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COUGARS 20-12 Swinton Lions – Live Match Blog

Keighley Cougars v Swinton Lions Live Match Blog by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar) in Association with A1 Stairlifts.

KINGSTONE PRESS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
Barrow Raiders 12-14 Batley Bulldogs
Dewsbury Rams 8-28 Leigh Centurions
Halifax RL 6-12 North Wales Crusaders
Keighley Cougars 20-12 Swinton Lions
Rochdale Hornets 6-10 Workington Town
Sheffield Eagles 22-36 Featherstone Rovers
Whitehaven 29-20 Doncaster RL

FULL TIME – Keighley Cougars 20-12 Swinton Lions.

79 min – Swinton win a penalty on the Cougars line.

77 min – Cougars knock on. Swinton scrum.

76 min – DJ eforces a Swinton error.

16:33 – AWARDS:
Attendance – 673
Sponsors MOTM – Paul Handforth
Yorkshire Times MOTM – Danny Jones
Champagne Moment – Buster’s break.

75 min – DJ breaks but his offload is knocked on by Paul White.

74 min – Chip over top by the Lions is well collected by Jode Sheriffe under the sticks.

LIONS INTERCHANGE (10/10) – Watson and Menzies replace Brown and O’Brien.

72 min – Penalty to the Cougars, Tiger kicks to touch.

70 min – The game is now dying a slow death. Nearly asleep here in the press area.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (9/10) – Judge is replaced by Neil Cherryholme.

68 min – Scott Law goes down in back play.

LIONS INTERCHANGE (8/10) – Watson and Thomas depart. Brown and Ackers return.

68 min – Cougars are nearly through again but Danny Lawton knocks on.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (8/10) – Buster is replaced by Ross Peltier.

65 min – Swinton forming scrums quickly to try get back into it. And then win a penalty.

63 min – COUGARS TRY – Tiger bomb is spilled, Danny Lawton catches the ball and sends Barnett over. DJ misses the conversion. Cougars 20-12 Lions.

61 min – Cougars really turning the screw. Swinton do not like it one bit.

59 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – DJ converts. Cougars 16-12 Lions.

59 min – COUGARS TRY – Scott Law is over for the Cougars! Cougars 14-12 Lions.

58 min – Swinton doing fantastically well to hold out the Cougars.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (7/10) – Judge and Haigh replace Chezza and Lee.

56 min – Craven wins a penalty for a high tackle.

54 min – DJ is forced to kick out into touch. Dropout to the Lions from the Cougars.

LIONS INTERCHANGE (6/10) – Johnson and Menzies replaced by Riley and Morrison.

52 min – Danny Jones breaks for the Cougars but Jack Lee is hold short on the last.

51 min – “The referee’s a muppet” rings out. Not far wrong.

49 min – Absolute joke of a decision. Rolo forces a knock on, but Jode Sheriffe is penalised for a high tackle.

49 min – Cougars win the penalty, but throw it away. Swinton scrum.

48 min – Paul White is fantastically stopped from breaking by Ian Watson.

47 min – The tackle count waved back to zero as Ritchie Hawkyard breaks for Swinton.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (5/10) – Ross Peltier is replaced by Jode Sheriffe.

45 min – Mick Nanyn’s kick goes into touch but the referee hasd already ruled a forward pas. Cougars scrum.

43 min – Silly kncok on by Buster. Lions scrum.

42 min – Knock on by Joe Worthington. Cougars scrum.

41 min – DJ’s 40-20 attempt reaches touch. Lions scrum.

KICK OFF – Ian Watson restarts the game here at Cougar Park.

HALF TIME – Keighley Cougars 10-12 Swinton Lions.

39 min – Swinton scrum for a knock on. But the hooter inteferes.

39 min – BOOM! DJ gets him in for dropout.

38 min – The rain is pelting down here at Cougar Park.

37 min – LIONS CONVERSION – O’Brien converts. Cougars 10-12 Lions.

36 min – LIONS TRY – Chris Atkin goes in similar fashion to Hawkyard. Cougars 10-10 Lions.

36 min – Swinton awarded a penalty for obstruction.

35 min – Cougars penalty on the Line as James Craven is held down.

33 min – Swinton have fallen behind for the first time and some of the players look defeated. I hope not, been a tight affair so far.

31 min – COUGARS TRY – Buster breaks and offloads to DJ who is brought down short of the line. The ball goes out to Whitey who’s in the corner. DJ fails to add the two Cougars 10-6 Lions.

29 min – Errors a plenty by both sides.

LIONS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – James Brown is replaced by Mark Thomas.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Judge is replaced by the Pocket Rocket Jack Lee.

27 min – Watsons’s kick is too strong and reaches touch. Cougars tap.

26 min – The Cougars doctor is sporting a broken arm. Wonderful.

LIONS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – Andy Ackers is replaced by Chris Atkin.

25 min – Craven has a try disallowed and is penalised. Lions kick to touch.

24 min – Whitey is knocked into touch. Swinton scrum.

24 min – Peltier wins a penalty for a ball steal. Cougars with another set on the Swinton line.

LIONS INTERCHANGE (2/10) – Menzies and Johnson replace Morrison and Riley.

23 min – The Cougars force the error. Worthington knock on. Cougars scrum.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – Neil Cherryholme and the returning Buster replace Jode Sheriffe and Luke Haigh.

22 min – The referee halts play as Josh Lynam goes down. It’s a Cougar scrum.

21 min – False start by the Lions. Kick off is retaken.

20 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – DJ puts the two over. Cougars 6-6 Lions.

18 min – COUGARS TRY – Great offload by Rolo sends Daley Williams racing over. Cougars 4-6 Lions.

16 min – Danny Jones forces a knock on. Cougars scrum.

16 min – Sloppy knock on by Jode Sheriffe. Swinton scrum.

15 min – BOOM! Big hit from Scott Law forces a dropout.

14 min – Referee is having a shocker and prevents Cougars taking the quick tap.

13 min – Kick goes dead. Cougars restart on the twenty.

12 min – Lions penalty for obstruction I believe.

11 min – Cougars hold Swinton out short.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (1/10) – Paddy replaced by Ross Peltier.

10 min – Another Lions kick causes the Cougars some problems and wins them a penalty.

9 min – The Cougars look a shade of the side from last weekend.

8 min – Glenn Riley gets over the line but knocks on in the process. Cougars scrum.

8 min – Lions penalty. They kick to touch.

7 min – Cougars look sloppy so far. Swinton taking advantage.

5 min – LIONS CONVERSION – O’Brien adds the two. Cougars 0-6 Lions.

4 min – LIONS TRY – Darren Hawkyard skips through a gap in the line to race over. Cougars 0-4 Lions.

3 min – Mick Nanyn kick is knocked into touch by Richie Barnett. Goal line dropout.

2 min – DJ kick caught and returned by Ritchie Hawkyard

1 min – Gareth O’Brien kick reaches touch. Cougars Scrum.

KICK OFF – We’re underway here at Cougar Park.

15:01 – The teams are out here at Cougar Park. IT’S COUGARTIME!

15:00 TEAM NEWS:

COUGARS:
1 – James Craven
2 – Richie Barnett
19 – Danny Lawton
22 – Daley Williams
5 – Paul White
6 – Danny Jones
7 – Paul Handforth (C)
16 – Jode Sheriffe
34 – Luke Haigh
10 – Sean Hesketh
11 – Josh Lynam
12 – Brendon Rawlins
15 – Scott Law

INTERCHANGES:
9 – James Feather
18 – Neil Cherryholme
27 – Jack Lee
32 – Ross Peltier

LIONS:
1 – Ritchie Hawkyard
21 – Joe Worthington
4 – Mick Nanyn
6 – Anthony Bowman
5 – Freddie Walker
22 – Gareth O’Brien (DR)
7 – Ian Watson
16 – Mike Morrison
9 – Andy Ackers
23 – Glenn Riley (DR)
24 – Andy Thornley
12 – Darren Hawkyard
13 – James Brown

INTERCHANGES:
8 – Luke Menzies
17 – Zach Johnson
20 – Mark Thomas
28 – Chris Atkin

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