Rochdale Hornets 6-20 Halifax RLFC

Rochdale Hornets 6-20 Halifax RLFC


A bit like the proverbial bus, Halifax won their second consecutive league match as they beat Rochdale Hornets 20-6 at the Crown Oil Arena.

It was a well contested game, with the visitors only leading by two points at the break – 8-6. The Hornets got on the scoresheet first thanks to Rob Massam on six minutes, a try which was converted by Lewis Palfrey. It didn’t take too long for Halifax to reply as Ed Barber registered an impressive solo score, with Steve Tyrer converting to level the scores. A penalty goal from Tyrer later on in the half gave the visitors a slender advantage heading into the second half. A solid defensive effort coupled with a two-try performance in attack saw Richard Marshall’s men take the spoils.

Tyrer scored a try and also kicked a penalty to give his side a two score lead before Rob Worrincy put the game beyond doubt soon after. With a numerical advantage on their side thanks to yellow cards shown to Gary Middlehurst and Ben Moores, Worrincy touched down to wrap up the spoils for the West Yorkshire side.

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Chris RileyWing000000
3Jake EcclestonCentre000000
4Lewis GalbraithCentre000000
5Rob MassamWing100000
6Lewis PalfreyStand Off010000
7Danny YatesScrum Half000000
8Samir Tahraoui 16Prop000000
9Ben Moores 14Hooker000100
10Gavin Bennion 19Prop000000
12Josh Crowley 15Second Row000000
13Gary MiddlehurstLoose Forward000100
14Ryan Maneely 9Interchange000000
15Jovili Taira 12Interchange000000
16Matty Hadden 8Interchange000000
17Danny BridgeSecond Row000000
19Jordan Case 10Interchange000000
21Matty BlytheCentre000000
 Total 110200

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonScrum Half000000
2Will SharpFull Back000000
3Steve TyrerCentre140000
5James SaltonstallWing000000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 15Prop000000
9Ben Kaye 31Interchange000000
10Adam Tangata 12Interchange000000
12Simon Grix 10Second Row000000
13Jacob FairbankSecond Row000000
14Ryan BoyleProp000000
15Luke Ambler 8Interchange000000
16Ed Barber 20Second Row100000
20Elliot Morris 16Interchange000000
21James Woodburn-HallCentre000000
23Rob WorrincyWing100000
31Adam O’Brien 9Hooker000000
 Total 340000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 26, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Rochdale Hornets606
Halifax RLFC81220

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