A Disappointing Derby
The Easter period had its ups and its downs. The Good Friday game at the DW Stadium was really disappointing as it was a game that we should have won. However, we played well throughout even though we suffered with some injuries and lost some replacements off the bench. As gutting as it was to lose to Wigan, we had to put the upset of the final score behind us as we had an extremely short turn around before facing Castleford on the Monday.
I had been texting my friend Danny Orr, the Castleford captain, in the build up to the game and we'd been having some banter over the match. He said he was going to smash me all over the field but I'm glad to say that I put a good tackle on him instead!!
I spent Saturday and Sunday relaxing and topping myself up with fluids and carbs ready for Monday's game. Monday came around and I was pleased to see it wasn't as hot as Friday! The game was a tough one and both sides were evenly matched throughout, as reflected in the score line. We didn't give the best game as a team, but we managed to come away with the 2 points thanks to a last-gasp try from Meli and a successful conversion from Foster.
Unfortunately we suffered more injuries again in Monday's game as Scott Moore and Lomax picked up knocks. Wheeler is another player on our 'injury list' and I'm really gutted for him as he has really stepped up to the plate this season and has been a big factor in many of our wins this year.
Game Against Hull
The third game of the Easter period was really tough as Hull have a big pack and a fast back line, one of which is my old team mate Will Sharp. He had a good game and was a danger for us! Jon Wilkin had a tremendous game for us and it was great to see Kyle Eastmond back in the team too. We were pleased to come away from the KC Stadium with no new injuries and a point in the bag. We didn't play well the first half, 18-0 down at half time is not somewhere you want to be, but we managed to pull it back for a draw in the second half. I was glad to see Josh Perry back for the game and hopefully by the time we go to Huddersfield we should have a few more players back.
Written by Louie McCarthy- Scarsbrook – Hattons Sponsored Player for the 2011 Season
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