Grimshaw's long-awaited Hunslet return marred by further injury

LUCKLESS centre Danny Grimshaw is facing another lay-off after being hurt during the first game of his third spell at Hunslet.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 6:26 am
Danny Grimshaw

Grimshaw rejoined the Parksiders from Oldham last autumn and impressed coach Gary Thornton in training before suffering a hamstring injury on the eve of the new season.

He made his comeback in the 28-10 Betfred League One defeat at Newcastle Thunder two days ago, but suffered a torn biceps late in the first half.

Hunslet also lost loose-forward Liam Mackay to a calf muscle tear.

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Hunslet head coach, Gary Thornton. PIC: Richard Long

The injuries added to Hunslet’s woes and Thornton admitted his side were “out-enthused”.

He said: “It was very disappointing.

“We lacked a bit of continuity. I don’t think having a break the week before helped, after two decent performances, but that’s not the reason we lost.

“We were playing a very enthusiastic Newcastle side who had been heavily beaten the game before.

Hunslet's Liam Mackay. PIC: Tony Johnson

“Their coach wanted a reaction and he got it.

“We got back in the game at 10-6 and we needed to kick on, but we conceded two soft tries, we were 16-6 down at the break and we never got going in the second half.”

Thornton added: “We weren’t great in attack. We didn’t ask many questions of Newcastle.”

Hunslet head coach, Gary Thornton. PIC: Richard Long
Hunslet's Liam Mackay. PIC: Tony Johnson