Heaton limps off after second-string comeback attempt

Ben Heaton
Ben Heaton

Halifax’s under 23s beat Keighley 42-28 at the Shay last night, with Connor Wood and Callum Casey both scoring twice.

Chris Holroyde, back from a loan spell with Championship One side Oldham, James Jackson and and Niall Bradley also crossed the whitewash, with Gavin Stead kicking seven goals.

First team centre Ben Heaton, who had been considered an outside chance to start tonight’s Co-operative Championship showdown with Featherstone Rovers, made an apparently unsuccessful comeback from injury.

The highly-rated former Oldham back, who has not played since the Challenge Cup defeat at Leigh on April 29, suffered a recurrence of his ankle problem.

Jackson, the son of head coach Karl Harrison’s former Hull and GB teammate Lee Jackson, was also taken to hospital with an ankle problem.

Fax’s next assignment is against unbeaten Featherstone at the Shay next Wednesday, July 4.