Featherstone Rovers: Sharp draws on the positives after draw with Hull KR

Jon Sharp.
Jon Sharp.
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IT COULD have gone either way, but boss Jon Sharp was more pleased than disappointed after Featherstone Rovers’ 20-20 draw with Kingstone Press Championship leaders Hull KR.

It was only the third point dropped by the Robins this season and Sharp, whose side equalised with a late penalty goal, said: “It was a really good game, fantastic for the fans.

“We were 16-0 up at half-time, but Michael Knowles dropped the ball over the line and we missed a couple of kicks in front of the posts.

“We should have gone in at half-time 26-0 up. At the moment it feels like a point lost, but when we look back in the cold light of day it’s a point everybody would be glad to take – particularly when we were 20-18 down with a couple of minutes to go.

“It went down to the wire when we played them at their place and it was the same this time.

“There’s not much between the teams, it is very much an even balance.”

Featherstone were crushed 42-16 by London Broncos in their previous game and Sharp added: “I was delighted with the response from last week’s debacle to this game.

“I was looking for a performance and commitment and I got both.”

Sharp said Rovers, who visit Bradford Bulls on Sunday, came through with no significant new injuries.

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