Centurions survive busy schedule

Leigh players celebrate after a try from Fuifui Moimoi. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
Leigh players celebrate after a try from Fuifui Moimoi. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

PAUL Rowley was a happy man after seeing his Leigh side beat Featherstone for a third time this season.

Fuifui Moimoi and Ryan Brierley both scored hat-tricks as Centurions fought back from 12-6 down midway through the first half to win 52-18.

“We were very clinical at the back end of the first half and the start of the second,” said Rowley.

“We tend to have good spells when we can put a few tries on teams in a short spell and we did it again against Featherstone.”

It was Leigh’s third victory in eight days, and on all three occasions they scored at least 50 points.

“There were some impressive performances with Fuifui and Ryan scoring hat-tricks but I also thought Sam Barlow was outstanding - it was one of his best performances in a Leigh shirt.

“It was a good end to a tough but enjoyable week. It was important that our whole squad was able to cope with three games in quick succession. We have a good squad who are very supportive of each other. We are in a good place.”

With Bradford losing at Sheffield, Leigh are now clear favourites to seal top spot ahead of the play-offs. Following Sunday’s game at Odsal, Leigh have home games against Dewsbury and Doncaster.