Swinton Lions 18-52 Hull Kingston Rovers


Hull Kingston Rovers beat Swinton Lions 52-18 at Heywood Road to extend their winning run to nine league games. James Donaldson bagged a hat-trick for the Robins while debutant Zach Dockar-Clay also crossed the whitewash.

Tim Sheens’ side led 26-12 at the break and they got off to a great start with two tries inside eight minutes courtesy of David Hodgson and Jordan Abdull. In response, Swinton scored three times without reply as they hit the front but only by a couple of points after three missed conversions from Chris Hankinson. Ben White bagged a brace before Mike Butt touched down to put the Lions ahead. However, the visitors soon got back into their stride and Jamie Ellis crossed the whitewash to restore his side’s lead on 26 minutes. Dockar-Clay came on for Shaun Lunt and made an instant impact with his first try in Rovers colours. Ellis converted, as he did with Donaldson’s first try of the game three minutes later.

After surviving an early onslaught from Swinton in the second half, the Robins scored four tries before the final quarter to put the game’s end result beyond doubt. Will Oakes, Nick Scruton, Donaldson and Ryan Shaw all touched down for the East Yorkshire club who look in supreme nick at the minute. Donaldson completed his hat-trick with three minutes to go but there was still time for Swinton to register a third try as Anthony Bate found his way to the whitewash.

Swinton Lions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack MurphyFull Back000000
2Shaun RobinsonWing000000
3Chris HankinsonCentre000000
6Grant Gore 20Stand Off000000
7Chris AtkinScrum Half010000
8Rob Lever 19Interchange000000
9Anthony Nicholson 22Hooker000000
11Connor DwyerSecond Row000000
13Andy ThornleyLoose Forward000000
14Ben WhiteCentre200000
15Andy Bracek 16Prop000000
16Anthony Bate 15Interchange100000
17Oliver DaviesSecond Row000000
19Josh Barlow 8Prop000000
20Sean Kenny 6Interchange000000
21Mike ButtWing100000
22Luke Waterworth 9Interchange000000
 Total 410000

Hull Kingston Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Ben CockayneFull Back000000
4Liam SalterCentre000000
5Ryan ShawWing100000
7Jamie EllisScrum Half160000
8Nick Scruton 21Prop100000
9Shaun Lunt 18Hooker000000
15James DonaldsonSecond Row300001
16Jordan AbdullStand Off100000
18Graeme Horne 30Second Row000000
18Zach Dockar-Clay 9Interchange100000
19George LawlerCentre000000
21Rob Mulhern 8Interchange000000
23George Milton 35Interchange000000
27Will OakesWing100000
30Joe Cator 18Interchange000000
31David HodgsonCentre100000
35Josh Johnson 23Prop000000
 Total 1060001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 9, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Heywood Road


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Swinton Lions12618
Hull Kingston Rovers262652

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