Breaking News

•   FANS FORUM NIGHT ON THURSDAY 18TH JULY  •  ROCHDALE HORNETS TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW  •  VENUE HIRE AVAILABLE AT THE STADIUM, CONTACT INFO@FEATHERSTONEROVERS.CO.UK  •  

News Article

General

ROVERS DENIED IN GOLDEN POINT

A golden point drop-goal saw Featherstone Rovers knocked out of the Coral Challenge Cup away to Bradford Bulls.

Featherstone dominated for the majority of the match, as was highlighted by Bulls head coach John Kear, but a late comeback from the hosts saw them snatch victory after the eighty minutes ended 26-26.

Jack Broadbent opened the scoring for the Rovers, after linking up with his fellow dual-registered player Alex Sutcliffe.

Ethan Ryan hit-back for the Bulls and penalties from Watson Boas and Elliot Minchella had the scores level at 8-8.

Boas reclaimed the lead with a penalty in the 37th minute and then Josh Hardcastle extended it just before the break, finishing off a short-side play from John Davies and Jack Bussey.

Rovers took the lead to 18 points in the second-half. James Harrison went over down the centre and Jack Render scrambled over down the right to put them in a strong position.

The Bulls then responded with desperate attacking play to muster a dramatic comeback.

Dalton Grant, Jordan Lilley and David Foggin-Johnston all went over in the final ten minutes, with Minchella converting all three tries to take the match to golden point.

Rovers had an opportunity to clinch the result when Jordan Lilley knocked-on in his own half, but it was Lilley’s response with a long-range drop-goal which secured victory for the hosts.

Featherstone’s focus now turns to an action-pack Easter schedule with games against York City Knights and Toronto Wolfpack at the LD Nutrition Stadium.

 

BULLS: Ryan, Grant, Minchella, Oakes, Foggin-Johnston, Lilley, Milnes, Bustin, Wildie, Crossley, Farrell, Garside, Hallas. Subs - Flanagan, Webster, Peltier, Green.

Tries: Ryan (13), Grant (73), Lilley (76), Foggin-Johnston (79)
Goals: Minchella 5/5

Drop-goals: Lilley 1/1 

ROVERS: Render, Broadbent, Hardcastle, Walters, Sutcliffe, Bussey, Boas, Ormondroyd, Maskill, Cooper, Day, Davies, Makatoa. Subs - Lockwood, King, Harrison, Beckett.

Tries: Broadbent (3), Hardcastle (39), Harrison (62), Render (65)
Goals: Boas 5/7

 

Half-time: 8-14

Man of the match: Makahesi Makatoa (Going Racing? Bet with Jayne)