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Bulldogs go out to tame Lions

Batley forward Dane Manning sees a strong drive halted by Rams defenders Kyle Trout and Sam Day during last Sunday's Heavy Woollen derby, which Dewsbury won 23-20. Picture: Paul Butterfield
Batley forward Dane Manning sees a strong drive halted by Rams defenders Kyle Trout and Sam Day during last Sunday's Heavy Woollen derby, which Dewsbury won 23-20. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Batley Bulldogs will target a confidence boosting win when they welcome relegation-threatened Swinton Lions to Fox’s Biscuits Stadium for their final game of the regular Betfred Championship season on Sunday.

The injury ravaged Bulldogs are on a nine-match losing run but Swinton are joint bottom of the table and Batley have a good chance picking up a first win since they defeated Rochdale 23-14 back in May.

Victory for Batley would also ensure they receive four home games when the Championship Shield fixtures are released next week and a decent chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Batley are currently seventh in the table with 14 points, level with Sheffield and one ahead of Dewsbury Rams and Barrow Raiders.

n Batley Bulldogs will be holding summer activities at the club for primary school aged children on each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during August between 8am to 3pm.

The cost is £10 per day and places can be booked with community manager John Humpleby (07808 055022).

Humpleby said: “Our holiday activity programme has grown tremendously over the last 12 months and we are delighted to be offering it again this summer. There will be a wide range of activities to suit all ages, abilities and interests.”