Batley Bulldogs 4-68 Hull Kingston Rovers


Hull Kingston Rovers’ added to Batley Bulldogs’ current misery with a 68-4 win at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. A hat-trick from Ryan Shaw was nicely complemented by braces courtesy of Andrew Heffernan, Jake Butler-Fleming and Zach Dockar-Clay.

The visitors broke the deadlock after nine minutes courtesy of prop forward Rob Mulhern, who crossed the whitewash on the last tackle. Jamie Ellis added the extras. Soon after, Robins winger Ryan Shaw touched down in the corner following an expert pass from Ellis. The half-back was unable to convert. Andrew Heffernan and Jordan Abdull followed with a try apiece as the visitors, who were attacking down the hill in the first half, aimed to put the result beyond doubt before the interval. Ellis converted both tries to make it 22-0 after 24 minutes. Things turned from bad to worse for Batley when Zach Dockar-Clay and Shaw touched down to get their side over the 30 point mark. The final try of the first period went the way of Tim Sheens’ KR side, and Heffernan who doubled his own tally for the game. Ellis converted for 38-0.

The Robins got up to 50 points before the final quarter thanks to tries from Ellis and Jake Butler-Fleming. On the hour, Shaw completed his hat-trick after a 60 metre break which came directly from a Bulldogs kick. Ellis added the extras. Dockar-Clay and Batley’s Mikey Hayward exchanged tries before Butler-Fleming rounded off the match with his second score of the contest.

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1David ScottFull Back000000
3Sam SmeatonCentre000000
4Macauley HallettWing000000
6Cain SouthernwoodStand Off000000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half000000
8Adam Gledhill 27Interchange000000
11Brad Day 17Loose Forward000000
12Joel FarrellSecond Row000000
14James DaveyHooker000000
15Danny CowlingCentre000000
16Tom Lillycrop 18Prop000000
17Joe Chandler 11Interchange000000
18James Harrison 16Interchange000000
19Alex Bretherton 22Interchange000000
22Dane Manning 19Second Row000000
25Mikey HaywardWing100000
27Will Maher 8Prop000000
 Total 100000

Hull Kingston Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Ben CockayneFull Back000000
4Liam Salter 30Second Row000000
5Ryan ShawWing300000
7Jamie EllisScrum Half1100001
9Shaun Lunt 18Hooker000000
11Maurice BlairStand Off000000
12James GreenwoodSecond Row000000
16Jordan Abdull 24Centre100000
17Mitch Clark 21Interchange000000
18Zach Dockar-Clay 9Interchange200000
19George LawlerLoose Forward000000
21Rob Mulhern 17Prop100000
22Andrew HeffernanCentre200000
24Joe Wardill 16Interchange000000
29Jake Butler-FlemingCentre200000
30Joe Cator 4Interchange000000
33Ben KavanaghProp000000
 Total 12100001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 7, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Batley Bulldogs044
Hull Kingston Rovers383068