Hunslet: Win puts Hawks back in safety hunt

Barry Eaton
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HUNSLET HAWKS are “still in there fighting” after finally ending their long losing run of results.

The 41-24 victory at London Broncos two days ago came after 12 straight defeats.

Hawks remain second from bottom in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield table, four points adrift of safety.

But boss Barry Eaton said they have proven that they won’t throw in the towel.

“A win makes everybody feel better,” Eaton said.

“It certainly made for a pleasant journey back and we played well, as well.

“We knew a win wasn’t far away.

“The last two performances were somewhere near and on Sunday we were able to get into a lead and see the game out.

“Batley (who are third from bottom) won as well, but we were expecting that.

“We are still in it, there’s still a mountain to climb, but it is not a foregone conclusion and we still in there fighting.”

Hawks picked up two injuries during the defeat at the Hive.

Eaton said: “Danny Maun hyper-extended an elbow, but hopefully he will come through for the next game.

“Liam Mackay injured his collarbone and we are not sure how serious that is.”

Hawks’ next game is away on Monday to Whitehaven, who are on their uppers after producing a shock 42-30 win on the weekend at Dewsbury.