A big result in the lower echelons of the table as Swinton Lions moved even further away from the relegation zone with a 22-18 victory over Sheffield Eagles at Heywood Road. The hosts scored the opening ten points of the match as Chris Atkin kicked two penalty goals as well as converting Rhodri Lloyd’s fourth minute try. However, the Eagles hit back with two tries and a penalty goal of their own to hit the front before half-time. Adam Neal and Ben Blackmore both touched down before Cory Aston added another two points to the scoreboard.
Sheffield started the second half in fine fashion as Quentin Laulu-Togagae weaved his way through the Swinton defence and over the whitewash in the 42nd minute. Aston converted for a two score lead but a spanner was thrown in the works soon after as George Tyson was sent off for a dangerous throw. The flare-up afterwards saw Swinton’s Macauley Hallett go to the sin-bin for his actions in the fracas. On the hour, Swinton cut the deficit to two points through another converted try by Lloyd. Then, ten minutes later, the hammer blow came for Sheffield as Connor Dwyer scored the winning try for the hosts who have picked up some impressive results over the past few weeks.
Prediction – Sheffield by 8
Result – Swinton by 4