MATT Sarsfield scored just two minutes into his comeback game for Leigh reserves at Dewsbury on Thursday night.
The second rower, a virtual ever present last season, has not played in the first team this year because of a pectoral injury.
But his return to fitness comes as Centurions reach the halfway stage of the season and gives coach Paul Rowley more options in the pack.
Other first teamers including Adam Higson, Tom Spencer and Martin Aspinwall featured for Leigh who went down 34-24 despite having led 24-12 early in the second half.
It was Leigh reserves’ first defeat of the season.