Leigh Centurions 40-6 Halifax RLFC

Friday 15th September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

40-6 FT

HT: 20 6

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    James Clare 2, Ben Reynolds, Mitch Brown 3, Harrison Hansen, Greg McNally,

  • Goals
    Ben Reynolds 2, Josh Drinkwater 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Mitch Cahalane,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Greg
McNally
Mitch
Brown
Ben
Reynolds
Liam
Hood
Danny
Tickle
Cory
Paterson
Glenn
Stewart
Lachlan
Burr
Matty
Fleming
Harrison
Hansen

Bench

James
Saltonstall
Ben
Heaton
Steve
Tyrer
Rob
Worrincy
Mikey
Sio
Ben
Johnston
Brandon
Douglas
Brandon
Moore
Adam
Tangata
Shane
Grady
Mitch
Cahalane
Jacob
Fairbank
William
Calcott
Frazer
Morris
Ben
Kaye
Ryan
Boyle

Official Report / Commentary

A hat-trick of tries from winger Mitch Brown inspired Leigh Centurions to their first home win in the Betfred Super League Super 8 Qualifiers against Halifax RLFC.

The Australian scored two tries in the first half before adding his third midway through the second at the Sports Village as the Centurions kept their hopes of avoiding the Million Pound Game alive with a dominant performance against the Championship side.

Brown's fellow winger James Clare chipped in with two tries as Leigh won 40-6, with Ben Reynolds, Harrison Hansen and Greg McNally also crossing over for the hosts as Reynolds and Josh Drinkwater added the extras.

Halifax, coached by former Centurions forward Richard Marshall, got off the mark three minutes before the break when prop Mitch Cahalane barged over from close range. Steve Tyrer kicked the conversion but the visitors failed to add anything extra in the second half.

Leigh coach Neil Jukes said: "There were some good improvements from us tonight. Our starts to both halves were really important in terms of dictating the pace of the game.

"Overall to concede just one try highlighted some defensive improvements and we proved that we have worked hard in the right areas. I thought we really worked hard for one another in defence."

Halifax assistant coach Simon Grix said: "It was a poor game for us. It has been tough against the full-time teams and it has taken its toll.

"The young boys stood up for us tonight and did really well - that was probably the highlight for us. They didn't take a backwards step."

 

  • 62: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 62: TRY! scored for Leigh by Greg McNally
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 60: TRY! scored for Leigh by Mitch Brown
  • 50: TRY! scored for Leigh by Harrison Hansen
  • 44: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • 40: TRY! scored for Leigh by Mitch Brown
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 39: TRY! scored for Halifax by Mitch Cahalane
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 33: TRY! scored for Leigh by Mitch Brown
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 16: TRY! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 4: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • Key Performers

    Rob Worrincy

    Metres: 166

    Mitch Brown

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 3
    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leigh Centurions 8
    Halifax RLFC 1

    Goals:

    Leigh Centurions 4
    Halifax RLFC 1

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Samisoni Langi 0 1 22 7 1 3 1 19 148 7.79 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Mitch Brown 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 15 141 9.40 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 23 3 0 5 0 14 115 8.21 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 33 6 1 0 1 17 105 6.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg McNally 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 11 102 9.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Clare 2 0 7 2 0 1 2 15 101 6.73 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Antoni Maria 0 1 19 3 1 0 0 15 101 6.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 21 2 0 0 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Harrison Hansen 1 0 26 1 1 3 0 12 86 7.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Greg Richards 0 0 18 2 1 2 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Crooks 0 0 8 1 1 6 1 11 58 5.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Fleming 0 1 8 2 0 2 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Hood 0 0 21 5 1 1 0 5 47 9.40 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Cory Paterson 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 34 9 0 0 0 6 34 5.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Reynolds 1 1 18 2 0 0 4 7 33 4.71 2 0 1 0 2 4 2 1
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 17 0 1 1 9 9 28 3.11 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rob Worrincy 0 0 7 0 0 4 0 15 166 11.07 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 1
    James Saltonstall 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 14 93 6.64 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitch Calahane 1 0 48 8 1 2 0 13 90 6.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Heaton 0 0 16 0 5 1 0 12 68 5.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Chester Butler 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 14 66 4.71 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Shane Grady 0 0 31 4 1 0 1 10 61 6.10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Tangata 0 0 29 6 2 2 0 9 50 5.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Brandon Douglas 0 0 25 2 1 0 0 9 43 4.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kaye 0 1 25 2 2 0 0 6 35 5.83 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Steven Tyrer 0 0 24 3 2 0 0 9 30 3.33 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
    William Calcott 0 0 33 5 2 0 0 7 29 4.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Micheal Sio 0 0 24 5 1 0 2 7 21 3.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Frazer Morris 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 6 20 3.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Moore 0 0 25 1 1 1 0 7 19 2.71 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Boyle 0 0 24 5 2 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 24 1 1 0 1 3 14 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Johnston 0 0 17 2 2 0 5 7 11 1.57 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties