ASHTON SHINES AS LIONS FALL SHORT TO BULLDOGS
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Swinton Lions fall short in the Easter Monday clash against Batley Bulldogs 32-18, despite a second-half hat-trick from talented youngster Matty Ashton.
11 September 2018
The club can confirm the retirement of forward Macauley Davies, who recently featured on loan for the Lions.
The club can confirm the immediate retirement of Macauley Davies who has been forced to end his career at the age of 22 on medical grounds.
Scans revealed he suffers from Chiari Malformation, a condition where lower parts of the brain have been pushed downwards towards the spinal cord.
The condition was discovered after Davies went to see a specialist, having suffered a concussion while playing for the Lions against Batley Bulldogs on 29th July.
Davies made his professional debut for parent club Wigan Warriors against Wakefield Trinity in July 2016 and featured six times for Swinton Lions this season, making his debut against Toulouse Olympique on 3rd February.
Club Chairman Andy Mazey said “I’m devastated for Macauley and his family and everyone at Swinton Lions are thinking of him. He will always be made welcome at our club and we thank him for his efforts when wearing our shirt.”
Everybody at the club wishes Macauley the very best for his future and thanks him for his efforts in a Swinton shirt.