Batley Bulldogs 44-4 Sheffield Eagles
Sunday 16th September 2018, 15:00pm
Super 8s - Round: 5
Dominic Brambani, Sam Smeaton, Lewis Galbraith, Johnny Campbell 3, Bradley Day, James Brown,
Dave Scott 6,
Sheffield Eagles suffered a 44-4 defeat against Batley Bulldogs in the South Yorkshire side's final away match of the 2018 season.
Iliess Macani scored the Eagles' only try of the contest with 13 minutes remaining but it was nothing but mere consolation for the visitors as Batley dominated proceedings.
The Eagles fielded a rather youthful bench for Sunday's contest with Paddy Burns, Blake Broadbent, Mike Weldon and Max Garcia all used as interchanges.
It took the Bulldogs 11 minutes to break the deadlock as ex-Eagle Dom Brambani crossed. Dave Scott added the extras.
Just short of the half-hour mark came the Eagles' best chance of the first half as Broadbent went close but couldn't force his way over the whitewash.
Sam Smeaton and Lewis Galbraith both extended the hosts' advantage with a try apiece before half-time.
Scott was on hand to kick both conversions, with Matt Diskin's men 18-0 up after the first 40 minutes.
Sheffield were looking to find a way into the contest and they did make great yards downfield thanks to a break but that attack was halted as Ben Blackmore could only offload to a Batley player.
Three quick-fire tries saw the Bulldogs seal the victory with 20 minutes still left to play.
Johnny Campbell intercepted an Eagles pass and ran 70 metres to the try line before Brad Day and Campbell again added further scores.
Scott converted two from three as the West Yorkshire side went 32-0 up.
The Eagles finally got their side of the scoreboard ticking thanks to Macani going airborne and touching down in the corner.
Oscar Thomas was unable to convert.
Campbell and James Brown finished the afternoon off by scoring a try each with Scott once again adding the extras.
By Dan Fowler