Four Fylde Hawks players were included in the invitation side, the Anti Assassins against Lancashire Royals at Wigan RUFC on Saturday, 29th December in their 2nd Annual Challenge game. After drawing 19-all at half-time, the AAs pulled away in the 2nd half to an eventual 45-19 victory.
The Hawks players above are, left to right, Will Atkinson, Craig Whalley-Hunter, James Torkington and Kyle Macauley.
The Hawks have had mixed fortunes of late. On 15th December they travelled to 2nd placed Chester 2nds in the Cotton Traders Premier League and, despite putting up a brave show, went down by 43-10. Click here for Steve Worsnip’s photo album at http://bit.ly/2LQbbZv
A week later the Hawks welcomed Preston Grasshoppers 2nds to the Woodlands in a double header with the 1st teams. In a highly competitive encounter, the Hawks came out on top by 27-10 thanks to tries by Lex Botha, Joe Probert and Owen Armstrong. David Reed converted all three and kicked two penalties. Click here for a video clip of Lex Botha’s try. The Hawks move up one place to 3rd in the division.