Halifax RLFC 40-22 Batley Bulldogs


Halifax’s impressive run of form continued at the weekend as Richard Marshall’s side beat Batley Bulldogs 40-22 at MBi Shay. The hosts had James Saltonstall and Will Sharp to thank for braces while the Bulldogs’ bright spots came from Joel Farrell and Adam Gledhill.

Saltonstall and Danny Cowling exchanged scores in the early going before Sharp and Scott Murrell both crossed for the hosts. Jy Hitchcox, who looked dangerous when he had the ball, touched down for the Bulldogs to cut the gap to four points prior to Steve Tyrer making it a two score game with his side’s fourth try of the game. At 20-10 up, Halifax will have been happy to go into half-time with the lead but a couple of missed opportunities could easily have played on their mind.

However, two consecutive tries after the restart put Fax firmly in the driving seat. Brandon Moore and James Woodburn-Hall were the try-scorers for the hosts before Alex Rowe muscled his way over ahead of the final quarter. Saltonstall and Alistair Leak added four pointers for their respective teams, in the lead up to the final try of the game which came courtesy of Sharp. 

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Martyn Reilly 10Interchange000000
2Will SharpFull Back200000
3Steve TyrerCentre140000
5James SaltonstallWing200000
6Scott MurrellStand Off100000
8Mitch CahalaneProp000000
9Ben Kaye 17Hooker000000
10Adam Tangata Prop000001
11Shane Grady 16Second Row000000
13Jacob FairbankSecond Row000000
14Ryan Boyle 20Prop000000
16Ed Barber 11Interchange000000
17Brandon Moore 9Interchange100000
19Connor RobinsonScrum Half000000
20Elliot Morris 14Interchange000000
21James Woodburn-HallCentre100000
23Rob WorrincyWing000000
 Total 840001

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1David ScottFull Back000000
3Sam SmeatonCentre000000
4Macauley HallettWing000000
6Cain SouthernwoodStand Off030000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half000000
8Adam Gledhill 21Prop000000
9Alistair Leak 28Hooker100000
10Alex Rowe 16Prop100000
11Brad Day 19Second Row000000
12Joel FarrellSecond Row000000
15Danny CowlingCentre100000
16Tom Lillycrop 10Interchange000000
19Alex Bretherton 11Interchange000000
21James Brown 8Interchange000000
22Dane ManningLoose Forward000000
28Tom Holmes 9Interchange000000
29Jy HitchcoxWing100000
 Total 430000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Halifax RLFC202040
Batley Bulldogs101222