Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lions Hit Jackpot in '£100K Game' as Victory Signals Drop for Roughyeds

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lions Hit Jackpot in '£100K Game' as Victory Signals Drop for Roughyeds

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SWINTON have all but secured their Kingstone Press Championship survival at the expense of OLDHAM with a 29-6 victory over Roughyeds at Heywood Road.

The result means that barring a 150+ points swing when the Lions travel to Toulouse and Oldham host Dewsbury next weekend, it will be Scott Naylor's side who accompany Bradford Bulls in relegation to League 1. As is probably to be expected of a matched billed as the '£100,000 game' - alluding to the estimated financial reward for survival - it was a tense and error-strewn affair, not helped by frequent heavy downpours throughout.

Oldham seemed to settle sooner than the home side, but it was the Lions who opened the scoring through Cain Barnes.

George Tyson soon levelled for the visitors, before Ilias Bergal collected a Ben White chip to make it 12-6 to the Lions at half-time. …

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