Bowman: I can do a job against Rovers

Anthony Bowman
Anthony Bowman

Halifax’s stand-in centre Anthony Bowman is confident he can ‘do a job’ in the threequarter line in Thursday night’s top-of-the-table Co-operative Championship showdown with Featherstone Rovers (7.30).

The stand off or loose forward scored a crucial late try in Thursday night’s 34-24 win at Dewsbury after replacing the injured James Haley.

Haley’s shoulder injury means Fax boss Karl Harrison now has four of his recognised centres on the sidelines, with Ben Heaton, Steve Tyrer and Mick Nanyn all currently out.

“We had to mix it about a bit because of injuries,” said Bowman.

“I came on there and tried to do a job as best I could.

“I’ve played a couple of times there before, so it wasn’t completely unknown to me; I was just pleased to get on the field and be able to do a job for the team.

“I managed to get over the line but the way we attack there are always going to be tries; I knew if the ball came that side it would just be a matter of scoring it.

“It was pleasing.”

Whether Harrison opts to retain Bowman for the date with the reigning champions - a game that could prove decisive in the race for the league leaders’ crown - remains to be seen.

“If I’m asked to do a job there, I will step up and do my best,” said the former Siddal junior.

“Defensively, it’s a tough position because you have a lot of decisions to make.

“Featherstone are a top side, and they are playing really well at the moment.

“If we’re on form though, I’m sure we can get away with the win.”