Keighley Cougars v Rochdale Hornets Live Match Blog by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar) in association with A1 Stairlifts.
KINGSTONE PRESS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
Batley Bulldogs 34-4 Barrow Raiders
Doncaster RL 22-16 Whitehaven
Featherstone Rovers 56-18 North Wales Crusaders
Keighley Cougars 48-6 Rochdale Hornets
Leigh Centurions 30-22 Dewsbury Rams
Sheffield Eagles 14-32 Halifax RL
Swinton Lions 24-32 Workington Town
FULL TIME – Keighley Cougars 48-6 Rochdale Hornets.
79 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Tigers converts. Cougars 48-6 Hornets.
78 min – COUGARS TRY – What? How? Great effort to score by Handforth. Cougars 46-6 Hornets.
77 min – Ball steal on Ash in a three on one. Cougars penalty.
16:30 – ATTENDANCE – 811, MAN OF THE MATCH – Paul Handforth, YORKSHIRE TIMES MAN OF THE MATCH – Paul Handforth, CHAMPAGNE MOMENT – James Haley’s first try.
76 min – Delibrate knock on by the Hornets there. Cougars scrum.
73 min – COUGARS TRY – Tiger grubber, Haley try. Too easy this. Cougars 42-6 Hornets.
72 min – Tiger kicks a 40/20 despite being cleaned out by Anthony Walker.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (9/10) – Paddy and Rawlo replaced by Jode and Chezza.
70 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Easy as always for Tiger when it’s from that close. Cougars 38-6 Hornets.
69 min – COUGARS TRY – Another clever Tiger pass. Cravo grabs his second. Cougars 36-6 Hornets.
68 min – Danny Davies knocks on as he attempts to intercept the ball. Cougars scrum.
67 min – Cougars penalty as Rawlo recieves a facial in the tackle.
66 min – Rochdale actually look a tad dangerous but knock on. Cougars scrum.
65 min – Haighy breaks but Cravo knocks on when it’s easier to score! Unlucky James!
HORNETS INTERCHANGE (10/10) – Jordan Case is off, Richard Beaumont returns.
62 min – COUGARS TRY – Buster pass out of dummy half, White dives over in the corner. Cougars 32-6 Hornets.
61 min – Cougars scrum as Rochdale spill the ball in the tackle.
60 min – Defeaning shrieks through by an over exelous Hornets fan, Danny Davies break halted by a forward pass.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (7/10) – Ash Lindsay replaces Olly Pursglove.
HORNETS INTERCHANGE (9/10) – Chris Baines replaced by Alex McClurg.
57 min – HORNETS CONVERSION – Crook adds the two. Cougars 28-6 Hornets.
57 min – HORNETS TRY – Ryan Millward is over for the visitors following a Crook break. Cougars 28-4 Hornets.
56 min – Tiger tries a clever grubber but Pursglove is beaten to the ball by Paul Crook.
55 min – Hornets restart goes into touch. Cougars penalty on halfway, Tiger kicks to touch to take us twenty out.
54 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Another easy two points for Tiger. Cougars 28-0 Hornets.
53 min – COUGARS TRY – Tiger waltzes through the Rochdale line and sends Cravo over. Cougars 26-0 Hornets.
53 min – Good break there by Oliver Pursglove.
52 min – Rochdale look a shell of themselves from the opening forty. The two tries won’t have helped there confidence.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (6/10) – Jode Sheriffe and Chezza replaced by Paddy and Rawlo.
50 min – Wayne English looks a clever little full back for Rochdale this afternoon.
HORNETS INTERCHANGE (8/10) – Crook, Thompson and Walker return to replace Wheeler, Cookson and Beaumont.
48 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Tiger with another two points. Cougars 22-0 Hornets.
47 min – COUGARS TRY – Great pass by Tiger, and Josh Lynam is in with ease. Cougars 20-0 Hornets.
46 min – Josh Lynam and Chris Baines nearly comes to blows.
45 min – Cougars win a penalty for obstruction.
44 min – Rochdale win a penalty for obstruction.
43 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Tiger with a great kick from the sideline. Cougars 16-0 Hornets.
42 min – COUGARS TRY – Good grubber kick by Tiger, Danny Lawton is the lucky beneficiary. Cougars 14-0 Hornets.
41 min – Easy catch from the kick there for Craven.
KICK OFF – Tiger to restart the game here at Cougar Park. Cougars lead 10-0.
15:53 – The side’s re-emerge for the second half. IT’S COUGARTIME! PART TWO!
HALF TIME – Keighley Cougars 10-0 Rochdale Hornets.
HORNETS INTERCHANGE (5/10) – Joe Greenwood replaces Alex McClurg.
40 min – COUGARS TRY – Haley touches down his own grubber after a wild swing at the ball by Lewis Sheridan. Cougars 10-0 Hornets.
39 min – Cougars scrum after Hornets penalised.
37 min – Cougars scrum. This has been an awful first half of Rugby League.
37 min – Danny Lawton and Stuart Littler having a bit of afters in backplay.
36 min – Hornets penalised, Tiger restarts the game on the twenty.
34 min – Free play to Rochdale, Jode Sheriffe steals in a one on one and the ref brings it back. Hornets scrum.
33 min – Paul White is so unlucky not to cross in the corner, great cover tackle by Danny Davies.
31 min – The Hornets wingers are looking particular dangerous, Cougars doing well with line defence though.
30 min – Wild pass by Dave Llewellyn goes to touch. Cougars scrum.
29 min – The Hornets awarded a penalty for an infringment on Lewis Sheridan.
HORNETS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Joe Greenwood replaced by Jordan Case.
29 min – Hornets awarded possession on the turnover.
28 min – Good chase by the Hornets from the kick, but Cravo manages to stay in touch.
27 min – Kick on the last by Buster and Stuart Littler beats Danny Lawton in the air.
26 min – Olly Pursglove and Tiger both held short of the line.
26 min – Tiger looks like carving Rochdale open everytime he has hold of the ball. Masterful stuff.
25 min – Good stuff from the kick by Cravo and the Cougars win a penalty. Tiger to kick to touch.
HORNETS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – McClurg and Beaumont replace Crook and Walker
24 min – Smart kick on the last by Tiger. Hornets scrum ten metres out from there own line.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Chezza and Sags are on to replace Rawlo and Ash Lindsay.
23 min – Lewis Sheridan given freedom of Keighley before Danny Davies spills short. Cougars take the free play.
23 min – Good effort by Rawlo to halt Ryan Millward on the line.
22 min – Tiger knocks the ball forward in an attempted interception, Hornets tackle count wiped back to zero.
21 min – Jode Sheriffe breaks the line and Wayne English collects and breaks, but is greeted by Handforth.
HORNETS INTERCHANGE (1/10) – John Cookson replaces Warren Thompson.
19 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Tiger adds the extras to his own effort. Cougars 6-0 Hornets.
18 min – COUGARS TRY – Paul Handforth races over from Buster’s pass out. Cougars 4-0 Hornets.
18 min – Solid Rochdale defence keeps Ash Lindsay out on the line.
17 min – Tiger kicks to touch and makes a good twenty metres.
16 min – Cougars win the ball on the turnover, and the Hornets are penalised further down.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (2/10) – Paddy replaced by Jode Sheriffe.
15 min – Cougars somehow lose the ball five metres out, Lewis Sheridan attempts to break but is caught early by Buster.
14 min – Hornets penalised as Wayne English breaks, Cougars scrum.
13 min – Hornets looking dangerous here but Danny Lawton catches a grubber on the last.
12 min – Tiger’s kick on the last reaches touch. Hornets to restart with a tap on the twenty.
11 min – Baines spills on the line with a last gasp stretch, Haighy gets the ball and attempts to break.
11 min – Rawlo pushes the ball out in the tackle. Rochdale waved back to zero by the referee.
9 min – Cougars ten metres from the Rochdale line. Haley spills Tiger’s kick on the last. Rochdale turnover.
9 min – Danny Jones currently receiving treatment on the bench, hopefully nothing too serious.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (1/10) – DJ replaced by Luke Haigh.
8 min – James Craven obstructed in back play as he attempts to support Buster. Cougars awarded a penalty.
7 min – No they can’t, knock on. Cougars scrum.
7 min – A bounce of the ball let’s the Cougars off. Can Rochdale open the scoring?
6 min – Paul Crook kicks to touch and makes the visitors fifteen metres.
5 min – Ball steal by Alex Trumper, Cougars penalised in the tackle. Hornets penalty.
5 min – Good solid defence from the Cougars, and the fragilities in the Hornets line are showing early.
3 min – Ball starts flying all over the shop and Buster is tackled short of the line. Turnover to the Hornets.
2 min – Paul Crook breaks for the Hornets, but Tiger makes a try saving interception from the offload.
1 min – Good first set from the Cougars, great kick and chase from Tiger’s bomb on the last.
KICK OFF – Paul Crook get’s us underway at Cougar Park.
14:59 – Here comes this afternoon’s sides… IT’S COUGARTIME! PART ONE!
14:56 – The sides have headed back into the sheds, it’s nearly time to go here at Cougar Park! Can the lads make it back to back victories after last weeks fantastic showing at Sheffield?
14:52 – SPONSORS:
Main Match Sponsors – CBF Screen Prints
Man of the Match – Airedale Shopping Centre
Champagne Moment – Napoleons Casino & Restaurant
Community Match – University Academy Keighley
Teamsheet – Shipley College
14:49 – MATCH OFFICIALS: Referee – Mr M Woodhead; TJ’s – Mr R Webb & Mr L Moore; Reserve Official – Mr N Lawrenson; Match Commissioner – Mr D Asquith.
14:47 – TEAM NEWS:
Cougars make one change, Daley Williams replaced by Paul White on the left wing.
1 – James Craven
2 – Richie Barnett
19 – Danny Lawton
4 – James Haley
5 – Paul White
6 – Danny Jones
7 – Paul Handforth
12 – Brendon Rawlins
9 – James Feather (C)
10 – Sean Hesketh
11 – Josh Lynam
33 – Oliver Pursglove
13 – Ash Lindsay
16 – Jode Sheriffe
17 – Ben Sagar
18 – Neil Cherryholme
34 – Luke Haigh
1 – Wayne English (C)
12 – Alex Trumper
4 – Danny Davies
20 – Stuart Littler (L)
9 – Lewis Sheridan
28 – Gary Wheeler (DR)
17 – Ryan Millward
16 – Anthony Walker (DR)
6 – Paul Crook
10 – Warren Thompson
11 – Chris Baines
33 – Dave Llewellyn
24 – Joe Greenwood (DR)
8 – John Cookson
13 – Jordan Case
21 – Alex McClurg
27 – Richard Beaumont (DR)
DENOTES – (C) Captain; (L) Loan; (DR) Dual Registration
14:45 – Good afternoon, and welcome to Cougar Park for this Kingstone Press Championship clash between the Cougars and the Rochdale Hornets.