7th July 2019, 17:14 | championship

Featherstone edge out Leigh

Featherstone edge out Leigh

Betfred Championship round-up

Featherstone Rovers moved up to fourth in the Betfred Championship after a hard-fought 24-20 win over fellow play-off hopefuls Leigh Centurions.

Leigh edged tense first half where the two sides traded five tries, with the Centurions leading 14-12 thanks to a brace from Cory Paterson and a Liam Forsyth score. Converted Brad Day and Luke Briscoe tries kept Featherstone in touch.

However, Rovers moved ahead for the first time in the match when Dane Chisholm, who kicked three goals, scored an 80-metre interception effort three minutes after the restart before Josh Walters extended their advantage to 24-14.

Forsyth scored his second with three minutes left to set up a dramatic finale but Featherstone held on to leapfrog their opponents, who missed the chance to move up to second, in the table.

Liam Kay and Gareth O'Brien both scored a brace of tries as Toronto Wolfpack made it 14 wins in a row with a 34-12 win over Halifax RLFC.

Kay claimed both of his tries before the break, scoring in the same corner with a conversion from O'Brien sending Toronto into the break 10-0 up.

Andy Ackers latched onto a kick to touchdown before O'Brien celebrated his 200th career appearance with his first try before going in again to stretch the advantage to 28-0.

Halifax rallied with tries from Liam Cooper and Ben Johnston before Tom Olbison wrapped up the scoring and O'Brien landed a fifth goal for a personal haul of 18 points.

York City Knights moved into second place with a 23-16 victory at Sheffield Eagles.

York's Jason Bass and Sheffield's Ben Blackmore swapped first-half tries as the sides went into the break locked at 6-6.

Cameron Scott, Marcus Stock and Will Oakes ran in tries after the interval for the Knights with Connor Robinson adding a further two conversions and a drop-goal to his first-half goal. Anthony Thackeray and Oliver Davies also scored for the Eagles.

Toulouse Olympique XIII dropped to third after slipping to a 26-24 defeat to Bradford Bulls.

Joe Keyes scored a try and added three goals for the Bulls, who also crossed through Jake Webster, Ross Oakes, Brandon Pickersgill and Matty Wilde.

Joe Bretherton, Anthony Marion, Stanislas Robin and Gavin Marguerite went in for Toulouse with Mark Kheirallah kicking three conversions and a penalty.

Dewsbury Rams improved their survival chances following a 40-26 triumph over fellow strugglers Barrow Raiders.

Rochdale Hornets suffered their 18th Championship defeat of the season following a 40-12 reverse at Widnes Vikings, while Swinton Lions defeated Batley Bulldogs 20-18.

Sheffield Eagles 16-23 York City Knights
Toronto Wolfpack 34-12 Halifax RLFC
Toulouse Olympique XIII 24-26 Bradford Bulls
Dewsbury Rams 40-26 Barrow Raiders
Featherstone Rovers 24-20 Leigh Centurions
Swinton Lions 20-18 Batley Bulldogs
Widnes Vikings 40-12 Rochdale Hornets