Late scoring burst earns Rovers thrilling win

Gareth Moore landed four goals in Featherstone's 28-20 win. Picture: Bob Nunn.
Gareth Moore landed four goals in Featherstone's 28-20 win. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Featherstone Rovers got off the mark in the Kingstone Press Championship by winning Sunday’s topsy-turvy game against Halifax.

Leading 12-0 after 17 minutes, Rovers found themselves 20-12 behind in the second-half but they hit back to win 28-20 after scoring 16 points in the last 15 minutes.

Late tries from Will Sharp, Jamie Cording and James Mendeika gave Rovers the edge as they bounced back from their 11-10 opening day defeat at Dewsbury.

Jamel Chisholm and Greg Worthington were Featherstone’s other try scorers and Gareth Moore landed four goals from five kicks.

Ben Johnston and ex-Featherstone players Ben Kaye and Ross Divorty crossed for Halifax and Steve Tyrer kicked four goals.

Featherstone Rovers: Mendeika; Sharp, Hellewell, Worthington, Chisholm; Bussey, Moore; Crossley, Ellis, Hirst, Lockwood, Spears, Cording. Subs: Flanagan, Dale, Bostock, James.

Halifax: Potts; Reittie, Tyrer, Cowling, Heaton; Murrell, Johnston; Tonks, Kaye, Ambler, Manning, Adamson, Bracek. Subs: Brown, Mennell, Davies, Divorty.