Sheffield Eagles 10-54 Batley Bulldogs

Sheffield Eagles 10-54 Batley Bulldogs


Matt Diskin’s Batley Bulldogs picked up their second win of the 2017 campaign as they hammered Sheffield Eagles 54-10 at the Beaumont Legal Stadium. With Dominic Brambani, Tom Holmes, Alex Rowe and Cain Southernwood among the starring cast, Batley showed signs of real potential as they brushed off the hosts without much effort.

Alistair Leak broke the deadlock in the 12th minute for the Bulldogs but Sheffield did respond well after they had conceded the opener as Elliot Minchella registered the equalising score just three minutes later. However, from there on in, Batley took control of proceedings and bagged four tries without reply as they went into the sheds 26-6 up. Brad Day scored a brace for the visitors, either side of four pointers from Holmes and Wayne Reittie.

After the restart, Batley started the half as they ended the first thanks to a try from Brambani who muscled over with four defenders around him. Reittie doubled his tally four minutes later following Will Hope being shown a yellow card for a trip. At 38-6 down, the Eagles were on the verge of an embarrassing defeat and things didn’t get any better for them as they conceded two more tries before the hour mark. Macauley Hallett and Holmes were the try-scorers for the Bulldogs, who reached the 50 point barrier but weren’t settling for just that. Mikey Hayward scored Batley’s final try on 63 minutes before Dane Chisholm grabbed a consolation for the Eagles with six minutes to go. To sum up proceedings, the try wasn’t converted despite it being scored in front of the sticks. A great day for the Bulldogs who will go into next week’s clash with Swinton high on confidence while Sheffield have the daunting prospect of Hull Kingston Rovers and Featherstone Rovers in the next two weeks.

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Greg BurnsHooker000000
Duane StraugheirSecond Row000000
2Garry LoWing000000
3Menzie YereCentre000000
4Perry WhiteleyCentre000000
5Ben Blackmore 18Wing000000
6Simon BrownStand Off000000
7Dane ChisholmFull Back110000
8Scott WheeldonProp000000
9Matty Fozard 26Scrum Half000000
11Matt JamesSecond Row000000
13Elliot Minchella 15Loose Forward100000
15Kyle Trout 13Interchange000000
16Sam Scott 19Second Row000000
18Ryan Millar 5Interchange000000
19Will Hope 16Interchange000100
26Lewis Foster 9Interchange000000
 Total 210100

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1David ScottFull Back000000
2Wayne ReittieWing200000
3Sam SmeatonCentre000000
4Macauley HallettCentre100000
6Cain SouthernwoodStand Off070000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half100000
8Adam Gledhill 10Prop000000
9Alistair Leak 28Hooker100000
10Alex Rowe 8Prop000000
11Brad DaySecond Row200000
12Joel Farrell 17Second Row000001
17Joe Chandler 12Interchange000000
18James Harrison 22Interchange000000
22Dane Manning 18Second Row000000
25Mikey HaywardFull Back100000
27Will MaherProp000000
28Tom Holmes 9Interchange200000
 Total 1070001

Match Details

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


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Sheffield Eagles6410
Batley Bulldogs262854

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