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27/07/14 - The Kingstone Press Championship Match Thread

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Discuss all this weekend's Kingstone Press Championship games here.

SUNDAY 27th JULY

Sheffield Eagles v Batley Bulldogs KO 2pm
North Wales Crusaders v Workington Town KO 2.30pm
Dewsbury Rams v Barrow Raiders KO 3pm
Keighley Cougars v Doncaster KO 3pm
Rochdale Hornets v Leigh Centurions KO 3pm
Swinton Lions v Halifax KO 3pm
Whitehaven v Featherstone Rovers KO 3pm
 

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Crusaders' return to the Racecourse looks interesting - they've got bonus points against Donny and Dewsbury in their last two home games, so there could be a win coming here. The big question, however, is will the weather be good enough for me to wear my straw hat again :beach:

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Leigh have been firing blanks for 6 weeks or so, think we need to just get to the finishing line so I expect a tough game with less than 10 in it at Rochdale

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There are a lot of nervous followers of the "middle six" at the moment with relegation beckoning for at least one of them. Who will that be though?

 

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Keighley have been dropping down the table alarmingly in the last dew weeks and are now in a relegation spot. A bonus point against the Dons is the minimum they must achieve. Doncaster have had a few squeaky wins recently. Hopefully the Cougars can pull an upset it's a vital game for them.

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Town have beaten Cru 12-8 thanks to a last minute try, another vital 3 points in the bag. That's 6 wins on the trot for Town going into a massive West Cumbrian derby next week.

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A great win for Cougars. It lifts them out of the relegation zone, for now.

Town have beaten Cru 12-8 thanks to a last minute try, another vital 3 points in the bag. That's 6 wins on the trot for Town going into a massive West Cumbrian derby next week.

Town would be in the relegation zone if they didn't have 9, count em, nine bonus points. That's the system we are playing under so I,ve no complaints but it could ultimately save them from the drop.

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A great win for Cougars. It lifts them out of the relegation zone, for now.

Town would be in the relegation zone if they didn't have 9, count em, nine bonus points. That's the system we are playing under so I,ve no complaints but it could ultimately save them from the drop.

Win was mainly due to a combination of lack of concentration liberally seasoned with stupidity when the Cru had the game won. Looking at the fixtures, I'm not sure if they can win another game (if poss, could they manage Keighley on the 17th., as yours truly will be there thanks to a family gathering up the road in Bingley - what's the parking like round Cougar Park?). The one saving grace is that the problems are on-field and can be sorted out in the close season as the club seems to be basically well run and appreciates the need for sound development work, which bodes well for its long term future. Oh, and I did wear my straw hat for some of the time, at least.

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A great win for Cougars. It lifts them out of the relegation zone, for now.Town would be in the relegation zone if they didn't have 9, count em, nine bonus points. That's the system we are playing under so I,ve no complaints but it could ultimately save them from the drop.

If all BP's were removed we'd still only be 1 point from a safe position, it's not like we'd be cut adrift without them. We have lost the same number of games as both Keighley and Whitehaven.

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Win was mainly due to a combination of lack of concentration liberally seasoned with stupidity when the Cru had the game won. Looking at the fixtures, I'm not sure if they can win another game (if poss, could they manage Keighley on the 17th., as yours truly will be there thanks to a family gathering up the road in Bingley - what's the parking like round Cougar Park?). The one saving grace is that the problems are on-field and can be sorted out in the close season as the club seems to be basically well run and appreciates the need for sound development work, which bodes well for its long term future. Oh, and I did wear my straw hat for some of the time, at least.

Lots of parking on road outside ground. There is a car park just past the ground on the oppersit side. I think it cost a couple of quid.

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Massive win for Keighley today. Lets hope we can keep it going.

I hope Keighley stay up - the derbies v Bratfurt next year will be crackers! A packed Lawkholme Lane would look great on TV

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Wouldnt it just. Its going to be a battle to stay up. Can see it going down to the wire.

Wouldnt get this without pr would we.

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With Leigh 12-0 down within 15 minutes and looking all at sea, there must have been some cracking odds on us scoring 72 points by the end! Some great rugby played, looking forward to seeing the highlights. Great atmosphere, always like going to Spotland (the second time in a week as it happens!)

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With Leigh 12-0 down within 15 minutes and looking all at sea, there must have been some cracking odds on us scoring 72 points by the end! Some great rugby played, looking forward to seeing the highlights. Great atmosphere, always like going to Spotland (the second time in a week as it happens!)

Very lucky not to be 12-0 down plus a man sent off really. Game completely turned on its head after the big melee. Not sure what a player has to do to earn a red but I'd have thought launching into a prone man, flat on his back with your fists might have done the job.

 

From that point on, it was pretty much all Leigh though. Hornets couldn't match the power and the pace and quick hands of the much bigger and more professional Leigh outfit and they ran out worthy winners. If Sarsfield did see red rather than being sin binned with Greenwood, it wouldn't have surprised me if Leigh still went on to win such was the dominance although it would have been more of a contest.

 

Credit to Rochdale as they kept plugging away and did manage to score some late points but must say Leigh were very impressive and looked in a different class. At no point did it look like Hornets could hold out their attack and they scored pretty much at will as the scoreline suggests.

 

Special mention to Martin Ridyard who kicked everything in sight for 12 from 12 conversions.

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If all BP's were removed we'd still only be 1 point from a safe position, it's not like we'd be cut adrift without them. We have lost the same number of games as both Keighley and Whitehaven.

It's definitely tight. Five being relegated is going to lose some teams to CC1 who really deserve to keep a place. Barrow are the only real no hopers if this was just two down.

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With Leigh 12-0 down within 15 minutes and looking all at sea, there must have been some cracking odds on us scoring 72 points by the end! Some great rugby played, looking forward to seeing the highlights. Great atmosphere, always like going to Spotland (the second time in a week as it happens!)

And it drew more spectators then one SL game.

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Whitehaven look in trouble now, but with other teams being so inconsistent there's a possibility of even Sheffield still going down.

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Very lucky not to be 12-0 down plus a man sent off really. Game completely turned on its head after the big melee. Not sure what a player has to do to earn a red but I'd have thought launching into a prone man, flat on his back with your fists might have done the job.

From that point on, it was pretty much all Leigh though. Hornets couldn't match the power and the pace and quick hands of the much bigger and more professional Leigh outfit and they ran out worthy winners. If Sarsfield did see red rather than being sin binned with Greenwood, it wouldn't have surprised me if Leigh still went on to win such was the dominance although it would have been more of a contest.

Credit to Rochdale as they kept plugging away and did manage to score some late points but must say Leigh were very impressive and looked in a different class. At no point did it look like Hornets could hold out their attack and they scored pretty much at will as the scoreline suggests.

Special mention to Martin Ridyard who kicked everything in sight for 12 from 12 conversions.

Don't disagree in the slightest, thought at the time that Sarsfield was very lucky not to see red and will inevitably cop a ban for a game or two.

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Win was mainly due to a combination of lack of concentration liberally seasoned with stupidity when the Cru had the game won. Looking at the fixtures, I'm not sure if they can win another game (if poss, could they manage Keighley on the 17th., as yours truly will be there thanks to a family gathering up the road in Bingley - what's the parking like round Cougar Park?). The one saving grace is that the problems are on-field and can be sorted out in the close season as the club seems to be basically well run and appreciates the need for sound development work, which bodes well for its long term future. Oh, and I did wear my straw hat for some of the time, at least.

From the Keighley website 27th July. New car parking will be available at the Office Interiors car park on Royd ings Avenue, that's at the rear of the ground, not the A 650 side.

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Whitehaven look in trouble now, but with other teams being so inconsistent there's a possibility of even Sheffield still going down.

derbies often produce upsets, so watch out for the wounded Haven beast biting back..

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A great win for Cougars. It lifts them out of the relegation zone, for now.

Town would be in the relegation zone if they didn't have 9, count em, nine bonus points. That's the system we are playing under so I,ve no complaints but it could ultimately save them from the drop.

 

What a lot of rubbish!!!!    You might as well say if Leigh hadn't won 19 of their 20 games they might not be top.   We keep hearing your sort of argument from our neighbours who always claimed that because they win games they can't pick up BP's because you only get them for losing by 12 or less.    Well both Keighley and Haven have a record of 10 wins and 11 losses against Town's 9 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses, so all 3 teams have had the same equal chance to EARN bonus points.    Which team took a shot at goal in the last few seconds today to earn a BP?

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Is there any Keighley fans would like their old coach back because I would like ours back please

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