Bulldogs go 3 points clear in top four bid

Match Score
2. July 2016 18:30 The Recreation Ground
Whitehaven RLFC Batley Bulldogs Report

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The Batley Bulldogs overcame Whitehaven in Cumbria on saturday evening to widen the gap between fourth and fifth spot in the Championships to 3 points with 3 games left in the regular season.

In a first half devoid of action Whitehaven went 4-0 up after a try from Gore. Batley hit back however through James Brown after Whitehaven’s Tad Chapelhow had been sin binned, to go in all even at half time.

In the second half Batley went into the lead courtesy of tries by Wayne Reittie and Adam Gledhill, both of which were converted. But instead of hammering home the advantage, they let Whitehaven back into the game as Calvert crossed for the Cumbrians.

By all praise for a job being done, the Bulldogs failed to dominate the Cumbrians and build up their points difference. With competition for the two remaining spots in the top four being so tight, it could come down to points difference at the end of the day, which could mean that Batley will lose out, their points difference being far inferior to that of the other three teams in the chase. Hopefully this will not come back to bite them.

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Archive pic © Richard Land, used with kind permission of the photographer.

Match

Whitehaven RLFC Batley Bulldogs

8 - 16

20. Match Day

2. July 2016, 18:30

The Recreation Ground

Report


Scorers Whitehaven
Tries: Gore, Calvert
Goals:
Drop Goals:
Misc: Yellow Card Chapelhow

Scorers Batley
Tries: James Brown, Reittie, Gledhill
Goals: Brambani 2
Drop Goals:
Misc:

Referee J. Bloem

The Table

Match Score
1. July 2016 20:00 Hallam Universities Sports Park
Sheffield Eagles Oldham Roughyeds

16 - 24

2. July 2016 18:30 The Recreation Ground
Whitehaven RLFC Batley Bulldogs Report

8 - 16

3. July 2016 15:00 The Big Fellas Stadium
Featherstone Rovers Workington Town

44 - 22

3. July 2016 15:00 Tetleys Stadium
Dewsbury Rams London Broncos

6 - 34

3. July 2016 15:00 Leigh Sports Village
Leigh Centurions Bradford Bulls

22 - 20

3. July 2016 15:00 Heyward Road, Sale
Swinton Lions Halifax RLFC

12 - 62

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

Batley Bulldogs

Bradford Bulls

Halifax

Featherstone Rovers

Match Score
7. February 2016 15:00 Provident Stadium
Bradford Bulls Featherstone Rovers

22 - 12