On Saturday East travelled to Wath Brow Hornets for a thriller of a match. The ground at Cleator Moor in Cumbria has become a fortress for the home team with a partisan crowd to make for an intimidating place to visit. That said they are the friendliest supporters you will meet any where before and after the game.
East kicked off and were behind in less than a minute when centre King scored in the corner with last play of the first set. Leigh East regrouped and replied with tries from Jermaine Allen and Mark Kay, Kerrod Selmes converting both for a 12-4 lead after fifteen minutes. Brow responded with three tries and two conversions before the break to take lead at half time by 20-12.
Ten minutes after the break Selmes kicked to the corner for Allen but the ball took a wicked bounce which Selmes somehow ended up recovering and grounding 10 metres to the right of the post.
The conversion and a penalty in the 674 minute tied the game up at 20-20, setting up a thrilling end to the game.
With eight minutes remaining Wath brow made the break through when a kick through on the last by former Whitehaven star Leroy Joe was grounded by James McClellan, Karl Dixon landing the kick to give the Cumbrians a 26-20 win.
This Saturday East are at home against League leaders Wigan St Pats, who have been racking up over 30 points in winning each of their last five games. It will be hard but on home soil East are tough to crack. Kick off 2.30pm.