Batley Bulldogs 70-12 Sheffield Eagles


Sheffield Eagles suffered a second straight defeat as Batley Bulldogs hammered the South Yorkshire club 70-12 at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. After receiving a heavy loss against Halifax the week before, lightning struck twice for the Eagles who didn’t get out of neutral gear against a red hot Batley side.

The Bulldogs led 38-0 at the break after a hat-trick of tries from Wayne Reittie. The former Fax winger as well as his centre Sam Smeaton had the better of Menzie Yere and Garry Lo all afternoon and the Eagles paid for their weakness. Reittie opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Dom Brambani jinked his way over for a try soon after. Pat Walker converted both on what would turn out to be a perfect day from the tee for the former Eagle. Dave Scott and Reittie rubbed more salt into the wound of the visitors with quick-fire four pointers before Walker grabbed a try of his own on 28 minutes. Walker kicked a penalty goal to make it 32-0 but there was still time for Reittie to complete his hat-trick as Scott raced to the wing to send in the Jamaican international.

The Eagles will have had a massive rattling from coach Mark Aston at the interval, and they responded well as they got off the mark thanks to Perry Whiteley. Jack Owens converted. Tries from Joel Farrell and Brambani furthered the Bulldogs’ lead ahead of the final quarter, in which the former completed his brace. Debutant Remy Marginet crossed the whitewash for Sheffield with ten minutes to go but there was still more bad news to come for the Eagles, who shipped another two tries. Reittie scored his fourth try of the game before Walker ended the try-scoring with his second. Walker converted both tries and also kicked a penalty as the Bulldogs reached 70 points for the game.

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Jason CrookesWing000000
1David ScottFull Back100000
2Wayne ReittieWing400001
3Sam SmeatonCentre000000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half200000
8Adam Gledhill 10Prop000000
9Alistair Leak 14Hooker000000
10Alex Rowe 8Interchange000000
11Brad DayLoose Forward000000
12Joel Farrell 18Interchange200000
13Pat WalkerLoose Forward2130000
14James Davey 9Interchange000000
15Danny CowlingCentre000000
16Tom Lillycrop 21Prop000000
18James Harrison 12Second Row000000
21James Brown 16Interchange000000
22Dane ManningSecond Row000000
 Total 11130001

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack OwensFull Back020000
2Garry LoWing000000
3Menzie YereCentre000000
4Perry Whiteley 16Interchange100000
5Ben BlackmoreWing000000
6Simon BrownStand Off000000
8Scott WheeldonProp000000
9Matty Fozard 14Hooker000000
10Mark Mexico 23Prop000000
11Matt JamesSecond Row000000
13Elliot Minchella 15Loose Forward000000
14Greg Burns 9Interchange000000
15Kyle Trout 13Interchange000000
16Sam Scott 4Second Row000000
24Paddy FlynnCentre000000
27Remy MarginetScrum Half100000
23George Milton 10Interchange000000
 Total 220000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 18, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Batley Bulldogs383270
Sheffield Eagles01212

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