Rugby League - Johnson treble boosts Batley

Winger Greg Johnson scored a hat-trick of tries as Batley defeated lowly Swinton 36-6 to climb up to third place in the Kingstone Press Championship.

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Rugby League - Johnson treble boosts Batley

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Batley climbed to third in the Kingstone Press Championship with a comprehensive win over Swinton

Ben Black, Ayden Faal and Keegan Hurst also touched down and Gareth Moore kicked five goals for the Bulldogs.

Josh Barlow scored the Lions' solitary try in the second half, with Gareth O'Brien kicking the conversion.

Dewsbury moved up to sixth place with an 18-10 win over Keighley at the Tetley's Stadium.

The Cougars led 10-4 at half-time thanks to tries from Jesse Sheriffe and Scott Law, but the Rams found their touch in the second half, running in tries through Lucas Walshaw, Dale Morton and Greg Scott, to add to Karl Pryce's first-half score.

The Cougars' at least secured a losing bonus point to lift themselves off the foot of the table.

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