Championship 1  Thursday 15th August 2013  Spotland Stadium  Att: 1,107

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Daniel Davies

Gareth Langley

Wayne English

Danny Yates

GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Crook

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Chris Clarke

Danny Langtree

Liam Thompson

Liam Gilchrist

Lewis Palfrey

GOAL SCORERS:

Lewis Palfrey

Lewis Palfrey

Lewis Palfrey

Lewis Palfrey

Lewis Palfrey

Full Report

Match Official: M Thomason


Brave Hornets edged out by Oldham

Oldham have stretched their lead at the top of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 with a hard-fought 30-25 victory at Rochdale Hornets.

The table-toppers scored five tries, with Lewis Palfrey adding the extras, while the hosts crossed over for four of their own, with Paul Crook adding four successful kicks and a drop goal.

Within the first ten minutes the tone was set for this pulsating encounter, as first Palfrey touched down to nudge the visitors in front before Danny Yates got the Hornets back on level terms just two minutes later.

This quick-fire scoring feat was repeated again just before half time, with Wayne English\'s try giving Rochdale the lead only for Liam Gilchrist to restore parity three minutes later.

It looked destined to remain level at the break until Crook slotted a drop goal on the stroke of half time to give the Hornets a slender 13-12 advantage.

But Oldham came out and proved their mettle during a decisive 20-minute spell after the restart that saw Liam Thompson, Danny Langtree and Chris Clarke all go over to seemingly end the contest.

Rochdale managed to battle back to set up a thrilling finale with two tries in three minutes from Gareth Langley and Daniel Davies, but Oldham had just about enough to get over the line.

Match Action

  • 67m
    try

    Daniel Davies

    Rochdale

  • 67m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 64m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 64m
    try

    Gareth Langley

    Rochdale

  • 58m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 58m
    try

    Chris Clarke

    Oldham

  • 48m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 48m
    try

    Danny Langtree

    Oldham

  • 44m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 44m
    try

    Liam Thompson

    Oldham

  • 40m
    dropgoal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 40m
    interchange_on

    Matty Crow

    Rochdale

  • 40m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Case

    Rochdale

  • 38m
    try

    Liam Gilchrist

    Oldham

  • 38m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 35m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 35m
    try

    Wayne English

    Rochdale

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Liam Thompson

    Oldham

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Mark Hobson

    Oldham

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Phil Joy

    Oldham

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Liam Gilchrist

    Oldham

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Andy Ainsclough

    Rochdale

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Ruairi McGoff

    Rochdale

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hough

    Rochdale

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Alex McClurg

    Rochdale

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    John Cookson

    Rochdale

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Ruairi McGoff

    Rochdale

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Mathew Haggerty

    Oldham

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Michael Ward

    Oldham

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Adam Files

    Oldham

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Sam Gee

    Oldham

  • 6m
    try

    Danny Yates

    Rochdale

  • 6m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 4m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 4m
    try

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham