Featherstone Rovers v Keighley Cougars Live Match Blog by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar) in association with A1 Stairlifts.
FULL TIME – Featherstone Rovers 36-12 Keighley Cougars.
80 min – Clock stopped with seconds left as Jesse Sheriffe goes down injured.
79 min – Bit of handbags on half way, Rovers penalty.
77 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – DJ converts his own try. Rovers 36-12 Cougars.
77 min – COUGARS TRY – Danny Jones takes advantage of a rare Fev mistake to go in under the posts from a Judge pass. Rovers 36-12 Cougars.
75 min – Nearly home time, goody!
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (9/10) – Judge is back, replacing Marchy.
21:15 – The Yorkshire Times Cougars Man of the Match this evening is Jack Lee.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (8/10) – Chezza replaces Paddy.
72 min – Barnett wins a penalty after being tackled in the air. Tiger kicks for some metres.
21:12 – Attendance this evening is 2056.
71 min – Great stuff by Danny Jones but Barnett loses the ball in a one on one and Fev are now on half way.
70 min – Chip over the top by Jesse Sheriffe is knocked into touch. Cougars scrum.
ROVERS INTERCHANGE (9/10) – Worthington is replaced by Flanagan.
69 min – Jack Lee wins a penalty for interference in the ruck.
69 min – Knock on by Fev, apparently. Cougars scrum.
68 min – The linesman calls a knock on, the referee allows play to continue. Bizzare.
67 min – Love a bit of luck. Two knock ons missed by the ref. About time we got a bit of luck!
ROVERS INTERCHANGE (8/10) – James and Dale replaced by Crossley and Hirst.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (7/10) – Haigh is finally back on, replacing Judge.
64 min – ROVERS TRY – Massive gap in the defensive line, James Mendeika races in. Moore fails to convert. Rovers 36-6 Cougars.
64 min – Luke Haigh has waited a solid five minutes to return here. Hold in Lukey.
63 min – Wild offload goes into touch, the final touch was Paul White’s finger though. Rovers scrum.
63 min – The referee misses a high tackle, claiming it was chest height. Cougars lucky to escape.
62 min – Knock on by Tiger. Rovers scrum.
60 min – This is borderline slaughter. Fev starting to take full control of the game.
59 min – Rovers break but the referee rules no advantage from the free play and the Cougars have a scrum.
58 min – Whitey breaks and offloads to Rolo, don’t know who and don’t know how but the ball goes into touch. Rovers ball.
57 min – Turnover on the line. Cougars ball.
56 min – Suicidal from the kick there by Cougars, Fev have the ball back and another set on the Cougars line.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (6/10) – Jode Sheriffe replaces Cherryholme.
55 min – ROVERS CONVERSION – Moore adds the extras. Rovers 32-6 Cougars.
54 min – ROVERS TRY – Cougars are slow to react from a kick on the last and the ball is touched down in the corner by James Mendeika. Rovers 30-6 Cougars.
53 min – This Eutate Uaisele definitely lives up to his hype? Awesome stuff, his connection with Worthington is something else.
ROVERS INTERCHANGE (6/10) – George Flanagan is replaced by Andy Ellis.
51 min – Great stuff by Jesse Sheriffe under pressure but Jack Lee spills the ball, Rovers back in possession.
50 min – Great kick by Marchy sends Danny Lawton racing in after the ball, Rovers forced to concede the dropout.
49 min – Cougars awarded a scrum after Fev knock on through the contact by Tiger in the tackle.
48 min – Great pass by Danny Jones, but the Cougars surrender possession. Rovers ball.
47 min – Great stuff by the Cougars forces Will Sharp into touch.
ROVERS INTERCHANGE (5/10) – Tim Spears returns to replace Andy Kain.
47 min – Sloppy by the Cougars. Fev now back on the attack.
46 min – Fev are in from a lovely pass out of the tackle but the ball is well intercepted by Richie Barnett.
45 min – Fev look like they could just score for fun here.
43 min – ROVERS TRY – Will Sharp, poetry in motion, breaks through a tackle and leaves four Cougars dead at his feet. Moore fails to convert. Rovers 26-6 Cougars.
42 min – Another great kick and chase, this time by Fev.
41 min – Great kick and chase by the Cougars.
KICK OFF – The second half is underway here under the lights in Featherstone.
20:39 – The sides are back out for the second half. Cougars trail the Rovers 22-6 after the first forty.
HALF TIME – Featherstone Rovers 22-6 Keighley Cougars.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (5/10) – Cozzy is gone with a bloodied eye in hand, looks a nasty one, Hesketh returns on the hooter.
40 min – The ref stops the clock with Cozzy still down injured.
40 min – Cougars are awarded a penalty for obstruction.
39 min – Elliot Cosgrove is down in back play with an apparent head injury.
38 min – Knock on forced by Jack Lee. Cougars scrum.
ROVERS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Tim Spears is replaced by Kyle Briggs.
37 min – Fev are awarded a penalty for interference in the tackle. Must say what a great last ditch tackle by Lynam to stop Kain breaking.
37 min – An incident between Paul March and a as yet unidentified Fev player has been placed on report by the official after a lengthy delay.
36 min – Marchy has took offence to something in the tackle here. The referee and linesman are racing in here.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – James Haley is replaced by Elliot Cosgrove.
34 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Great two pointer by DJ from the sideline. Rovers 22-6 Cougars.
33 min – COUGARS TRY – Paul White just gets the ball down in the corner. Rovers 22-4 Cougars.
33 min – Jack Lee is held out just short! Tiger to Jesse Sheriffe…
32 min – Fev rip the ball in the challenge but the ref pulls it back and rules a Haley incorrect play the ball.
32 min – Sloppy pass out of the tackle but the ref rules a Fev hand made contact, Cougars scrum.
31 min – Fev do well to hold out James Haley.
31 min – Fev knock on in the third tackle from the restart. Cougars scrum.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – Neil Cherryholme replaces Jode Sheriffe.
30 min – ROVERS CONVERSION – Moore converts yet again. Rovers 22-0 Cougars.
29 min – ROVERS TRY – Fev break from the knock on and Andy Kain scores next to the posts. Rovers 20-0 Cougars.
28 min – Lovely break by Tiger sends Jack Lee over but the hooker knocks on.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (2/10) – Jack Lee replaces Luke Haigh.
27 min – Fev look to break again but there is a knock on in the process. Cougars scrum.
ROVERS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – James, Flanagan and Dale are all on to replace Crossley, Hirst and Ellis.
26 min – ROVERS CONVERSION – Moore converts. Rovers 16-0 Cougars.
25 min – ROVERS TRY – Fev break from the restart and Ian Hardman is over. Rovers 14-0 Cougars.
24 min – ROVERS CONVERSION – Moore adds the two. Rovers 10-0 Cougars.
COUGARS INTERCHANGE (1/10) – Scott Law is on in place of Sean Hesketh.
22 min – ROVERS TRY – Suicide as a Cougars player knocks on from the scrum and Greg Worthington scores from the free play. Rovers 8-0 Cougars.
22 min – Fev kick on the last but the ball reaches touch. Cougars scrum.
20 min – DJ’s kick is collected with ease and the Rovers now have back possession.
18 min – Great stuff by Fev to halt Danny Jones progression.
17 min – Lovely steal and break by Danny Lawton starts off a Cougars attack.
16 min – ROVERS TRY – Uaisele collects a lovely floating pass fro Andy Kain to cross in the corner. Moore fails to convert. Rovers 4-0 Cougars.
13 min – Great hit by DJ to force an error. Cougars ball.
13 min – Tiger knocks the ball out of the hands of Tim Spears. Fev back to one.
11 min – Cougars penalty for offside, Tiger kicks to touch. Set of six thirty metres from the Rovers line.
10 min – Will Sharp is off down the wing put his kick reaches touch, Cougars tap on the twenty.
9 min – Tiger kick reaches touch. Fev tap on the twenty.
8 min – Cougars keep Fev held back forcing Moore to kick early on the fourth, well collected by Whitey.
7 min – Fev defence being made to work here, halting the rampaging Jode Sheriffe and the always powerful Paddy before winning the ball back from a Tiger grubber.
6 min – Sean Hesketh forces a knock on in the tackle. Cougars scrum.
5 min – A kick by Tiger is further kicked on by Marchy, Jones then tackles Worthington just in front of the Fev line.
4 min – Break by Fev. Ian Hardman well tackled by Marchy, Cougars get the ball back from a grubber on the last.
3 min – Turnvoer of possession ten from the line. Rovers ball.
3 min – Jesse Sheriffe doesn’t take too kindly to the attention of Andy Kain and gives him a cheeky kick to the noggin!
2 min – Penalty for a push after the tackle on Sean Hesketh. Cougars kick to touch. Set of six on half way.
2 min – The Cougars win the ball on the turnover. First spell of possession for the visitors.
KICK OFF – Danny Jones has us underway here at the Big Fellas Stadium! C’MON COUGARS!
19:45 – Here come the Rovers and YOUR KEIGHLEY COUGARS! IT’S COUGARTIME!
19:43 – Once again the club would like to say #GetWellSoonTom to Under 20’s Captain Tom Courtney who will be hopefully keeping up to date with the score this evening from his hospital bed in Huddersfield! This one’s for you pal!
19:40 – MATCH OFFICIALS: Referee – Mr D Sharpe; Touch Judges – Mr S Kilpatrick & Mr C Dean; Match Comissioner – Mr G Kershaw
19:36 – TEAM NEWS:
James Craven withdraws late with a groin injury, and is replaced by Jesse Sheriffe. Jode Sheriffe returns from injury to start, as does Paul March who comes in off the bench. Danny Lawton returns into the centres following missing out at Batley. Scott Law & Elliot Cosgrove drop to the bench where they are joined by Jack Lee, returning to the side from a back injury to face his former club. Ross Peltier, Matthew Bailey & Lewis Graham drop out of the seventeen.
21 – Jesse Sheriffe
2 – Richie Barnett
19 – Danny Lawton
4 – James Haley
5 – Paul White
6 – Danny Jones
7 – Paul Handforth
16 – Jode Sheriffe
BLANK – Luke Haigh
10 – Sean Hesketh
11 – Josh Lynam
12 – Brendon Rawlins
14 – Paul March
3 – Elliot Cosgrove
15 – Scott Law
18 – Neil Cherryholme
27 – Jack Lee
1 – Ian Hardman
27 – Etuate Uaisele
3 – Greg Worthington
22 – James Mendeika
2 – Will Sharp
23 – Andy Kain
7 – Gareth Moore
8 – Steve Crossley
9 – Andy Ellis
10 – Keegan Hirst
18 – Jamie Cording
12 – Tim Spears
11 – James Lockwood
13 – Matt James
14 – George Flanagan
15 – Matt Dale
19 – Kyle Briggs
19:35 – Good Evening, and welcome to the Big Fellas Stadium for this Kingstone Press Championship clash between the Cougars and the Featherstone Rovers.