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Bulldogs aiming to reach Shield final

BATLEY Bulldogs will aim to reach the Kingstone Press Championship Shield final on Sunday when they welcome Sheffield Eagles to Fox’s Biscuits Stadium for the second time in eight days.

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Dewsbury Moor Girls team line up against their Biganos counterparts during their French tour.

Moor Girls celebrate impressive victories on historic French tour

Dewsbury Moor Girls recorded convincing wins in both their matches on their historic week long trip to France.

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Enjoy a pint on Bulldogs  at semi-final

Enjoy a pint on Bulldogs at semi-final

BATLEY BULLDOGS season ticket holders can enjoy a free pint on the club at Sunday’s Championship Shield semi-final against Sheffield Eagles.

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Thornhill Trojans celebrate winning promotion to National Conference Division One following last Saturdays 35-16 victory away to Wigan St Judes in their final game of the season.

Trojans seal National Conference promotion with impressive win

Thornhill Trojans secured promotion to National Conference League Division One with this fantastic 35-16 victory away to Wigan St Judes in their final game of the season.

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Casey Johnson set up a late try as Shaw Cross Sharks lost to Hunslet Club Parkside last Saturday.

Sharks show early promise before slipping to defeat against leaders Parkside

Shaw Cross Sharks made a brilliant start before eventually losing 46-12 against new National Conference Division One leaders Hunslet Club Parkside last Saturday.

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Will Copley was among Dewsbury Celtics try scorers in last Saturdays defeat to Barrow Island.

Dewsbury Celtic face nervy end to season in bid to avoid bottom two finish

Dewsbury Celtic have two games remaining to save themselves from having to apply for re-election to the National Conference League after they slipped to a 44-14 defeat against Barrow Island last Saturday.

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Alex Bretherton scored the Bulldogs final try in Sunday's victory over Sheffield Eagles.

Bulldogs clip Eagles wings ahead of Shield semi-final

Batley Bulldogs signed off their Kingstone Press Championship Shield programme with a 34-18 victory over Sheffield Eagles in what was the first of back to back meetings between the sides.

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Batley Boys  secure 16th win of league campaign

Batley Boys secure 16th win of league campaign

Batley Boys ended the Yorkshire Men’s League Premier Division campaign with a perfect record of 16 straight victories after they overcame Bentley 14-4 in their final game of the regular season last Saturday.

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Luke Haigh suffered a broken leg during last weeks win over Askam and will miss Saturdays National Conference League Division Two promotion showdown trip to Wigan St Judes. Picture: Dave Jewitt

Thornhill set up promotion showdown trip to Wigan

Thornhill Trojans produced a fantastic first half performance to secure a vital 32-12 victory over Askam in their quest for automatic promotion from National Conference Division Two.

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Danny Flowers grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Shaw Cross recorded a 50-18 victory over Blackbrook.

Ottewell and Flowers grab hat-tricks as Sharks seal win to ensure survival

SHaw cross Sharks produced a dominant display and ended any lingering relegation worrries in National Conference Division One when they defeated Blackbrook 50-18 at Leeds Road last Saturday.

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Dewsbury Celtic Under-9s are looking for new players in school year five to join the team.

Moor hold off Saints’ fight back to seal eighth success

Dewsbury Moor maintained their impressive run of form in National Conference League Division Three last Saturday when they picked up an eighth straight victory in holding on to beat Oldham St Annes 28-24.

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Lillycrop suffered a broken collarbone and was treated in France before returning on Sunday but his season is now over. He will miss Sundays Kingstone Press Championship Shield clash at home to Sheffield plus the semi-final against the Eagles and a potential final return to Toulouse if the Bulldogs are successful.

Double injury blow for Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs suffered a double injury blow during last weekend’s trip to Toulouse Olympique with Tom Lillycrop and Brad Day facing spells on the sideline.

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The fixture programme has certainly been unkind to Matt Diskins side, who have already travelled to France in the regular Championship season and Challenge Cup.

Bulldogs suffer defeat in third Toulouse trip

Batley Bulldogs suffered a 56-14 defeat on their third trip to Toulouse Olympique in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield last Saturday.

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Luke Haigh stretched over to score during Thornhills hard fought win at Millom, which maintains their promotion hopes in National Conference League Division Two.

Trojans maintain promotion hopes after hard fought win

Thornhill Trojans made hard work of their long trip to Millom and were relieved to return with two points in their fight for promotion from National Conference Division Two after a 24-18 victory.

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Casey Johnson had an impressive game for Shaw Cross.

Sharks defy odds to secure impressive win at Milford in fight for survival

Shaw Cross Sharks produced a gutsy display to they overcame Milford Marlins 27-20 to record a first win sine the beginning of July last Saturday.

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The Dewsbury Moor Under-14s players who were part of the Year 8 St John Fisher winning side were full-back Ruby Enright, hooker Nancy Hirst, centre Gabrielle Akaidere, second row Paige Lister, prop Mia Diskin, winger Tiegan Ramadan and second row Elle Hemingway.

Dewsbury Moor starlets guide St John Fisher to national glory

Dewsbury Moor’s Under-14 and Under-16 teams, who will tour France next week, will include a number of players who were part of the St John Fisher school teams crowned national champions at Year 8, 10 and 11 over the Wembley Challenge Cup final weekend.

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Dewsbury Moor man-of-the-match Tobias Richardson in action against Eastmoor. Picture: Stevan Morton

Dewsbury Moor secure seventh straight win to maintain promotion hopes

Dewsbury Moor secured a 40-24 victory over promotion rivals Eastmoor to pick up a seventh successive win, which moved them up to third place in National Conference League Division Three.

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Batleys Joel Farrell has a run halted by Rams defenders Paul Sykes and Lucas Walshaw during last Sundays Championship Shield clash, which saw the Bulldogs run out 38-0 winners. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Diskin delight at Batley defence

Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin was delighted with his side’s defensive effort as they nilled Dewsbury Rams on their way to a 38-0 victory in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield last Sunday.

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Dominic Brambani attempts to find a way past Rams defenders Jode Sheriffe, Paul Sykes and Rob Spicer.

Reittie stars as Bulldogs seal comfortable win over Rams

BatLey Bulldogs ensured they will have home advantage in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield as they recorded a comfortable 38-0 victory over meighbours Dewsbury Rams at Fox’s Biscuits Stadium last Sunday.

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Celebration time: Bulldogs players celebrate victory at Bradford Bulls on Monday - Batleys first win at Odsal since 1972. Picture: James Hardisty

Bulldogs focus on Rams derby

Batley Bulldogs are gearing up to face old rivals Dewsbury Rams for a fifth time this season knowing victory will secure a home semi-final in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield.

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