GIANTS chief Nathan Brown has expressed his relief that the Craven Park floodlight failure just before half-time didn’t cause the clash against Hull KR to be postponed.
One of the ground’s four floodlights went out in the 32nd minute, immediately forcing referee Steve Ganson to check whether the game could continue.
The decison was taken to carry on until half-time, and then hope stadium electricians could fix the problem for the start of the second half.
Although the floodlight was eventually repaired, it resulted in an extra 15-minute interval break.
But Brown admitted that enforced break for the players – and fans – was a far better state of affairs than the possibility of a postponement and having to find a new date for the fixture.
“It was great that they got the lights back on for a couple of reasons,” said a relieved Brown.
“First of all, I was confident we would win the game (the Giants were leading 12-6 at half-time) and, secondly, when do you play a catch-up game when you’ve Easter coming and both clubs are planning on a decent Cup run?”