Hawks defend manfully at death in relegation thriller
HENLEY HAWKS ran out winners in Saturday’s vital relegation clash with Worthing Raiders at Dry Leas.
Going into the game just a point separated the two sides who are both battling to avoid the drop back into National 2 (South) after both gaining promotion last season.
The result was in doubt until the very last seconds of play.
The Hawks, who had the lead for the whole of the second half, were having to defend desperately to secure a vital victory as Worthing battered away on their line for the last 10 minutes of play.
An heroic defence in which the whole team tackled with determination managed to hang on to a 21-16 lead which they established just eight minutes into the second half, the lead having changed hands four times before this.