Saints Line up

5 Jonathan Bennison
34 Owen Dagnall
23 Konrad Hurrell
28 Dayon Sambou
33 Harry Robertson
21 Ben Davies
George Whitby
31 Noah Stephens
24 Jake Burns
27 McKenzie Buckley
30 Jonny Vaughan
Brett Bailey
22 Sam Royle
Ben Will
Alfie Sinclair
Cole Marsh
Ciaran Nolan

Swinton Lions Line up

1Daniel Abram
28Matthew Chrimes
3Jake Spedding
22Andrew Badrock
4Jayden Hatton
34Declan Patton
7Jordan Gibson
30Michael Wood
14Joshua Eaves
8Gavin Bennion
16Gavin Rodden
12Mitchell Cox
35Lewis Hall
17Brad Hammond
23Tommy Porter
18Liam Cooper
36Matthew Fletcher

Last updated 20 Jan 24 16:47:58


⏹️ Swinton Lions get the win in our first Pre-Season Friendly in 2024.

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Again on the move the Red V stop a threat by the Lions within our 20m.

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Good scrambling defence by the left edge, Swinton looked to be opening up for another but stopped this time.

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George Whitby for Saints

Whitby adds his third goal of the afternoon!

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Ciaran Nolan for Saints

TRY! Brilliant scoot run from Ciaran Nolan gets him over the line but with at least three Swinton men on him he still reached out and got the ball down!

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Brad Hammond for Swinton Lions

Swinton try. Brad Hammond.

On the right again but no pass out to the winger this time opens the space and he goes in.

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Swinton come close again on the right wing, a pass back in by Chrimes is not taken cleanly by Spedding and knocked on.

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Matthew Chrimes for Swinton Lions

Swinton try. Matthew Chrimes gets his brace.

The right winger had acres of space 10m out and goes in at the corner.

Kick missed.

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Bennison now off, Ben Will on.

Ben Davies stops a certain Swinton try with former Saint Josh Eaves breaking through, but a great tackle by today’s #6!

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Swinton get a chance to attack in good ball but knock on. Bennison sweeps up the ball but no advantage.

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Great goal line defence from the Red V, first by Sambou and then Royle to stop the Lions by our own line well.

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George Whitby for Saints

Whitby adds his second kick!

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Jonny Vaughan for Saints

Far more like it!

A great kick back on the inside from Ben Davies sees Jonny Vaughan run onto it and slide, turn and ground it! Smooooooth!

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Back to it. Come on you Saints!

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⏸️ Swinton Lions have the lead at the break in our first Pre-Season Friendly.


George Whitby for Saints

George Whitby adds the kick.

Brett Bailey for Saints

TRY! Saints are on the board, a bull-like run by Brett Bailey near the line and with four Swinton men on him he grounds the ball!

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Chaotic set, the Lions do initially well keeping Saints in their own 20m but good runs from our youngsters get us towards halfway.

Ball back in our hands after a kick is touched by Swinton.

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It’s been a penalty heavy affair on both sides, but Saints when making metres up field haven’t yet been able to make them pay. Great run by Sambou on the left but he loses it in the tackle.

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Jayden Hatton for Swinton Lions

Swinton try. Hatton gets his second.

It all comes off a penalty, Robertson for Saints looked to have knocked the kick back in play off it but no good. The Lions shape up on the left and run it in.

No kick

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Another big chance for Saints but no points. Off a scrum we go to the right and Owen Dagnall dives in but is judged to be out.

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Matthew Chrimes for Swinton Lions

Swinton try. After forcing Saints to kick the ball out, the Lions have a set 10m out and then work it right for Matthew Chrimes to score a diving finish.

Kicked missed.

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Hurrell charges to the corner and gets an offload off to Dagnall who juggles it and just about keeps it in play but can’t score

Swinton aren’t happy and cause a skirmish, but after the teams are separated we knock on


Back to back errors by Swinton, first an incorrect play of the ball and then a high shot.

Saints have it 10m out, but time is off for a Lions man getting checked over.

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Let off for the visitors, Buckley on the charge by the 10m line knocks on after a six-again.

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Good defence from the Saints, Swinton press for a third but a well left ball by Vaughan runs out on the full.

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Daniel Abram for Swinton Lions

Abram adds the goal from the touchline.

Jayden Hatton for Swinton Lions

From the restart Saints are too narrow in the middle, a big pass out to the left winger Jayden Hatton allows him to go in at the corner.

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Daniel Abram for Swinton Lions

Conversion added by Dan Abram.

Declan Patton for Swinton Lions

Swinton strike first, a penalty puts pressure on our line and a grubber kick back on the inside is grounded by Dec Patton.

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Kick Off


Game underway in the Saints’ first Pre-Season Friendly against Swinton Lions!

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©️ Sam Royle leads the team today as Captain


πŸ˜‡ Your first Saints line-up for 2024, ready to take on Swinton Lions!