Oldham RLFC 22-18 Swinton Lions


Oldham had to dig deep in the last few minutes of the game to keep Swinton Lions at bay as Scott Naylor’s side sealed an important 22-18 win. The Lions scored the final three tries of the match but were unable to grab the decisive score to the despair of the travelling fans.

Oldham led 12-0 at the break after tries from Sam Gee and Richard Lepori, which were converted by stand-off Scott Leatherbarrow.

The Roughyeds needed to keep their foot on the gas after the restart and they extended their lead to three scores thanks to a try from Ireland international Michael Ward. Leatherbarrow converted once again. In response, Swinton got on the scoresheet for the first time as winger Shaun Robinson found his way over the whitewash. Chris Atkin converted but those two points were soon matched as Leatherbarrow kicked a penalty to make it 20-6. Chris Hankinson touched down to cut the deficit to eight points, helped by Atkin’s conversion, but similar to the aftermath of their first try, the Lions conceded a penalty in kicking distance and Leatherbarrow took the invitation. The Oldham general kicked another two points, however Swinton soon struck through Jack Murphy to set up a nervy ending at Bower Fold. But despite moving to within four points of their opponents, the Lions – who have come so close to many teams this year – suffered another tight defeat.

Oldham RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott TurnerWing000000
2Adam ClayWing000000
3George TysonCentre000000
6Scott LeatherbarrowStand Off050000
7Dave HewittScrum Half000000
9Sam Gee 26Interchange100000
10Adam Neal 25Prop000000
12Danny LangtreeSecond Row000000
13Liam ThompsonLoose Forward000000
19Joe Burke 24Prop000000
20Gareth Owen 21Hooker000000
21Kenny Hughes 20Interchange000000
22Danny GrimshawCentre000000
24Michael Ward 19Interchange100000
25Liam Bent 10Interchange000000
26Mikey Wood 9Second Row000000
26Richard LeporiWing100000
 Total 000000

Swinton Lions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack MurphyFull Back100000
2Shaun RobinsonWing100000
3Chris HankinsonCentre100000
6Grant GoreStand Off000000
7Chris AtkinScrum Half030000
8Rob Lever 13Interchange000000
9Anthony Nicholson 22Hooker000000
11Connor DwyerSecond Row000000
13Andy Thornley 8Loose Forward000000
14Ben WhiteCentre000000
15Andy Bracek 18Prop000000
16Anthony Bate 19Interchange000000
17Oliver DaviesSecond Row000000
18Ben Austin 15Interchange000000
19Josh Barlow 16Prop000000
21Mike ButtWing000000
22Luke Waterworth 9Interchange000000
 Total 000000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 14, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Friday


Bower Fold


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Oldham RLFC121022
Swinton Lions01818