Match Report by Luke Winner.
Batley welcomed Sheffield Eagles to the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium in what was a fiery display from the hosts claiming a well earned 44 – 4 victory.
It was a rapid-fire performance by Diskin’s side as Dominic Brambani opened the scoring against his previous club, Sam Smeaton following on later after fluent passing from left to right. Dave Scott took on the kick role, converting both beautifully.
Louis Joufrett who recently penned a deal seeing him a Bulldog for next season, caused havoc for the opponents with his pin point kicks forcing an incredible amount of pressure against the visitors. Lewis Galbraith grabbed Batley’s third try of the afternoon after storming across the line. Scott managed to add the extras.
HALF-TIME: Batley Bulldogs 18 : 0 Sheffield Eagles
The second-half saw Johnny Campbell collect a stunning interception to run the full length leaving every player behind in the dust. Brad Day added more to what was becoming an impressive tally after collecting a brilliant Brambani kick to the corner. Scott converted one out of the two.
Speedster Johnny Campbell scored again thanks to some wild passing that set him up for a perfect dive in between the opponents defence. Scott couldn’t convert.
Sheffield finally crossed the whitewash, coming on from a fast shipment of passing right to left with Illias Macani stretching out. Thomas couldn’t convert.
Johnny Campbell completed an outstanding hat-trick with an assist by Lewis Galbraith creating the overlap. Only a few minutes passed till James Brown bashed his way through onto the try line on his 100th appearance for the club. Scott converted both.
FULL-TIME: Batley Bulldogs 44 – 4 Sheffield Eagles.
Next up for Matt Diskin’s men is Leigh Centurions away, where they will look to keep their momentum going.
Batley Xlll – David Scott, Wayne Reittie, Sam Smeaton, Lewis Galbraith, Johnny Campbell, Louis Joufrett, Dominic Brambani, Adam Gledhill, James Davey, James Harrison, Brad Day, Dane Manning and Alex Rowe.
Interchanges – Patrick Walker, Keenen Tomlinsion, James Brown and Michael Ward.
Sheffield Xlll – Oscar Thomas, Illes Macani, Menzie Yere, Joshua Toole, Ben Blackmoore, Simon Brown, Cory Aston, Shaun Pick, Gregory Burns, Johnathon Magrin, Matthew James, Oliver Davies and Matthew Fozard.
Interchanges – Patrick Burns, Blake Broadbent, Michael Weldon and Maxine Garcia