League 1 round-up: Swinton continue fine form and historic day for Cornwall RLFC

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Super League Grand Final winner Anthony Mullally has joined Cornwall for their inaugural season (Photo: John Clifton/SWpix)

It was a historic day for Cornwall RLFC as they played their first home game in League 1. 

The sport’s newest side enjoyed a big crowd for their inaugural home tie, but fell short to Midlands Hurricanes.

It was a battle of the expansionists down in Cornwall, with the Hurricanes claiming their first victory of the year with a 60-14 score.

Cornwall RLFC next travel to Doncaster in League 1.

Swinton continue to show why they’re league favourites with an impressive 64-22 victory over Doncaster at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Allan Coleman’s side remain undefeated in their League 1 campaign and have already scored 200 points in 2022 – conceding just 42.

Lions scoring through Jayden Hatton (2), Max Roberts (2), Rhodri Lloyd (2) Louis Brogan, Matty Wilkinson, Nick Gregson and Richard Lepori.

Rochdale claimed their second victory of the season with a 44-20 win over Hunslet at the Crown Oil Arena. Tries from Paul Brearley, Zac Baker (2), Ben O’Keefee (2), Lewis Sheridan (2), Gregg McNally and Ben Forster.

Oldham hit 100

It’s a day to forget for West Wales Raiders as they fell to a 100-4 defeat at the hands of Oldham at the Vestacare Stadium.

Kian Morgan opened the scoring and it was all the hosts from there. Wigan loanee Logan Astley scored on his Oldham debut, having joined the club on a short-term loan. Veteran Martyn Ridyard converted 14 goals while crossing for a try. 

On Saturday, North Wales Crusaders defeated London Skolars 54-6 in the capital. Anthony Murray’s side are also three from three so far this season. 

Championship results

Bradford suffered a late heartbreak to Barrow at Odsal Stadium. Jarrod Sammut kicked a drop-goal on 79 minutes that saw his side claim a 23-22 victory. Jordan Lilley’s attempt was charged down moments before full-time.

Gary Wheeler, Jake Carter and Nathan Mossop all scoring for Paul Crarey’s side, who bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week at home to Batley. The Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium side sit third in the table, just two points behind leaders and league favourites Featherstone. 

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About Josh McAllister 1307 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

2 Comments

  1. Two tries were scored by Jayden Hatton. Sadly Lewis is out injured. Jayden also scored 2 tries last week against Midlands Hurricanes.

  2. cornwall are up for a fight with west wales as to who are the worst team in the league. Midlands scored on almost every attack and this could also have ended up with a 100+ win. I will say a word about their crowd……it was really good for their first game. Things can only get better and west wales should now call it a day in the pro game…..they are just not up for it.

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