Featherstone Rovers 24-12 Halifax RLFC

Thursday 11th May 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

24-12 FT

HT: 13 6

Official: C Campbell

Venue: LD Nutrition Stadium, Featherstone

  • Featherstone Rovers

  • Tries
    John Davies, Scott Turner 2, Josh Hardcastle,

  • Goals
    Cory Aston 3,

  • Drop GoalsAnthony Thackeray 2,

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Ben Heaton, Ben Johnston,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer 2,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Ian
Hardman
Scott
Turner
Chris
Ulugia
Misi
Taulapapa
Luke
Briscoe
Anthony
Thackeray
Richard
Moore
Keal
Carlile
Luke
Cooper
John
Davies
James
Lockwood
Matty
Wildie
Darrell
Griffin
Bradley
Tagg
Josh
Hardcastle

Bench

Will
Sharp
James
Saltonstall
James
Woodburn-Hall
Steve
Tyrer
Rob
Worrincy
Scott
Murrell
Connor
Robinson
Adam
Tangata
Brandon
Moore
Mitch
Cahalane
Shane
Grady
Ben
Heaton
Jacob
Fairbank
Elliot
Morris
Ryan
Boyle
Ed
Barber
Ben
Johnston

Official Report / Commentary

Featherstone Rovers are through to their first Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final for 20 years after a 24-12 sixth-round win over Halifax.

Winger Scott Turner scored a try in each half to bring up a career century and help Rovers, three-times winners of the famous knockout competition, become the first team to secure their place in Sunday's last-eight draw.

Halifax took the lead with a try from second rower Ben Heaton on 17 minutes before their Kingstone Press Championship rivals took control with tries from John Davies and Turner.

Half-back Anthony Thackeray stretched Rovers' lead to 13-6 at half-time with the first of two drop goals - he hit the posts with two other attempts - and Turner's 100th try six minutes into the second half made it 17-6.

Halifax gave themselves hope with a try from full-back Ben Johnston on the hour despite having Shane Grady in the sin-bin for a trip, but substitute Josh Hardcastle clinched the victory with Featherstone's fourth try eight minutes from the end and Cory Aston kicked his third goal.

  • 73: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Cory Aston
  • 73: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Josh Hardcastle
  • 67: Goal scored for Featherstone by Anthony Thackeray
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 61: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Johnston
  • 47: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Scott Turner
  • 40: Goal scored for Featherstone by Anthony Thackeray
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Cory Aston
  • 28: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Scott Turner
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Cory Aston
  • 22: TRY! scored for Featherstone by John Davies
  • 18: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Featherstone Rovers 8
    Halifax RLFC 4

    Goals:

    Featherstone Rovers 6
    Halifax RLFC 4