Holland the hero for Leigh East

Amateur RL
Amateur RL

Leigh East 1st 54 Castleford Panthers 12

Leigh East got back to winning ways after a superb first half performance from half back Adam Holland who scored four tries and three goals in a Man of the Match display.

His feat was all the more impressive as he was only on the pitch for 45 minutes.

Further tries from Ben Horan (2), Ryan Peters (2), Dean Balmer and Craig Wingfield with Peters also adding four goals sealed the win for East.

Leigh Miners 24 Leigh East u18s 40

East got off to a slow start and trailed 4-0 but soon took the lead through tries by Morgan Fearnley Dan Grainey and Jordan Haggerty and Tom Worthington kicking a goal.

Good rugby from Leigh Miners got them back into the game and at half time the game was 14-14. But from the restart Pat Rainford darted in for two quick tries which were goaled by Tom Worthington who also added a penalty goal to put East 14 points clear.

Miners threatened to pull the game back scoring two tries but Morgan Fearnley’s second try of the game and Chris Dootson’s last minute try sealed the game for East. Pat Rainford picked up the man of the match but was pushed by Jack Hansen, Tom Worthington and Jordan Haggerty.

Leigh East u15s 18 Chorley Panthers 22

East welcomed Premier Division side Chorley Panthers in the Lancashire Cup round 2 and gave them a real shock but were just pipped at the post.

It was the visitors that started quickest grabbing an early try.

But East were the better side throughout and built pressure to score two tries through Daniel Surridge who went over from close range and Brad Whelan who intercepted and went 80 metres to score.

East went further ahead in the second half through Connor Wilcock scoring an excellent try in the corner against the opposition’s wishes but the visitors came back to snatch the win in the final moments.

Leigh East u14s 20 Thatto Heath Crusaders 38

The under 14s took on Thatto Heath looking for revenge after last time.

The game was played at really high tempo with both teams scoring great tries, some good performances within the East side especially Cole Bretherton.

East now have a big break of six weeks to look forward to and get back to winning ways.

Leigh East u12s 6 Chorley Panthers 32

East started well but then struggled to contain Chorley in defence. Their try came from Harry Stevenson with the conversion from Jack Holland.

Leigh East u11s 12 Newton Storm 12

A fantastic display of Rugby saw honours even at the final whistle.

The East team worked well as a unit gaining good field position and a well worked set play saw Liam Ogden go over for the first try.

Storm pushed back into the game scoring just before the half time whistle to even the scoreline. The second half was explosive with both teams matching each other set for set.

Great defensive work forced errors from Storm which saw momentum swing and Leon Molyneaux went over to score East’s second try. A strong team performance with some spirited individual displays.

LEIGH EAST U10S

Leigh East u10s played at the Culcheth Eagles fun day on Sunday.

East lost 3-0 in the first game against Culcheth then lost 3-2 against Wigan St Pat’s.

The final game was against Wigan St Cuthberts which was East’s original fixture. East lost 3-2 but it was a good game.

Leigh East u8s 2 Newton storm 3

A full length try from Callum Hadcroft to get his first score of the season and Cai O’Brian crashed through two defenders from short distance.

A close run game saw some good passing from East and it was a good end to end game.

Man of the match was Callum Hadcroft, best run was from Cai Obrian and the best tackle award went to Jacob Hardy. The most improved player was Callum Dean.

Halton Farnworth Hornets 3 Leigh East U7s 5.

Once again a hard fought victory away from home for East.

Each week the children are working hard to improve their game. This is demonstrated by quick play the ball, finding space and more passing.

Tries from Brody Allred (2), Fynn Jackson and Jude Wright. Man of the match was Miles Quayle Campbell who also scored a try.