ANDY MOULSDALE has praised the way North Wales Crusaders managed to recover their season after the most testing of starts.

Crusaders couldn’t buy a win during the early portion of the year, but they’ve recovered in terrific fashion over recent months, culminating in a stunning run of form that saw Carl Forster’s side qualify for the League 1end-of-season play-offs.

Forster’s charges gave their all during yesterday’s huge play-off final away to Doncaster, who claimed a 18-6 success.

Crusaders’ chief executive officer Moulsdale told the club’s Facebook page: “It’s been a tough old season to say the least and the last sort of four, five weeks has been really positive and I’m just pleased for everyone involved, really, from obviously the fans, the lads and especially Carl for how tough it’s been this year.”