Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Swinton Lions
The win lifted the Lions off the foot of the Kingstone Press Championship table, and delighted their coach Gary Chambers.
He said: “That’s probably the best team we’ve been able to field all year, and they stuck to the plan
“This year we haven’t been holding the ball and have been doing twice as much tackling as anyone else, but hopefully the players will now see the value in sticking to the gameplan.
“This gives us a bit of belief that we can play against the bigger teams and get something out of it.”
Rochdale were under pressure near their own line when Waring collected a loose ball.
The Hornets winger then beat three men with some dazzling footwork before racing 90 metres to touch down under the posts.
Rochdale coach Ian Talbot said: “There were quite a few chasing, but nobody was closing in on him. He even slowed down in the last 30 metres and the greasy surface allowed him a nice slide in at the end.”
Premier Sports Championship Team of the Week
3 Danny Cowling (Doncaster)
10 Tony Tonks (Halifax)
11 Lee Doran (Whitehaven)
13 Joe Pickets (York City Knights)
Premier Sports Championship One Team of the Week
3. Jon Ford (Oldham)
6. Lewis Palfrey (Oldham)
9. Steve Parry (Gloucestershire All Golds)
10. Phil Joy (Oldham)