Match report: Sheffield Eagles 36 Workington Town 0

Rugby League.
Rugby League.

Sheffield Eagles moved back to the top of the Championship with a 36-0 win over Workington Town.

It was the Eagles 11th straight victory in the league and saw centre MenzieYere equal the club record with his 35 th try of the season.

Eagles were always in control and faced 12 men for 65 minutes after Town’s Elliott Miller was shown a red card for punching Quentin Laulu-Togagae.

From a penalty near the posts the Eagles used the position for DominicBrambani to put in a chip kick for centre Matt Garside touchdown.

Eagles forced back-to-back sets with prop Eddie Battye running on to an inside pass from James Davey to crash over.

Following Miller’s sending off Town were made to pay when a chip kick by Peter Lupton was picked up by Patch Walker who sent Yere away for his 35th try. Brambani converted all three tries.

There was no try rush with Town’s 12 men making a great effort. It was untidy and the wet conditions saw handling errors as the visitors kept thescore to 18-0 at the break.

A dour battle after the restart was finally broken with a Yere producing an offload for Laulu-Togagae to race in from the halfway line.

Teenager Cory Aston, son of the Eagles coach Mark, making his league debut, at half-back exchanged passes with Michael Knowles before going in for a try.

Town were tiring but dug deep to hold the Eagles attempts to step up the pace in the final 20 minutes.

Eagles pressure had to tell and prop Mitch Stringer crashed over from James Davey’s pass.

Walker, who had taken over the goal kicking, converted all the second half tries.

Eagles: Laulu-Togagae; Turner, Yere, Garside, Finigan; Walker, Brambani; Battye, Davey, Stringer, Knowles, Szostak Hirst. Subs: Aston, Green, Roche, Straugheir.

Tries: Garside 6, Battye 12, Yere 20, Laulu-Togagae 53, Aston 57, Stringer 74

Goals: Brambani 3/ 3, Walker 3/3..

Workington: Carter; Miller, Mossop, Connor, Flynn; Lupton, Forber; Dowes, Callum Phillips, Coward, Brett Phillips, Stackley, Rooney. Subs: Acton, Thackray, Robinson, Morris.

Tries: none

Goals: none

Referee: Dave Merrick.