Ruthless Centurions run in 13 tries against amateurs

Kurt Haggerty of Leigh Centurions
Kurt Haggerty of Leigh Centurions
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LEIGH scored 13 tries in a clinical demolition of amateurs Wigan St Patrick’s at Leigh Sports Village.

Centurions, who currently top the Kingstone Press Championship after winning their first four games named a strong team with Bob Beswick, Oliver Wilkes and Martyn Ridyard the most notable absentees.

Leigh scored six tries in a dominant first half. Adam Higson scored twice while there was one apiece from Tommy Goulden, Ryan Duffy, Sean Penkywicz and Kurt Haggerty. Ryan Brierley kicked five goals from six attempts.

St Pat’s best moment of the half came in the eighth minute when slick approach play got full-back Jayden Sandford in at the corner but trips into the Leigh half became something of a rarity as the game went on.

Leigh continued to rack up the points after the restart with two tries from Jonathan Pownall and Gregg McNally and Chris Hankinson. Penkywicz and Goulden crossed for their second tries while Brierley finished with kicking stats of 11 conversions from 13 attempts.

Wigan St Pat’s: Sandford, Cotton, Hargreaves, Noon, R Smith, B Smith, Brown, Griffiths, Harrison, T Atherton, Murphy, S Atherton. Subs: Hatton, Woodcock. Bristow, Mitchell

Tries: Sandford

Goals: B Smith 1 (from 1 attempt)

Leigh: McNally, Higson, Littler, Armstrong, Kay, Brierley, Acton, Penkywicz, Duffy, Haggerty, Goulden, Bate. Subs: Hankinson, Emmitt, Spencer, Barlow

Tries: Higson 2, Goulden 2, Pownall 2, McNally 2, Duffy, Penkywicz 2, Haggerty, Hankinson

Goals: Brierley 11 (from 13 attempts)

Pitch: Good

Attendance: 994

Referee: Mike Woodhead