Northern Rail Cup Elimination Round
Sheffield Eagles v Barrow Raiders
Don Valley Stadium
19th May 2013 – 3.00pm
Match Stats: Raiders woke up after 18 mins and being 24 - 0 down started playing some decent rugby. Unfortunately after giving Eagles a penalty or a "spear" tackle on 44 mins Raiders started losing shape and Eagles regrouped and Yere went in for an easy try after some woe-ful attempts at tackling. The same pattern appeared after 53 mins when Raiders were penalised and Eagles went in for try no. 6. 2 mins later, another penalty to Eagles and another try. Raiders heads went down until the 65th min when Raiders were awarded a penalty for a sloppy ankle hold by Eagles. A minute later after a good kick and catch Raiders Lowe had scored. 3 mins later one of the few scrums awarded, for a knock on and Raiders made ground and scored again. Silly play by Raiders gave Eagles another penalty for a high tackle and the momentum swung away from raiders and eagles went in for 2 more tries. It was a good job the hooter sounded shortly after this as another penalty had been awarded against Raiders for ball stealing and that was the end of the embarrassment for Raiders.
Referee: C Leatherbarrow
Penalties: Sheffield Eagles (3) 8 Barrow Raiders (2) 4 [Penalties given away by Raiders were for ball stripping, holding down, interference at play of the ball, high tackles, "spear" tackle, off-side]
Scrums: Sheffield Eagles (4) 5 Barrow Raiders (5) 8
Drop Outs : Sheffield Eagles (0) 2 Barrow Raiders (0) 2
Northern Rail Man of Match: Tom Armstrong
Rugby League Express Man of Match: Patch Walker
Rugby League Weekly Man of Match: Patch Walker
Raiders(By squad no)
18 min: 18 off - 13 on; 16 off - 15 on
25 min: 9 off – 19 on
30 min: 25 off – 16 on
41 min: 11 off – 18 on
49 min: 15 off – 25 on
64 min: Mossop off – Marwood on
76 min: 9 off – 19 on
23min: Henderson off - Davey on
28 min: Stringer and Hirst off – Roche and Garside on
45 min: Roche off – Stringer on
54 min: Davey off – Henderson on
56 min: Straugheir off – Hirst on
69 min; Knowles off - Straugheir on
72 min: Taulapapa off – Davey on
Scoring sequence: 6-0;12-0;18-0;24-0; 30-0;36-0;42-0;48-0;54-0;54-6;54-10;58-10;64-10.
Eagles tries scored at: 39 secs; 6min 57sec; 9min 9 secs; 18 min; 49 min; 54 min; 57 min; 59 min; 61 min; 74 min; 79 min.
Scorers: QLT; Straugheir; Yere; Knowles; Yere; Garside; QLT; Garside; Hirst; Henderson; Hirst.
Dom Brambani converted all except 74th min try as it was not under the posts!
Attendance : 408