Swinton Lions 13-12 Halifax RLFC


Swinton Lions dented Halifax’s top four hopes with a 13-12 victory at Heywood Road. John Duffy’s men picked up a timely win considering there was also successes for Bradford and Dewsbury in round 19. Hull KR-bound half-back Chris Atkin led the Lions to victory with a penalty goal and a drop goal in the final quarter.

The Lions were 10-0 up at the interval thanks to tries from Oliver Davies and Shaun Robinson. For a team who had scored 84 points in their previous two games, Halifax were left scoreless and that was a massive feather in Swinton’s cap. Robinson’s try had been scored while the visitors were down to 12 men after the sin-binning of Brandon Moore.

However, the West Yorkshire side found their attacking fluency in the second period and two converted tries put them in front. Mitch Cahalane and Josh Wood both crossed the whitewash while Steve Tyrer added the extras on both occasions. But it would prove to be a disappointing end to the afternoon for Halifax, who were denied victory thanks to the kicking of Atkin. Despite missing a penalty goal moments earlier, Atkin made amends by slotting over his next attempt following Tyrer’s goal line dropout going out on the full. With eight minutes remaining, Atkin kicked the decisive one pointer to the delight of the home crowd.

Swinton Lions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Liam Paisley 41Second Row000000
1Jack MurphyFull Back000001
2Shaun RobinsonWing100000
3Chris HankinsonCentre000000
4Rhodri LloydCentre000000
7Chris AtkinScrum Half021000
9Anthony Nicholson 22Interchange000000
14Ben WhiteStand Off000000
15Andy Bracek 19Prop000000
16Anthony Bate 38Interchange000000
17Oliver DaviesSecond Row100000
19Josh Barlow 15Interchange000000
21Mike ButtWing000000
22Luke Waterworth 9Hooker000000
37Callum FieldLoose Forward000000
38Caine Barnes 16Prop000000
41Liam Carberry Interchange000000
 Total 221001

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonScrum Half000000
2Will SharpWing000000
3Steve TyrerCentre020000
4Ben HeatonCentre000000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 18Prop100000
11Shane GradySecond Row000000
12Simon Grix 20Second Row000000
16Ed BarberSecond Row000000
17Brandon Moore 24Hooker000100
19Josh Wood 17Interchange100000
20Elliot Morris 12Interchange000000
24Brandon Douglas 17Interchange000000
27Connor WilliamsWing000000
32Daniel MurrayProp000000
38Connor McGrathWing000000
18Jordan Walne 8Interchange000000
 Total 220100

Match Details

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


Heywood Road


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Swinton Lions10313
Halifax RLFC0212

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