Featherstone Rovers v London Broncos Betfred Championship Round 4 Saturday 19th February 2022
This was a Saturday teatime clash between unbeaten Featherstone took on a London side who had yet to win, would the weather from Friday affect things underfoot? It had also been snowing and rainy on Saturday too, but could Rovers make it 4 from 4 , or would London get 1st win?
It was played at the Millennium Stadium
After a minute, the 1st Rovers attack was well worked but came to nothing.
Three minutes later, nice enterprising play by Rovers came to nothing, as they dropped the ball.
1st Rovers try – good Rovers play
Just after the quarter hour, more good Rovers play as they got ball wide and Pickersgill collected a inside pass by Hall to score under the sticks, Successful conversion by Hall.
1st London try – Parata bundled himself over
After 25 minutes, London got ball back, they dummied and scored under the sticks by Parata bundling over, Moceidreke successfully converted.
2nd Featherstone try – a try out of nowhere
Just before the half hour, a try out of nothing as Gale crashed over to the left of the sticks, despite Londonâ€™s best efforts, successful conversion by Hall.
After 37 minutes, Rovers unlucky as kick to corner came to nothing.
Halftime score: Featherstone Rovers 12-6 London Broncos
2 good rovers tries and they were deservedly in front, could the momentum stay with them in the 2nd half?
3rd Rovers try – well worked try
15 minutes into the 2nd half, it was a 3rd try for Rovers and it was well-worked again as they worked it out wide and Gale dived over in the corner, successful conversion from touchline by Hall.
2nd London try – sloppy Rovers play
Just before the hour, sloppy play by Rovers, Leyland intercepted and scored, Moceidreke successfully converted.
4th Rovers try – lovely offload by Smith
A minute later, a lovely offload by Smith and Pickersgill dummied and got over to score his 2nd try, successful conversion by Hall.
5th Fev try – Hall broke defence
With three minutes remaining, Hall broke through the defence and darted over, successful conversion by Hall.
Fulltime score: Featherstone Rovers 30-12 London Broncos
Not the best performance by Rovers, but it was never going to be after the weather but a win is a win and Rovers remain unbeaten.
Highlights of this game are at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKBYO-YKmQA
Next for Rovers is their 1st game in this seasons Challenge Cup and it’s a Yorkshire derby as they go to Halifax Panthers on Sunday 27th February 2022 with a 3pm kickoff.