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02 September 2019

For the second last time of the season, it’s time to vote for YOUR Swinton Lions Player of the Month.

It’s time to vote for YOUR August Swinton Lions Player of the Month, with four players up for nomination.

Just the three fixtures for the Lions in August with the Challenge Cup and 1895 Cup Final, which included an impressive victory over Halifax RLFC at Heywood Road.

To cast your vote, click HERE.


Matty Ashton started August with a bang, crossing for four stunning tries against Leigh Centurions at the Leigh Sports Village.

The Warrington-bound youngster has captured the attention of the whole sport in just his first professional year, and he is set for a successful career and the club could not be more proud to watch the player represent the badge in 2019.

Ashton crossed for a try in the victory over Halifax, and is also up for the Checkatrade Try of the Week over on the OurLeague app for his long range effort against Widnes Vikings over the weekend.



Mike Butt has had an impressive season crossing for a total of 20 tries so far in the Championship competition, and is currently joint-third in the try-scoring leader board, with just Ashton, Anthony Thackeray and Matty Russell ahead.

During August, the talented winger crossed for Swinton’s third try against Halifax, whilst also crossing for his 250th point for the club against Leigh Centurions with an acrobatic finish into the corner.


The young half-back was included in Rugby League World’s Team of the Month, and his assist for Chris Hankinson against Halifax also made it in the Checkatrade Try of the Week nominations a fortnight ago.

Rob Fairclough continues to grow under Head Coach Stuart Littler, and has established himself as a fan favourite in 2019 with his talent on the field.


The fullback or halfback has had another impressive month for the Lions, and kicked his 50th goal for the club against Widnes Vikings.

The playmaker is impressive in attack and has linked well with Rob Fairclough in 2019, a partnership we could see grow in 2020.

Voting closes Wednesday 4th August at 5:00pm.


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