Leigh East demolish play-off candidates

Amateur RL
Amateur RL

Leigh East 1st team 42-8 Stanley Rangers

Leigh East entertained playoff hopefuls Stanley Rangers at Ledgard Avenue and ran out 42-8 victors to bring them to within a point of them in seventh place after five tries in the last half hour to get their sixth win in the last eight games.

Jake Beaumont opened the scoring in the first minute and with Adam Holland kicking his first goal, East were 6-0 up. Stanley replied on 12 minutes through Jamie Bell against the run of play but Jake Beaumont extended the Leigh lead on 18 minutes and grabbed his second, again goaled by Holland. East went further ahead through Chris Penn in the 28th minute, Holland converted and that was the last score of the half.

The Wakefield outfit started the second half with a try from Daniel Asquith which turned out to be their final score of the game but Penn chalked his second on 52 minutes to restore order again, Holland converted. The game got a bit tasty on the hour but East grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck with skipper Dean Balmer grabbing his third try of the season before Mark Cahill got a quickfire double to complete the scoring.

The final three tries were all converted by Holland to leave him with a 100% record during the game and East being comfortable winners.

Leigh East u18s 13-6 Pilkington Recs

East extended their winning run to four after a hard fought win against Pilkington Recs 13-6. East were first to score through Billy Allred Who backed up jack Hansen to score out wide. The score remained the the same till early in the second half as Rainford darted over to make the score 10-0.

After sustained pressure by Pilks, they pulled a score back but East kept their cool and a penalty goal by Tom Worthington and a drop goal by prop Chris Hamer sealed the game.

Man of the Match was Jack Hansen but was run close by Pat Sinford and Jay Yarwood.

Oldham St Annes 22-36 Leigh East U16s

Leigh East 16’s travelled to play Oldham St Anne’s with only 13 players due to holidays.

East started brightly scoring early on and continued through the first half playing a very good standard of rugby adding a further four tries.

The second half saw East tire but worked very hard to keep the opposition at bay. Good rugby saw East score a further two tries to complete a good 36-22 victory. Tries for East came from: Jordan Hellum, Ross Webster, Josh Woods (three), Ryan Gray and Jack Reynolds with four goals added by Josh Woods.