Bulldogs target Halifax success

Joel Farrell made the 200th appearance of his career against Sheffield Eagles last Sunday but was unable to mark the milestone with a win as Batley went down 38-20. Picture: Paul Butterfield
Joel Farrell made the 200th appearance of his career against Sheffield Eagles last Sunday but was unable to mark the milestone with a win as Batley went down 38-20. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Batley Bulldogs will bid to end a four-match losing run in the Betfred Championship when they travel to Halifax on Sunday, with the kick off put back to 4pm.

The match against fourth placed Halifax is the first of four successive games against sides challenging to be in the Middle Eights when the season splits at the end of July.

Matt Diskin’s injury hit squad follow Sunday’s clash at The Shay with home games against London Broncos and Leigh Centurions before Batley make their historic Trans Atlantic trip to face league leaders Toronto Wolfpack on July 14.

Batley have been hit with a horrendous injury crisis in recent weeks, robbing them of first choice players Wayne Reittie, Shaun Ainscough, James Brown, Tom Lillycrop, Dane Manning, Dominic Brambani and Patch Walker.

Batley suffered a 38-20 defeat at home to Sheffield Eagles last Sunday as the injury crisis gripping the club again took its toll, with one bright spark seeing Joel Farrell make the 200th appearance of his career.

The official Supporters Club coach to Halifax leaves Mount Pleasant at 2.30pm, Branch Road, Batley, at 2.40pm and Birstall Library at 2.50pm.

The cost is £10 adults, £7.50 juniors and seats can be booked via Station coaches on 01924 477230.