Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Swinton Claim First Victory of Campaign

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Swinton Claim First Victory of Campaign

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SWINTON picked up their first win of the 2019 Betfred Championship season with a strong showing at Barrow.

The Lions opened the scoring inside the first five minutes through Liam Forsyth, one of a number of players included on dual-registration from Wigan Warriors.

And the centre grabbed his second to level the scores after the Raiders had scored twice and the Cumbrians had enough to re-take the lead once more just before half-time.

Winger Mike Butt crossed soon after the restart and Jack Hansen's try put the Lions in front, only for Raiders to level once more with a penalty on the hour mark.

Former Salford forward Gavin Bennion scored a crucial try with just over 10 minutes remaining, followed by another from Warriors forward Liam Paisley.

Despite a late try from the home side, Oscar Thomas' dropgoal secured the points and a 33-26 victory. …

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