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21st February 2020, 22:19 | ChallengeCup

Leigh Centurions seal Coral Challenge Cup Fifth Round place

Leigh Centurions seal Coral Challenge Cup Fifth Round place

Leigh Centurions booked their place in the Coral Challenge Cup Fifth Round with a convincing 36-10 win over Batley Bulldogs at the Leigh Sports Village on Friday night.

Iain Thornley scored twice in a dominant first half for the Centurions, who led 24-6 at the break.

Though Leeds Rhinos loanee Tyler Dupree scored for Batley on 15 minutes, Luke hooley with the goal, tries from Danny Addy - the Leigh captain's first for the club - and Liam Hood put the home side in control.

Ben Reynolds kicked four goals from four attempts

Leigh added ten more points in the second period through Ben Hellewell and Adam Higson either side of the hour mark, Reyolds making it six from six with the boot, meaning George Senior's unconverted try for the Bulldogs proved fruitless.

The Coral Challenge Cup Fourth Round action continues with four fixtures tomorrow as Sheffield Eagles host Halifax, Siddal welcome Newcastle Thunder (both 2pm kick offs), Leigh Miners Rangers head to Heywood Road to face Swinton, and Barrow Raiders face a trip to West Yorkshire where Featherstone Rovers await (all 3pm kick offs).

And the action is wrapped up on Sunday with a broadcast double-header as Underbank Rangers face Bradford Bulls away from home live on BBC Sport at 1pm, before London Broncos host York City Knights live on Our League from 3pm.

Elsewhere, North Wales Crusaders are at home to Hunslet at 2.30pm, Oldham travel to Widnes, Dewsbury face Whitehaven on the road, Workington host Doncaster and The British Army face Rochdale Hornets in the north west (all 3pm).