Swinton Lions 24-30 Sheffield Eagles

Swinton Lions 24-30 Sheffield Eagles


Sheffield Eagles claimed their first ever win at the Summer Bash with a 30-24 win over Swinton Lions at Bloomfield Road.

Matty Fozard won the Man of the Match for a two-try performance but the story of the game came in the final few minutes as Swinton launched a comeback.

The Eagles were 8-6 down at the break and they conceded first as Chris Atkin crossed the whitewash. He converted his own try but Sheffield struck back on 31 minutes as Fozard scythed over from dummy-half.

Simon Brown levelled the scores but the restart set saw Jordan Cox offload to nobody and then his side conceded a penalty. Atkin snapped at the opportunity of two points and that proved to be the difference at the break.

Two tries before the hour mark put Sheffield into a healthy lead. Will Hope and Menzie Yere both crossed for the steel city club, whose fans were cheering once again when Garry Lo added to his try tally.

A superb offload from Jack Owens went to Yere, who then shifted the ball wide to Lo who wasn’t going to be stopped. A second try from Fozard in the final quarter seemed to wrap up the game for the Eagles, even more so when Brown kicked a penalty.

However, the Lions had other plans with three tries in five minutes to set up a grandstand seven second finish. Shaun Robinson, Connor Farrell and Ben Austin all touched down but the Lions were unable to draw level as their desperation punt forward went to Lo who kicked the ball out of play.

Written by Dan Fowler.

Swinton Lions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack MurphyFull Back000000
2Shaun RobinsonWing100000
3Chris HankinsonCentre000000
4Rhodri LloydCentre000000
6Grant GoreStand Off000000
7Chris AtkinScrum Half140000
8Rob Lever 16Prop000000
15Andy Bracek 19Second Row000000
18Ben Austin 38Prop100000
21Mike ButtWing000000
22Luke Waterworth 9Hooker000000
24Adam JonesSecond Row000000
27Connor FarrellSecond Row100000
9Anthony Nicholson 22Interchange000000
16Anthony Bate 8Interchange000000
19Josh Barlow 15Interchange000000
38Caine Barnes 18Interchange000000
 Total 440000

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack OwensFull Back000000
2Garry LoWing100000
3Menzie YereCentre100000
5Ben BlackmoreWing000000
6Simon BrownStand Off050000
8Scott Wheeldon 17Prop000000
9Matty FozardHooker200001
10Mark Mexico 27Prop000000
11Matt James 12Second Row000000
13Elliot MinchellaLoose Forward000000
16Sam Scott 15Second Row000000
19Will HopeSecond Row100000
24Paddy FlynnCentre000000
12Duane Straugheir 11Interchange000000
15Kyle Trout 16Interchange000000
17Jordan Cox 8Interchange000000
27Liam Johnson 10Interchange000000
 Total 550001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 28, 2017 12:30 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Bloomfield Road
Bloomfield Road


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Swinton Lions81624
Sheffield Eagles62430

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