Amateur side Thatto Heath gave a really good account of themselves in Saturday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup third round clash.
We won the tie at the Keepmoat Stadium 34-22, but our boys were disappointing to say the least.
This time last year we were out of the Cup (having been beaten by another National Conference League Premier Division side, Siddal) so the positive side is that we are in the next round.
I would like to welcome Neville Morrison to the club on a dual contract from Hull FC. He made a sound debut last weekend and I really like the look of him.
He just showed enough to get me excited that we’ve got ourselves a genuine strike player out wide.
He has genuine speed and he made a couple of good defensive reads as well, so I feel he will really add something to us.
Don’t forget this Sunday’s opening Co-operative Championship One game against South Wales Scorpions at the Keepmoat Stadium. We are dedicating it to the Pike River Miners’ Trust Fund in New Zealand.
We will be donating £2 from every paying adult ticket towards to the Pike River Miners Trust Fund for the families who lost loved ones in that terrible accident where 29 miners lost their lives.
Our main match sponsor for this game, UK Coal, are purchasing 1,500 miners hats to hand out to the crowd before the match . What a great touch from UK Coal so ‘thank you’ from everyone at the club.
We will also have 80 local school children performing the New Zealand Haka before the match, so don’t miss it.
I will be attending the Rugby League’s Disciplinary Panel hearing today with prop Jamie Bovill, who has been called in for a head butting charge from the Rochdale game.
Jamie could get a one to two-match ban, so fingers crossed he doesn’t pick up a suspension as he has been one of our leading players so far this season and we could really do with him for this weekend’s big game.
Hope to see you on Sunday for a game not to be missed.