Hakings pays tribute to his Newlands battlers

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Newlands Reserves joint-manager Joe Hakings paid tribute to his squad after their 3-0 win against Whitby RFC in the League Trophy final at Mill Lane on Wednesday night.

Hakings said: “The first half was tight and we had to defend well, the back four and keeper Will Rowley were superb.

“We dominated a bit more in the second half and Luke Delve did what he does best and scored goals.

“Sam Chambers was superb down the right as well and we got at them second half.

“We’ve done well right throughout this tournament and haven’t conceded a goal in winning it, so fair play to every one of them in the dressing room, they were outstanding.”