Batley Bulldogs 24-6 Halifax RLFC


Batley Bulldogs bounced back from an opening day defeat with a 24-6 victory over Halifax at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. Matt Diskin’s first competitive win as Bulldogs coach came in terrible conditions but the former Bradford assistant will have been happy to see his side dig in against a top four contender. The hosts led 18-0 at half-time after tries from Sam Smeaton, Alex Bretherton and Dane Manning. Pat Walker was successful from the tee on all three occasions.

In the second period, Joe Chandler registered Batley’s fourth try of the game on the hour mark to seal the victory. James Saltonstall managed to score a consolation for Halifax six minutes from time but Richard Marshall’s side were condemned to a second consecutive defeat to start the season.

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1David ScottFull Back000000
3Sam SmeatonCentre100000
4Macauley HallettCentre000000
5Shaun AinscoughWing000000
6Cain Southernwood 13Interchange010000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half000001
11Brad Day 17Loose Forward000000
13Pat Walker 6Stand Off030000
14James DaveyHooker000000
16Tom Lillycrop 21Prop000000
17Joe Chandler 11Interchange100000
18James Harrison 27Interchange000000
19Alex BrethertonSecond Row100000
21James Brown 16Interchange000000
22Dane ManningSecond Row100000
25Mikey HaywardFull Back000000
27Will Maher 18Prop000000
 Total 440001

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben Johnston 6Interchange000000
3Steve TyrerCentre010000
5James SaltonstallWing100000
6Scott Murrell 1Stand Off000000
7Gareth MooreScrum Half000000
8Mitch Cahalane 26Prop000000
10Adam TangataSecond Row000000
12Simon GrixSecond Row000000
13Jacob Fairbank 16Loose Forward000000
14Ryan Boyle 15Prop000000
15Luke Ambler 14Interchange000000
16Ed Barber 13Interchange000000
19Connor RobinsonFull Back000000
21James Woodburn-HallCentre000000
23Rob WorrincyWing000000
26Alex Mammone 8Interchange000000
25Matt WilkinsonHooker000000
 Total 110000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 12, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Batley Bulldogs18624
Halifax RLFC066

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