Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Hemel Stags
Troy Perkins’ side triumphed after Mason Caton-Brown’s late try – his second of the afternoon – sealed an 18-10 win.
Perkins said: “The boys really dug in to get a result.
“The most pleasing thing about it was our defence.
“In the second half they threw a lot at us. We had eight or nine sets on our own line, so to not concede a try after half-time was a real credit to the effort of the boys in defence.
“We’re a pretty inexperienced team at this level but we’re punching above our weight, and all the hard work we’ve put in since November is starting to reap some rewards.”
Premier Sports Try of the Week – Mark Hobson (Oldham)
Oldham assistant coach Lee Spencer said: “South Wales were coming out of their own half and broke us up the middle, but then overplayed and lost the ball.
“David Cookson picked it up, got into contact with their winger, and offloaded to Mark Hobson.
“It was a bit of a strange place for him to pop up, but he showed a good bit of enthusiasm and won us the game by being alert.
“I thought there were still a couple of minutes left but the hooter went soon after, so it was a big play.”
Premier Sports Championship One Team of the Week
3 Mason Caton-Brown (Hemel Stags)
4 Jon Ford (Oldham)
7 Steve Roper (Rochdale Hornets)
8 James Howitt (Hemel Stags)
10 Jason Boults (Oldham)
11 Mike Worrincy (London Skolars)
12 BJ Swindells (Hemel Stags)