Rhinos 32-0 Batley

Batley travelled to Headingley to face last year’s treble winners Leeds Rhinos in Super 8 qualifiers after a full days work for the part time Bulldogs.

Leeds took 17 minutes to open the scoring after some pressure from the Bulldogs attack,it came from Tom Briscoe after a great pass from Brett Ferres, Lilley added a wonderful touchline conversion. 

James Davey Beats Watkins (Paul Butterfield)

Batley again went close as Rowe and Hirst helped the bulldogs go forward before Alistair Leak had a try chalked off due to two knock ons, minutes later England centre Kallum Watkins collected his first try as Ferres again set up the try before Rob Burrow  this time set up Watkins on the hooter as Lilley added his second goal of the night.

Brambani takes on Ablett (Paul Butterfield)

Leeds 16-0 Batley.

Batley came out strong with Lillycrop and Gledhill but it was James Davey who was short from scoring as he was held up, Wayne Reittie went short before Ryan Hall opened the Rhinos account for the second half after 59 minutes, 

Gledhill takes on Ferres (Paul Butterfield)

Lilley again added the extras before Hall added his second try after a scrum play came from Lilley before Brad Singleton set up Rob Burrow to score the Rhinos final try of the evening as Batley again fell short with a final kick from a scrum as Dave Scott fell short as Aston Golding took the ball one on one. 

Great Support from The bulldogs fans (Paul Butterfield)

Batley got a wonderful round of applause from the wonderful away travel but also the famous south stand.

Leeds 32-0 Batley

Man of the match: Leeds: Brett Ferres Batley: Alistair Leak

Attendance: 15,135

Leeds Rhinos – week 5

Batley travel to Headingley on Friday evening to face Leeds Rhinos for the first time in 33 years, Batley have previously faced two clubs at Headingley both in the 1990’s once against Dewsbury and the other against Bramley.

Wayne Reittie  goes back to Leeds

Batley  welcome back Shaun Ainscough,James Davey and Joe Chandler back into their 19 man squad as James Brown, Shaun Squires and Alex Brown drop out following injuries and players back. Batley will go into the game with confidence following Sunday’s win over Featherstone but know it will be a tough evening against the full timers following most the Batley side will have been at work that afternoon.

2. Wayne Reittie. 3. Chris Ulugia. 5. Shaun Ainscough. 6. Cain Southernwood. 7. Dom Brambani. 8. Keegan Hirst. 9. Luke Blake. 10. Alex Rowe. 11. Brad Day. 13. Pat Walker. 14.James Davey. 15. Adam Gledhill. 17. Joe Chandler. 18. Tom Lillycrop. 19. Alex Bretherton. 20. Alistair Leak. 22.Dave Scott. 24. James Harrison. 32. Sam Smeaton.

Ainscough returns following a knee problem

Leeds will come into the game with a six game winning streak, they welcomed back Stevie Ward last weekend following a knee injury. Joel Moon misses out as former loan prop Anthony Mullally replaces him.

Leeds 19 man squad: Briscoe,Watkins,Hall,Burrow,Galloway,Cuthbertson,Jones-Buchanan,Ablett,Ward,Sutcliffe,Singleton,Garbutt,Achurch,Mullally,Golding,


Leeds will also be presenting former Batley players Roy Powell and Carl Gibson heritage numbers at half time to the family of Roy.


Bulldogs 11-10 Rovers

Batley won the battle of the part timers yesterday at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, thanks to two tries from winger Wayne Reittie which helped the Bulldogs claim their first win in the super 8’s qualifiers over Featherstone Rovers who haven’t lost at Mount Pleasant in the league since 2004.

Wayne Reittie’s winning try (Neville Wright)

It was the Bulldogs who made the better start coming up the slope as they opened the scoring after a kick from Adam Gledhill set up Wayne Reittie to open the scoring of the afternoon as he dived on the ball in the corner, Walker missed the conversion attempt.Rovers came into the game with forwards Darrell Griffin and Tim Spears but the home sides defence kept them at bay before luke Briscoe got rovers level after he dived on Thackeray’s kick to score, minutes later James Duckworth put rovers in front after taking Ian Hardman’s pass to score and put rovers in front just before the half time break. Brambani added a drop goal on the hooter to put the Bulldogs three behind coming down the slope.

Bulldogs 5-8 Rovers

Brad Day takes on the rovers defence (Neville Wright)

Batley coming down the slope started of brightly but it was Rovers that opened the scoring with a Jamie Foster penalty to take the lead to five points coming up the slope.Batley went short with full back Dave Scott as he was held up following that minutes later he kept Batley in the game as he made a wonderful try saving tackle on Anthony Thackeray to deny Rovers a match winning try. 

Wayne Reittie first try of the afternoon (Neville Wright)

Pat Walker added a further two points to put the bulldogs three points behind with 22 minutes remaining as both sides went toe to toe as forwards Tom Lillycrop on his 100th career appearance along with Brad Day and Luke Blake took Batley down the slope before Dom Brambani was held up over the line, With six minutes remaning it was the Bulldogs take took the lead and the points as centre Sam Smeaton’s wonderful pass found Reittie who dived over his second and 12th try of the season, Walker missed the attempt as the Bulldogs held out for their first win of the super 8’s. Batley go to Headingley on Friday evening while Rovers travel to Salford next time out.

Bulldogs 11-10 Rovers

Man of the match: Batley: Brad Day Featherstone: Bradley Tagg

Attendence 1,131

Bulldogs 28-58 Huddersfield

Batley lost their third game of the Super 8’s qualifiers Sunday at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, The Leeds Road side scored 11 tries in a romp which included a Ryan Brierley hatrick.

Safe as houses Dave Scott (Neville Wright)

The home side started stronger after a Chris Ulugia break set the Bulldogs up into great field position before a penalty gave the home side a two point lead before Leory Cudjoe opened the scoring with his first try of the afternoon as he powered he way through the Batley defence, minutes later Jamie Ellis set up Gene Ormsby to dive over in the corner as Ellis added the extras to put the Giants 10-2 in front on the scoreboard. The visitors kept the scoreboard ticking as Ryan Hincliffe put prop forward Eorl Crabtree in a gap to score underneath the posts Ellis added the extras.

Youngster James Harrison gets stuck in (Neville Wright)

Batley didn’t touch the ball for long periods but when they did errors came upon them as Tom Symonds sneaked into score his first try of the afternoon, the next set Jake Connor scored for the Giants as the forwards of both sides were changed as Batley introduced Gledhill and Lillycrop from the bench  but the change didn’t swap the momentum as Symonds grabbed his second try of the game as the Giants took off Ta’ia and Crabtree off and replaced them with Rapira and Ikahihifo. The visitors added three tries in the final minutes of the half as Ryan Brierley added two of his three and Joe Wardle scored to put the Giants 46 points in front at the break.

Bulldogs 2-48 Giants

The home side needed to start off the better side and they did as centre Shaun Squires scored his first try of the afternoon as he stole the ball one on one from Aaron Murphy Brambani added the extras from the touchline, minutes later man of the match full back Dave Scott scored his first try of the afternoon. The visitors added more points to the scoreboard as Leory Cudjoe added his second try of the afternoon. Bulldogs centre Shaun Squires collected his second try of the afternoon to put some confidence back into the side as James Harrison was introduced from the bench as he offered enough enthusiasm and attitude to please the faithful at the Mount.

Dom Brambani takes on the Giants Defence (Neville Wright)

Minutes later Ryan Brierley raced 90 metres to score his hatrick and the Giants finished off their scoring for the afternoon. The bulldogs sent their fans home with something to shout about in the final minutes as centre Chris Ulugia scored after a great pass from Walker and break from Alex Brown set up the centre before the try of the afternoon was scored as Pat Walker chip was collected by Brown before he put boot to ball for Dave Scott to collect his second of the game.

Prop Tom Lillycrop takes on the giants defence (Neville Wright)

Bulldogs 28-58  Giants

Man of the match: Batley Dave Scott Huddersfield: Ryan Brierley 

attendance 2,201

Huddersfield Week 3

Batley Bulldogs return home this weekend following three away games, they welcome West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Giants in week three of the Super 8’s qualifiers.

Alex Brown faces his former club

Batley could welcome back loose forward Pat Walker from a groin injury meanwhile winger Shaun Ainscough misses out again with a knee injury. Coach John Kear is looking for a massive response following the disappointing defeat to London Broncos, Kear admitted: “I think we are letting ourselves down.”  Batley will need to improve in front of their home fans after the players offered to pay for coaches for fans who travelled to London last weekend.

Batley 19 Man Squad: Reittie,Ulugia,Squires,Southernwood,Brambani, Hirst, Rowe,Day,Walker, Davey, Gledhill, Lillycrop, Bretherton, Leak, J Brown, Scott, Harrison, A Brown, Smeaton

Aaron Murphy takes on the Bulldogs last time the clubs met

Huddersfield travel to Batley for the third time in five seasons, following two Challenge Cup ties in which they came out winners 13-4 & 28-18. It’s the first league meeting in  14 years since the Giants won promotion in that season to Super League, in which they won 34-2 at the Mount and 64-4 at the Mcalpine Stadium. Also the Giants won 20-12 in the Buddies Cup at Mount Pleasant on Easter Monday in the same season.

Huddersfield welcome back former Manly second rower Tom Symonds from injury meanwhile former Batley loanee Jermaine McGillvary misses out with an injury. Also missing is full back Scott Grix and stand off Danny Brough due to injury and suspension.

Huddersfield 19 man squad: Cudjoe,Wardle,Murphy,Ellis,Crabtree, Hincliffe, Huby,Symonds, Lawrence, Wood,Rapria, Ta’ai, Connor, Leeming, Mason, Roberts,Brierley, Ormsby, Ikahihifo

Former Players: Kyle Wood, Aaron Murphy, Nathan Mason,Jake Connor, Andy Rice, Joe Naidole, Mark Moxon ( played for Huddersfield now coaching staff at Batley), Chris Langley, Jeff Wittenberg, Paul Reilly, Josh Johnson, Dale Cardoza, John Sharp ( Coached Both sides), Alex Brown, Jermaine McGillvary, Chris Moloyneux, Steve Jones

Referee: J Child

Prices £17 adults £12 Concession £3 Junior

Junior ST Holders of both clubs Free

Broncos hammer Bulldogs

London Broncos put the sword to the Batley Bulldogs yesterday at Ealing in the Super 8’s qualifiers as they went down 76-16, it was a poor afternoon all round for the West Yorkshire club which saw prop Tom Lillycrop sent to the sin bin due to dissent in the second half.

Chris Ulugia scored one Batley’s tries in the captial

London started off the stronger as Jamie Soward scored after three minutes as tries came in regular intervals with Daniel Harrison, Illiess Macani x2, Andy Ackers, James Cunningham all scored first half tries, Batley went short a few times with Lillycrop,Gledhill and Alex Brown but failed to add any points in a poor afternoon for the visitors.

London 32-0 Batley

London came out second half in the same manner as the first half and added another 44 points as Soward finished the afternoon with 24 points as tries came from  Illiess Macani also getting a third try joining them on the score were Matt Garside, Jack Bussey, James Cunningham, Mark Loane and Rhys Williams completed a second half hatrick.

It took Batley 48 minutes to get on the scoreboard as prop James Brown scored before Alex Rowe added another try four minutes later soon after Lillycrop saw a yellow card, it was a consolation when centre Chris Ulugia got in the corner for a try as Brambani failed to add to his earlier two goals in what was a poor afternoon for the Bulldogs.

Man of the Match: London Jamie Soward Batley: Alistair Leak

Robins 58-18 Dogs

Batley travelled to Hull Kingstone Rovers yesterday in the Super 8 qualifiers in which ended in a 58-18 defeat against the full-time outfit, the Bulldogs will take away a lot of effort from the game in warm conditions.

Lillycrop try ( Memory Mill)

The visitors started of strong in opening ten minutes with hooker Alistair Leak darting over to score after great work from forwards Adam Gledhill, Alex Rowe and Joe Chandler, Patrick Walker added the extras after three minutes. The Robins hit back with three tries in a matter of minutes as centres Iain Thornley and Thomas Minns both scored in back to back sets as Minns collected his second after Ken Sio sent him over next to the posts, next to score was stand off Matty Marsh as he beat the bulldogs defence after Rovers kept the ball alive with Mitchell Allgood and Shaun Lunt before Marsh beat the last-ditch tackles before James Greenwood side-stepped his way over before Minns Collected a first half hatrick three minutes before the half time break but Batley collected the final points as Prop James Brown set up Tom Lillycrop to score as he beat the Robins defence to score.

Brad Day takes on the rovers defence (Memory Mill)

Robins 36-12 Dogs

The home side again came out with a professional attitude as they scored four second half tries with Cockayne, Greenwood, Blair and Mantellato but the away sides defence kept Rovers at bay many of times as they dug in. Rovers opened the scoring with full back Ben Cockayne before second row Greenwood collected his second try before Maurice Blair and Josh Mantellato rounded off the afternoon for the Robins.

Alex Rowe try (Memory Mill)

The Bulldogs kept their heads held high and kept going forward with forwards Brown,Rowe and Gledhill along with Sam Smeaton on debut in the centre position as Alex Rowe sent the Bulldogs fans home in great voice with a deserved try as he beat the defence to score next to the posts.

attendance 6,684 Man of the Match: Hull Kr James Greenwood Batley Alex Rowe