Batley Bulldogs 70 Sheffield Eagles 12: Four-star winger Reittie leads 11-try rout for Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs were pretty much unstoppable in their Championship encounter with visiting Sheffield Eagles.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 18th June 2017, 9:42 pm
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 11:53 am
Batley winger Wayne Reittie scored four tries in the win over Sheffield Eagles.
Batley winger Wayne Reittie scored four tries in the win over Sheffield Eagles.

Winger Wayne Reittie led the way with four of the team’s 11 tries in a comprehensive 70-12 triumph.

And half-back Pat Walker played his part in keeping the scoreboard ticking over with a couple of tries and no fewer than 13 conversions. Half-back partner Dominic Brambani also bagged a couple of tries, as did inter-change Joel Farrell.

Dave Scott completes the list of try scorers for the Bulldogs, who effectively had the game won by half-time, by which time they were leading 38-0.

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Batley Bulldogs points machine, Pat Walker.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Halifax eventually proved too strong for hosts Oldham, building on a 12-0 half-time lead to eventually win 30-12. Rochdale Hornets, meanwhile, moved within five points of Sheffield Eagles when they out-gunned visitors Bradford Bulls, 28-14.

And in the battle for second and third, it’s London Broncos nothing setting the pace in the chase behind Hull Kingston Rovers.

Broncos returned from France with a 36-16 victory under their belts on Saturday and, in so doing, opened up a two-pooint gape on hosts Toulouse Olympique.

The Robins still hold a five-point cushion over the Broncos and have a healthy points-difference – once again loaded up further in the east Hull side’s favour with Sunday’s one-sided 64-11 triumph over Dewsbury Rams, who seem permanently pinned to second-bottom in the table.

Batley Bulldogs points machine, Pat Walker.