Featherstone’s strong second-half display earned them a 36-22 win over Swinton Lions in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship game at Big Fellas Stadium.
Lowly Swinton dominated possession in the first-half and looked capable of pulling off an upset when they led 16-4.
But Rovers struck an important blow with a try shortly before half-time and then totally dominated the second period.
Substitutes James Mendeika and 19-year-old debutant Luke Teasdale were important contributors to Featherstone’s fightback.
Mendeika, Will Sharp and Etu Uaisele each scored two tries and Greg Worthington also crossed, with Gareth Moore kicking four goals including several from the touchline.
Swinton’s try scorers were Kevin Penny, Mick Nannyn, Josh Barlow and Lewis Hulme.
Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Sharp, Worthington, Hellewell, Uaisele; Briggs, Moore; Crossley, Kain, Hirst, Cording, Spears, Lockwood. Subs: Teasdale, Dale, James, Mendeika.
Swinton Lions: Walker; Penny, Nanyn, D Hawkyard, Warrilow; Bowman, Watson; Wood, Dwyer, Menzies, James Brown, Currie, Barlow. Subs: Hulme, England, Johnson, Peet.
Referee: Gareth Hewer (Whitehaven).