Featherstone: Signs looking good for Fev

Jon Sharp
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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS are moving in the right direction, coach Jon Sharp reckons.

Rovers maintained their 100 per cent record in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield with a 24-10 win at fourth-placed Workington Town two days ago, after trailing 10-4 at the break.

“I saw signs,” Sharp said. “It is the first time (since he took over) we have played for 80 minutes.

“The half-time score doesn’t suggest it, but we were playing well – they just took their chances better than we did.”

Sharp added: “With the adversity we had before the game, it was an absolutely fantastic result.

“We lost three key players during the week and we had a very young bench – the average age was 22 and they had a total of about 10 appearances between them.”

Matt James missed the game due to a toe injury and Ben Blackmore (shoulder) and Gareth Moore (hamstring) were also forced to pull out.

Sharp – whose side are at home to Batley Bulldogs next Monday – said: “There were no new injuries, we got through it scot free, which is a nice change.

“Hopefully we will get some of the casualties back for the next game.”

Rovers are already guaranteed a play-off place and they need three more points from their four remaining fixtures to be certain of a home tie.

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