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Scott and Agoro named Kingstone Press Players of the Week

17th of June 2014
Scott and Agoro named Kingstone Press Players of the Week

Batley forward and Oldham winger recognised for their outstanding form...


Batley Bulldogs second row Sam Scott and Oldham winger Mo Agoro are the Kingstone Press Players of the Week.

Scott was outstanding in Batley’s 28-24 victory over Keighley Cougars, while Agoro scored three tries as Oldham recorded a comfortable triumph over South Wales Scorpions.

Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards.

Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week – Sam Scott (Batley Bulldogs)

Sam Scott produced a strong performance in Batley Bulldogs’ late win over Keighley Cougars.

The former Sheffield and York player scored two tries, but also earned praise from Batley coach John Kear for other aspects of his game.

Kear also praised Bulldogs full-back Miles Greenwood, who joins Scott in the Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week.

Kear said: “Sam was a handful every time he carried the ball, but defensively he was also very strong.

“He came up with some crucial plays at crucial times – and not just scoring two tries.

“He regathered a short kick-off to give us a good attacking platform, and provided the line break pass that set up our winning try.

“His work rate was very high, and very high quality, throughout.”

Kingstone Press Championship One Player of the Week - Mo Agoro (Oldham)

Oldham winger Mo Agoro scored a hat-trick of tries against South Wales Scorpions, helping his team record a 58-2 victory at Whitebank Stadium.

Oldham coach Scott Naylor said: "Mo was very good, and he's playing the best rugby he's played since he joined us.

"He's finishing tries from all the field, working hard and doing loads of carries. He's in the top three players in our team, and he's doing it every week.

"Mo's a confidence player, and he's on fire at the moment. Every time he's getting space he's scoring tries or making good yards. It's great to see."

Kingstone Press Performance of the Week - London Skolars

London Skolars coach Joe Mbu has set his sights on a play-off place after Sunday's morale-boosting 52-28 victory at Oxford.

The Skolars are currently five points adrift of the Kingstone Press Championship One top five, but Mbu said: "If we stick together and keep working hard like we did against Oxford, then anything is possible.

"It was a much-needed win, and now I just want us to keep the momentum going. We stuck to the game-plan throughout the 80 minutes and that's what got us the points.

"Everyone in this division is looking for a top five finish. We had a taste of the play-offs last year, so we've got a bit of experience and the lads are hungry for that experience again."

Kingstone Press Try of the Week – Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)

Batley Bulldogs full-back Miles Greenwood earned his side a narrow victory with his last minute try in a 28-24 win at Keighley Cougars.

Greenwood supported good build-up work from Sam Scott and Lee Paterson to score his second try of the match.

Batley coach John Kear said: “Keighley actually had the ball from a penalty kick to touch.

“But a very aggressive defensive shot from Josh Griffin dislodged the ball, and my players maintained their composure and generated a bit of go-forward.

“We then put on a lovely shift play through the halfbacks, Sam Scott took the ball right to the line and put Lee Paterson through a gap.

“Miles Greenwood was supporting, as he always does, to finish the winning try. What I liked so much about it was that it had a defensive aspect to it as well.”

Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week

1 Miles Greenwood (Batley Bulldogs)

2 Will Sharp (Featherstone Rovers)

3 Menzie Yere (Sheffield Eagles)

4 Shane Grady (Dewsbury Rams)

5 Liam Kay (Leigh Centurions)

6 Danny Jones (Keighley Cougars)

7 Richard Wilkinson (Doncaster)

8 Tom Lillycrop (Sheffield Eagles)

9 Andy Ackers (Swinton Lions)

10 Tony Tonks (Halifax)

11 Sam Scott (Batley Bulldogs)

12 Gary Middlehurst (North Wales Crusaders)

13 Toby Adamson (North Wales Crusaders)

Kingstone Press Championship One Team of the Week

1 Steven Nield (Oldham)

2 Mo Agoro (Oldham)

3 Jimmy Watson (Hunslet Hawks)

4 Denny Solomona (London Skolars)

5 James Saltonstall (York City Knights)

6 Pat Smith (York City Knights)

7 Lewis Palfrey (Oldham)

8 David Williams (London Skolars)

9 David March (Hunslet Hawks)

10 Brad Brennan (York City Knights)

11 George Tyson (Oldham)

12 John Oakes (Hunslet Hawks)

13 Jack Aldous (York City Knights)

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