Sheffield Eagles


Sheffield Eagles 46-24 Rochdale Hornets

Friday 21st June 2019, 19:45pm

Championship - Round: 18


Ryan Millar (3), Olly Davies, James Meadows (2), Anthony Thackeray, Patrick Moran,


Pat Walker (4), Josh Guzdek (3),


Dan Abram, Callum Marriott (2), Brandon Wood,


Dan Abram (4),

Line Ups

Sheffield Eagles

fb: Josh Guzdek
w: Ryan Millar
c: Jacob Ogden
c: Jason Crookes
w: Ben Blackmore
so: James Meadows
sh: Pat Walker
p: Patrick Moran
h: James Davey
p: Brad Knowles
sr: Joel Farrell
sr: Olly Davies
lf: Aaron Brown
int: Shaun Pick
int: Anthony Thackeray
int: Blake Broadbent
int: Greg Burns

Rochdale Hornets

fb: Dan Abram
w: Declan Kay
c: Dailey Williams
c: James Worthington
w: Brandon Wood
so: Oscar Thomas
sh: Izaac Farrell
p: Callum Marriott
h: Callum Wood
p: Adam Lawton
sr: Zac Baker
sr: Kyle Shelford
lf: Ellis Robson
int: Ellis Gillam
int: Aidan Gleeson
int: Lee Mitchell
int: Ben Moores

Match Report

Sheffield Eagles completed a league double over basement club Rochdale Hornets as Mark Aston’s men triumphed 46-24 at the Olympic Legacy Park on Friday night.

Ryan Millar and James Meadows starred for the Red and Golds, with a hat-trick and brace of tries respectively.

It was another good outing for Warrington loanee Pat Moran, who continued his rich vein of form with yet another try.

The Hornets came into the contest after a battering against York and coach Matt Calland will have been looking for a positive response.

Inside the first five minutes, Rochdale had broken the deadlock thanks to the impressive Dan Abram. He converted his own score.

In the next set, Meadows stopped a break downfield illegally and was sin-binned.

But despite the numerical disadvantage, the Eagles pulled level thanks to Millar’s first try of the game. Patch Walker added the extras.

Oliver Davies and Callum Marriott exchanged tries but Walker’s missed conversion was capitalised on by Abram, who goaled to give Rochdale the lead for a second time.

Moments before the half-time hooter, Meadows touched down from an Anthony Thackeray grubber. Walker converted for 16-12 at the break.

Thackeray and Millar were quick off the mark after the restart as they both crossed for a try apiece as the Eagles looked to run away with the contest.

However, Rochdale weren’t going away and Brandon Wood touched down in the corner to cut the deficit. Abram added the goal to make it 28-18.

Three Eagles tries in the final quarter saw the South Yorkshire club end the game well.

Meadows, Millar and Moran were the try-scorers while Marriott completed his brace for the visitors.


C Worsley


Half Time

16 - 12

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