Championship 1  Sunday 29th September 2013  Leigh Sports Village  Att: 6,800

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

David Cookson

Kenny Hughes

John Ford

GOAL SCORERS:

Lewis Palfrey

Lewis Palfrey

Lewis Palfrey

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Wayne English

Dave Llewellyn

Dave Hull

Daniel Davies

Dave Llewellyn

GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Full Report

Match Official: C Leatherbarrow


Hornets storm to promotion

Rochdale lifted their first trophy since 1922 and with it gained promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship thanks to a 32-18 win over neighbours Oldham in the Championship One play-off final at Leigh.


Hornets, who finished nine points behind Oldham in the table, trailed 18-12 early in the second half but clinched victory with second rower Dave Llewellyn\'s second try nine minutes from the end.


Rochdale twice took the lead in the first half courtesy of tries from Llewellyn and Danny Davies, both converted by stand-off Paul Crook, but Oldham twice hit back to draw level thanks to tries from Jon Ford and Kenny Hughes.


Centre David Cookson put the Roughyeds in front for the first time four minutes into the second half with his side\'s third try, to which Lewis Palfrey added his third goal, but Rochdale finished the stronger side.


Centre Dave Hull, Llewellyn and full-back Wayne English all scored tries in the last 23 minutes and man of the match Crook took his goal tally to six from six attempts.


The outcome means Rochdale go up with champions North Wales Crusaders while Oldham must battle on in the third tier of professional rugby league after suffering a fifth final defeat in the last seven years.


Match Action

  • 79m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 79m
    try

    Wayne English

    Rochdale

  • 71m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 71m
    try

    Dave Llewellyn

    Rochdale

  • 67m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 58m
    try

    Dave Hull

    Rochdale

  • 58m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 53m
    interchange_on

    Chris Baines

    Rochdale

  • 53m
    interchange_off

    Alex Trumper

    Rochdale

  • 45m
    try

    David Cookson

    Oldham

  • 45m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 39m
    try

    Kenny Hughes

    Oldham

  • 39m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Carl Forster

    Rochdale

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Case

    Rochdale

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Mathew Haggerty

    Oldham

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Jason Boults

    Oldham

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Mark Hobson

    Oldham

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Liam Thompson

    Oldham

  • 21m
    try

    Daniel Davies

    Rochdale

  • 21m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Warren Thompson

    Rochdale

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    John Cookson

    Rochdale

  • 15m
    interchange_on

    Alex McClurg

    Rochdale

  • 15m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hough

    Rochdale

  • 15m
    interchange_on

    Phil Joy

    Oldham

  • 15m
    interchange_off

    Michael Ward

    Oldham

  • 14m
    interchange_on

    Adam Files

    Oldham

  • 14m
    interchange_off

    Sam Gee

    Oldham

  • 12m
    try

    John Ford

    Oldham

  • 12m
    goal

    Lewis Palfrey

    Oldham

  • 4m
    goal

    Paul Crook

    Rochdale

  • 4m
    try

    Dave Llewellyn

    Rochdale