Stephen Fox, 24 Ryan MacDonald.
Tel: 01946 590952
124 Queen St, Whitehaven Cumbria CA28 7QF
Read the full and fascinating story of how these three key players came
half way round the world to play for Whitehaven. The testimonial book
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