Batley's part-timers take their second full-time scalp of season

Batley continued their impressive start to the Kingstone Press Championship with a second win over full-time opponents.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd February 2016, 4:35 am
Dominic Brambani.
Dominic Brambani.

Scrum-half Dominic Brambani scored two tries and Pat Walker kicked four goals against their old club in the Bulldogs’ 20-8 win over Sheffield Eagles. Alister Leek scored the other try for Batley, who opened the season with a shock win over Leigh, while Papua New Guinea internationals Menzie Yere and Garry Lo were tryscorers for the Eagles in their first defeat of the season.

Former England stand-off Rangi Chase scored the match-winning try for Leigh as they came from 20-6 behind to beat London Broncos 24-20. Leading 14-6 at half-time thanks to tries from Alex Foster, James Cunningham and Rhys Williams, the Broncos looked to be heading for a shock victory when Ben Hellewell went over for their fourth try on the hour, with Wes Naiqama kicking a second goal.

Sam Hopkins had scored the Centurions’ only first-half try a minute before the break and they ran in three tries in a decisive five-minute spell through Jamie Acton, Jake Emmett and Chase to turn the game on its head.

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Workington are one of three teams still looking for their first points after going down 20-0 at home to Halifax.

Halifax led only 8-0 at half-time after scoring tries through Jake Eccleston and Ryan Maneely but made sure of a second win thanks to further touchdowns in the final quarter from Luke Ambler and Dane Manning, both converted by Steve Tyrer.

Meanwhile, in the iPro Cup, Hunslet Hawks suffered a disappointing 24-4 defeat at the hands of visitors York City Knights.

Richie Barnett scored the only try for Hunslet, who trailed just 4-0 at half-time.