Tag: Betfred League One

Squad | Levy Nzoungou joins Swinton on loan

Salford Red Devils forward Levy Nzoungou has joined Betfred Championship side Swinton Lions on a one-month loan deal. 
Nzoungou has spent time on loan with the Lions earlier in the season appearing twice for Swinton against Halifax and Toulouse. The French forward made his Betfred Super League debut last month against Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.
Levy has also featured for Whitehaven and dual-registration partners Oldham in Betfred League One so far this season.
Nzoungou will be in line to appear in each of Swinton’s upcoming Betfred Championship fixtures against  Halifax, London Broncos and Dewsbury Rams.
Levy Nzoungou is proudly sponsored by Payroll Central UK.  
Tickets for our next home game against Widnes Vikings are available at the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. Purchase yours now and support the lads as they go in search of a crucial two points in the Betfred Super League.

Dual-Registration | Bennion features as Oldham make it six in a row

Salford Red Devils forward Gavin Bennion was in action this weekend for dual-registration partners Oldham RLFC as the Roughyeds made it six consecutive wins in Betfred League One.
Bennion started at prop-forward in the dominant victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Doncaster RLFC with the win giving Oldham a two-point buffer in 3rd place above their opponents this weekend.
Oldham went into the break leading 16-0 after tries from Danny Langtree and Luke Hooley alongside four goals from Paul Crook. The hosts maintained control in the second half with Luke Nelmes, Lee Kershaw and Phil Joy all crossing after the break.
Bennion has now featured twice for the Roughyeds this season. Oldham travel to Coventry Bears in their next Betfred League One fixture on Sunday 10th June.

Magic Weekend | Watch Newcastle Thunder vs Bradford Bulls on Friday night

If you’re attending the Dacia Magic Weekend you can even catch some Rugby League on Friday evening by watching Newcastle Thunder take on Bradford Bulls in Betfred League One.
Bradford Bulls currently lead the way in Betfred League One while Newcastle Thunder – who’ve been on the rise in recent seasons – are pushing for a play-off spot sitting in 8th. The game is sure to be a cracker and the more fans from across the country creating an atmosphere at Kingston Park the better!
Tickets for the game are available to all Betfred Super League fans at £12 for adults and £5 for juniors, if they’re pre-booked on 0871 226 6060. Tickets on gameday cost £15.
Kingston Park Stadium is situated just north of the City and is on the main Airport Metro line. The metro is a region wide underground/train system with stations throughout the City Centre, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Shields and the coast. Kingston Park is served by two metro stations – Kingston Park and Bankfoot. Both are less than five minutes from the ground. Click here for direction.
Salford Red Devils will face Catalans Dragons at the Dacia Magic Weekend on Sunday 20th May, 1pm kick-off.
Dacia Magic Weekend tickets in the Gallowgate End (Unreserved Seating) is still available from the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Remember, 2018 Season Ticket holders can get their tickets at half-price.
Coach travel is also available to book for the Dacia Magic Weekend at the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. All coach pick-up points and times can be seen here.

Dual-Registration/Loan Watch | Daniel Murray in action for Oldham

Salford Red Devils prop-forward Daniel Murray featured this weekend for dual-registration partners Oldham RLFC in a 32-18 victory over Keighley Cougars at the Vestacare Stadium. 
The Roughyeds raced into a 16-0 lead against the Cougars but the Yorkshiremen pulled it back to 16-14 heading into the interval. However, a dominant second half display saw Oldham run out comfortable winners.
Wakefield loanee Lee Kershaw scored twice alongside tries from Dave Eccleston, Kieran Gill and former Red Devil Liam Bent. Murray was in the thick of the action down the middle for Oldham.
Meanwhile, Gavin Bennion and Levy Nzoungou where both in action for Betfred Championship side Swinton Lions as they fell to a 18-12 defeat at the hands of Halifax RLFC.
Andy Thornley put Swinton in the lead early on before Chester Butler had put the hosts within two points. Marcus Webb’s 50th minute try furthered Swinton’s lead but late tries from Conor McGrath and a second from Steve Tyrer sealed the victory for Halifax. Tyrer had also begun the Halifax comeback midway through the second half.
Swinton Lions Head Coach and former Red Devil Stuart Littler said: “Levy [Nzoungou] is a handful. Him and Gav [Bennion] set the game and took us forward. He’s a big guy.”
Swinton welcome Toulouse Olympique next weekend with both Gavin Bennion and Levy Nzoungou available and you can watch this game completely free of charge with the Lions allowing free entry for any fans wishing to attend.

Dual-Reg/Loan Watch | NW Crusaders 2-30 Oldham RLFC

Levy Nzoungou featured for dual-registration partners Oldham RLFC as The Roughyeds built on their Challenge Cup heroics at Halifax by cruising to a 30-2 victory over North Wales Crusaders at the Queensway Stadium.  
Danny Bridge and Joe Martin’s respective doubles alongside further scores from Zack McComb and Phil Joy ensured Scott Naylor’s side emerged as deserved winners on a comfortable afternoon in Wrexham.
Nzoungou was heavily involved throughout the contest but Oldham did have to come from behind as Crusaders full-back Tom Johnson capped his 150th appearance for the club with a 2nd minute penalty in front of the sticks.
Despite the setback, the visitors recovered and managed to turn the game on its head going into the interval as Zack McComb and Joe Martin both crossed over.
Oldham ran riot throughout the second period and scored 22 unanswered points as Danny Bridge and Martin both secured doubles before Phil Joy also touched down.
Roughyeds Head Coach and former Red Devil Scott Naylor said: “Our first-half performance was poor, but we regrouped at half-time and took control in the second-half.”
Elsewhere, it was a frustrating afternoon for Daniel Murray and loan club Halifax RLFC as Richard Marshall’s side fell to a disappointing 38-6 defeat at Toulouse Olympique.
Olympique winger Tony Maurel touched down twice, whilst Rhys Curran, Mark Kheirallah, Gavin Marguerite, Bastian Ader and Paul Marcon also crossed over to complete the rout – Kheirallah kicked five conversions to inflict further misery onto the visitors.
However, Halifax did claim a solitary try through hooker Brandon Moore before Steve Tyrer added the extras.
The result concludes a miserable week for ‘Fax as Marshall’s side crashed out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup following their 27-6 defeat to Salford’s dual-reg partners Oldham at the MBi Shay last Tuesday.
Gavin Bennion appeared for Swinton Lions as their sluggish start to the Betfred Championship campaign continued with a heavy 64-18 home loss to London Broncos.
Despite taking an early lead through Elliott Caine, The Lions are now without a win from their first six fixtures as table toppers London cruised to victory at Heywood Road.
The Broncos ran in an astounding twelve tries as Alex Walker claimed a hat-trick, Kieron Dixon and James Cunningham earned a brace apiece, whilst Will Lovell, James Meadows, Lewis Bienek, Ben Hellewell and Tom Spencer also crossed to ensure London ran out deserved winners.
Swinton did claim two further consolation efforts through Hayden Hansen and Chris Hankinson but were unable to take anything positive from the game as Josh Barlow’s straight red-card reflected a miserable afternoon for The Lions.
Despite the loss, Swinton Head Coach and former Salford centre Stuart Littler was pleased with Bennion’s contribution.
“Gavin Bennion ran hard all day,” said Littler.
“He was a handful and was probably one of the best forwards on the field, which saying that in a game when you concede 64 points is some achievement.
“He’s played big minutes again.”

Dual Reg/Loan Watch | Four Red Devils in action

Daniel Murray appeared for loan club Halifax RLFC in their emphatic 38-18 victory over Leigh Centurions at the MBI Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  
Shane Grady claimed a stunning hat-trick, Steve Tyrer earned a brace whilst Brandon Moore and Ben Heaton also crossed to secure consecutive Betfred Championship victories for the first time this season.
The hosts headed into the break with a 28-0 lead but Leigh responded with a double from Craig Hall alongside another score from Rhys Evans, although Fax prevailed to earn a crucial two points.
On-loan Red Devils man Murray, has impressed throughout his time in Yorkshire and Halifax Head Coach Richard Marshall recently revealed the former young forward is an integral part of his plans.
“I’ve been really pleased with all the lads who haven’t had much time to adapt. Daniel [Murray] was fantastic and showed his qualities. He’s a great addition,” said Marshall.
The win moves Halifax up to 6th in the table whilst Leigh now lie 9th, having won just once from six games.
Elsewhere, Gavin Bennion couldn’t inspire Swinton Lions to their first victory of the season at Featherstone Rovers in a game that was overshadowed by a second-half mass brawl.
Despite a slight resurgence from The Lions, Matt Sarsfield and George Tyson’s respective braces weren’t enough for Stuart Littler’s men to break their winless duck.
Featherstone’s Misi Taulapapa was sent-off whilst Swinton’s Robert Fairclough and Rhodri Lloyd were sin-binned. The hosts also had Tom Jones yellow carded as ugly scenes dampened an entertaining spectacle.
Swinton now lie joint bottom of the table, only above Sheffield Eagles on points difference. However, Littler’s side now have a welcomed distraction as they travel to in-form York City Knights in the 4th round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup this coming Sunday (Kick-Off: 3pm).
Ryan Lannon featured for dual-registration partners Oldham RLFC as The Roughyeds suffered a narrow home defeat to League 1 promotion-chasing rivals York City Knights.
Matt Reid earned a double whilst Danny Langtree and Ben West also crossed for the hosts, but tries from Matthew Marsh, Kieren Moss, James Donaldson and Joe Batchelor secured two vital points for the visitors.
Paul Crook’s second-half conversion miss proved costly as York ultimately triumphed thanks to Connor Robinson’s four successful goals.
Despite the result, former Salford centre and Oldham Head Coach Scott Naylor was delighted with his side’s attitude.
“Our attitude was first class,” said Naylor.
“The willingness to work was 100-per-cent as always.
“At the end of the day we lost because we hit a post with a conversion.
“I hope our fans realise how tough this division is going to be and I hope they stick with us like they did the last time we were in League 1.”
Oldham now travel to Halifax for a mouth-watering Challenge Cup tie this coming Sunday (3pm).
Finally, it was a miserable day for Levy Nzoungou and Whitehaven as the Cumbrians slumped to a 44-6 defeat at the hands of Doncaster.
James Tilley dived over from dummy half to claim a score for the visitors in the opening period, though the hooker was soon sin-binned – something which reflected Haven’s luck throughout the contest.
Whitehaven remain winless although they have an opportunity to kick-start their season as their attention also turns to the Cup as Haven host Championship side Dewsbury Rams. Kick-Off at the Recreation Ground is 3pm.
 
By Ryan Booth

Dual-Registration/Loan Watch | Swinton Lions 12-52 Toronto Wolfpack

Gavin Bennion featured for Swinton Lions as Toronto Wolfpack overhauled Stuart Littler’s side 52-12, in a ruthless nine try display at Heywood Road.  
Tries from Mike Butt and Luke Waterworth were mere consolation efforts, as Paul Rowley’s Wolfpack ran out deserved winners on Sunday afternoon.
Jake Butler-Fleming, Ryan Brierley and Blake Wallace each claimed a brace apiece, whilst Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e, Andy Ackers and Jonny Pownall also crossed over for the Canadian outfit.
Bennion, who has been on loan at Swinton since early February, has impressed during his spell at Heywood Road and his performance in the clash with Toronto again earned the plaudits of Swinton boss Littler.
Former Salford Centre Littler said: “I thought Gav Bennion looked strong again on the ball.
“He’s challenging people and his footwork looks dangerous.” added Littler.
The defeat means Swinton remain winless after four fixtures and now lie bottom of the Betfred Championship table.
Elsewhere, Levy Nzoungou didn’t feature for Whitehaven. The Cumbrians’ tie at Hunslet was postponed due to a frozen pitch as ‘The Beast from the East’ blighted the majority of the weekend’s fixtures.
Dual-Registration partners Oldham also suffered a postponement, The Roughyeds’ meeting with Hemel Stags will be rearranged as both the pitch and surrounding areas at the Vestacare Stadium were deemed unsafe.
Gavin Bennion will be hopeful of appearing for Swinton in their next fixture as The Lions travel to Featherstone Rovers with the hope of securing their first victory of the campaign.
Levy Nzoungou will also be in contention of being included in Whitehaven’s match-day squad as Carl Forster’s side travel to Yorkshire to meet League 1 leaders Doncaster.
Finally, Oldham host York City Knights this coming Sunday, The Roughyeds head into the tie having not conceded a single point in 160 minutes of competitive Rugby this season.
 
By Ryan Booth

Dual Reg and Loan watch – Whitehaven RLFC 30-12 Workington Town

In this week’s dual-registration and loan watch we just have one player to focus on however Levy Nzoungou made a big impact up at the Recreation Ground for Whitehaven RLFC.
Whitehaven ran out 30-12 winners over local rivals Workington Town regaining the Southward Memorial Trophy in the process. Nzoungou crossed for Town as well as spending ten minutes in the sin-bin.
Nzoungou, sponsored by Payroll Central UK, clearly impressed with St Helens forward Kyle Amor tweeting the following:

Workington opened the scoring early on before a 26-man melee broke out which saw Nzoungou get sent to the bin while Miller spent ten minutes on the sideline for Town.
A back-and-forth half ensued with Burns crossing for Whitehaven before Dawson scored for Workington. Again, Haven responded through Gillam before Workington’s Miller was then sent off.
Whitehaven then grabbed control of the game with Taylor diving over before Red Devil loanee Nzoungou latched onto a low kick that had deflected off the post to make it two tries in two dual-reg/loan games for the forward.
Haven went on to score two more tries and finish up with a convincing 30-12 win.

Levy Nzoungou joins Whitehaven on a one-month loan

Salford Red Devils can confirm that Levy Nzoungou has joined Betfred League One side Whitehaven RLFC on a one-month loan.
Nzoungou, who is sponsored by Payroll Central UK, joined the Club from Toulouse Olympique in pre-season and featured in both pre-season friendlies against Swinton Lions and Warrington Wolves.
The French forward has also enjoyed spells in the St Helens and Melbourne Storm youth ranks before joining The Red Devils.
Whitehaven face local rivals Workington Town this weekend before hosting Oldham RLFC – both of which Nzoungou will be eligilble to play in.