Oldham RLFC 28-38 Rochdale Hornets

Oldham RLFC 28-38 Rochdale Hornets


Rochdale Hornets ended their terrible run of results by coming from behind to beat Oldham 38-28 at Bloomfield Road.

The Championship action at Summer Bash kicked off with Oldham taking an early lead through Scott Turner before Miles Greenwood responded for the Hornets.

Rochdale’s Jo Taira and Oldham’s Richard Lepori were then sent to the sin-bin, the penalty sent the Roughyeds’ way and Scott Leatherbarrow converted for an 8-4 lead.

Jake Eccleston levelled matters with his first four pointer of proceedings but the Hornets soon had their backs against the wall as they conceded three tries in a row.

George Tyson capitalised on poor defence before Lepori returned to notch a brace, with Oldham going 26-8 up.

Before the interval, Alan Kilshaw’s men did register their third score of the afternoon through Jake Eccleston.

After the restart, Leatherbarrow furthered Oldham’s advantage with a penalty but that would prove to be their final scoring act as Scott Naylor’s men capitulated in a similar fashion to last week’s loss at Batley.

Rob Massam, Ben Moores and Jordan Case all touched down before the hour mark as the Hornets drew level at 28-28 and things got better in the final quarter.

Lewis Galbraith broke away to score an eight point try before Danny Yates added salt into the wound with a penalty.

Yates’ game, alongside Oldham’s Sam Gee, ended abruptly as they were given a yellow and red card respectively.

Written by Dan Fowler.

Oldham RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott TurnerFull Back100000
2Adam ClayWing000000
3George TysonCentre100000
6Scott LeatherbarrowStand Off060000
10Adam Neal 19Prop000000
11Jack Spencer 13Second Row000000
12Danny LangtreeSecond Row000000
19Nathan MasonProp000000
20Gareth OwenHooker000000
21Kenny HughesHooker000000
26Mikey Wood 9Second Row000000
26Richard Lepori 24Wing200100
14Luke AdamsonSecond Row000000
9Sam Gee 26Interchange000010
13Liam Thompson 11Interchange000000
19Joe Burke 10Interchange000000
24Michael Ward 26Interchange000000
 Total 460110

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Miles GreenwoodFull Back100000
2Chris RileyWing000000
3Jake EcclestonCentre200000
4Lewis GalbraithCentre100000
5Rob MassamWing100000
6Lewis PalfreyStand Off000000
7Danny YatesScrum Half050101
10Gavin Bennion 16Prop000000
11Jono Smith 17Second Row000000
12Josh Crowley 19Second Row000000
13Gary MiddlehurstLoose Forward000000
14Ryan ManeelyHooker000000
15Jovili TairaCentre000100
9Ben Moores 11Interchange100000
16Matty Hadden 10Interchange000000
17Lee Mitchell 11Interchange000000
19Jordan Case 12Interchange100000
 Total 750201

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 27, 2017 2:00 pm Championship 2017 Saturday


Bloomfield Road
Bloomfield Road


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Oldham RLFC26026
Rochdale Hornets122436