Palfrey named Premier Sports player of the Week
Oldham’s Lewis Palfrey has been named Premier Sports Championship One Player of the Week after a dominating display against Hemel Stags.
Palfrey’s performance earned him the maximum five points towards Championship One’s Player of the Year award at the end of the season.
Every week each coach in the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help compile the Premier Sports awards.
Premier Sports Championship One Player of the Week – Lewis Palfrey (Oldham)
Oldham captain Lewis Palfrey earned the praise of Roughyeds coach Scott Naylor after an outstanding display at Hemel.
Palfrey was superb at stand-off in Oldham’s 30-12 win. Naylor said: “Lewis played with a lot of freedom, looked very relaxed and played with a smile on his face.
“When he plays with confidence his natural ability comes out, which he’s got in bucket-loads. He’s an excellent player and he’s still got a lot more to give as well.
“Giving him the captaincy put some pressure on him, but he’s handing it, getting used to it and really performing well.”
Premier Sports Try of the Week – David James (South Wales Scorpions)
Scorpions winger David James raced 60 metres to claim South Wales’ third try in their 28-16 win at Gateshead Thunder.
South Wales coach Dave Clark said: “He picked up a loose ball, outsprinted their winger and really showed his pace to get to the line.
“It was a game-changer, because we then scored another try two minutes later and that put us clear.”
Clark added: “We only had 16 fit players, and two loose-forwards playing in the halves after Courtney Davies went off, so it was a really pleasing win for us. There was a real spirit about how we played.”
Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Oldham
Oldham dominated this week’s Premier Sports Championship One Team of the Week, with five players earning selection from the Roughyeds’ impressive 30-12 win at Hemel.
Richard Lepori, Jon Ford, Dale Bloomfield, Lewis Palfrey and Danny Langtree were all included in the team of the week.
Oldham coach Scott Naylor said: “At Hemel we managed to score some points, which is what’s been missing from our game.
“Hemel are a good side and it’s not an easy place to go. They’ve got some big, big people playing in the middle of the park and they’ve got a lot going for them. It was really pleasing to get a decent win there.”
Premier Sports Championship One Team of the Week
- Richard Lepori (Oldham)
- Gareth Langley (Rochdale Hornets)
- Danny Davies (Rochdale Hornets)
- Jon Ford (Oldham)
- Dale Bloomfield (Oldham)
- Lewis Palfrey (Oldham)
- Dylan Skee (London Skolars)
- Ryan MacDonald (North Wales Crusaders)
- Chris Hough (Rochdale Hornets)
- James Greenwood (South Wales Scorpions)
- BJ Swindells (Hemel Stags)
- Danny Langtree (Oldham)
- Martin Roden (Oxford)
Premier Sports Championship One Player of the Week
5 points - Lewis Palfrey (Oldham)
4 points - Ashley Bateman (South Wales Scorpions)
3 points - Dale Bloomfield (Oldham)
2 points - Ryan MacDonald (North Wales Crusaders)
1 point - Danny Davies (Rochdale Hornets)
Championship One Player of the Year
Hemel’s Mike Bishay continues to lead the Player of the Year rankings, with the top three players in this year’s table remaining unchanged after a week that saw five new players win Player of the Year points.
1. Mike Bishay (8 points)
2. Sean Morris (7 points)
3. Andy Moulsdale (6 points)
4. Jono Smith (5 points)
Lewis Palfrey (5 points)
6. Gary Middlehurst (4 points)
Valu Bentley (4 points)
Jack Murphy (4 points)
Aaron Ollett (4 points)
Ashley Bateman (4 points)
11. Stuart Reardon (3 points)
Tyla Hepi (3 points)
Mike Worrincy (3 points)
Dale Bloomfield (3 points)
15. Jason Payne (2 points)
Steve Roper (2 points)
Craig White (2 points)
Danny Langtree (2 points)
Ryan MacDonald (2 points)
20. Benn Hardcastle (1 point)
Danny Davies (1 point)