We're sponsored by Glossop Caravans


16 March 2019

Swinton Lions host Featherstone Rovers at Heywood Road in round seven of the Betfred Championship.

*The game is due an inspection at 9:30 tomorrow, so keep an eye on our social feed channels. 

Swinton Lions return to Heywood Road for the second consecutive week to host Featherstone Rovers in round seven of the Betfred Championship.

The Lions recently faced John Duffy’s Leigh Centurions at home, and it was the visitors who took the two league points with a 30-12 victory.

This week, Featherstone Rovers travel to Heywood Road in the Betfred Championship.


The Lions hosted Leigh Centurions last weekend, with two tries from Matty Ashton, including a 90-metre long-range try that was selected for OurLeague’s ‘Try of the Week’ poll.

However, it was the Centurions that claimed a 30-12 victory, with tries from Stefan Marsh, Liam Hood, Gregg McNally, Matty Costello and Toby Adamson at Heywood Road.

Ashton was awarded the fan’s vote for Man of the Match for the second consecutive week, with the young winger scoring four tries in two appearances for Stuart Littler’s side.

Featherstone Rovers head into the round with three wins, most recently becoming the first team to defeat Sheffield Eagles this season with an impressive 32-14 win at home. Ryan Carr’s side will head into the fixture with confidence against the Lions who are still on the hunt for their first win of the season.


The last time the two sides met was during the 2018 Championship Shield at Heywood Road, with the Rovers claiming a 36-18 victory in front of a crowd of over 600.

Carr added strength to his side during the off-season, including former Parramatta Eels hooker Cameron King and PNG Hunters Ase Boas and Watson Boas. The side also have a dual-registration agreement with Leeds Rhinos, which has seen the likes of Ashton Goulding, Jack Ormondroyd and Luke Briscoe feature for the side this year.

Loose-forward Chris Worrall also recently joined League 1 outfit North Wales Crusaders from Swinton on a season-long loan to gain valuable match-time.

The sides will meet again during the fourth-round of the Challenge Cup, as the Lions host Featherstone Rovers at Heywood Road on Saturday March 30.




LIONS TO PLAY FEATHERSTONE ROVERS: Matty Ashton, Jamie Acton, Gavin Bennion, Billy Brickhill, Mike Butt, Rob Fairclough, Liam Forsyth, Jack Hansen, Chris Hankinson, Frankie Halton, Lewis Hatton, Paddy Jones, Jose Kenga, Liam Paisley, Kyle Shelford, Harry Smith, Oscar Thomas, Luke Waterworth, Daley Williams.

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS TO PLAY LIONS: Luke Briscoe, Josh Hardcastle, Watson Boas, Scott Wheeldon, Cameron King, Jack Bussey, Brad Day, James Lockwood, John Davies, Luke Cooper, Danny Maskill, James Harrison, Jimmy McDaniel, Jack Render, Daniel Smith, Jack Ormondroyd, Cameron Smith, Ashton Golding, Ben Reynolds.


Sale FC
Primus Traffic Management
Glossop Caravans
Created by Rugby League World Cup England 2021
Camway Installations
Daisymill Technologies
Swinton Lions Supporters Trust