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Sunday, 17 March, 2002, 23:01 GMT
Giants continue win streak
Paul March scored two tries for the Giants
Paul March scored two tries for the Giants
Huddersfield made it 11 wins out of 12 in the Northern Ford Premiership with a comprehensive 58-4 win over Rochdale.

The Hornets began the game as one of the Giants' closest challengers but they were totally overwhelmed from the first minute.

Hooker Darren Turner started the rout, going over for a try following good work by Hefin O'Hare and Eorl Crabtree.

The visitors' efforts were further hampered by the sin-binning of Paul Davidson and Richard Pachniuk.

The Giants ran up a total of 10 tries, with Turner grabbing another and Paul March (2), Ben Cooper (2), Rob Roberts, Stanley Gene, David Atkins and Jeff Wittenburg also touching down.

Jamie Rooney
Jamie Rooney led the way for Featherstone

Steve McNamara landed eight goals and Chris Thorman one, with Hornets' only response coming courtesy of a Brendan O'Meara try.

Featherstone moved up to fourth thanks to their biggest win of the season, a 64-6 home triumph against rock-bottom Swinton Lions.

Scrum-half Jamie Rooney led the points spree with a personal haul of 32 as Rovers made it eight wins from their last nine league and cup matches.

Centre Richard Newlove, hooker Richard Chapman and winger Jamie Stokes claimed two tries each.

Scrum-half Karl Fitzpatrick scored Swinton's solitary touchdown as the visitors slumped to their ninth successive league defeat.

David Seeds was the toast of Whitehaven after beating Bill Smith's 40-year career try record.

David Seeds set a new Whitehaven record
Seeds broke a Whitehaven record

Seeds grabbed a hat-trick to reach 151 tries for the club and spearhead a 46-10 against Batley which leaves the hosts third in the table.

Whitehaven were 20-0 up in almost as many minutes with tries from Graeme Morton (2), Seeds and Mark Wallace and two conversions by Paul O'Neil.

Danny Maun pulled an unconverted try back for Batley, but Leroy Joe's two touchdowns put the result beyond doubt.

The home side continued their stroll in the second period with one more try for Seeds and one each by Lee Smith and debutant Glenn Hutton, two of them converted by Kirkbride.

Ryan Horsley got a second Batley try, improved by Richard Gibson.

Hunslet, chasing only their third win in 11 starts, pushed Keighley all the way before Paul Ashton's late try finally sealed the result 30-22.

Paul Ashton's try for Keighley proved decisive
Paul Ashton's try was decisive

The Cougars led 12-0 within 10 minutes, with tries coming from Craig Stanley and Phil Stephenson, Adam Mitchell converting and later adding a penalty.

But youngsters Bryn Powell and Craig Ibbotson hit back for Hunslet.

The second half saw Keighley lead twice with tries from Danny Fearon and Stephenson - but again Hunslet hit back.

Powell grabbed a second, and Paul Seal made it 24-22 with just seven minutes left.

Keighley had to rely on their depth of stamina to pull through, and Ashton converted his own try to seal victory.

Dewsbury Rams held off a spirited second-half fightback to beat Chorley 26-18 in an entertaining contest at Victory Park.

Workington Town gave new player coach Martin Wood a rousing start as they scored 11 tries in a 60-4 win over struggling York.

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