Bulldogs see off Halifax Challenge

In another closely fought match Batley Bulldogs took both points at the Shay and saw off Halifax by 17 – 12. Two penalty goals and Brambanis drop goal in the last minute of the game were the difference between the two sides in a game which saw tries from Bretherton and Brambani for the Dogs and from two ex-Batley players Manning and Moore for Halifax. Moore also had a try chalked off in the 21st minute, which will surely cause controversy, as is not unusual, of course, when these two sides meet.

Batley now have 6 points from the first four games, an optimal start to the season when one takes into account the difficult opposition the Dogs have had to face


Halifax RLFC Batley Bulldogs

12 - 17

4. Match Day

28. February 2016, 15:00

The Shay Stadium


Batley Squad

team halifax
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Scorers Halifax
Tries: Manning 26′, Moore 45′
Goals: Tyrer 27′, 46′
Drop Goals:
Misc: Try diasallowed for Moore 21′

Scorers Batley
Tries: Bretherton 39′, Brambani 49′
Goals: Brambani 39′, 40′, 50′, Walker 65′
Drop Goals: Brambani 80′
G. Stokes
Touch Judges
P. Marklove
A. Smith

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