Northern Rail Cup  Friday 6th July 2012  Don Valley Stadium  Att: 671

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Michael Knowles

Scott Turner

Andrew Henderson

Michael Knowles

GOAL SCORERS:

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Wayne Reittie

Anthony Thackery

Rob Worrincy

Ryan Fieldhouse

GOAL SCORERS:

Steve Tyrer

Steve Tyrer

Steve Tyrer

Steve Tyrer

Full Report

Match Official: R Lawton


Halifax through to cup final

Halifax came from 18-0 down to beat Sheffield Eagles 24-22 and secure a place in the Northern Rail Cup final for the second successive season.

Beaten by Leigh in last year\'s final, Halifax earned the chance to go one better against Featherstone in Blackpool on July 29 by staging a tremendous fightback in the second semi-final at the Don Valley Stadium.

The home side led 18-0 after 25 minutes thanks to tries from Michael Knowles, Andrew Henderson and Scott Turner, all converted by Simon Brown.

But Halifax hit back with the aid of tries by Ryan Fieldhouse, Rob Worrincy and Anthony Thackeray, plus two goals from Steve Tyrer, to cut the gap to just two points after an hour.

Tyrer then tied the scores with a penalty and winger Wayne Rettie went over for the match-winning try on 66 minutes.

Knowles scored a second try six minutes from the end but Brown missed the goal that would have set up extra-time.

Match Action

  • 74m
    try

    Michael Knowles

    Sheffield

  • 67m
    interchange_on

    Anthony Bowman

    Halifax

  • 67m
    interchange_off

    Adam Robinson

    Halifax

  • 66m
    try

    Wayne Reittie

    Halifax

  • 66m
    goal

    Steve Tyrer

    Halifax

  • 61m
    goal

    Steve Tyrer

    Halifax

  • 58m
    interchange_off

    Andrew Henderson

    Sheffield

  • 58m
    interchange_on

    Pat Smith

    Sheffield

  • 58m
    try

    Anthony Thackery

    Halifax

  • 58m
    goal

    Steve Tyrer

    Halifax

  • 57m
    interchange_on

    Duane Straughier

    Sheffield

  • 57m
    interchange_off

    Michael Knowles

    Sheffield

  • 49m
    goal

    Steve Tyrer

    Halifax

  • 49m
    try

    Rob Worrincy

    Halifax

  • 41m
    interchange_off

    Lee Paterson

    Halifax

  • 41m
    interchange_on

    Callum Casey

    Halifax

  • 28m
    try

    Ryan Fieldhouse

    Halifax

  • 25m
    try

    Scott Turner

    Sheffield

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Mitch Stringer

    Sheffield

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Peter Green

    Sheffield

  • 25m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Makali Aizue

    Halifax

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Luke Ambler

    Halifax

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Craig Ashall

    Halifax

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Sam Barlow

    Halifax

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Liam Higgins

    Sheffield

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Jack Howieson

    Sheffield

  • 15m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield

  • 15m
    try

    Andrew Henderson

    Sheffield

  • 10m
    try

    Michael Knowles

    Sheffield

  • 10m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield