Halifax RLFC 42-16 Sheffield Eagles


Sheffield Eagles were condemned to a 42-16 defeat against Halifax at the MBi Shay. A hat-trick from James Saltonstall as well as significant contributions from new signing Adam O’Brien and Scott Murrell helped the West Yorkshire club on their way to a big victory. O’Brien scored the opening try of the contest after three minutes before Scott Wheeldon was sent to the sin-bin for tripping. Half-back partners Murrell and Ben Johnston both crossed the whitewash in the minutes following Wheeldon’s departure but the Sheffield forward soon returned to register his side’s first try of the contest. At 18-6 down, the Eagles will have been quietly confident going into the break but they were met by a try-scoring barrage from the hosts, who took the game away from the steel city side.

Four tries without reply saw Fax go 38-6 up by the hour mark. Saltonstall bagged a brace while Luke Ambler and Steve Tyrer also got on the scoresheet. Dayne Weston was the second Sheffield player to be sent to the sin-bin as he took part in a scuffle. In his absence, the hosts scored two tries to the Eagles’ one, which came courtesy of Ben Blackmore. Duane Straugheir and Saltonstall exchanged tries in the final five minutes for Sheffield and Halifax respectively.

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonScrum Half100000
2Will SharpFull Back000000
3Steve TyrerCentre150000
5James SaltonstallWing300001
6Scott MurrellStand Off100000
8Mitch Cahalane 20Prop000000
12Simon GrixSecond Row000000
13Jacob Fairbank 15Second Row000000
14Ryan Boyle 15Prop000000
15Ryan Lannon 13Interchange000000
15Luke Ambler 14Interchange100000
16Ed BarberSecond Row000000
20Elliot Morris 8Interchange000000
21James Woodburn-HallCentre000000
23Rob WorrincyWing000000
25Matt Wilkinson 31Interchange000000
31Adam O’Brien 25Hooker100000
 Total 000000

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Duane Straugheir 11Interchange100000
Eze Harper 4Interchange000000
2Garry LoWing000000
3Menzie YereCentre000000
4Perry Whiteley Centre000000
5Ben BlackmoreWing100000
6Simon BrownStand Off020000
7Dane ChisholmFull Back000000
8Scott WheeldonProp100100
9Matty FozardHooker000000
10Dayne WestonProp000100
11Matt James Second Row000000
13Elliot MinchellaScrum Half000000
15Kyle Trout 19Interchange000000
16Sam Scott 28Interchange000000
19Will Hope 15Second Row000000
28Lachlan Burr 16Loose Forward000000
 Total 320200

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 19, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Halifax RLFC182442
Sheffield Eagles61016

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