Rugby League


15 Apr 2024

Betfred Championship Round Up | Round 4

Betfred Championship Round Up | Round 4

Sheffield, Wakefield, and Widnes maintained their 100% winning starts in the Betfred Championship at the weekend with strong wins over their opponents in Round 4.  

The Eagles managed to grind out a victory against a tough Swinton Lions outfit, whilst Wakefield put fifty past a winless York Knights in a nine-try spectacle, with Lachlan Walmsley touching down for four on the day and reaching a total of 100 for his career. 

Widnes also continued their unbeaten start with a convincing home win against Halifax Panthers. ‘Fax had built up a 4-14 lead in the early stages, but a sensational second half performance would see the Vikings go on to score 36 unanswered points, including a brace from captain Jack Owens to register a fourth consecutive win. 

In Cumbria, Barrow overcame a resilient Dewsbury side to make it back-to-back home wins. 

It was a tale of two halves as the Raiders racked up a 26-4 score-line at the break, but a spirited Rams came from behind and reduced the deficit to just six points with ten minutes left on the clock. 

A nervy ending would then unfold - another tense finish for Barrow three weeks on the bounce - as Ryan Johnston slotted over the match-winning drop goal to seal the victory. 

Cumbria’s second game of Sunday afternoon would see Batley Bulldogs claim their first win of the season in style. 

Mark Moxon’s men led the entire match in what was a fantastic team performance to record their first two points on the road. 

Featherstone Rovers returned to winning ways with a comfortable win over Doncaster at the Eco-Power Stadium.  

The Dons went on to suffer back-to-back defeats on home turf, as a rampant Rovers produced an energetic and dominant display. 

On Saturday, Bradford Bulls made it three wins on the spin as triumphed at home against Toulouse in a thrilling contest. 

Only one try and a Jordan Lilley drop goal would separate the two sides, as Bradford edged a thriller. 

Betfred Championship Round 4 results:

Bradford Bulls 19 Toulouse Olympique 12

Swinton Lions 4 Sheffield Eagles 22

York Knights 6 Wakefield Trinity 50

Widnes Vikings 40 Halifax Panthers 14

Barrow Raiders 27 Dewsbury Rams 20

Whitehaven RLFC 12 Batley Bulldogs 25 

Doncaster RLFC 4 Featherstone Rovers 46

The full fixture list for the Betfred Championship and all of the relevant information and kick-off times can be found here.

Photo Credit: Widnes Vikings