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Swinton Lions 6 Halifax 62

Heywood Road, Sunday

Halifax kept up their good form after last week’s win at Bradford they ran in eleven tries to gain revenge over the Lions for their earlier season defeat. Halifax Coach Richard Marshall was very pleased with his sides performance getting off to a great start and never really giving the Lions a chance to get back into the game.

Ben Johnston put the visitors in the lead in the first attack of the match when the Lions knocked on at the kick off and the ball moved swiftly left for the full back to cross on the left and Steve Tyrer converted and seven minutes later former Lions player Ed Barber filling in for the injured Ben Heaton finished off a good movement with a try on the right side but Tyrer missed the conversion. The Lions then had some pressure on the Fax line but their best attack finished with a knock on after a wild pass in a good position.

Barber added his second on fifteen minutes when Scott Murrell and Johnston combined to send him in by the posts and Tyrer made no mistake with the kick and then shortly afterwards Johnston added his second when James Saltonstall made the break to set it up and Tyrer again converted. Richard Moore and Josh Barlow were placed on report on twenty-eight minutes for holding each other down on the floor but no punches were thrown. The visitors ran in another try two minutes later when Murrell put in a brilliant cross kick over the Lions try line and the ball bounced just right for Will Sharp to score a simple touchdown and five minutes before the break the Lions finally got on the board when Rhordi Lloyd crossed on the left and Chris Atkin converted.

It was more of the same at the start of the second half as Murrell dummied his way to the line to score under the posts and Tyrer converted. Another good chance came to the Lions on fifty-eight minutes when Liam Marshall made a break down the left but it took a great tackle from Johnston to stop his progress. Barber then completed his hat trick and Tyrer converted again before Ben White set up a Swinton try for Gabriel Fell who scored by the posts and Matty Beharrell added the conversion points from in front of the posts.

Jacob Fairbank was sent to the sin bin for tripping Beharrell on sixty-five minutes but while he was off the field his side went past the fifty mark on the scoreboard when Gavin Bennion made a break to feed Scott Moore who scored under the posts and then Mitch Cahalane dummied his way over for a try also under the posts and Tyrer converted both and it got even better in the closing minutes when Former Lion Bennion scored after a good break by Ben Kaye and the Luke Ambler scored the last try of the afternoon when he also scored by the posts with Tyrer adding one more conversion.


22 Gabriel Fell
2 Shaun Robinson
3 Stuart Littler
4 Macauley Hallett
Liam Marshall
1 Chris Atkin
7 Matty Beharrell
26 Dan Fleming
24 Luke Waterworth
16 Ben Austin
23 Rhordi Lloyd
12 Andy Thornley
13 Rob Lever
Subs ( All Used)
6 Ben White
10 Jordan Hand
19 Josh Barlow
28 Zach Johnson

Tries: Lloyd (34), Fell (62)
Goals: Atkin 1/1
Beharrell 1/1

1 Ben Johnston
5 James Saltonstall
26 Ed Barber
3 Steve Tyrer
2 Will Sharp
7 Gareth Moore
6 Scott Murrell
8 Mitch Cahalane
9 Ben Kaye
10 Luke Ambler
12 Simon Grix
14 Adam Tangata
13 Jacob Fairbank
Subs (All Used)
16 Richard Moore
17 Gavin Bennion
22 Connor Robinson
34 Ryan Boyle

Tries: Johnston (1,22), Barber (8,15,60), Sharp (30)
Murrell (48), Moore (68), Cahalane (72), Bennion (76), Ambler (80).
Goals: Tyrer 9/11

Sin – Bin: Fairbank (65) Tripping

Ref: Warren Turley
Att: 1017
Pens: 6-11
H-T: 6-28

Prog Score: 0-6,0-10,0-16,0-22,0-28,6-28,6-34,6-40,12-40,12-46,12-52,12-58,12-62

Men of Match
Lions: Matty Beharrell
Halifax: Scott Murrell

Gamestar: Scott Murrell – The Halifax captain had a hand in most of his teams tries and scored a good one himself.

Gamebreaker: Halifax started on the scoreboard in the very first minute and never looked back.

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