Boss shows faith in teenager Bowman

HALIFAX’S teenage stand off Anthony Bowman has said he is “grateful” to boss Karl Harrison ahead of tomorrow’s Co-operative Championship clash against Hunslet.

Bowman, who will start on the bench against the Hawks, appears to have finally made the jump to a regular first team spot under Harrison, featuring in all four Northern Rail Cup group games.

But the former Siddal junior has endured mixed fortunes in the last fortnight; throwing an interception pass that helped Featherstone to a 34-32 win at the Shay before playing a significant role as a substitute in Fax’s come-from-behind 16-12 win at London Skolars last weekend.

“I was gutted, absolutely gutted after the Featherstone game,” said Bowman.

“I just wanted the chance to put it behind me last week and I am grateful to Karl for showing some faith in me and keeping me in the side.

“I thought we would have been in a more comfortable position when I went on, but I tried to calm the boys down a bit and we got there in the end.

“We just needed to keep calm, because we knew they would break.

“We knew it would come if we played our sets out, and it did eventually.

“Hunslet are a tough side, but hopefully we made our mistakes last week and we can give them a good game and come away with a win.”