Tom Gilmore’s loot helps the Batley Bulldogs steal their rivals Thunder Yorkshire News

Double: Veteran Bradford Bulls mainstay Steve Crossley scored two attempts in his win at Whitehaven.  Image: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Double: Veteran Bradford Bulls mainstay Steve Crossley scored two attempts in his win at Whitehaven. Image: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

The fit Batley Bulldogs won 28-16 against the promoted Newcastle Thunder to secure a third victory in four Championship outings.

Craig Lingard’s team led 10-6 at halftime and never really seemed to have a problem.

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Tom Gilmore finished with a personal loot of 12 points with a try and four goals, while hooker Alistair Leak (2), Dale Morton and Elliot Hall also crossed.

Batley is third in the table, but tied on points with leaders Featherstone Rovers and Toulouse Olympique in second.

The Bradford Bulls are fourth, but they also have six points after winning on the road 32-20 at Whitehaven with veteran mainstay Steve Crossley scoring two attempts.

Joe Brown, Brandon Pickersgill and Ebon Scurr were the other scorers for John Kear’s team with Danny Brough scoring five goals.

Dewsbury Rams fell 30-20 to Yorkshire rivals York City Knights at Ram Stadium.

For Dewsbury, Matty Fleming, Andy Gabriel and Aaron Hall scored tries, with Paul Sykes kicking three conversions and a penalty. York’s points came from two attempts by Matty Marsh, plus Kieran Dixon, Ryan Atkins and Marcus Stock, with Dixon converting four and a penalty.

On Saturday, the Sheffield Eagles were cruelly denied a victory over the London Broncos full time after Jarrod Sammut kicked a penalty in the 79th minute to bring the game down to 20-20.

The South Yorkshire club appeared to lose when Abbas Miski completed his hat-trick to put London up 18-14 in the 71st minute.

However, Aaron Brown responded with a try with two minutes remaining, with Izaac Farrell converting to put Sheffield, who had previously scored tries through Farrell and James Glover, in front before the final lap a few seconds later.

The Halifax Panthers weren’t so lucky; they lost 16-12 at Oldham after conceding a converted try in the 76th minute to center on loan from Wakefield Trinity, Jack Croft. Halifax led 12-4 into the interval after Conor McGrath and James Woodburn-Hall tried allies with two goals from Connor Robinson, but they were held up in the second period.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-02 22:30:26