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),
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.