Whitehaven RLFC 18-12 Swinton Lions

Saturday 5th March 2016
KO: 18:30 - Round: 5

18-12 FT

HT: 12 6

Official: A Sweet

Venue: Recreation Ground

  • Whitehaven RLFC

  • Tries
    John Paul Brocklebank, Louis Jouffret, Elliott Miller,

  • Goals
    John Paul Brocklebank 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Swinton Lions

  • Tries
    Shaun Robinson, Chris Atkin,

  • Goals
    Chris Atkin 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary


Late Spencer Miller try earns Whitehaven first win

Spencer Miller\'s late try gave Whitehaven a first victory of their Kingstone Press Championship campaign at the fourth attempt. as they won 18-12 at home to Swinton Lions who are still looking for an opening victory.

John Paul Brocklebank put the hosts ahead, touching down after exchanging passes with Scott McAvoy and converting his own try. Louis Jouffret gave the Recreation Ground side a second try, finishing off from James Newton\'s break down the middle, with Brocklebank again converting. Shaun Robinson pulled a try back with Chris Atkin adding a touchline conversion to make it 12-6 at the break.

The Lions crossed again just after half-time, Atkin diving to the line before converting to draw his side level. However, Miller touched down with six minutes to go, and Brocklebank nailed a touchline conversion, earning the hosts victory in a game littered with penalties.


  • 75: TRY! scored for Whitehaven by Elliott Miller
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Whitehaven by John Paul Brocklebank
  • 42: TRY! scored for Swinton by Chris Atkin
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Swinton by Chris Atkin
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Swinton by Chris Atkin
  • 16: TRY! scored for Swinton by Shaun Robinson
  • 14: TRY! scored for Whitehaven by Louis Jouffret
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Whitehaven by John Paul Brocklebank
  • 1: GOAL! scored for Whitehaven by John Paul Brocklebank
  • 1: TRY! scored for Whitehaven by John Paul Brocklebank
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Whitehaven 3
    Lions 2

    Goals:

    Whitehaven 3
    Lions 2