League 1: Swinton defeat Rochdale in derby & Keighley continue unbeaten run

League 1 Rhodri Lloyd Swinton Lions

Swinton Lions defeated rivals Rochdale Hornets 34-14 at Heywood Road in a Greater Manchester derby in League 1. 

Allan Coleman’s side went into the break with a comfortable 20-4 victory, while Rangi Chase showed off his skills to assist Lewis Sheridan in the first half.

14 further points saw the Lions claim their eighth win of the season to jump to second in the League 1 table.

Wales World Cup hopefuls Rhodri Lloyd and Mike Butt both crossed for tries. Louis Brogan, George Roby and Mitch Cox also crossing for four-pointers, while Dan Abram kicked seven goals against his former club.

Sheridan crossing twice for Matt Calland’s Hornets, while winger Rob Worrincy also scored.

Elsewhere in League 1

Meanwhile, North Wales Crusaders fell to their second defeat of the season away to Hunslet. Alan Kilshaw’s side claiming a 30-22 victory. Harvey Hallas, Josh Jordan-Roberts and Wayne Reittie all scoring, while Jacob Doyle crossed for a hat-trick.

Oldham ended their losing streak with an impressive 66-0 victory Midlands Hurricanes at home. Veteran Martyn Ridyard crossed for a four-pointer and converted nine goals, as his side crossed for 12 tries.

Keighley Cougars remain unbeaten in League 1, claiming a 56-12 victory away at Cornwall. The league leaders have been busy in recruitment, recently adding both Junior Sa’u and Eddy Pettybourne. However, fans will have to wait another two weeks to see the duo debut.

Dane Chisholm (2), Alix Stephenson, Lewis Young, Charlie Graham (2), Harvey Spence, Mo Agoro (2) and Toby Everett all scoring. Jacob Miller converting eight goals from the boot. 

Meanwhile on Saturday, London Skolars picked up their third win of the season with a 28-16 triumph at West Wales Raiders. The Welsh outfit sit 10th in the table, while newcomers Cornwall still search for their first win of the season.

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About Josh McAllister 1501 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.

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