Sheffield Eagles


Halifax RLFC 8-52 Sheffield Eagles

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 20:00pm

1895 Cup - Round:


Calvin Barker, Reece Chapman-Smith,



Jason Crookes (2), Patrick Burns, Anthony Thackeray, Josh Guzdek, Ben Blackmore (2), Lewis Taylor, Aaron Brown, Ryan Millar,


Pat Walker (6),

Line Ups

Halifax RLFC

fb: Reece Chapman-Smith
w: Dafydd Jones
c: Conor McGrath
c: Calvin Barker
w: Jacob Smillie
so: Ben White
sh: Fraser Stroud
p: William Calcott
h: Curtis Davies
p: Dewi Billingham
sr: Jordan Syme
sr: Oliver Waite
lf: Connor Davies
int: Rhys Davies
int: Tom Hall
int: Elliott Windley
int: Henry Davies

Sheffield Eagles

fb: Josh Guzdek
w: Ryan Millar
c: Aaron Brown
c: Jason Crookes
w: Ben Blackmore
so: Pat Walker
sh: Anthony Thackeray
p: Shaun Pick
h: James Davey
p: Blake Broadbent
sr: Sonny Esslemont
sr: Olly Davies
lf: Patrick Burns
int: Greg Burns
int: Lewis Taylor
int: Corey Makelim
int: Joel Farrell

Match Report

Sheffield Eagles progressed to the quarter-finals of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup with a convincing 52-8 victory over a youthful Halifax side at Cougar Park.

Jason Crookes and Ben Blackmore both bagged braces while the Eagles’ young forwards Paddy Burns and Lewis Taylor also crossed the whitewash.

Crookes opened the scoring after five minutes, with Patch Walker missing his first conversion attempt of the night.

Burns soon followed as he crashed over from short range and Walker added the extras.

Anthony Thackeray was next over the try-line with a trademark dummy. Once again, Walker goaled.

Josh Guzdek and Calvin Barker exchanged tries for the Eagles and Fax respectively before Blackmore and Taylor finished the first period with a try apiece.

The visitors went into the sheds 30-4 to the good.

With the final quarter approaching, Sheffield extended their advantage thanks to some silky footwork from Aaron Brown.

Reece Chapman-Smith answered back for the hosts but the Eagles kept forcing the issue and got past the 50-mark as a result.

Ryan Millar, Blackmore and Crookes all touched down inside the final ten minutes as Sheffield booked their place in the next round of the inaugural competition.

By Dan Fowler


T Grant


Half Time

4 - 30

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