Month: July 2019

WITH four of their more experienced members in the

first_imgWITH four of their more experienced members in the First Team squad this evening it was always going to be a young and inexperienced side that took on the Rhinos in tonight’s curtain raiser, writes Graham Henthorne.Indeed Chris Worrall made his debut off the bench whilst Morgan Knowles made his full and Langtree debut starting today’s game at loose forward after impressing off the bench last week at Wakefield.The Saints were in the game until the dying minutes and had a right to feel hard done to as the game turned on two contentious try scoring issues – Leeds winning 30-20.The Saints started brightly going ten points clear with two quick fire tries in the opening 15 minutes.Firstly, Lewis Galbraith stole the ball one on one from his opposite number on the Saints 40. He ran cross field before feeding on to Danny Richardson. He took it on, put Matty Fleming through with a delightful short ball and then watched the centre draw the full back before feeding his winger Dave Eccleston to go the final 20 for the score.From the kick off a good set, kick down field and great chase was rewarded with possession after a big hit from Knowles forced the knock on. Dave Hewitt picked up the pieces scoring to the left of the posts.That’s the time when experienced sides settle things and do the basics right. Unfortunately, with knock on from the kick off this Saints team invited the Rhinos straight back into it, and they’re too good a team to say no.Sustained pressure forced a knock on from the Saints but as the ball was moved left there was a suspicion of obstruction as the Rhinos opened their account.One of the Academy’s most improved players this season, Ross McCauley, made a break on the visitors 20 but his support got to him too late and the chance was lost.The Saints hung on to their lead until a minute before the break when a poor last tackle kick went out on the full and four tackles later the Rhinos took the lead.With Aaron Smith ruled out at half time with a jaw injury and Lewis Charnock withdrawn to go on 18th man duty for the First Team it was his deputy Dan Abram who dropped the high bomb to give the Rhinos an easy try to start the second period.And when they scored again collecting a neat chip over the line on the last it looked like the game could be going away from the Saints.But they dug deep and took the game to the visitors. Quick hands from Abram put Fleming away down the right wing and his overhead pass found Eccleston inside and the winger went in at the sticks to give Hewitt an easy conversion to put the Saints back in it.Then came the second contentious issue as big McAuley looked nailed on to score under the sticks as he slammed the ball down over the line. But the referee ruled he had been held up and the chance was gone.Undaunted the Saints continued to pile the pressure on to the visibly wilting Rhinos and on the third repeat set were rewarded with their fourth try of the night.McCauley went close again and from the play the ball it was spread right where Knowles crashed through the line for a deserved try. Crucially Hewitt missed the goal but the Saints were back within one score.The Saints had the Rhinos pinned in their own 20 only for an overenthusiastic Richardson to give away a penalty when another repeat set could have seen them crack.That was all the encouragement they needed as they worked their way downfield, forced the error and then punished the tiring Saints with the winning try two minutes from time.Knowles, McCauley, Phil Atherton and Olly Davies were good for the Saints for whom a tad more direction would have seen the unbeaten record continue.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Dave Hewitt, David Eccleston 2, Morgan Knowles.Goals: Lewis Charnock, Dave Hewitt.Leeds:Tries: Ben White, Robbie Ward, Josh Walters, Brad England, Ben Frankland.Goals: Jordan Lilley 5.Half Time: 10-12Full Time: 20-30Teams:Saints:1. Lewis Charnock; 2. David Eccleston, 4. Matty Fleming, 3. Jake Spedding, 5. Lewis Galbraith; 6. Danny Richardson, 7. Dave Hewitt; 8. Phil Atherton, 9. Matty Fozard, 10. Joe Ryan, 11. Liam Cooper, 12. Olly Davies, 13. Morgan Knowles. Subs: 14. Aaron Smith, 16. Chris Worrall, 17. Ross McCauley, 18. Dan Abram.Leeds:1. Ashton Golding; 2. Billy McDermott, 3. Ash Handley, 4. Jordan Harper, 5. Tommy Brierley; 6. Ben White, 7. Jordan Lilley; 8. George Milton, 9. Robbie Ward, 10. Robbie Mulhern, 11. Josh Walters, 12. Brad England, 13. Elliot Minchella. Subs: 14. Ben Frankland, 15. Matty Stableford, 16. Nyle Flynn, 17. Dan Grange.last_img read more

JAMES Roby has been named in the England squad for

first_imgJAMES Roby has been named in the England squad for this autumn’s International Series against France and New Zealand.The 24-man includes 16 survivors from last year’s Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand.Steve McNamara has also selected seven uncapped players.Alex Walmsley misses out as he requires surgery in the offseason.England will be based throughout the tournament at the Football Association’s St George’s Park training facility in Burton-upon-Trent.England’s international schedule kicks off at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday October 24 (2.00pm) with a match against France.The three-game series against New Zealand starts at the KC Stadium, Hull on Sunday November 1 (5.00pm) moving on to The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Saturday November 7 (2.30pm). The series concludes at the DW Stadium, Wigan on Saturday November 14 (1.00pm).England squad for the 2015 International Series (professional club and community club shown):John Bateman, Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley HillJoe Burgess, Wigan Warriors, Ince Rose BridgeThomas Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury MoorMike Cooper, St George Illawarra Dragons, Latchford AlbionLeroy Cudjoe, Newsome Panthers, Huddersfield GiantsBen Currie, Warrington Wolves, Golborne ParksideLiam Farrell, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St PatricksBrett Ferres, Huddersfield Giants, Smawthorne PanthersLuke Gale, Castleford Tigers, Middleton MaraudersJames Graham, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, BlackbrookRyan Hall, Leeds Rhinos, Oulton RaidersZak Hardaker, Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone LionsChris Hill, Warrington Wolves, New Spring LionsJosh Hodgson, Canberra Raiders, East HullJermaine McGillvary, Huddersfield Giants, Deighton JuniorsSean O’Loughlin (captain), Wigan Warriors, Wigan St PatricksJames Roby, St Helens, BlackbrookMatty Smith, Wigan Warriors, BlackbrookSam Tomkins, New Zealand Warriors, Wigan St PatricksKallum Watkins, Leeds Rhinos, Latchford AlbionBen Westwood, Warrington Wolves, Normanton KnightsElliot Whitehead, Catalans Dragons, West BowlingGareth Widdop, St George Illawarra Dragons, King CrossGeorge Williams, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patrickslast_img read more

Their charge up the table was checked somewhat by

first_imgTheir charge up the table was checked somewhat by Hull FC on Friday but Justin Holbrook insists that his side just needs to move on and refocus on the trip to Headingley.“It was a disappointing game against Hull but we need to move on,” he said. “We were the poorer of the two sides but in saying that a 50 metre goal separated the teams.“We played well last time at Leeds but we didn’t get the win. We couldn’t get much to go our way in that game – we lost Matty Smith early and lost Jon Wilkin to a sinbin. We have to play well enough so that doesn’t come into play.“It will be a tough game for us with the event around the South Stand, but they are coming off a loss too. Their playing group will be hurting a fair deal.”On the injury front, Holbrook says Adam Swift will have a scan on a shoulder injury sustained in the first few minutes of the Reserves’ win over Wigan.Luke Douglas is also touch and go for the trip to Leeds.“Hopefully Adam’s injury isn’t too bad,” he added. “He has been out injured and then he comes back and hurts his shoulder. Luke trained earlier in the week so we will see how he gets on.“We have missed him. He does a lot of work that goes unnoticed in the middle and that stands out more when you have a tight game like Friday.“We will have to be on our game to beat Leeds. They are unpredictable; we just have to be ready to work hard.“If we do that then we will be ok.”Tickets for Friday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Club Community First Team Lottery Match Ticket

first_imgWhat’s On:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Opens at 5pm for you to enjoy a pre-match drink (or two).Turnstiles – Open at 6:15pm.Club Face Painters – These will be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and the Totally Wicked North Stand from around 6:30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Member Offers – We have two great offers for you – Any pie or hotdog & hot drink just £4. Any Pie & any alcoholic beverage just £6 and we also now have Nachos & Cheese available on selected kiosks! Just show your membership card at the kiosk to access the offers.NEW Carling Bar in the Totally Wicked North Stand – Fans in the North Stand can now join West Stand supporters in enjoying a 500ml Carling PETs from our new bottle bar in the concourse. Price is £4.Contactless Payment – Will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side, Marching Inn, and Murphy’s bars to speed up your service.The A-Star Saints Angels – Will be performing several new performances before the game and at half time.Bucket Collection – Dig deep and donate to Prostate Cancer UK.Half Time Entertainment – Mini-rugby matches will take place in the West area of the pitch. Our Cash Dash Saints Lottery will be drawn and we will have our Astar angels & Salford Cheerleaders performing.Sponsors:The Match is sponsored by Robinsons Brewery, the Match Ball sponsor is Marketing Liverpool whilst the Man of the Match will be selected by Curtis Sport.Team News and Match Preview:Both sides have named their 19-man squad for the match. Head Coach Justin Holbrook has previewed the clash here. Matty Costello has also admitted Saints have done their homework on today’s visitors.Tickets:Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West, Totally Wicked North and East Stands. If you require a South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Tickets are available online and then for collection until 5pm.All ticket collections should be made from the Ticket Collection Point located next to the Ticket Office.Saints Superstore:The Saints Superstore will be open until kick-off and for 45 minutes after the final whistle. Check out the brand-new 2019 Summer Trainingwear range now in-store. Programme:The programme, sponsored by Warrington Audi, is based on a retro design from a Saints vs Salford game from the 1986 season. Priced at £3, it features an exclusive interview with former Salford Red Devil, Theo Fages. Please note: Anyone caught throwing beer, or any other liquid, alongside smoke grenades or flares, risks being banned for a period of games, and/or having Memberships tickets rescinded.last_img read more

Gores Row murder suspect makes first court appearance

first_img US Marshals found him him Thomasville, NC.  Police say Blakely was shot and killed in the 100 block of Gores Row.His next court appearance is set for October 26. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man charged in an April 18 murder in Wilmington had his first court appearance.Thursday, Anthony Darelle Stokes, 37, went before a judge in a New Hanover County courtroom.  The judge appointed him an attorney and set his bond at two million dollars secured.  Stokes is facing a second degree murder charge in the shooting death of  Vincent Lamont Blakely, 35.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Balanced Towson tops Seahawks

first_img The Seahawks are 4-11 and 1-2 after playing the first leg in a two-game swing to the Mid-Atlantic area. UNCW makes the 40-minute drive over to Newark, Del., to play Delaware’s Blue Hens on Sunday at 2 p.m.“They got some wide open looks early in the game and that got them started,” said C.B. McGrath, UNCW’s first-year head coach. “They’re obviously better shooters than they’ve shown. We played better defensively in the second half, but they were making step-back three’s. If someone wants to shoot step back three’s against us and make them, more power to them.“We just didn’t have our normal activity level in our zone that we’ve had in the last few games and that enabled them to get some open looks.”Related Article: Middle schoolers build weather stations at annual Girls in Technology summitSenior guard Jordon Talley of UNCW became the 24th player in the program’s history score 1,000 points when he drained a three-pointer from the right corner with 8:11 remaining in the first half.  The Richmond, Va., product wound up with 14 points and now has 1,009 points in 107 career appearances, including three regular season CAA championships and a pair of CAA Tournament crowns.Towson senior guard Mike Morsell led all players with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting and was one of six Tigers in double digits. Sophomore guard Zane Martin and senior guard Brian Staff collected 12 points apiece, senior forward Eddie Keith, II, had 11 points and redshirt junior guard Jordan McNeil and sophomore forward Justin Gorham chipped in 10 each.Junior forward Devontae Cacok and redshirt sophomore guard Ty Taylor scored 15 points to anchor three players in double figures for UNCW. Cacok, the nation’s leading rebounder, also added 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season and the 24th of his career. Talley rounded out UNCW’s double-digit scorers with his 14 points and also dished out five assists.Towson kept its home record clean at 5-0 by overtaking the Seahawks midway in the first half and holding off several runs by the two-time defending CAA champions.The Tigers carved out a 45-35 lead at intermission, but Talley connected on a pair of free throws and Taylor converted a steal and layup to close the gap to 51-46 with 16:28 remaining in the contest.But Towson outscored UNCW, 20-6, over the next six minutes to build a working margin, with McNeil providing a spark off the bench. McNeil scored eight of his 10 points in the stretch as the Tigers built their largest lead, 75-54 with eight minutes left to play.Towson shot 54 percent from the floor and sank 12-of-22 three-pointers. UNCW shot 44.6 percent, including 52.0 percent in the second half, and 7-of-18 from long distance.The Seahawks started off well on a frosty night and led 16-15 with 13:28 remaining in the first half when Taylor connected on the left elbow. Towson then took control.The Tigers grabbed the lead for good on a driving layup by Key on the next possession and Morsell added a triple on the right wing to give Towson a 20-16 edge with just over 12 minutes left in the opening frame. The Tigers came out hot and made eight of their first 10 field goal attempts on their home floor.UNCW still trailed, 31-25, when Talley keyed a mini-run that brought the Seahawks within a point. Talley sank a trifecta in the right corner to tighten the deficit to 31-28, surpassing the 1,000-point milestone, and Cacok added a hook shot on the right baseline to narrow the lead to 31-30 with 7:10 left.But Towson used an 8-0 rally in the last four minutes of the first half to take a 10-point cushion into the break. Morsell had five points in the spurt and finished the first half with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting. UNCW, meanwhile, did not have a field goal in the final three minutes of the opening period.GAME NOTES: The Seahawks remained winless away from Trask Coliseum with a 0-9 mark in road/neutral contests…Towson is ranked 14th in this week’s Mid-Major poll…UNCW leads the all-time series by a 22-15 margin…The Seahawks have won six of the last eight vs the Tigers…Towson owns a 3-2 edge over UNCW at SECU Arena…UNCW is a combined 9-11 lifetime on the Tigers’ two courts…UNCW held Towson leading scorer Zane Martin eight points below his 20.5 ppg average…The two teams combined for 31 turnovers: UNCW (17), Towson (14)….The Tigers won the rebounding battle, 38-31…The Seahawks had 15 assists on 25 baskets…Towson had eight blocks…There were nine lead changes in the game. UNCW’s Ty Taylor drives to the basket in a game at Towson on Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: John Brush/Towson Athletics) TOWSON, MD ( – Towson placed six men in double figures and shot 54 percent to push past visiting UNCW, 89-71, in the conference road debut for the Seahawks on Friday night at SECU Arena.The Tigers, picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association’s preseason poll, snapped a four-game skid and moved to 11-5 overall and 1-2 in the CAA. Towson won the opening game in a three-game conference homestand for the Tigers.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Teacher of the Week Nicole Coley

first_img “They can do stuff on their own.  They are their own person.  They have a great personality,” she says, “you just need to get to know them.”Her favorite thing about her work is what she gets back from her students.  “They don’t see the bad and negative in the world,” she says, “it makes you happy to see their smiling faces.”As the WWAY Michael and Son Teacher of the Week she says she’s happy about the prize, but most of all “I love all these kids just like they’re my own.”Related Article: School districts still seeking bus driversIf you would like to nominate a special teacher in your life click here. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Nicole Coley is a Special Needs teacher at New Hanover High School who says her students are more like family.She can have students for up to 8 years and during that time she does everything from teach, to lift them from spot to spot, to feed, read to and take on outings.  Most of all she says you want to “make sure their needs are met and make sure they are happy.”- Advertisement – last_img read more

Oak Island celebrates completion of Veterans Park improvements

first_img The money for the upgrades came from a CAMA Public Beach and Waterfront grant along with a Coastal Recreation Fishing License grant.The town invited local veterans to be a part of the ribbon cutting for a park that honors them.“We didn’t have anything here on the island that did that, so we were wanting to bring something out to honor them,” town manager David Kelly said. “They need to have something on Oak Island to be able to show the honor and the privilege and the respect that the citizens have for them.”Related Article: After months of being closed, when will the Oak Island bridge reopen?It took about eight months to build Phase One of Veterans Park. A picnic shelter and memorial wall will be built as part of Phase Two, which is scheduled to begin in June and will take two or three months to complete. Oak Island mayor Cin Brochure cuts the ribbon on Veterans Park improvements with the help of local veterans (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Oak Island had a big reason to celebrate Tuesday. The ribbon was cut for the new improvements to Veterans Park.Fishermen will be able to use a new pier to cast their lines. The community can also take advantage of a new boardwalk along the Intracoastal Waterway.- Advertisement – last_img read more

EPA chief CFPUA talk GenX at national summit

first_img The EPA hosted the summit to talk about emerging contaminants.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt laid out a series of steps the agency plans to take.He says the EPA is working to set national contaminant levels for chemicals like GenX as well as what liability can be set under current statutes.Related Article: Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekendHe adds the agency is also working to understand if these chemicals can be deemed hazardous.“We’re also going to take action in close collaboration with our federal and state partners to develop toxicity values for GenX and PFAS,” Pruittepa said. “That’s actually ongoing. I was in Cincinnati about a month ago, and the Cincinnati lab is leading that effort.”The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority also is presenting at this summit.The utility is discussing how it has handled and is handling treatment of emerging contaminants in the Cape Fear River. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is speaking about new standards and tests to under more about these new threats. (Photo: EPA) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — GenX in the Cape Fear is getting attention at a summit in the nation’s capitalThe head of Environment Protection Agency is speaking about new standards and tests to under more about these new threats.- Advertisement – last_img read more

New hearing date set for Columbus County sheriffs race

first_imgJody Greene and Lewis Hatcher (Photos: Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office/WWAY) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The State Board of Elections has set a new hearing date to determine who should be sheriff in Columbus County.The hearing will now take place in Raleigh on March 25.- Advertisement – It was originally scheduled for this past Monday, but it was delayed to allow time for more evidence to be submitted.The SBOE will hear protests concerning Sheriff Jody Greene’s residency and voting issues in Tabor City.Green was sworn in back in December, but the race was never certified.Related Article: 6 file on first day of filing for election to succeed JonesFormer sheriff Lewis Hatcher filed a lawsuit. The two sides recently settled. They agreed Hatcher would drop his suit if Greene would not perform the day to day operations as sheriff while the matter is pending before the State Board of Elections.last_img read more