Fax v Batley: Bulldogs stronger down the slope

HALIFAX have lost their second consecutive pre season game, going down 11-4 in appalling conditions against Batley at Mount Pleasant.

Fax, who slipped to a 50-8 defeat at Bradford last weekend, led 4-0 at half time through a James Haley touchdown.

But the Bulldogs, playing down the slope in the second half, finally secured victory through tries from Daley Williams and Ian Preece, plus a Gareth Moore conversion and drop goal.

Full report and reaction in Monday's Courier Sport