Challenge Cup: Batley Bulldogs v Rochdale Hornets LIVE

Welcome to our live coverage of Batley Bulldogs’ fourth round Challenge Cup tie at home to Rochdale Hornets.
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We’ll bring you all the major updates from the game as the Bulldogs look to progress in rugby league’s most famous knockout competition to continue their bright start to 2024 after sealing their place in the quarter finals of the 1895 Cup last weekend. We will also have a match report and reaction from Batley head coach, Mark Moxon.

Challenge Cup: Batley Bulldogs v Rochdale Hornets LIVE

Stay with us on the Dewsbury Reporter website for a match report and reaction from Mark Moxon. Thank you for your company this afternoon and congratulations to the Bulldogs. The fifth round draw is happening at around 5pm. Let's see who they get.

Batley are through to the fifth round! They have overcome a great effort from Rochdale to win 30-14.

Into the final five minutes here. Batley are heading to the fifth round of the Challenge Cup, barring a remarkable Rochdale comeback.


Gibbons gets his second conversion of the second half.


Surely that is game over now? Leak is over after good work from Walshaw and Flynn.


Ridyard's kick floats wide. Rochdale still two scores behind.


It's not over just yet! Daniel Nixon is over in this near corner. Rochdale are back in it.


Dave Gibbons, on his competitive debut, making the conversion.


Batley finally have their fourth try of the afternoon! Nyle Flynn breaks through a gap after a superb pass from White.


Most of the action has occurred deep in the Rochdale half at the start of the second 40 but Batley have not created any clear cut chances to extend their lead.

Still 18-10.