Goulding backs Leigh’s Super League ambitions

Bobbie Goulding during his Leigh playing days
Bobbie Goulding during his Leigh playing days

BOBBIE Goulding says Leigh are a class apart from every other team in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Centurions currently top the table and are eight points clear of nearest rivals Featherstone. Their 60-0 success over the Raiders yesterday was their 15th consecutive league win.

“Leigh really are in a different league this year and I include Featherstone in that,” said Barrow player-coach Goulding. “They have a good coach in Paul Rowley, good players, great facilities. This is what Barrow should be aiming for.

“I have no qualms about losing with 60 points. I thought for the first 25 minutes we had a go but then Leigh’s smart players like Sean Penkywicz and Martyn Ridyard came to the fore.

“This was a game all about damage limitation for us. We knew it was a big ask. Leigh are a great club and I have good memories of playing for them alongside Paul (Rowley).

“The board has really backed him and I have nothing but admiration for them. You look at clubs like London and others that are struggling in the Super League then you come here and see everything that is going on and you think Leigh are on the way up.

“They have a good youth system and local amateur teams like Leigh East, Leigh Miners and Golborne Parkside produce good players - there is a structure here we should look at as a blueprint for Barrow.”