Batley edge Rams to move into Top Four

Match Score
26. June 2016 15:00 Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs Dewsbury Rams Report

18 - 16

Batley Bulldogs took their chance to move back into the Top Four in the table after rivals Featherstone and Bradford were both beaten, but made hard work of overcoming the Rams from Dewsbury on an emotional day at Mount Pleasant, as both towns paid tribute to the late Jo Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen who was murdered last week.

Batley got off to their usual slow start and after ten minutes the Rams from Dewsbury were leading by 10-0 virtue of tries from Crookes and Kain. After Mariano had a try turned down for offside, Batley hit back with tries from Alex Brown and Chris Ulugia, both excellently converted by Dom Brambani to put Batley into the lead for the first time. Bretherton extended the lead with a try, which Pat Walker couldn’t convert to go in at half time leading by 16-10.

The second half started as the first did with a mistake from the kick off with Alex Brown knocking on. From the ensuing scrum Dewsbury went over to make it 16-14. Sykes levelled the scores 16-16 with a penalty goal, before the Bulldogs got the lead back through another penalty, successfully kicked by Walker.

Wayne Reittie was sin-binned in the 68th minute for a professional foul, leaving the Dogs with a lot to do with Dewsbury storming down the slope.

The excellent Batley defence held out however and the Dogs were victorious by the narrowiest of margins.

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cox tribute

Match

Batley Bulldogs Dewsbury Rams

18 - 16

19. Match Day

26. June 2016, 15:00

Foxes Biscuits Stadium

Report


Scorers Batley
Tries: A. Brown, Ulugia, Bretherton
Goals: Brambani 2, Walker
Drop Goals:
Misc: Sin bin Reittie (professional foul) 68 min

Scorers Dewsbury
Tries: Crookes, Kain, Guzdek
Goals: Sykes 2
Drop Goals:
Misc:
Referee
Smith
Touch Judges

Attendance
1,501

Results and Table

Match Score
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35 - 10

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Workington Town Swinton Lions

10 - 10

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London Broncos Leigh Centurions

12 - 38

26. June 2016 15:00 Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs Dewsbury Rams Report

18 - 16

26. June 2016 15:00 Whitebank Stadium
Oldham Roughyeds Whitehaven RLFC

26 - 18

26. June 2016 15:00 Provident Stadium
Bradford Bulls Halifax RLFC

24 - 32

Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts Last 5
1 Leigh Centurions 23 21 1 1 881:410+471 43  
2 London Broncos 23 17 0 6 702:444+258 34  
3 Batley Bulldogs 23 15 1 7 589:485+104 31  
4 Featherstone Rovers 23 15 0 8 595:384+211 30  
5 Bradford Bulls 23 13 2 8 717:446+271 28  
6 Halifax RLFC 23 13 1 9 615:484+131 27  
7 Sheffield Eagles 23 8 0 15 583:617-34 16  
8 Dewsbury Rams 23 8 0 15 486:603-117 16  
9 Swinton Lions 23 7 1 15 449:813-364 15  
10 Oldham Roughyeds 23 7 0 16 401:678-277 14  
11 Workington Town 23 5 1 17 455:756-301 11  
12 Whitehaven RLFC 23 5 1 17 367:720-353 11  

The Remaining Fixtures

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Bradford Bulls

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Featherstone Rovers