Wayne Reittie’s second try 11 minutes from time condemned Featherstone Rovers to an 11-10 defeat in a tense Super 8s Qualifier at Batley Bulldogs on Sunday.
Batley were 10-7 behind until Reittie scored the match-winner from ex-Rovers centre Sam Smeaton’s pass to make them favourites to finish above Featherstone in the Middle Eights table which would earn them an extra £50,000 in prize-money.
Luke Briscoe and James Duckworth scored Featherstone’s tries and Jamie Foster kicked a penalty goal.
Ultimately, the difference between the sides was Dominic Brambani’s snap drop goal which he kicked after the half-time hooter sounded.
Photographer Carol Austerberry was at Mount Pleasant to capture the action.