Barrow 6-46 Featherstone: Rovers reach 1895 Cup final

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Brett Ferres in action for Featherstone | Photo: John Clifton/SWpix

Featherstone have reached the 1895 Cup final thanks to an impressive 46-6 win at Barrow in the semi-finals on Sunday afternoon.

Featherstone couldn’t have dreamt for a better start as half-back Morgan Smith went over from close range inside five minutes. Craig Hall added the extras.

Brian McDermott’s side extended their lead in the 23rd minute thanks to an interception from Hall.

Winger Luke Briscoe put Featherstone in a comfortable lead at the break with a try in the 34th minute. Hall’s conversion saw the visitors lead 16-0 at half-time.

HT: Barrow Raiders 0-16 Featherstone Rovers

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Tee Ritson in action for Barrow | Photo: John Clifton/SWpix

Featherstone started the second half as they did in the first. Forward Craig Davies burst onto a pass from Mark Kheirallah to extend their lead, with Hall converting.

Barrow posted their first points of the afternoon in the 49th minute. Jarrod Sammut converted but they were 22-6 behind with half an hour remaining.

But Rovers soon went over once more. Former England international Brett Ferres went over from close, which Hall converted.

Featherstone scored from a superb effort in the 66th minute which saw France international Mark Kheirallah get on the scoresheet.

The Championship league leaders put the cherry on the icing on top of the cake late on when Ryley Jacks and Briscoe scored. Hall converted both to send Rovers into the 1895 Cup final with a 46-6 win.

FT: Barrow Raiders 6-46 Featherstone Rovers

Barrow: Cresswell; Ritson, Stack, Shaw, Carter; Sammut, Johnston; Brooks, Wood, Gillam, Hopkins, Morrow, Crellin. Subs: Mossop, D Toal, Iaria, Eseh.

Tries: D Toal Goals: Sammut 1

Featherstone: Kheirallah; Briscoe, Leilua, Hellewell, Hall; Smith, Jacks; Kopczak, Wildie, Lockwood, Bussey, Davies, Moors. Subs: Jones, Ferres, Cooper, Sene-Lefao.

Tries: Smith, Hall, Briscoe (2), Davies, Ferres, Kheirallah, Jacks Goals: Hall 7

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