Rovers held to draw in thrilling clash

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers were foiled in the dying minutes after they looked set to inflict Leigh’s first defeat this season in Monday’s Co-operative Championship game at Bigfellas Stadium.

Rovers led 28-16 with 16 minutes left but title rivals Leigh fought back to snatch a 28-28 draw.

Two minutes from time, the Centurions kept the ball alive in superb fashion for Mick Nanyn to score a try he goaled from the touchline to tie the scores.

It was a dramatic finish to a high quality match in which both teams played outstanding rugby.

Rovers winger Bryn Powell (pictured) scored two tries and Ian Hardman, Jon Grayshon and Andy Bostock also crossed. Liam Finn kicked four goals.

Leigh’s other try scorers were Jamie Ellis (two), Rhys Evans and Tommy Goulden, with Nanyn finishing with four goals.

Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Powell, Smeaton, Bostock, Saxton; Kain, Finn; Tonks, Kaye, Dickens, Grayshon, Spears, Dale. Subs: Divorty, Haley, Morrison, Hepworth.

Leigh Centurions: Donlan; Maden, Evans, Nanyn, McGilvray; Ridyard, Ellis; Hill, Nicholson, Hopkins, Goulden, Littler, Taylor. Subs: Govin, Thornley, Higson, Mills.

Referee: Tim Roby (York).

Attendance: 2,375.