Leigh RU 15 Birkenhead Park RU 21
Leigh entertained Birkenhead, in what proved to be a highly competitive game against a title seeking outfit
Leigh had lost heavily in the away fixture, but were in no mood for a repeat performance. They dominated the early exchanges and were rewarded when skipper Iain Wood scored from an impressive catch and drive. This was quickly followed by a charge down by Alex Middleton-Adams who scored with ease. Elliott Ryan converted to give Leigh a 12 point lead. Birkenhead now came more into the game as the interval approached. Leigh were forced into desperate defence, but only conceded when hard working forward David Penn was sent to the bin.
Birkenhead were to dominate the early part of the second half, and scored two more converted tries to take control. Leigh battled their way back into the game, but a Ryan penalty was to be their only reward, plus the losing bonus point.
Again this was a strong performance by Leigh against a strong club and it appears that the side is in good shape for the late season battles.