Sheffield Eagles 44 Oldham 20

Date published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OUR inspirational fightback in the second half was a main feature of our performance in a 44-20 defeat away to Championship high-flyers Sheffield Eagles in the fourth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

After a poor start we trailed 30-6 at half-time in a tie that was played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, but we rallied in the last quarter to score 14 points to add to Micky Learmonth’s first-half try which was converted by Lewis Palfrey.
Adam Clay got over in the corner to take his try tally to seven in four games so far this season, and then Josh Crowley scored twice wide out on the other side of the field as we went stronger the longer the game wore on.
Jon Ford, signed on a three-month loan spell from Salford Red Devils, played his first game of the season at left-centre, while Danny Langtree had two spells on the field in his first run-out after recovering from a long spell out with hamstring trouble.
Early indications were that we came through unscathed —- a bonus indeed ahead of this Sunday’s iPro Sport League One Cup semi-final against North Wales Crusaders at Whitebank, which kicks off at 3pm.
Scorers: Sheffield — goals, Walker (6); tries, Yere, Turner, Knowles, Straugheir, Laulu-Togagae, Worrincy, Thorpe (2); Oldham — goals, Palfrey (1), Roper(1); tries, Learmonth, Clay, Crowley (2).
Sheffield: Laulu-Togagae; Turner, Yere, Smeaton, Worrincy; Walker, Brambani; Battye, Carlile, Tonks, Knowles, Straugheir, Davies. Subs: Thorpe, Burns, Musolino, Langley.
Oldham: Holmes; Clay, Gee, Ford, Ward; Palfrey, Roper; Neal, Owen, Joy, Tyson, Langtree, Thompson. Subs: Files, Hughes, Learmonth, Crowley.
Refereee: A Sweet; Att: 484.