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

Line Up

Bench

Will
Sharp
Ben
Heaton
Ed
Barber
Steve
Tyrer
Rob
Worrincy
Scott
Murrell
Ben
Johnston
Elliot
Morris
Brandon
Moore
Adam
Tangata
Shane
Grady
Mitch
Cahalane
Simon
Grix
Ben
Kaye
Jacob
Fairbank
Mikey
Sio
William
Calcott

Bench

Misi
Taulapapa
Josh
Walters
Ian
Hardman
Josh
Hardcastle
Matty
Wildie
Anthony
Thackeray
James
Lockwood
John
Davies
Frankie
Mariano
Richard
Moore
Keal
Carlile
Darrell
Griffin
Kyle
Briggs
Samuel
Brooks
Luke
Cooper
Jordan
Baldwinson

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

    Scott Murrell

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Will Sharp

    Metres: 154

    Kyle Briggs

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax 4
    Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Halifax 2
    Rovers 5

    METRES:

    Halifax 1006
    Rovers 1038

    CARRIES:

    Halifax 146
    Rovers 155

    TACKLES:

    Halifax 302
    Rovers 287

    OFFLOADS:

    Halifax 10
    Rovers 10

    PENALTIES:

    Halifax 9
    Rovers 12

    BREAKS:

    Halifax 7
    Rovers 4

    Full Match Statistics

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

    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