RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

A place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the 28th May was up for grabs as Barrow Raiders hosted Featherstone Rovers in the first semi-final of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup in wall to wall sunshine on the Cumbria coast.

Featherstone are currently sat at the top of the Championship and remain unbeaten in the league in 2022 while their opponents, who have performed far better than most pundits would have predicted, are currently in sixth spot.

Barrow would be hoping for a better performance to the one that they put in when they were dominated by Featherstone in mid-April and went down by 58-6 in the game in West Yorkshire. Few gave the home side any hope of springing a surprise against Brian McDermott´s superstars.

A Morgan Smith dummy and step opened the scoring for Featherstone with just over five minutes on the clock after Featherstone had dominated the opening exchanges. Craig Hall added the conversion for a 6-0 lead.

Barrow weren´t going to lie down and mounted a period of good pressure but a mistake, losing the ball from the back of their own scrum, put them back on the defensive.

On twenty-three an awful, telegraphed pass from Jarrad Stack went straight into the hands of Craig Hall for a walk-in try from twenty metres out. Hall was unable to add the conversion to his own try, Barrow unfortunate to be ten behind.

A Luke Briscoe knock-on on the half hour gave Barrow a set in the Featherstone twenty but they couldn´t find a way through the strong defence.

Five minutes of the half remained when Rovers gave the ball plenty of air as they moved across the width of the field with the ball ending up in the hands of Briscoe to go over on the right corner on the overlap for his hundredth career try. Hall added the conversion for 16-0, McDermott going into the sheds the happier coach.

Two minutes after the restart Featherstone were in again, this time down the left-hand side with John Davies crossing in way too much space from ten metres. Hall added another conversion from wide for 22-0, it was now a matter of how many Rovers would win by.

A Sammut 40-20 put Barrow on the front foot and on the fourth play the ball a Sammut pass put Dan Toal over to score by the right upright and give Sammut a simple conversion for 6-22.

It was all too easy on fifty-seven when Brett Ferres walked through a massive gap in the Barrow defence by the left post to touch down with ease and give Hall a simple conversion for 28-6.

On sixty-five Rovers were in again as he took and inside pass and ran the angle off a Briscoe pass to score under the sticks and give Hall his fifth conversion of the afternoon, Barrow looking out on their feet and a poor second best.

Great work by Bussey allowed him to find Kheirallah who had Ryan Jacks in support to go through in space and dot down by the uprights to give Hall yet another conversion for 40-6, it had become a rout.

On seventy-six Briscoe took a pass off a falling Ferres to score in the corner. Hall added the conversion from the touchline for 46-6.

While the outcome was never in doubt the home supporters would have hoped for a closer game than their players were able to deliver as Featherstone took the initiative early on and never let it go. Smith and Kheirallah controlled the game down the middle while Briscoe and Hall prospered down the wings. Should Leigh make it through in the second game it sets up a mouth-watering final in Tottenham.

Barrow Raiders: Cresswell, Ritson, Stack, Shaw, Carter, Sammut (G), Johnston, Brooks, Wood, Gillam, Hopkins, Morrow, Crellin. Subs: Mossop, Toal (T), Iaria, Eseh.

Featherstone Rovers: Kheirallah (T), Briscoe (2T), Leilua, Hellewell, Hall (T, 7G), Smith (T), Jacks (T), Kopczak, Wildie, Lockwood, Bussey, Davies (T), Moors. Subs: Jones, Ferres (T), Cooper, Sene-Lefeo.

Half-Time: 0-16.

Full-Time: 6-46.

Score Progression: 0-4, 0-6, 0-10, 0-14, 0-16 : HT : 0-20, 0-22, 4-22, 6-22, 6-26, 6-28, 6-32, 6-34, 6-38, 6-40, 6-44, 6-46 : FT.

Referee: Tom Grant.




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 8th May 2022 3:47 PM | Views : 4119 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Will Batley Do us a Favour
Tipster Ste
20
3m
150 year Mish-mash poster in the Arena
Egg Chasing
57
4m
Totally unacceptable
lifelongfan
66
4m
To those who are interested
vastman
62
6m
Rumours and signings v9
jonh
23510
19m
Hodgson
mwindass
132
25m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
25614
26m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
9935
28m
Stats dont lie
Kettykat
30
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
22s
Powell fans meeting
DallasMead2
68
24s
Tom Grant
ploinerrhino
4
26s
Wardle and king in loan swap
The Railwaym
8
29s
Stats dont lie
Kettykat
30
29s
2022 Injuries & Suspensions
Judder Man
321
30s
Cards Like Confetti As Eleven Man Halifax Beat Barrow
RLFANS News
1
35s
Salford away
Scarlet Pimp
212
37s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Once were Lo
582
39s
williams
wolfie wales
1
51s
RD 17 Hull FC A
fanstanningl
24
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
williams
wolfie wales
1
TODAY
Swinton vs Dons 3rd July 2022 3pm
Double Movem
2
TODAY
Philbin
Boss Hog
9
TODAY
Cards Like Confetti As Eleven Man Halifax Beat Barrow
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
2022 Southstandercom Prediction Competition Week 17
Highbury Rhi
4
TODAY
OT Wood v Wood
Spookisback
3
TODAY
Reserves v newcastle
Luppylad
3
Random Topics selected.
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
Matches on TV
Fri 1st Jul
SL RND: 17
20:00
Castleford-Huddersfield
Sat 2nd Jul
L1 RND: 13
13:00
Cornwall-Hunslet
SL RND: 17
18:00
Catalans-St.Helens
Fri 8th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Newcastle-Bradford
Sat 9th Jul
L1 RND: 14
13:00
Cornwall-Doncaster
SL RND: 18
19:00
Leeds-Castleford
SL RND: 18
16:45
St.Helens-Wigan
SLRND: 18
14:30
Wakefield-Toulouse
Sun 10th Jul
SL RND: 18
15:15
Catalans-Warrington
SL RND: 18
13:00
Huddersfield-Salford
SL RND: 18
17:30
Hull KR-Hull FC
Mon 11th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Halifax-York
Sun 17th Jul
L1 RND: 15
13:00
Keighley-Cornwall
Mon 18th Jul
CH RND: 19
19:45
York-Batley
Thu 21st Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Leeds-Wigan
Sun 24th Jul
CH RND: 20
15:00
Whitehaven-Leigh
Sat 30th Jul
CH RND: 21
12:45
LondonB-Sheffield
CH RND: 21
15:00
Batley-Dewsbury
CH RND: 21
17:15
Bradford-Halifax
CH RND: 21
19:30
Featherstone-Leigh
Mon 27th Jun
CH RND: 16 Barrow18-43Halifax
Sun 26th Jun
CH RND: 16 Bradford48-6Dewsbury
CH RND: 16 Featherstone20-28Batley
CH RND: 16 Newcastle66-22Workington
CH RND: 16 Whitehaven16-40York
CH RND: 16 Widnes26-22LondonB
SOO RND: 2 New South Wales44-12Queensland
L1 RND: 12 Crusaders18-26Doncaster
L1 RND: 12 Keighley62-0Oldham
SL RND: 16 Castleford17-16Catalans
SL RND: 16 Hull KR10-38Huddersfield
SLRND: 16 Salford74-10Wakefield
Sat 25th Jun
L1 RND: 12 Hunslet24-32Rochdale
L1 RND: 12 LondonS4-24Swinton
L1 RND: 12 West Wales22-48Cornwall
MINT2022 RND: 1 NZ26-6Tonga
MINT2022 RND: 1 SAM42-12Cook I
MINT2022 RND: 1 PNG24-14Fiji
Fri 24th Jun
CH RND: 16 Sheffield4-58Leigh
SL RND: 16 Warrington4-0Hull FC
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 16 638 136 502 30
Featherstone 16 624 228 396 27
York 16 426 284 142 26
Batley 15 432 249 183 23
Halifax 16 471 266 205 22
Barrow 16 383 349 34 19
 
Bradford 16 373 335 38 18
Sheffield 15 339 368 -29 14
Widnes 16 337 437 -100 12
Newcastle 16 354 455 -101 12
Whitehaven 16 242 550 -308 8
LondonB 16 252 450 -198 5
Dewsbury 16 211 552 -341 4
Workington 16 188 611 -423 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 13
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 11 493 90 403 22
Swinton 11 420 157 263 18
Crusaders 11 387 218 169 16
Rochdale 11 422 258 164 16
Doncaster 11 326 266 60 14
Hunslet 11 286 258 28 11
 
Oldham 11 312 276 36 7
Midlands 10 278 339 -61 6
LondonS 11 196 450 -254 6
Cornwall 11 186 500 -314 2
West Wales 11 110 604 -494 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 16 404 170 234 28
Wigan 16 434 301 133 24
Huddersfield 16 379 266 113 23
Catalans 16 356 219 137 22
Hull FC 16 310 289 21 16
Castleford 16 334 350 -16 16
 
Hull KR 16 281 336 -55 14
Salford 16 365 395 -30 12
Warrington 16 300 380 -80 12
Leeds 16 261 322 -61 11
Wakefield 16 257 440 -183 10
Toulouse 16 236 449 -213 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 15
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 15 456 219 237 26
Melbourne 14 494 224 270 24
NQL Cowboys 15 378 197 181 22
Cronulla 14 316 248 68 18
Brisbane 14 312 255 57 18
Parramatta 14 339 303 36 18
Sydney 15 319 290 29 14
Souths 14 322 301 21 14
 
Manly 15 320 324 -4 14
Canberra 15 270 309 -39 14
St.George 14 253 325 -72 14
Canterbury 15 230 337 -107 8
Newcastle 14 184 362 -178 8
NZ Warriors 15 248 433 -185 8
Gold Coast 15 234 380 -146 6
Wests 14 196 364 -168 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Womens Internationals 2022 ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
ENGLAND 2 6 32 -26 4
FRANCE 1 10 36 -26 0
WALES 1 6 32 -26 0
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Will Batley Do us a Favour
Tipster Ste
20
3m
150 year Mish-mash poster in the Arena
Egg Chasing
57
4m
Totally unacceptable
lifelongfan
66
4m
To those who are interested
vastman
62
6m
Rumours and signings v9
jonh
23510
19m
Hodgson
mwindass
132
25m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
25614
26m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
9935
28m
Stats dont lie
Kettykat
30
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
22s
Powell fans meeting
DallasMead2
68
24s
Tom Grant
ploinerrhino
4
26s
Wardle and king in loan swap
The Railwaym
8
29s
Stats dont lie
Kettykat
30
29s
2022 Injuries & Suspensions
Judder Man
321
30s
Cards Like Confetti As Eleven Man Halifax Beat Barrow
RLFANS News
1
35s
Salford away
Scarlet Pimp
212
37s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Once were Lo
582
39s
williams
wolfie wales
1
51s
RD 17 Hull FC A
fanstanningl
24
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
williams
wolfie wales
1
TODAY
Swinton vs Dons 3rd July 2022 3pm
Double Movem
2
TODAY
Philbin
Boss Hog
9
TODAY
Cards Like Confetti As Eleven Man Halifax Beat Barrow
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
2022 Southstandercom Prediction Competition Week 17
Highbury Rhi
4
TODAY
OT Wood v Wood
Spookisback
3
TODAY
Reserves v newcastle
Luppylad
3
Random Topics selected.


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!