Whitehaven came through this tough game to win their 6th game of the Kingstone League 1 Campaign and keep in touch with the promotion places .
Due to Injuries and Non availability Haven travelled to the capital with their last 17 available players and a tough afternoon at the office was in prospect . The first half saw the Skolars taking the game to Haven but a resolute defensive stint from Haven restricted the half time score to 8 points to six with Havens player coach Carl Foster leading from the front and scoring on the half hour converted by Paul Crooks to keep Haven in contention at the break .
After being under the cosh for the first 40 minutes Haven turned things around in the second period , a second try by Carl Foster on 43 minutes converted by Crooks put Haven ahead on the scoreboard and from there they never looked back .
Jessie Joe touched down in the 66th Minutes converted by Crooks to put haven 18 -8 ahead. The Skolars reduced the deficit with their third try on 74 minutes ,to make the core 14 -20 with time running out.
It was Haven who prevailed with time ticking down , as Coach Foster broke the line and made an opening for James Newton to score . with Crooks adding the extras and then a penalty Haven were home to a crucial victory by 28 pts to 14
A fine win in difficult circumstances that confirmed Havens third place in the League table only one win behind front runners Toronto and Barrow .