Featherstone: Sharp backs Rovers for semi-final success

Jon Sharp
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COACH JON Sharp is happy with Featherstone Rovers’ form going into the Kingstone Press Championship Shield semi-finals.

Rovers finished top of the Shield table and will be at home to fourth-placed Workington Town on Sunday following a 20-10 victory over London Broncos two days ago.

“It was a good win, I was really pleased,” Sharp said.

“It was a really good performance by a set of young blokes working really hard for each other.”

Sharp added: “We have won seven of our last eight games and we’ve got to be happy with that.

“We set out to go into the semis on the back of a winning run and we’ve managed to achieve that, and we’ve played some decent stuff along the way. It is important the way you go into the play-offs and we have got some decent momentum behind us.”

Rovers came through the match unscathed, but were forced to make a late change when prop Jack Ormondroyd was hurt during the pre-match warm-up session.

“His back went into spasm when he was doing some tackle technique,” Sharp reported.

And the Post Office Road coach joked: “We are getting injuries before the game has even kicked off now!

“Back spasms can come and go really quickly and hopefully it will settle down.”