Featherstone maintain unbeaten away record in Betfred Championship

31 Aug 21, 9:04AM 0 Comments

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Featherstone Rovers maintained their unbeaten away record with a 48-10 win at Oldham on Sunday in the Betfred Championship.

It did not take long for Rovers to score their first try, with Dean Parata going over in just the fifth minute.

Parata, Brett Ferres, Alex Walker and Craig Kopczak all finished the match with two tries to their names, while Dane Chisholm split the posts on four occasions and Ferres added two goals.

Featherstone sit second behind Toulouse Olympique at the top of the table, ahead of Halifax Panthers, who ran in nine tries on their way to beating Swinton Lions 48-12 on Sunday.

Brandon Moore touched down twice, while Connor Robinson finished the match with six goals.

Moore was one of eight different try scorers for the Panthers as they proved too much for the Lions, who remain bottom of the table with just one win so far this season.

Sheffield Eagles were unable to add to their half-time tally as they slipped to a 42-12 defeat at the London Broncos.

Gideon Boafo scored three tries, with the Broncos managing torack up eight overall.

It was a close affair at half-time, the London club leading by just two points over the Eagles.

However, Jacob Ogden touched down to kick-start a second-half scoring spree that saw the hosts pile on 28 points without reply.

Whitehaven scored 11 tries through nine different scorers as they secured their sixth successive home victory with a thumping 64-6 win over the Widnes Vikings.

The home side took a decisive lead in the first half, with the visitors unable to get on the scoresheet and trailing 28-0 at the break.

Lachlan Walmsley contributed 10 conversions, with James Newton and Andrew Bulman both finishing with two tries apiece.

Newcastle Thunder, meanwhile, secured their sixth victory of the season in a high-scoring 43-22 win at Dewsbury Rams.

In the day’s remaining fixture, York City Knights fell to a 36-18 defeat at the hands of the Bradford Bulls, with Rhys Evans finishing as the Bulls’ most prolific try-scorer with three.

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