ESL: Round Three Results

ESL: Round Three Results

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Wed, 10 Apr 1996 04:00:00

All matches played Easter Monday. I'll do the tables after I've seen
Halifax lose to Classy Cas' tonight.


Super League

Bradford B 31 - 24 London B
     Bradford: T - Paul 2, Dwyer, Fairbank; G - Cook 7; DG Cook
     London: T - Roskell 2, Gill, Tollet; G - Dynevor 4
     HT: 12 - 14
     Att: 7,192

Good close game that could easily have been spoiled by the officials.
In the act of scoring his second try Scott Roskell over ran the narrow
in-goal area at Odsal and put his knee dead before the ball was on the
ground. The try which Bradford scored through Fairbank to pull level
at 18 all came from a forward pass and a knock on whilst the ball was
being placed on the ground. For both tries the referee over ruled the
correct calls from the in-goal judges to award the tries. Other than
that it was a close, competitive match and on the basis of both teams
performances they're both easily top four material.

Leeds 24 - 46 St.Helens
     Leeds: T - Cummins 2, Hassan, Fallon; G - Holroyd3, Cummins
     Saints: T - Arnold 2, Hunte, Northey, Newlove, Cunningham,      
     Martyn; G - Goulding 9
     HT: 14 - 20
     Att: 11,848

Another storming performance from Saints puts them firmly at the top
of the table. After a slow start from both sides the game picked up
after strong defence from Saints saw them win the ball and open the
scoring through Arnold. Leeds edged ahead but a blitz from Saints just
before half time put them into a lead they never lost. Leeds are now
joint bottom of the table with Workington further emphasising the
troubles at Headingley this season.

Paris St.Germain 24 - 24 Oldham
     PSG: T - Bomati, Cabestany, Entat, Luchesse; G - Torreilles 4
     Oldham: T - Munro, Maloney, Patmore; G - Maloney 4
     HT: 14 - 4
     Att: 6,327

Paris maintained their unbeaten home record after they scored an
equalising converted try through Pascal Bomati in the dying minutes of
the game. After initially trailing 4-2, Oldham picked up the pace and
scored two tries in as many minutes to put them in front at the break.
Once again, the enthusiam of the Parisians never faltered and when the
Oldham full back failed to clean up a chip kick Entat put Bomati in at
the corner to give Paris three points from three games.

Wigan 42 - 12 Warrington
     Pies: Edwards 2, Paul, Smyth, Radlinski, Haughton, Johnson; G -
Farrel 6, Paul
     Wire: T - Knott, Koha-Love; G - Harris 2
     HT: 16 - 0
     Att: 14,620

In stark contrast to the Good Friday loss against Saints, Shaun
Edwards had plenty of room to move around in against Warrington and
the score line shows the result. It was hardly vintage Wigan with two
tries coming from a good bounce of the ball rather than the work of
the Wigan side but it's a convincing win none the less against an in
form Warrington side.

Workington 22 - 54 Sheffield
     Town: Allen, Smith, Phillips; G - Marwood 5
     Eagles: Garcia 2, Sodje 2, McAllister, Sheridan, Farrell, Cook,
Hay, Senior; G - Aston 7
     HT: 16 - 20
     Att: 1,904

It gets worse for Town with a dismal 2,000 crowd turning out to see
their third successive Super League defeat aganst Sheffield.

Division One

     Batley 6 - 28 Wakefield
     Featherstone 52 - 12 Dewsbury
     Huddersfield 28 - 16 Rochdale
     Keighley 34 - 30 Hull
     Widnes 40 - 8 Whitehaven

Division Two

     Carlisle 42 - 34 Leigh
     Doncaster 29 - 8 York
     Hull KR 30 - 21 Hunslet
     Prescot P 20 - 8 Barrow
     Swinton 54 - 6 Chorley


ESL: Round Three Results

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:00:00

>All matches played Easter Monday. I'll do the tables after I've seen
>Halifax lose to Classy Cas' tonight.

Forgot to add the 'Fax v Cas' result:

Halifax 30 - 34 Castleford

'Fax were leading by 18 points at one stage and looked to be coasting
it. I don't know what was said to Cas' at half-time but I'll bet it
involved fireworks their collective backsides.