Halifax RLFC 20-26 Featherstone Rovers

Sunday 24th September 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 7

20-26 FT

HT: 6 8

Official: T Grant

Venue: MBi Shay

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Ben Kaye, Mitch Cahalane, Rob Worrincy, Ben Heaton,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Featherstone Rovers

  • Tries
    John Davies, Luke Briscoe, Frankie Mariano, Misi Taulapapa,

  • Goals
    Ian Hardman 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Featherstone Rovers ended their Super 8s Qualifiers campaign on a high with a 26-20 victory over fellow Kingstone Press Championship side Halifax RLFC.

Both teams had failed to threaten the promotion places after finishing in the Championship's top four but the bottom two produced an exciting contest at the Shay. 

John Davies' early try and two goals from Ian Hardman left Featherstone in control but Ben Kaye crossed for the first of his two tries in the closing stages of the first half to make it 8-6 at the break.

Rovers appeared to be out of sight after Misi Taulapapa added to tries from Luke Briscoe and Frankie Mariano to make it 26-12 with Jacob Fairbank in the sin bin.

Rob Worrincy and Ben Heaton crossed to set up a nervy finish but Hardman's five goals proved the difference.

Tensions boiled over in the closing minute as Featherstone forward Richard Moore and Halifax winger Heaton were both sent off.

  • 74: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 67: TRY! scored for Halifax by Rob Worrincy
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 64: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Misi Taulapapa
  • 56: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Frankie Mariano
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 45: TRY! scored for Halifax by Mitch Cahalane
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 43: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Luke Briscoe
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 37: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Kaye
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 8: TRY! scored for Featherstone by John Davies
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • Key Performers

    Will Sharp

    Metres 154
    1 1

    Scott Murrell

    Forty Twenty 1
    1 1

    Kyle Briggs

    Forty Twenty 1
    7 7

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax RLFC 4
    Featherstone Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Halifax RLFC 2
    Featherstone Rovers 5

    METRES:

    Halifax RLFC 1006
    Featherstone Rovers 1038

    CARRIES:

    Halifax RLFC 146
    Featherstone Rovers 155

    TACKLES:

    Halifax RLFC 302
    Featherstone Rovers 287

    OFFLOADS:

    Halifax RLFC 10
    Featherstone Rovers 10

    PENALTIES:

    Halifax RLFC 9
    Featherstone Rovers 12

    BREAKS:

    Halifax RLFC 7
    Featherstone Rovers 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Kaye 1 1 22 6 1 3 0 3 21 7.00 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Calahane 1 0 40 13 1 2 0 9 72 8.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Rob Worrincy 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 11 146 13.27 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Heaton 1 0 5 0 4 3 1 9 79 8.78 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    William Calcott 0 0 17 2 2 0 0 6 26 4.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Micheal Sio 0 0 16 0 3 0 0 6 40 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 33 7 1 0 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2
    Simon Grix 0 0 27 5 1 3 0 10 45 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shane Grady 0 0 25 3 3 1 0 12 77 6.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Tangata 0 0 21 0 0 2 0 8 44 5.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brandon Moore 0 0 28 5 1 1 0 3 27 9.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Elliot Morris 0 0 23 1 0 0 0 10 39 3.90 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
    Ben Johnston 0 0 7 0 2 1 2 10 59 5.90 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Scott Murrell 0 0 4 0 2 0 9 3 16 5.33 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1
    Steven Tyrer 0 0 15 1 1 0 1 7 44 6.29 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 1
    Ed Barber 0 1 12 1 1 0 0 11 76 6.91 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Will Sharp 0 0 6 0 0 3 1 20 154 7.70 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Luke Briscoe 1 0 5 0 2 2 0 12 121 10.08 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Misi Taulapapa 1 0 4 0 1 5 0 19 132 6.95 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Frankie Mariano 1 0 11 0 2 2 0 8 53 6.63 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    John Davies 1 1 37 5 2 4 0 9 34 3.78 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Darrell Griffin 0 0 16 1 1 0 0 15 94 6.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Thackeray 0 1 18 2 3 3 3 6 23 3.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Matt Wildie 0 1 23 3 0 3 1 4 48 12.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Walters 0 0 21 3 2 0 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Hardcastle 0 0 23 7 0 1 0 17 115 6.76 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 3
    Ian Hardman 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 10 36 3.60 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1
    Keal Carlile 0 0 22 6 1 0 0 4 46 11.50 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Richard Moore 0 0 24 4 3 0 0 10 75 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Lockwood 0 0 20 4 1 0 0 9 82 9.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kyle Briggs 0 1 14 1 0 0 2 5 12 2.40 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
    Luke Cooper 0 0 18 4 0 1 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Brooks 0 0 13 2 2 0 0 5 48 9.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Baldwinson 0 0 11 0 1 2 0 9 36 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties