Whitehaven RLFC 30-16 Sheffield Eagles
Whitehaven bounce back against Eagles
Whitehaven ran in five tries as they got back to winning ways after their Good Friday defeat to Workington by beating Sheffield Eagles 30-16.
The home side started strongly, with Craig Calvert, Scott McAvoy and Neil Thorman all going over inside the first 25 minutes, while Cain Southernwood also added a penalty and two conversions.
Sheffield Eagles had to wait until the 35th minute to open their account, but tries from Mitch Stringer and Menzie Yere looked to have given them a lifeline at the break as they trailed 18-12.
But Whitehaven took the initiative after the restart, notching further scores through James Cameron and Lee Paterson to seal the victory, while Southernwood added the extras - although Yere managed to pick up his second try as a consolation for the visitors in the 62nd minute.