Sharp pleased with Rovers’ response

Featherstone Rovers boss Jon Sharp declared himself delighted as his team bounced back to defeat Sheffield Eagles last night.

It was a win which saw his Featherstone side move two points clear in second place on the Kingstone Press Championship ladder.

And it came with a 47-22 scoreline, as the Rovers put the previous weekend’s defeat to Rochdale behind them.

“It was pleasing to put the defeat to Rochdale behind us, there were some impressive individual performances,” said Sharp.

“Anthony Thackeray was really strong, Keal Carlile played an amazing game at hooker and Matty Wildie responded superbly after a disappointing performance last time out. He really stood up.

“For a period it was you score, we score, but we tightened things up in the end and gradually took control of the game, which was pleasing.

‘We just have to keep pulling together and performing, and the results will follow. There are still bits for us to work on.

“We will continue to improve but it is another victory in the bag and we can now look forward to some Challenge Cup action.”

Featherstone return to the field this Sunday, taking on former Super League champions Bradford Bulls in round four of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

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