Match Reports

Clinical Doncaster end Hornets’ promotion hopes

Rochdale Hornets’ 2022 campaign came to an end after a 52-20 defeat to an impressive Doncaster side, in the Preliminary Final.

Ruthless Hornets surge into semi-finals

Rochdale Hornets progressed to the Betfred League 1 play-off semi-final, with a comfortable 36-20 victory over North Wales Crusaders.

Defiant Hornets triumph over Oldham in Elimination Play-Off

Rochdale Hornets kept their promotion hopes alive by beating local rivals Oldham 38-24, in the Betfred League 1 Elimination Play-Off.

Champion Cougars show their class against injury-hit Hornets

A determined performance from an injury-stricken Rochdale Hornets wasn’t enough as Keighley Cougars ran out 56-24 winners, at the Crown Oil Arena.

Hornets run riot against Raiders

Rochdale Hornets ran in a staggering 19 tries on their way to a record-breaking 102-4 victory, over West Wales Raiders.

Hornets’ late flurry proves not to be enough in Wales

Three tries in the final ten minutes proved not to be enough as Rochdale Hornets slipped to a narrow 28-24 defeat, away at North Wales Crusaders.

Hornets get back to winning ways with hard-fought win

Rochdale Hornets got their first win under new Head Coach Gary Thornton with a 34-14 victory over Cornwall, in a fiery encounter at the Crown Oil Arena.

Spirited Hornets come up just shy at Doncaster

A young Rochdale Hornets side couldn’t survive a second half fightback from in-form Doncaster, as they slipped to a narrow 26-20 defeat at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Swinton prove too much for Hornets

Rochdale Hornets suffered their first home defeat since March, as Swinton Lions cruised to a 53-22 victory at the Crown Oil Arena.

Hornets come from behind to see off Skolars

Rochdale Hornets were forced to come from behind to record victory, for the second game in a row, after an unconvincing performance at home to London Skolars.

Hornets pull off miraculous comeback to beat Oldham

Rochdale Hornets hit a spectacular 44 unanswered, second half, points to come from behind and beat local rivals Oldham 50-24 – at the Vestacare Stadium.

Hornets edge out Hurricanes thanks to O’Keefe hat-trick

Rochdale Hornets survived a second half onslaught, from Midlands Hurricanes, to record a 42-34 victory on a frantic afternoon in Birmingham.

Hornets bounce back with well-earned victory at Hunslet

Rochdale Hornets ran in six tries to record a much-needed 32-24 win over Hunslet, at the South Leeds Stadium.

Hornets come off second best in trip to Swinton

Rochdale Hornets were again left to rue ill-discipline, and handling errors, as they slipped to a 34-14 defeat against Swinton Lions.

Hitchcox hat-trick guides Hornets back to winning ways

A Jy Hitchcox hat-trick helped Rochdale Hornets register their seventh league win of the season, beating Doncaster 46-28.

Hornets’ ill-discipline proves costly in Keighley

Rochdale Hornets were made to pay for two second half yellow cards as Keighley Cougars ran out 40-16 winners, on a difficult afternoon at Cougar Park.

Hornets turn on style in second half to see off determined Midlands

Rochdale Hornets registered five second half tries to pull away from a purposeful Midlands Hurricanes side, and register their sixth win in a row.

Chase and McNally inspire fifth consecutive win

Rochdale Hornets strengthened their promotion hopes with a 50-0 win over Cornwall – in the first ever meeting between the two sides.

Ashton hat-trick guides Hornets to fourth straight win

Rochdale Hornets kept their early season momentum going with a 56-22 victory, away at London Skolars.

12-man Hornets dig deep to see off local rivals Oldham

Rochdale Hornets ran out 34-18 winners over bitter rivals Oldham, in the first league meeting between the sides in almost five years.

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