Bulldogs grind out hard victory against Lions

Match Score
5. March 2017 15:00 Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley Bulldogs Swinton Lions

22 - 18

The Batley Bulldogs won the match against Swinton Lions at the Foxes Biscuits Stadium in difficult conditions against the Swinton Lions yestarday in spite of being behind for most of the game. It was the Lions, playing down the slope in the first half, who took the initiative with an early try from Shaun Robinson before Jack Murphy got a second to put the Lions up by 10-0. Dave Scott got one back for the Bulldogs to make it 6-12 at half time.

In the second half it was the Lions from Swinton who again opened the scoring to go into a 6-18 lead, but the Bulldogs hit back and put the Lions under intense pressure. Another try from Dave Scott and two from Macauley Hallett against his old team however made sure that the Bulldogs kept the points at the Mount.

Scorers for the Bulldogs:
Tries for Dave Scott (2) and Macauley Hallett (2). Goals were scored by Cain Southernwood (2) and Dom Brambani
Scorers for the Lions:
Tries for Robinson, Murphy and Thornley. Goals scored by Atkin (3)
The referee was J. Roberts
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