Sunday 23rd April 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 5

23-22 FT

( 14-16 HT )

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Tetley's Stadium

  • Dewsbury Rams

  • Tries
    Josh Guzdek 2, Paul Sykes, Aaron Brown,

  • Goals
    Paul Sykes 3,

  • Drop GoalsLewis Fairhurst,

  • Batley Bulldogs

  • Tries
    Macauley Hallett 2, Tom Lillycrop, Dominic Brambani,

  • Goals
    Cain Southernwood 3,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Dave
Scott
Michael
Hayward
Sam
Smeaton
Macauley
Hallett
Cain
Southernwood
Dominic
Brambani
Adam
Gledhill
Al
Leak
James
Brown
Bradley
Day
Joel
Farrell
Dane
Manning
Alex
Rowe
James
Davey
Tom
Lillycrop
Joe
Chandler

Official Report / Commentary

Dewsbury Rams needed a drop goal from substitute Lewis Fairhurst in golden-point extra-time to edge neighbours Batley Bulldogs 23-22 in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at the Tetley's Stadium.

Macauley Hallett opened the scoring early with the first try of his brace as the Bulldogs took the lead five minutes in. But Josh Guzdek struck back for the home side before Hallett claimed his second midway through the first half, which Cain Southernwood converted.

Batley's Tom Lillycrop added his side's third score - with Southernwood again on target with a goal - as the visitors moved 16-4 ahead before Paul Sykes reduced the deficit for the Rams.

Guzdek bagged his second try on the half-time hooter with Sykes converting to bring Dewsbury back into it.

The home side took the lead for the first time when Aaron Brown crossed over after 54 minutes and Sykes converted before scoring another goal three minutes later.

Dominic Brambani crossed over for the Bulldogs and Southernwood claimed two more points late on to level the scores after 80 minutes and then Fairhurst's drop goal meant the Rams will be in Tuesday's sixth-round draw.

  • 84: Goal scored for Dewsbury by Lewis Fairhurst
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Batley by Cain Southernwood
  • 62: TRY! scored for Batley by Dominic Brambani
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Dewsbury by Paul Sykes
  • 54: TRY! scored for Dewsbury by Aaron Brown
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Dewsbury by Paul Sykes
  • 40: TRY! scored for Dewsbury by Josh Guzdek
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Dewsbury by Paul Sykes
  • 31: TRY! scored for Dewsbury by Paul Sykes
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Batley by Cain Southernwood
  • 26: TRY! scored for Batley by Tom Lillycrop
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Batley by Cain Southernwood
  • 21: TRY! scored for Batley by Macauley Hallett
  • 10: TRY! scored for Dewsbury by Josh Guzdek
  • 5: TRY! scored for Batley by Macauley Hallett
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Dewsbury Rams 4
    Batley Bulldogs 4

    Goals:

    Dewsbury Rams 3
    Batley Bulldogs 3