LEIGH PERFORMANCE ‘ONE OF THE BEST’ – HANSEN

31 March 2018

Half-back Jack Hansen believes the Lions’ performance against Leigh Centurions was ‘one of the best’ of the season.

Half-back Jack Hansen has reflected on Swinton’s 40-10 defeat against Leigh Centurions at Heywood Road and has admitted it’s one of the best team performances this year despite the 30-point deficit.

The 21-year-old had a big part in the home side’s first try, combining swiftly with loose-forward Kyle Shelford to assist centre-playing fullback George Tyson through a gap to score in the corner.

Despite the score-line, including 16-answered second half points, Hansen thought it was the Lion’s best performance of the season.

“It was a really tough game,” said the Leigh East ARLFC product.

“We came it at half-time buzzing, but those tries either side of half-time killed us and set the game.

“There’s a lot of positives coming out of that, and it feels good. We looked good in patches and in attack it’s looking more fluent.

“I thought it was one of the best.”

Stuart Littler’s side continue to search for their first win of the 2018 Championship campaign, and will travel to ninth place Barrow Raiders on Easter Monday to attempt to claim the all-important two points and climb the table from the bottom.

The part-time team will meet up again this weekend for a recovery session, travelling on Monday morning.

“It’s a really tough weekend, but Stu [Stuart Littler] told us to be smart and recover well. We’re back in on Sunday to get a team run and then we’ve got to go to Barrow and get that result.

“We just need to go into this Barrow game starting how we did today and against London.

“We’re all confident. Coming off the back off today, the score-line doesn’t show it but we thought we looked good. We just need to work on certain things and pull it right.”

Written by Josh McAllister

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