New head coach Andy Hay was far from impressed with Featherstone’s display as they scraped a 32-20 win over Workington Town in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship game at Big Fellas Stadium.
After watching his side make numerous errors in a scrappy contest against battling opponents, Hay said: “I’ve a lot to fix up here.
“Team spirit was fantastic and that is what got us through in the end and there was some good individual play but we got away with that game today.”
Rovers were only 16-14 ahead at the break and they were 26-20 up when Jack Bussey clinched victory with a solo effort in the dying seconds.
Prop Kyle Trout, signed from Wakefield on dual registration, scored on his Rovers debut and their other try scorers were James Mendeika, Ian Hardman, Gareth Moore and Ben Hellewell.
Kyle Briggs and Moore each kicked two goals.
Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Sharp, Mendeika, Worthington, Hellewell; Briggs, Moore; Crossley, Ellis, Trout, Spears, Cording, Lockwood. Subs: Bussey, Flanagan, Annakin, James.
Workington Town: Murphy; Mossop, Stack, Connor, Carter; Forber, Lupton; Coward, Mattinson, Shackley, B Phillips, McAvoy, Burke. Subs: C Phillips, Rooney, Rowlandson, Duerden.