Warriors' prospects improve

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Despite being moved and renamed, Whitley Warriors, now Newcastle Warriors, have hardly had the best of starts. The crowds are holding up but the results (one win and one draw from 12 games) have seen the side rooted to the bottom of the table, writes Steve Pinder.

The visit of Humberside Hawks looked like another match to mark down as an away win.

Warriors led 4-1, but they have been in this position before and collapsed. Humberside's siege on Kevin Dean looked like the beginning of the end. But he held out, the tide turned and Warriors scored five without reply to lead 9-1. Newcastle won 11-4, and although still bottom they looked like a team who had turned the corner.

Results, Sporting Digest, page 27