London 32 Featherstone 40: Rovers recover to beat battling Broncos

0
Have your say

Featherstone Rovers came from behind to beat London Broncos 40-32 at The Hive.

The win mean Rovers have won all eight of their Kingstone Championship away games and stay fourth in the table.

Ty Hitchcox, Ben Blackmore, Andy Bostock, Jamie Cording, Luke Teasdale, Nathan Chappell and Jack Bussey all notched tries as Andy Hay’s men overcame a 12-point first half deficit.

Broncos scored early tries via Jamie Thackray and Daniel Harrison, Wes Naiqama converted both.

Featherstone were not down for long, Blackmore rounded off a phase of pressure with a try, but the wind took Paul Sykes’s conversion attempt wayward.

The game was turned completely on its head with a Featherstone rampage at the end of the first half. Hitchcox scored a try when he picked up the ball at full-back, evaded a few Broncos tackles and charged through everyone with raw pace to score under the sticks. Bostock in contrast nudged his way through minutes later.

Featherstone were much like their usual selves in the second half scoring tries through Cording, Teasdale and Chappell.

Rhys Williams, Ben Hellewell and Jarrod Sammut scored a bundle of tries to put Broncos back within eight points. Bussey arrived onto a Rovers kicked pass to seal the win but Broncos never gave up and scored the final try through Daniel Harrison.

London Broncos: Hellewell, Williams, Farrar, Naiqama, Macani, Sammut, Gilmore, Lovegrove, Dwyer, Thackray, Harrison, Garside, Minichella. Substitutes: Nasso, Wallace, Kear, Annakin.

Featherstone: Hitchcox, Blackmore, Hardman, Chappell, Sharp, Sykes, Moore, Wood, Ellis, James, Maitua, Cording, Spears.Substitutes: Bussey, Bostock, Teasdale, Carvell.

Referee: G Hewer (RFL).