Sheffield Eagles 42-34 Swinton Lions

Swinton Lions 24-30 Sheffield Eagles


Sheffield Eagles sealed their third win of the season over Swinton Lions in nail-biting fashion as Mark Aston’s men limped over the line. Ben Blackmore scored a hat-trick for the Eagles while Danny Richardson starred on dual-registration from St Helens. The Lions looked more lively in the forwards, with Josh Barlow near to his destructive best. Jack Murphy bagged a first half hat-trick for Swinton but it proved to be a losing effort.

Sheffield raced into a 22-0 lead before Swinton cut the deficit to just six points by the break. It was a frenetic start by the Eagles, who broke the deadlock in the third minute thanks to Matt James. Richardson added the extras. The hosts improved on their advantage when Blackmore crossed the chalk following a killer ball to Jake Spedding from Remy Marginet. Richardson once again on target. The Saints half-back was at the forefront for Sheffield’s next score as he laid on a four pointer for Jack Owens. Blackmore completed his brace in the corner soon after, with Richardson missing his first conversion of the afternoon. However, being 22 points up seemed to make Sheffield complacent and Swinton more than capitalised. A five minute hat-trick from Murphy got the Lions back into the contest, as Chris Atkin kicked two from three conversions. 

After the break, the Eagles extended their rather slender lead as Blackmore touched down following a break from Spedding. Two quick tries from the Lions made it nervy times once again for Sheffield as Shaun Robinson and Mike Butt both touched down. Just two points separated the sides and that was eradicated when Atkin kicked a penalty to level matters. Richardson kicked a penalty and, soon after, supported a break by Minchella to score a timely try. The conversion made it a two score game before Atkin kicked another penalty as the arrears were reduced to six. The visitors had a chance to level the scores following Rhodri Lloyd’s try in the corner but Atkin’s kick went wide. In the last minute of the game, Garry Lo scorched over from dummy-half to seal a hard-fought win for the South Yorkshire club.

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack OwensFull Back100000
2Garry LoWing100000
3Menzie YereCentre000000
5Ben BlackmoreWing300000
8Scott Wheeldon 10Prop000000
9Matty FozardHooker000000
10Mark Mexico 8Interchange000000
11Matt James 24Second Row100000
13Elliot MinchellaLoose Forward000000
15Kyle Trout 19Interchange000000
16Sam Scott 19Interchange000000
19Greg Richards 15Prop000000
19Will Hope 16Second Row000000
24Danny RichardsonStand Off170001
24Paddy Flynn 11Interchange000000
26Jake SpeddingCentre000000
27Remy MarginetScrum Half000000
 Total 770001

Swinton Lions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Liam PaisleySecond Row000000
1Jack MurphyFull Back300000
2Shaun RobinsonWing100000
3Chris HankinsonCentre000000
4Rhodri LloydCentre100000
7Chris AtkinScrum Half050000
8Rob Lever 19Interchange000000
14Ben White 22Interchange000000
15Andy Bracek 38Second Row000000
18Ben Austin 41Prop000000
19Josh Barlow 8Loose Forward000000
21Mike ButtWing100000
22Luke Waterworth 14Hooker000000
24Adam JonesSecond Row000000
38Caine Barnes 15Interchange000000
39Josh WoodsStand Off000000
41Liam Carberry 18Interchange000000
 Total 650000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 2, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Sheffield Eagles222042
Swinton Lions161834

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