Hat-trick hero Rob ready to be axed

Rob Worrincy
Rob Worrincy

Halifax winger Rob Worrincy is preparing to celebrate his hat-trick in Thursday night’s 60-6 Championship win over Dewbury - by being dropped for the Easter Monday trip to Doncaster (3.30).

Worrincy was in top form as Fax went seven points clear at the top of the league ladder, running in a powerfully-taken treble and looking sharp in general play.

But with coach Karl Harrison already making it clear that - barring injuries - Rikki Sheriffe and Wayne Reittie will be on the flanks against the Dons, Worrincy’s reward will be a seat in the stands at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“We’ve got a big squad, with everyone pushing for places,” laughed the Londoner.

“Karl’s got to give everyone the opportunity to play, we’re coming off a short turnaround and he’s got to do what’s right for the team.

“Thankfully for me, if I do miss out on Monday the last thing I will have done is score three.

“Hopefully that will stay fresh in his mind.”

The significance of Thursday’s night’s performance, Fax’s best attacking effort of the year by some distance, was increased when chasers Featherstone slipped to a shock 24-16 loss at York on Good Friday.

“We have been threatening to click for a few weeks and it all finally came together,” said Worrincy.

“We stuck to the gameplan and reaped the rewards.

“The half backs took the right options, we were expansive and it showed on the scoreboard.”