EAGLES 2014 GAME 13 - Batley Bulldogs Highlights

Team Name: 
Batley Bulldogs
Game Date: 
Sunday, 18 May, 2014
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BATLEY 12-16 SHEFFIELD EAGLES
Eagles kept up their record of bouncing back from a home defeat with a win away as they put in a massive defensive performance to earn a crucial victory at Batley Bulldogs.

There weren’t many tries and plenty of mistakes by both team but in the sun and battling up Batley’s famous sloping pitch in the second half the Eagles kept a tight grip on a narrow lead.

Prop Eddie Battye in for his first game since being injured in the Grand Final win over Batley last year brought a bustle and urgency on a day when stamina was tested.

Back row forwards Matt Garside, Michael Knowles and stand-off Patch Walker worked hard in a tense clash.

Both teams needing a win – Batley are in the relegations places and Eagles were disappointed by the home defeat the Featherstone.