Bulldog Campbell's hat-trick clips Eagles' wings

Johnny Campbell bagged a hat-trick of tries as Batley Bulldogs beat Sheffield Eagles 44-4 in the Championship Shield.
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Leading 18-0 at the break, all Sheffield had to show for their efforts at Mount Pleasant was an Illies Macani second-half try.

Batley’s other tries came from Dominic Brambani, Sam Smeaton, Lewis Galbraith, Bradley Day and James Brown. Dave Scott booted six goals.

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The win guarantees Matt Diskin’s side third place in the Shield table after rivals Dewsbury Rams lost to Featherstone yesterday.

In League 1, Hunslet suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Newcastle Thunder.

Dee Foggin-Johnston and Daley Williams grabbed the tries for Gary Thornton’s side against their mid-table rivals.

Elsewhere in League 1, York City Knights stand 80 minutes from promotion to the Championship after thrashing Hemel Stags 56-6.

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The Knights stand two points ahead of Bradford Bulls – who beat Oldham 24-16 – going into the final weekend.

Bradford clinched victory thanks to tries from Matthew Storton, Jy Hitchcox, George Flanagan and Ross Peltier, Joe Keyes kicking four goals.

Doncaster remain third, after a 36-12 win at North Wales Crusaders.

Tries came from Russ Spiers, Jason Tali (2), Richard Owen, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Sam Doherty and Charlie Martin, with Jordie Hedges (3), Jack Sanderson kicking goals.

On Saturday, Keighley Cougars romped to a 20-try 112-6 win at West Wales Raiders.

Seeley, Gabriel, Leeming and Hawkyard grabbed hat-tricks.