Featherstone’s top-four bid suffered a setback with their third home defeat of the season.

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Featherston Rovers 8 London Broncos 24 - Fev’s top-four hopes suffer blow as Broncos earn first away win

They were outplayed in slippy conditions by resurgent London who continued their winning start under new head coach Andrew Henderson with their first away victory of the campaign.

Brad Dwyer put London ahead after 23 minutes when he darted over from acting half for a try that Wes Naiqama goaled.

Matt Garside was then held up over the line on the final tackle, before Rovers put their game together towards the end of the half. They cut the gap to two points when Wood sent in young substitute Jack Ormondroyd after 33 minutes for only his second try at senior level.

Sykes’ attempted conversion struck a post and he was off target with a penalty kick on the stroke of half-time. The Broncos increased their lead to eight points ahead early in the second-half when Oscar Thomas went over and Naiqama converted.

Rhys Williams went in at the corner on 58 and sealed the victory 17 minutes later with his second try and Naiqama kicked his third goal. Nathan Chappell’s late try was in vain for Fev.

Featherstone Rovers: Hitchcox; Blackmore, Hardman, Chappell, Sharp; Sykes, Marginet; Baldwinson, Irwin, Bostock, Cording, Foster, Spears. Subs: Milner, James, Wood, Ormondroyd.

London Broncos: Hellewell; R Williams, Farrar, Naiqama, Macani; Thomas, Keyes; Lovegrove, Dwyer, D Williams, Harrison, Garside, Minchella. Subs: Nasso, Thackray, Dollapi, Everett.

Referee: Mike Woodhead (RFL.)

Attendance: 1,654.

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