Former Rovers player Sean Hesketh celebrates scoring a try for Halifax.

Retro Gallery: Finn stuns Halifax as Featherstone Rovers edge feisty cup thriller

This weekend sees Halifax Panthers take on Betfred Championship rivals Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup and it is 10 years ago this week that the local rivals were involved in another cup classic at The Shay.

By Mark Berry
Thursday, 24th February 2022, 10:10 am

On February 26, 2012, Halifax hosted Rovers in a high quality Northern Rail Cup group match and Ben Heaton's second try of the game in the closing stages put Fax 32-28 up and on the brink of victory.

But Rovers weren't finished and an injury-time Greg Worthington touchdown levelled the scores before current Halifax assistant coach Liam Finn stepped-up to land the conversion that sealed Rovers' dramatic 34-32 win.

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