Kil­shaw’s swipe at ‘flat track bul­lies’ after

Middleton Guardian - - LEISURE - KING­STONE PRESS CHAM­PI­ONSHIP TOULOUSE HOR­NETS SHELDAN KEAY 50 12

ROCHDALE Hor­nets head coach Alan Kil­shaw was left fu­ri­ous with how things un­folded dur­ing the game at Toulouse Olympique after a flood­light fail­ure meant the match was de­layed by an hour.

With Toulouse lead­ing 22-12 at the break, the flood­lights failed and it took an hour be­fore things were sorted and the match could be re­sumed.

The long de­lay clearly af­fected Hor­nets, as Toulouse ran away with the game in the sec­ond half and went on to win 50-12.

Hor­nets boss Kil­shaw was far from pleased about how the events tran­spired, and thought it was poor sit­u­a­tion to be in­volved in.

“I thought the first half was a re­ally good game of rugby league. We fin­ished the first half with a bit of mo­men­tum and then an hour wait in be­tween is com­i­cal,” he said.

“We had to travel and it meant we stiff­ened up. I ques­tion why it’s an 8:00pm kick-off to be­gin with, as if you kick off at 6:00pm then we don’t have that is­sue.

“You talk about player wel­fare and I know it’s the same for both sides, but it’s a bit eas­ier for the home team when they can go off and have food and what­not.

“We don’t have to come back here again this year though and that’s the main thing.

“I’m not mak­ing ex­cuses though as there

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