Batley failed to register their second win of the season after a closely fought battle at the Big Fellas Stadium.
Batley took an early lead after Dave Scott crossed the try line. Pat Walker’s conversion gave the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead. But 2 tries in quick succesion by Handley and Taulapapa, both converted by Briggs, put Featherstone in the driving seat. The Bulldogs came back into the game in the second half after Reittie gathered a kick to the corner from Gledhill and Walker converted to make it 14-12.
Featherstone however managed to hold on to this slender lead, and were able to keep Batley out in the dying minutes of the game, as they pressed to cross the line.
Featherstone Rovers – Batley Bulldogs
14 - 12
2. Match Day
14. February 2016, 15:00
The Big Fellas Stadium
Tries: Handley, Taulapap
Goals: Briggs 3
Tries: Dave Scott, Reittie
Goals: Walker 2
@butalezi The @BatleyRLFC players were super again just sometimes the result doesn't go your way but commitment can't be questioned today
— Danny Maun (@DannyMaun) February 14, 2016
@BatleyRLFC it's all good – still beat Leigh ✌️
— Batley Xplosion (@batleyxplosion) February 14, 2016
Rovers edge out Bulldogs https://t.co/bEGKal3Xyz
— Featherstone Rovers (@FevRovers) February 14, 2016
Rovers edge out Batley to bag first win https://t.co/EVLeKoAD3H
— Batley&BirstallNews (@Batley_News) February 14, 2016
— Batley Bulldogs RLFC (@BatleyRLFC) February 14, 2016
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