Rochdale Hornets 14-24 Batley Bulldogs


Batley Bulldogs secured their third consecutive victory with a 24-14 triumph against Rochdale Hornets at the Crown Oil Arena. A perfect kicking display from Pat Walker, with six goals from as many attempts, helped the Bulldogs to the spoils while prop Adam Gledhill and hooker Alistair Leak also got on the scoresheet,

The visitors led 14-8 at the break but it was Rochdale who opened the scoring thanks to Lewis Galbraith. The conversion was unsuccessful. Two tries without reply from Gledhill and Shaun Ainscough gave Batley a healthy advantage but the Hornets did notch the final score of the half through Jake Eccleston.

The second period saw Rochdale draw level with their opponents thanks to a converted try from Gary Middlehurst. However, the Hornets were left scoreless from that moment onwards while Batley found an extra gear to seal the win. Walker kicked two penalty goals, either side of a try from Leak, as Matt Diskin’s men picked up another two competition points.

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Declan KayFull Back000000
3Jake EcclestonWing100000
4Lewis GalbraithCentre100000
5Rob MassamWing000000
7Danny YatesScrum Half010000
9Ben Moores 14Hooker000000
10Gavin Bennion 15Prop000000
11Jono SmithSecond Row000000
12Josh Crowley 17Second Row000000
13Gary MiddlehurstLoose Forward100000
14Ryan Maneely 9Interchange000000
15Jovili Taira 10Interchange000000
16Matty Hadden 20Interchange000000
17Lee Mitchell 12Interchange000000
19Jordan CaseCentre000000
26Lewis FosterStand Off000000
20Anthony Walker 16Prop000000
 Total 310000

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Jason CrookesCentre000000
1David ScottFull Back000000
2Wayne ReittieWing000000
5Shaun AinscoughWing100000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half000000
8Adam Gledhill 21Prop100000
9Alistair Leak 14Hooker100000
10Alex Rowe 16Interchange000000
11Brad DayLoose Forward000000
12Joel Farrell 18Interchange000000
13Pat WalkerStand Off060001
14James Davey 9Interchange000000
15Danny CowlingCentre000000
16Tom Lillycrop 10Prop000000
18James Harrison 12Second Row000000
21James Brown 8Interchange000000
22Dane ManningSecond Row000000
 Total 360001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 25, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Rochdale Hornets8614
Batley Bulldogs141024

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *