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.
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.
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,
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.
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