KIERAN TAYLOR has praised North Wales Crusaders’ fans for their help in getting the team over the line against Midlands Hurricanes.

A hard fought encounter at Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm CSM ended with Crusaders claiming a 20-14 win to maintain their perfect start in League One this season and there’s another home clash on Sunday as North Wales tackle Newcastle Thunder.

Asked if the fans got the team over the line, Taylor told the club’s Facebook page: “They did and all we can do is thank them for that and get more down next week. Keep it going.”

Two tries from Pat Ah Van helped the Crusaders to success, but errors made sure the match was a close one.

“We always make hard work of it, but I think we did the job in the end, didn’t we?” said Taylor.

“I think we can take positives from the defence. I think we did well there, but I think we just need to work on completing and not turning it over in our half, because come up against better teams than this, then we’re going to pay for it.”

It’s good to be back in Colwyn Bay after a nomadic 2023 campaign and Taylor added: “It’s great to be down here. It’s great to see all the fans down and just good to hear them, especially when you’re on our line. It makes it a bit easier to have the fans behind you.”