Oldham RLFC 26-10 Sheffield Eagles

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Oldham started their Championship season with a 26-10 win over Sheffield Eagles at Bower Fold. The hosts were 6-4 down at the break but Scott Naylor’s men reacted well and put in the hard work to take the spoils.

Sheffield handed a debut to new signing Dane Chisholm while Oldham put loanees Tuoyo Egodo and Kieran Gill straight into the starting lineup following their arrival from Castleford Tigers. The first score of the afternoon went the way of Sheffield as Matty Fozard muscled his way over after just five minutes. Simon Brown added the extras. Once the deadlock was broken, the game was a real arm wrestle with both sides getting into good territory but neither making the scoreboard work further. Oldham probably had the best of the chances with Gill coming agonisingly close before being stopped in his tracks by Ben Blackmore. The hosts had two goal line drop-outs to their name in the first half and they finally made the pressure pay five minutes before the break. Garry Lo fumbled a grubber which allowed Danny Langtree to touch down. Scott Leatherbarrow was off target with the conversion attempt. The half-time hooter sounded but the action wasn’t over due to Blackmore and Turner being sin-binned for a little punch-up.

Oldham flew out of the blocks in the second half and scored two tries in the opening 11 minutes through Adam Clay and Dave Hewitt. Leatherbarrow converted on both occasions to put Oldham 16-6 up. Leatherbarrow then kicked a penalty goal to extend the lead to two converted tries. It took till the final quarter for Sheffield to add to their tally and it was Ryan Millar who posted the team’s second try of the contest. Brown misfired from the touchline. Unfortunately for the South Yorkshire side, they were condemned to their first defeat when Langtree completed his brace on 77 minutes. Leatherbarrow was successful with the conversion, as well as a penalty goal moments before the final whistle.

Oldham RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott TurnerFull Back000000
2Adam ClayWing100000
6Scott LeatherbarrowStand Off050001
7Dave HewittScrum Half100000
8Phil Joy 17Prop000000
9Sam Gee 20Interchange000000
10Adam Neal 24Prop000000
11Jack Spencer 21Loose Forward000000
12Danny LangtreeSecond Row200000
20Gareth Owen 9Hooker000000
21Kenny Hughes 11Interchange000000
22Danny GrimshawCentre000000
24Michael Ward 10Interchange000000
25Kieran GillWing000000
18Mikey WoodSecond Row000000
16Tuoyo EgodoCentre000000
17Tyler Dickinson 8Interchange000000
 Total 450001

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Garry LoWing000000
3Menzie YereCentre000000
5Ben BlackmoreFull Back000000
6Simon BrownStand Off010000
7Dane ChisholmScrum Half000000
8Scott Wheeldon 10Prop000000
9Matty FozardHooker100000
10Mark Mexico 8Interchange000000
11Matt James 16Second Row000000
13Elliot Minchella 15Loose Forward000000
15Kyle Trout 13Interchange000000
16Sam Scott 11Interchange000000
17Jordan Cox 28Interchange000000
18Ryan MillarWing100000
19Will HopeSecond Row000000
4Perry WhiteleyCentre000000
28Lachlan Burr 17Prop000000
 Total 210000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 5, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Bower Fold


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Oldham RLFC42226
Sheffield Eagles6410

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