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28 March 2022



IAN RIGG Heywood Road, Sunday

The Lions kicked off their season in good style with an emphatic victory over the Raiders and the Lions wore yellow shorts in support of the Ukraine situation and the ground also dressed in new logos. It only took Liam Forsyth in his comeback game three minutes to score the opening try having not played for over twelve months and this was quickly followed by two more tries in a four-minute period with Jordan Case and Richard Lepori going over but Dan Abram could only add one conversion. Raiders had a chance on fourteen minutes when Josh Frost went close but good defence held him out. This was quickly followed by another Lions try when Max Roberts went in at the corner and then Mike Butt and Jack Hansen quickly followed with touchdowns but again only one conversion from Abram. Raiders substitute Lloyd Allen was sent to the sin bin for a high shot twelve minutes from the break and the Lions again hit them with more points when Abram and Butt both went in for tries and Abram converted both.

It was much of the same after the break with Roberts opening the scoring after three minutes and this was converted by Abram but in the build-up Nick Gregson was hit off the ball and Shane Lee was sent to the sin bin. Captain Rhodri Lloyd was next on the board for the Lions converted by Abram but when Lee returned for the Raiders he cut a big hole in the Lions defence but again good defence held him out. The Lions were soon back on the try trail when firstly Case sent Deane Meadows away to score under the posts and Abram converted again but then there was a thirteen minute purple patch when Lloyd scored from some good pressure on the line, Forsyth went in for his second after a good pass from Hansen and the  Hansen himself found the line from close range and the a good passing movement was finished by Abram on the right  with the full back converting them all  to bring his points tally to thirty for the match, but Raiders never gave up for the whole of the game despite injuries and it was Macauley Harris who went over from close range in the very last minute but Lee was unable to convert as the hooter sounded but the Lions set a marker in their quest to return to the Championship.



  1 Dan Abram

  2 Mike Butt

  4 Max Roberts

  3 Liam Forsyth

  5 Richard Lepori

13 Nick Gregson

  7 Jack Hansen

19 Jose Kenga

  9 Luke Waterworth

10 Lewis Hatton

11 Rhodri Lloyd

12 Mitch Cox

16 Louis Brogan

Subs (all used)

14 Matty Wilkinson

23 Jordan Case

20 Deane Meadows

17 Jack Spencer

Tries: Forsyth (3, 68), Case (7), Lepori (11), Roberts (17,43), Butt (22, 39), Hansen (23,73), Abram (31,76), Lloyd (46,63), Meadows (58).

Goals: Abram 11/15


  1 Dan Wilde

  2 Sam Pridgeon

  3 Josh Frost

  6 Aedan Coleman

  5 George Orriss

17 Shane Lee

  4 Fergus Simpson

  8 Luke Broster

  9 Dafydd Phillips

15 Sam Herron

16 Will Odgers

18 Callum Mulkeen

11 Joe Burke

Subs (all used)

12 Macauley Harris

10 Darrel Moyle

13 Ben Jackson

14 Lloyd Allen

Try: Harris (79)

Sin-Bin: Allen (28) High Tackle

Lee (43) Late Hit

Penalty count: 6-3 Half-time:  40-0

Referee: Scott Mikalouskas Attendance: 853

SCORING SEQUENCE:4-0, 10-0, 14-0, 18-0, 22-0, 28-0, 34-0, 40-0, 46-0, 52-0, 58-0, 64-0, 70-0, 76-0, 82-0, 82-4


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