Halifax RLFC 16-14 Oldham RLFC


Halifax held on to a two point victory over Oldham at MBi Shay on Monday evening. The hosts were 6-0 up at the break but a decent fightback from the Roughyeds saw Richard Marshall’s men hanging on for dear life by the end. Steve Tyrer tackled Adam Clay into touch with minutes remaining of the match as Oldham looked for a winner.

The only try of the first half came eight minutes in as Ben Johnston latched on to a reverse kick from half-back partner Scott Murrell. Steve Tyrer converted but his side couldn’t improve on their lead during the opening 40 minutes.

Oldham prop forward Adam Neal was sin-binned early in the second half and the penalty gave Tyrer a chance to extend his side’s lead. The centre slotted over the goal to make it 8-0 before James Saltonstall touched down to capitalise on Halifax’s numerical advantage. Tyrer converted but Oldham responded with their first try of the contest before the final quarter. Kieran Gill crossed the whitewash after Scott Turner challenged for a high ball with Will Sharp, leaving Fax furious that a penalty for a tackle in the air wasn’t awarded. Scott Leatherbarrow’s conversion was wide of the mark. With 13 minutes to go, Joe Burke crashed over the line to set up a tense finish in West Yorkshire. Leatherbarrow and Tyrer exchanged goals as Fax went into the latter stages of the tie 16-10 up. Jamel Chisholm cut the deficit to two points with a try in the corner on 75 minutes but Leatherbarrow’s conversion to level the scores was off target.

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonScrum Half100000
2Will Sharp 5Full Back000000
3Steve TyrerCentre040000
5Niall Evalds 2Interchange000000
5James SaltonstallWing100000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 14Prop000001
9Ben Kaye 17Hooker000000
10Adam TangataSecond Row000000
11Shane Grady 16Second Row000000
13Jacob FairbankLoose Forward000000
14Ryan Boyle 8Interchange000000
16Ed Barber 11Interchange000000
17Brandon Moore 9Interchange000000
20Elliot MorrisProp000000
21James Woodburn-HallCentre000000
23Rob WorrincyWing000000
 Total 240001

Oldham RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott TurnerFull Back000000
2Adam ClayWing000000
5Jamel ChisholmWing100000
6Scott LeatherbarrowStand Off010000
9Sam Gee 21Interchange000000
10Adam Neal 18Prop000100
12Danny Langtree 26Interchange000000
13Liam ThompsonLoose Forward000000
18Ben Davies 10Interchange000000
19Joe Burke 24Prop100000
20Gareth OwenScrum Half000000
21Kenny Hughes 9Hooker000000
24Michael Ward 19Interchange000000
25Kieran GillCentre100000
25Liam BentSecond Row000000
26Mikey Wood 12Second Row000000
27Tuoyo EgodoCentre000000
 Total 310100

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 17, 2017 7:30 pm Championship 2017 Monday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Halifax RLFC61016
Oldham RLFC01414

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