Bulldogs slip to Crusaders defeat

Batley Bulldogs slipped to their first defeat of the pre-season programme, going down 30-20 at home to North Wales Crusaders last Sunday.

Shaun Squires continued his fine form by scoring a brace of tries, with Lee Mitchell and Wayne Reittie also crossing for the Bulldogs.

Batley's wayne Reittie is hauled down by the North Wales defence.

Batley's wayne Reittie is hauled down by the North Wales defence.

Cain Southernwood landed two conversions from four attempts but League One outfit North Wales always appeared in control, having led 14-6 at half-time and 30-10 midway through the second half.

Batley begin their Kingstone Press Championship campaign at home to Workington Town on Sunday February 15 (kick off 3pm).

Latest on the Bulldogs in Thursday’s Batley News.