Batley proud despite Leeds defeat

Match Score
9. September 2016 20:00 Headingley
Leeds Rhinos Batley Bulldogs Report

32 - 0


The whole town is buzzing after the Bulldogs went to Headingley to play the treble winners Leeds and come away with a 32 – 0 defeat. But the scoreline does not tell the story of this match, as the part timers from Batley put in a sterling effort to thwart the Leeds attack and reduce them to 6 tries, and it took big efforts from such names as Briscoe, Watkins, Hall and Burrow to break the Batley line.

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I thought they were outstanding. Brian McDermott

The knowlegable fans from the Leeds South Stand, recognising the effort of the Bulldogs, cheered them off at the end with chants of “Batley Batley”

We’ve come here to the treble winners of last year, and we’ve challenged them. John Kear

And that’s another reason I’m so pleased. We played sunday and played again friday, a part time team, and at times we looked very tired, but they just showed heart and commitment to come through the other side of that fatigue. Jon Kear



Leeds Rhinos Batley Bulldogs

32 - 0

5. Match Day

9. September 2016, 20:00



Don’t want to in any way sound patronising but I’ve rarely seen such effort, grit and determination from a team nilled as I saw last night. Brilliant effort from the team. Might be a Whino but I loved the Batley attitude and class from you fans. A Leeds Fan on Facebook

Scorers Leeds Rhinos
Tries: Briscoe, Watkins 2, Hall 2, Burrow
Goals: Lilley 4.
Drop Goals:

Scorers Batley Bulldogs
Drop Goals:

Match Official: Joe Cobb
Attendance: 15,135

We accuse ourselves of bring a bit off, a big clunky and a bit frustrating, certainly attacking their tryline but when you’re making errors and there’s a load of Batley shirts in front of you, you know with not dropping the ball over the tryline when the tryline was beckoning, it was usually because they put us under pressure. and they never really dropped off. Brian McDermott