What a game. Commitment from the Batley players was absolutely fantastic. Best game of the season already? pic.twitter.com/YtLlBTjmXe
— Paul Butterfield (@PaulPhotohawk1) February 7, 2016
— YEP Sport (@YEPSportsdesk) February 8, 2016
In a superb match of Rugby League the Batley Bulldogs came back to win in the dying seconds of the game after being awarded a late penalty. Pat Walker was right on target to give the Bulldogs a well deserved win by 24 – 22 against the much fancied Leigh Centurions, who lost in the first game of the 2016 campaign.
After playing uphill in the first half, the Dogs went in at half time at 12 a piece, but after Leigh gained advantage it looked as though they would take home the points as they went on to lead 22-12. But the Bulldogs showed incredible character and resolve with tries from Ulugia and Ainscough to level the scores before Walker took the penalty goal just before full time.
Tweet Of The Week
The Tweet of the Week Award goes to Michelle Simpkin who tweeted this before the game
Tick tock tick tock. Not long now before the mighty @LeighCenturions start their season of with a bang. Batley be afraid…..be very afraid.
— Michelle Simpkin (@MishfromLeigh) February 7, 2016
Afraid? Of what, dear?
Batley Bulldogs – Leigh Centurions
24 - 22
1. Match Day
7. February 2016, 15:00
Foxes Biscuits Stadium
Batley played up hill in the first half.
Referee: G. Hewer
Tries: James Brown, Ulugia (2), Ainscough
Goals: Walker (3), Brambani
Tries: Dixon, Sale, Higham, Brierley
Goals: Ridyard (3)