Championship 1 Review – Round 3

In the game of the day in Championship 1, a late Chris Thorman drop goal proved the difference in York City Knights’ 25-24 victory over South Wales Scorpions.

In a see-saw encounter that saw the lead change hands on numerous occasions Danny Ratcliffe, Joe McLocklan, Brett Waller and Casey Bromilow all scored tries for the City Knights, all of which were converted by Lee Waterman.

Lewis Mills, Gil Dudson, Craig Richards and Steve Parry all crossed for the visitors who now drop to second in the league behind York.

Rochdale secured their second victory of the season with a 32-24 win over Workington Town at Spotland.

After racing into a 24-6 half-time lead, Rochdale had to face a second half comeback from the visitors but hung on to secure victory.

Liam McGovern scored a try and kicked six goals for the home side who also saw Craig Johnson, Dean Gorton, Phil Wood and Dayne Donoghue cross the whitewash.

In a close fought encounter at Sedgley Park, Swinton defeated Doncaster 36-30 to move to fourth in the table.

Both sides scored six tries apiece in a highly entertaining encounter however it was the boot of Gavin Dodd that was the difference between the two sides.  Dodd added six goals whilst Doncaster’s Simon Brown only managed three.

Gateshead Thunder secured their first victory of the season with a hard fought victory over London Skolars.

A hat trick of tries by Jimmy Atkinson and one a piece by Kevin Neighbour and Tom Wilson helped secure Thunder, who lost 100-4 midweek, their first league points of the year.   Chad Isles, Matt Thomas and Curtis Cunningham scored for the visitors who fell to their 19th consecutive defeat.

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