Rovers take the Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy
Tuesday 4th January 2011
Rovers took the spoils on Sunday in a tough encounter with newly promoted Hunslet Hawks.
A game played for the Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy was well attended on a chilly Sunday which saw Rovers put out 6 or 7 debutants in a very strong selection. With Bostock, Dickens, Morrison and Powell still to reach full fitness there's likely to be some selection problems once again this season.
Tempers flared a little in the second half, constant rough tactics from the March Brothers developed into a scuffle with between Tommy Haughey and Tony Tonks, luckily for Haughey, Tonks was on all fours when he started to throw punches and backup arrived before Tony managed to get anything away of his own. With Rovers reduced to 12 and Hunslet to 11 the game then calmed and Rovers looked sharp in attack.
The result with never really in any doubt from the off, Rovers showing the greater skills, composure and fitness. It would appear that Hunslet will find it very tough this year in the Championship.
Rovers sported the new 2011 Away Kit and looked very smart indeed. A crowd of over 1000 have plenty to get excited about and we look forward to seeing you all again next Sunday for the visit of Gateshead, 3pm kick off.
For an interesting discussion about the game and the squad, join us in the club house after the game for interviews with Daryl Powell.