Rowley pleased with Higham’s return

Micky Higham scoring for Leigh against Featherstone. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
Micky Higham scoring for Leigh against Featherstone. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

MICKY Higham scored a try on his second Leigh ‘debut’ against Featherstone, some 15 years after he last pulled on a Centurions shirt.

Last week, the hooker rejoined his hometown club from Warrington for £50,000 in a surprising move which angered Warrington, Leigh’s opponents in the quarter finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup next month.

Higham was named on the bench for Centurions in Blackpool on Sunday and scored a trademark try from dummy half in front of the Leigh supporters, much to the delight of coach Paul Rowley.

“His service from dummy half was outstanding,” said Rowley.

“When we went a man down, our hookers Micky and Bob Beswick were able to play in the middle of the pitch and they showed how much work they can get through.

“They are both fantastic defenders - brave and tough. We have got two dynamoes and it was great for Micky to get that try. The response the Leigh fans gave him was outstanding.”