Featherstone Rovers 42-14 Batley Bulldogs


Featherstone Rovers cut the gap to second-placed London Broncos to a single point with a 42-14 victory over Batley Bulldogs at the LD Nutrition Stadium. In a game which saw three sin-binnings, Featherstone led for 65 minutes and ran away with the contest in the second half.

Batley broke the deadlock in the sixth minute thank to a Brad Day try, with Pat Walker adding the extras. Soon after, Scott Turner was awarded a penalty try and Ian Hardman levelled matters from the boot. Turner and Jordan Baldwinson both touched down in the space of four minutes as the hosts gained a bit more breathing space. Hardman could only convert the latter’s try. Eight minutes from time, Wayne Reittie got on the end of a Dom Brambani kick as Batley cut the deficit to one score before the interval. Walker couldn’t hit the target from the boot.

Shaun Ainscough brought the Bulldogs closer with the first try of the second period but unfortunately for the visitors, Jack Ormondroyd and John Davies both crossed the chalk. With Hardman’s two conversions, Featherstone were 14 points up ahead of the final quarter. In-between those Featherstone tries was a sin-binning for Chris Ulugia, as with his side on a team warning, he was penalised for infringement. On the hour, Hardman kicked a penalty and things soon got better when Andy Bostock crashed over for his 100th career try. Another conversion all but sealed the game with 17 minutes remaining, Rovers 36-14 up. Dane Manning was sin-binned following a Bulldogs team warning but there was no damage done on the scoreboard. However, once the ex-Fax man returned Tom Lillycrop was shown a yellow card. Hardman finished the game with a try of his own as he took his side over the 40 point mark.

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back000000
3Chris UlugiaCentre000000
4Misi TaulapapaCentre000000
7Anthony ThackerayScrum Half000000
8Darrell GriffinProp000000
9Keal CarlileHooker000000
10Andy BostockProp000000
12John DaviesSecond Row000000
13Richard MooreProp000000
18Scott TurnerWing000000
19Matty WildieHooker000000
21Josh WaltersSecond Row000000
21James LockwoodSecond Row000000
22Jason WaltonSecond Row000000
23Jack OrmondroydProp000000
23Josh HardcastleCentre000000
24Jordan BaldwinsonProp000000
 Total 000000

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Jason CrookesCentre000000
1David ScottFull Back000000
2Wayne ReittieWing000000
3Sam SmeatonCentre000000
5Shaun AinscoughWing000000
6Cain SouthernwoodStand Off000000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half000000
8Adam GledhillProp000000
9Alistair LeakHooker000000
10Alex RoweProp000000
11Brad DaySecond Row000000
12Joel FarrellSecond Row000000
13Pat WalkerLoose Forward000000
16Tom LillycropProp000000
18James HarrisonSecond Row000000
21James BrownProp000000
22Dane ManningSecond Row000000
 Total 000000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 2, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Featherstone Rovers162642
Batley Bulldogs10414