Sheffield savour rare triumph at Owlerton

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After a barren three months Sheffield Eagles gained only their second win in the league at Owlerton Stadium at the expense of strugglers Workington Town.

It took a late drop goal from substitute half-back Dominic Brambani and a try from hooker Andrew Henderson to give the Eagles their first “double” of the season.

Recalled Patch Walker had a hand or a boot in most of the Eagles tries with fullback Quentin Laulu-Togagae and winger Scott Turner each scoring twice.

Laulu-Togagae set up an early try for Turner converted by Walker – the first of his six goals.

Town came back with tries from brothers Callum and Brett Phillips, but again Laulu-Tagagae provided the spark sending in Misi Taulapapa, and with Turner getting to a Walker chip to the corner, Eagles had a 18-12 lead.

Laulu-Togagae put the Eagles in control with two tries in three minutes but after Taulapapa was sent to the sin bin that changed.

Brett Phillips’s second try and Jarrad Stack punished the Eagles from a quick penalty. When Greg Burke went in and Carl Forber kicked his fifth goal the scores were level with five minutes to play – before Brambani and Henderson rescued the points.

Sheffield Eagles: Laulu-Togagae; Turner, Yere, Tagaloa, Taulapapa; Walker, Aston; Blagrough, Henderson, Stringer, Garside, Aspinall, Knowles. Substitutes: Brambani, Jones, Ashton, Green.

Workington: Murphy; Carter, Connor, Stack, Mossop; Forber, Callum Phillips; Coward, Mattinson, Shackley, Brett Phillips, Farrell, McAvoy. Substitutes: Lucock, Duerden, Burke, Rowlandson.

Referee: W Turley (RFL).