Featherstone ease to 10-try win against strugglers Dewsbury

Rovers man of the match Jason Walton scored two tries.
Rovers man of the match Jason Walton scored two tries.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers ran in 10 tries as they eased to their sixth straight win by beating lowly Dewsbury Rams 52-10 at LD Nutrition Stadium on Saturday evening.

Scott Turner, Josh Hardcastle and Jason Walton each bagged two tries and James Lockwood, Misi Taulapapa, Frankie Mariano and dual registered Leeds Rhinos forward Jack Ormondroyd also crossed as Rovers completed a league double.

Corey Aston added six goals from 11 kicks.

Man of the match Walton and Mariano both scored on their comebacks after lengthy injury lay-offs.

Rovers led 32-4 at half-time and did not ease up in the second-half.

Dewsbury’s Lewis Fairhurst scored a first-half try and Shaun Squires went over in the second-half, with James Glover adding one conversion, but it was a game to forget for Rams, who were never in contention after conceding threee tries in the first 17 minutes.

Hard-working loose-forward Aaron Brown was Dewsbury’s outstanding player.

Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Turner, Walton, Hardcastle, Taulapapa; Thackeray, Aston; Moore, Carlile, Cooper, Mariano, Davies, Lockwood. Subs: Griffin, Wildie, Tagg, Ormondroyd.

Dewsbury Rams: Morton; Fairhurst, Squires, Walshaw, Glover; Speakman, Kain; Sherriffe, Hemingway, Adamson, Igbinedeon, Ollett, Brown. Subs: Adamson, Ward, Hayes, Tonks.

Referee: Tom Grant (Leeds)

Attendance: 2,038.