Centurions boss Rowley “proud” to make history

Leigh's Cameron Pitman scores against Doncaster. Photo: Brian King.
Leigh's Cameron Pitman scores against Doncaster. Photo: Brian King.
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Leigh boss Paul Rowley was a proud man after his side equaled the club record for most consecutive wins - 14 - by beating Doncaster.

The feat was first achieved by the Championship winning side of 1981-82 then matched in 1986.

“It’s good to make history” said Rowley.

“The lads are delighted about that and it’s something we spoke about at half-time. I didn’t feel we were playing with the sort of intensity needed to potentially make history but we addressed that and worked hard for the victory.”

Centurions eventually won 50-20 but were only eight points ahead at the break.

“The ruck speed was very slow,” said Rowley. “But to score 50 points is very rewarding even though I don’t think we were as fluent as we could be. We looked a bit clunky at times but once Doncaster started to tire we took advantage.”

Leigh’s win keeps them seven points clear at the top of the Kingstone Press Championship but Rowley said three players suffered injuries in the game: Jamie Acton (back), Matt Sarsfield (calf) and Adam Higson (hamstring). They will be monitored ahead of Sunday’s trip to Sheffield.