Championship Round Four Review: Kay leads way for Centurions

Liam Kay on his way to scoring one of his four tries against Doncaster.
Liam Kay on his way to scoring one of his four tries against Doncaster.
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Leigh continued to set a hot pace in the Kingstone Press Championship following a 54-18 win over Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Winger Liam Kay ran in four of his side’s 10 tries as the Centurions avenged their only league defeat of 2014 and extended their winning run to 14 matches.

Ryan Brierley touched down twice before half-time and other tries came from Sam Barlow, Gregg McNally, Tom Armstrong and Martyn Ridyard, who also kicked seven goals.

Mike Emmett scored two tries and Sam Doherty one for Doncaster, who have now lost their last seven matches and sit bottom of the table.

Full-back Ryan Shaw produced a 28-point haul, including a hat-trick of tries and eight goals, to help the Bulls to an emphatic 56-6 victory over Hunslet in front of a crowd of 5,119 at the Provident Stadium.

Jake Mullaney and Adam O’Brien both touched down twice and Lee Gaskell, Danny Williams and Tom Olbison also scored tries for the home side while Luke Briscoe got a consolation effort for the Hawks.

Pat Walker moved to within two points of 1,000 with four goals in Sheffield’s 28-16 win over Batley.

Papua New Guinea centre Menzie Yere touched down twice and Rob Worrincy, Quentin Laulau-Togagae and Dominic Brambani were the Eagles’ other tryscorers.

Batley kept in touch with their hosts thanks to tries from Wayne Reittie, Alistair Leek and Sam Scott, plus two goals from Scott Leatherbarrow.

Former Castleford and Hull centre Joe Arundel helped Featherstone bounce back from their 40-4 mauling by Bradford with a 24-12 win over Halifax at The Shay.

Paul Sykes and Tom Johnstone scored first-half tries for Rovers as they led 10-6 at the break and they secured the win thanks to further efforts from Andy Ellis and Arundel, who was playing on loan from Wakefield, while Sykes kicked four goals.

Mitch Cahalane and Steve Tyrer scored tries for Halifax, both converted by Tyrer.

London Broncos returned to winning ways under interim coach Andrew Henderson as they eased past Workington 34-16 at The Hive.

Brad Dwyer, Matt Garside, Jon Wallace, Tom Gilmore, Rhys Lovegrove and Iliess Macani scored tries for the Broncos, with Wes Naiqama kicking five goals.

Workington’s tries came from Perry Whiteley, Jarrad Stack and Carl Forber, who also kicked two goals.

Whitehaven coach James Coyle is still looking for his first win despite his side matching their opponents’ try count in a 23-16 defeat at Dewsbury.

The Rams’ points came from tries by Dalton Grant, Anthony Thackeray, Rob Spicer and Luke Adamson, three goals from Tom Hemingway and a drop goal from Thackeray.

Scott McAvoy, Declan Hulme, Jessie Joe Parker and Craig Calvert touched down for the Cumbrians, who were unable to convert any of their tries.