Rovers storm back in second-half to reach Grand Final

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FEATHERSTONE recovered from 14-6 down at half-tme to reach the Co-operative Championship Grand Final for the third consecutive year by beating Leigh Centurions 32-14.

Rovers scored 26 unanswered second-half points to turn the game on its head in an incident-packed qualifying semi-final at Bigfellas Stadium.

Liam Finn was again in superb goalkicking form with eight goals from eight kicks. It took his points tally this season to 428, just one short of Jamie Rooney’s club record of 429 in 2002.

Substiutute prop Dom Maloney (pictured) had a storming game. He scored two tries and set up another for Ian Hardman.

Skipper Stuart Dickens was Featherstone’s other try scorer as they bounced back superbly after being 10-0 behind after just nine minutes.

John Pownall (two) and Craig Briscoe were Leigh’s try scorers.

The Centurions have a second chance to reach the final when they host the winners of Sunday’s Halifax-Sheffield game.

Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Saxton, Smeaton, Worthington, Ropati; Kain, Finn; England, Kaye, Lockwood, Dale, Spears, Briggs. Subs: Chappell, Bostock, Maloney, Dickens.

Leigh Centurions: McNally; Maden, Littler, Gardner, Pownall; Ridyard, Duffy; Ostick, Beswick, Spencer, Briscoe, Goulden, Thornley. Subs: Brierley, Taylor, Henderson, Gallagher.