A TRIO of Swinton Lions players have been charged by the RFL following their dramatic 30-22 home defeat to York Knights on Sunday.

Try-scorer Jake Spedding and Jordan Case have both been handed Grade B head contact charges, resulting in a fine of £125 per player, whilst Jordan Gibson will see his fate decided at tribunal.

The half-back has received a Grade E head contact charge for the offence, which left Knights full-back Will Dagger knocked out and needing stitches to his chin after a charging run on the kick return and saw him given his marching orders by Matty Lynn with 15 minutes left to play.

That undoubtedly proved the turning point in Manchester, with Jesse Dee kickstarting a monumental comeback from Andrew Henderson’s side that saw a Josh Daley double, Joe Brown’s long-range effort and Franklin Pele’s first for the club complete the most remarkable of outcomes alongside Taylor Pemberton’s faultless performance from the tee.

If found guilty at tribunal, Gibson could face as much as a five-game suspension.

They are the only Betfred Championship players to have been charged this week, despite Swinton boss Alan Kilshaw feeling as though several further incidents during the match should have been reviewed.