No match for Leigh Miners

Leigh Miners Rangers saw their NCL Premier Division game at West Hull fall victim to a late postponement.

The team coach broke down at Leeds and with no replacement vehicle available in time the match was called off and will now be rescheduled for later in the season.

Meanwhile the Alliance side picked up another valuable win in their promotion push with a hard-fought 30-22 success against Haresfinch.

And the women’s team rounded off their campaign with the toughest of challenges against unbeaten league leaders Widnes Vikings, putting in a strong showing. The Leigh side started positively and managed to defend their line successfully for several consecutive sets. However the Widnes side did manage to cross the line twice before Leigh could respond with a full length try from Leanne Johnson. Widnes soon replied making the half time score 4-14 to Widnes.

The Leigh ladies started strongly again in the second half, however it was not long before the away side began to dominate. The long periods of defensive efforts began to take their toll on the Leigh side and Widnes knew how to capitalise to eventually record a 38-4 win. It was a courageous effort from the Leigh Ladies left with a lot of positives on which to build.

This weekend the first team and the Alliance are both on their travels, the first team travelling to Oulton and the Alliance at Chorley, both games Saturday, 2.30pm