Hunslet Hawks: Eaton’s Hawks hope to halt Leigh juggernaut

Barry Eaton.
Barry Eaton.
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Hunslet Hawks are undaunted by the prospect of trying to halt the Leigh Centurions express tomorrow (2pm).

Hawks – who allowed utility back Mathew Cook to join London Skolars on a month’s loan yesterday – begin their Easter campaign with a home showdown against the Kingstone Press Championship leaders, who last Sunday set a new club record with a 17th successive win in all competitions.

The full-time outfit have scored 233 points in their six league matches so far this season and conceded only 66. Hawks’ record is two wins and four defeats, with 98 points for and 156 against.

“They are sweeping everybody aside,” Hawks coach Barry Eaton admitted. “They beat Whitehaven 60-0 last week and that is a good effort at any level.

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out they have an unbelievably strong squad for this level and it could be daunting playing them, if you allow it to be.

“I hope all the players are rubbing their hands together and getting excited at the prospect of playing the best side in the comp’. If we can reproduce the effort we showed against Sheffield last week and improve in a few areas skill-wise, we feel we can put in a good performance.”

Eaton added: “We have nothing to lose, but we are confident we can be pretty competitive.

“We can look forward to it and go out there and try and express ourselves.”