Whitehaven head coach David Seeds proud of play-off spot

David Seeds
Seeds' side would have finished second in the table but for a nine-point deduction

Whitehaven head coach David Seeds says he is proud of his players for making the Championship One play-offs after a difficult start to the 2011 season.

Haven overcame a nine-point deduction for entering administration to finish in the top six and book a play-off eliminator trip to Doncaster on Sunday.

"I'm proud of what the players achieved," Seeds told BBC Cumbria.

"With the nine points we could have had a week off this weekend, so if we do it we are going to do it the hard way."

Seeds' side were beaten 20-18 at Doncaster last month in the regular league season, one of only five defeats in the entire campaign.

"One thing with this league with the results we've had in the last few weeks is it's anybodys," Seeds continued.

"It really is the team that turns up on the day with the attitude and mentality to go further.

"We've got to get past Doncaster though, they'll be a tough team."

Haven were relegated to Championship One at the end of the the 2010 season, with Seeds taking over from former coach Ged Stokes at the Recreation Ground.