Halifax ended a run of six straight defeats with a 30-10 win away at Whitehaven. Coach Richard Marshall said,
“It was a good performance, it was a tough challenge going up there on a Bank Holiday Monday. The squad was pretty stretched and we had a few young players out as well but to go up there and get a result was really good. I was really pleased with the response; it was a long overdue win for us.”
Marshall is hoping his team can back it up this week when they welcome Oldham to The Shay,
“Our home form hasn’t been overly great and we want to rectify that against Oldham this week. We want to build some form and momentum going in to the last four or five games of the season.
“They’re a hard working team and it’ll be a good challenge for us again, we need to back up what we did last week and put in a really good performance.”
Dane Manning will be unavailable for this week’s game due to a broken thumb.
Oldham suffered a heavy 54-24 defeat against Sheffield Eagles. Coach Scott Naylor said,
“We started the game very well but we had a five-minute spell where we let two tries in which was disappointing. We lost our heads and Sheffield got control of the game and then a few decisions went against us and the game was over.
“Everything was going okay on Sunday and it just shows how quickly everything can change in a game. We wanted a response after the Bradford game and we did that against Sheffield but we’re quietly confident for this weekend when we play Halifax. When we went there a couple of months ago we got beat 12-6 and there wasn’t much in the game and we’ll go there again and have a good go.”