Leigh Centurions 2019 Season Statistical Review

Leigh Centurions’ 2019 season has now drawn to a close. Here we have a comprehensive review of the season from a statistical standpoint, compiled by Chairman Mike Latham.

Head coach: John Duffy

Assistant coaches: Paul Anderson, Jay Duffy, Micky Higham (S&C)

Club captain: Micky Higham

Betfred Championship: Played 27, Won 18, Lost 9, For 792, Against 558, 36pts (4th).

Play-offs: Lost 18-34 to Featherstone Rovers in Elimination Play-Off.

Coral Challenge Cup: Lost 10-14 to Hull KR in fifth round.

AB Sundecks 1895 Cup: Lost 8-12 to Widnes in semi-final.

All games: Played 33, Won 21, Lost 12, For 943, Against 660.

Most appearances: Joe Cator 33 (ever-present)

Top tries: Gregg McNally 17

Top goals: Martyn Ridyard 101

Top points: Martyn Ridyard 211

Attendances:

Home- 13 Championship games, total 42,136 (average: 3,241); All games- 17 games, total 52,119 (average: 3,065).

Away- 14 Championship games (including Summer Bash), total 43,861 (average: 3,132); All games- 16 games, total 46,645 (average: 2,915).

Highest home attendance: 4,640 v Widnes (AB Sundecks 1895 Cup SF); Highest away attendance: 8,152 v Toronto.

Appearances (Tries):

Luke Adamson 22 (1), Toby Adamson 30 (8), Jack Ashworth 4, Joe Batchelor 6, James Bentley 7 (6), Ryan Brierley 13 (11), Sam Brooks 23 (4), Kevin Brown 3 (2), Joe Cator 33 (5), Mitch Clark 7 (1), Matty Costello 9 (5), Mitch Cox 13 (6), Luke Douglas 27 (6), Josh Eaves 8 (4), Jake Emmitt 21, Liam Forsyth 10 (10), Nick Gregson 7 (1), Jack Higginson 4 (2), Micky Higham 29 (1), Adam Higson 5 (3), Gareth Hock 6, Brad Holroyd 1 (1), Liam Hood 25 (6), James Laithwaite 6 (2), Stefan Marsh 26 (11), Gregg McNally 25 (17), Dec O’Donnell 3, Cory Paterson 10 (4), Jonny Pownall 12 (7), Ben Reynolds 2 (1), Daniel Richardson 6, Martyn Ridyard 28 (3), Junior Sa’u 6 (2), Josh Simm 4 (1), Aaron Smith 5 (1), Tom Spencer 20 (2), Adam Swift 1 (2), Jordan Thompson 13 (3), Andy Thornley 24 (7), Iain Thornley 32 (16), Josh Woods 25 (3). Total 41 players.

Goals (Drop-goals):

Ryan Brierley 21 (1), Cory Paterson 1, Daniel Richardson 9, Martyn Ridyard 98 (3), Josh Woods 10 (1).

Debuts: Matty Costello (St Helens d/r), Stefan Marsh (Widnes), Josh Woods (Wigan, season long loan), Luke Douglas (St Helens, season long loan), Sam Brooks (Featherstone Rovers), Toby Adamson (Rochdale Hornets), Luke Adamson (Rochdale Hornets), Aaron Smith (St Helens d/r), Joe Cator (Hull KR), Jack Ashworth (St Helens d/r), Daniel Richardson (St Helens d/r), James Bentley (St Helens d/r), Dec O’Donnell (Wigan Warriors), Jack Higginson (St Helens d/r), Adam Swift (St Helens d/r), Josh Eaves (St Helens d/r), Josh Simm (St Helens d/r), Joe Batchelor (St Helens d/r), Brad Holroyd (Leigh East), Liam Forsyth (Wigan), Junior Sa’u (Salford), Mitch Clark (Castleford), Kevin Brown (Warrington, loan).

Second debuts: Gregg McNally (Bradford), Jonny Pownall (Toronto), Iain Thornley (Catalan), Martyn Ridyard (Featherstone Rovers), Andy Thornley (Swinton), Tom Spencer (London), Liam Hood (Widnes), James Laithwaite (free agent), Ryan Brierley (Toronto, loan), Gareth Hock (Barrow),  Jordan Thompson (Hull FC), Cory Paterson (free agent), Adam Higson (Toronto), Ben Reynolds (Wakefield).

Third debut: Jake Emmitt (Toronto).

Milestones:

Rugby League is a team game, but players’ individual milestones are valued and celebrated.

Congratulations to all the Leigh Centurions players who achieved significant milestones during the 2019 season:

Luke Adamson– 300 career games; Toby Adamson– 150 career games; Ryan Brierley– went above the great Des Drummond to fourth in the all-time Leigh try-scoring list. 200 career games and 1,000 career points; Sam Brooks– 100 career games; Joe Cator– ever-present in his first season at the club; Mitch Clark– 100 career games; Luke Douglas– 350 career games; Jake Emmitt– 100 Leigh games, 250 career games; Micky Higham– 150 Leigh games, 550 career games; Gregg McNally– 250 career games, 100 Leigh tries, 150 Leigh games; Cory Paterson– 200 career games; Jonny Pownall– 100 Leigh games, 100 career tries; Martyn Ridyard– 250 Leigh games, became only the third player in history to score 2,000 points for Leigh; Junior Sa’u– 250 career games; Tom Spencer– 100 Leigh games; Iain Thornley– 150 career games.

Game by Game:

Sunday 27 Jan, Warm Up Game v London Broncos (h) Lost 0-20

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Matty Costello, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Tom Spencer, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Luke Adamson. Interchange: Oliver Russell, Joe Cator, Andy Bracek, Nick Gregson, Dec O’Donnell, Mitch Cox, Ben Sims, Joe Batchelor, Louis Brogan, Josh Eaves.

Referee: Robert Hicks; Attendance: 2,028; Penalty count: 8-9; Half-time: 0-6; Main Match Sponsor: Estate Agency Signs.

Sunday 3 Feb, Round 1 v Toulouse Olympique (h) Won 24-16

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Matty Costello, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Luke Adamson. Interchange: Aaron Smith, Joe Cator, Jack Ashworth, Tom Spencer. Tries: Pownall (16), Marsh (22), Costello (25), Cator (44); Goals: Ridyard 4/ 5.

Referee: Marcus Griffiths; Attendance: 2,987; Penalty count: 9-5; Half-time: 16-12; Sponsors Man of the Match: Jack Ashworth; Main Match Sponsor: The Centurion Pub;
Match Ball Sponsor: 24/ 7 Technology; Digital Programme Sponsor: ProBuild Plumbing & Heating. Debuts: Costello (#1470), Marsh (#1471), Woods (#1472); Douglas (#1473), Brooks (#1474), T Adamson (#1475), L Adamson (#1476), Smith (#1477), Cator (#1478), Ashworth (#1479). Second debuts: McNally (#1350), Pownall (#1346), I Thornley (#1384), Ridyard (#1314), A Thornley (#1344), Spencer (#1357).

Sunday 10 Feb, Round 2 v Halifax (a) Lost 26-33

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Matty Costello, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Luke Adamson. Interchange: Tom Spencer, Joe Cator, Aaron Smith, Jack Ashworth. Tries: A Thornley (9), Pownall (12), L Adamson (69), T Adamson (79); Goals: Ridyard 5/ 6.
Sin bin and sent off: Pownall (67).

Referee; Gareth Hewer; Attendance: 2,245; Penalty count: 9-12; Half-time: 18-14.

Sun 17 Feb, Round 3 v Featherstone Rovers (h) Won 29-20

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Matty Costello, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Daniel Richardson; Jack Ashworth, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Douglas, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Sam Brooks. Interchange: Aaron Smith, Joe Cator, Tom Spencer, Luke Adamson. Tries: McNally (6), Douglas (17), Spencer (43), Ridyard (49), Smith (59); Goals: Ridyard 4/ 5; Drop-goal: Ridyard (72).

Referee: Jack Smith; Attendance: 3,443; Penalty count: 8-11; Half-time: 10-14;
Sponsors Man of the Match: Martyn Ridyard; Main Match Sponsor: RM Couriers; Match Ball Sponsor: Monty’s Cabaret Bar; Digital Programme Sponsor: Zaun Group. Debut: Richardson (#1480).

Sun 24 Feb, Round 4 v Toronto Wolfpack (h) Lost 8-14

Team: Martyn Ridyard; Mitch Cox, James Bentley, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Josh Woods, Daniel Richardson; Jack Ashworth, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Douglas, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Sam Brooks. Interchange: Dec O’Donnell, Joe Cator, Luke Adamson, Tom Spencer. Try: Douglas (64); Goals: Ridyard 2/2

Referee: Tom Grant; Attendance: 3,142; Penalty count: 8-6; Half-time: 2-10;
Sponsors Man of the Match: Josh Woods; Main Match Sponsor: Impact Insurance;
Match Ball Sponsor: Struktura Engineering Services Ltd; Digital Programme Sponsor: Fitfield Ltd. Debuts: Bentley (#1481), O’Donnell (#1482).

Sun 3 Mar, Round 5 v York City Knights (a) Lost 8-9

Leigh: Martyn Ridyard; Jonny Pownall, James Bentley, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Daniel Richardson, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Adamson, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Nick Gregson, Mitch Cox, Aaron Smith, Tom Spencer. Try: A Thornley (32); Goals: Ridyard 2/ 3.

Referee: James Child; Attendance: 2,020; Half-time: 6-6; Penalty count: 6-7.

Sun 10 Mar, Round 6 v Swinton Lions (a) Won 30-12

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Matty Costello, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Daniel Richardson; Luke Adamson, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, James Bentley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Tom Spencer, Andy Thornley, Nick Gregson. Tries: Marsh (3, 80), Hood (33), McNally (39), Costello (40), T Adamson (58); Goals: Ridyard 3/ 5, Richardson 0/ 1.

Referee: Greg Dolan; Attendance: 2,054; Half-time: 0-20; Penalty count: 11-12. Second debut: Hood (#1410).

Sun 17 Mar, Round 7 v Rochdale Hornets (h) Won 46-6

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Mitch Cox, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard (capt), Daniel Richardson; Luke Douglas, Liam Hood, Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, James Bentley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Aaron Smith, Luke Adamson, Tom Spencer, Andy Thornley. Tries: I Thornley (8), T Adamson (13), Bentley (17, 67), Pownall (27), Hood (68), McNally (33, 75); Goals: Richardson 7/ 8.

Referee: Marcus Griffiths; Attendance: 2,666; Penalty count: 12-9; Half-time: 30-0. Sponsors’ Man of the Match: Daniel Richardson; Main Match Sponsor: Estate Agency Signs; Match Ball Sponsor: Zaun Group; Programme Sponsor: LGH Plumbing & Heating; Mascot: Matthew Hall.

Sun 24 Mar, Round 8 v Bradford Bulls (a) Lost 12-26

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Jack Higginson, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Daniel Richardson, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, James Bentley, Luke Adamson. Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Tom Spencer, Jake Emmitt. Tries: Brooks (5), Pownall (20); Goals: Richardson 2/ 3. Sin bin: Pownall (43), Hood (49).
Referee: Tom Grant; Attendance: 4,381; Half-time: 12-12; Penalty count: 14-12. Debut: Higginson (#1483). Third debut: Emmitt (#1332).

Sun 31 Mar, Challenge Cup 4th Round v Sheffield Eagles (a) Won 34-12

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Andy Thornley, Iain Thornley, Mitch Cox; Martyn Ridyard (capt), Josh Woods; Jake Emmitt, Liam Hood, Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Nick Gregson, Joe Cator. Interchange: Micky Higham, Tom Spencer, Luke Adamson, Dec O’Donnell. Tries: McNally (3), T Adamson (29), Cox (39), Gregson (58), Pownall (64), Brooks (67); Goals: Ridyard 5/ 6.

Referee: Greg Dolan; Attendance: 596; Half-time: 6-18; Penalty count: 11-4.

Sun 7 Apr, Round 9 v Barrow Raiders (h) Won 46-30

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Adam Swift, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Nick Gregson, Luke Adamson. Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Tom Spencer, Andy Thornley. Tries: McNally (13), Brooks (26), I Thornley (32, 36, 73), Swift (52, 69), Woods (62); Goals: Ridyard 7/ 8. Sin bin: Cator & Marsh (48)

Referee: Ben Thaler; Attendance: 3,036; Half-time: 22-8; Penalty count: 17-11; Sponsors Man of the Match: Iain Thornley; Main Match Sponsor: School Lettings.org; Match Ball Sponsor: Bedford Packaging; Digital Programme Sponsor: Lloyds Electrical Contractors; Mascots: Riven Anderson & Finn Lincoln. Debut: Swift (#1484).

Thurs 11 Apr, Challenge Cup 5th Round v Hull Kingston Rovers (a) Lost 10-14

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Mitch Cox, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Sam Brooks, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Adamson; Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Joe Cator. Interchanges: Nick Gregson, Dec O’Donnell, Tom Spencer, Jake Emmitt. Tries: Pownall (6), Cator (22); Goals: Ridyard 1/ 3.

Referee: Liam Moore; Attendance: 2,188; Half-time: 4-10; Penalty count: 14-11.

Fri 19 Apr, Round 10 v Widnes Vikings (a) Lost 12-30

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Mitch Cox, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard (capt), Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Liam Hood, Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Josh Eaves, Tom Spencer, Jake Emmitt, Nick Gregson. Tries: Eaves (27), Pownall (34); Goals: Ridyard 2/ 2. Referee: Scott Mikalauskas; Attendance: 5,866; Half-time: 22-12; Penalty count: 6-8. Debut: Eaves (#1485).

Mon 22 Apr, Round 11 v Dewsbury Rams (h) Won 34-12

Team: Gregg McNally; Jonny Pownall, Matty Costello, Iain Thornley, Mitch Cox; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Jake Emmitt, Toby Adamson, James Laithwaite, Joe Cator. Interchange: Josh Eaves, Liam Hood, Sam Brooks, James Bentley. Tries: Thornley (6, 44, 80), Costello (47), Bentley (20, 52, 77); Goals: Ridyard 2/ 2, Woods 1/ 4, Costello 0/1.

Referee: Billy Pearson; Attendance: 3,043; Half-time: 8-6; Penalty count: 8-9. Sponsors Man of the Match: James Bentley. Main Match Sponsor: ProBuild Plumbing & Heating Ltd; Match Ball Sponsor: Anthony’s Travel; Digital Programme Sponsor: Struktura Engineering Services; Mascot: Sara Gopkrishnan; Second debut: Laithwaite (#1362).

Sun 28 Apr, Round 12 v Batley Bulldogs (a) Won 36-16

Team: Martyn Ridyard; Jack Higginson, Andy Thornley, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Josh Woods, Ryan Brierley; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, James Laithwaite, Jake Emmitt. Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Tom Spencer, Josh Eaves. Tries: I Thornley (23), Higginson (30, 78), Marsh (32), Brierley (61), Eaves (71); Goals: Brierley 6/ 7.

Referee: John Mcmullen; Attendance: 1,240; Half-time: 12-18; Penalty count: 8-4. Second debut: Brierley (#1354).

Sun 5 May, Round 13 v Sheffield Eagles (h) Won 42-38

Team: Martyn Ridyard; Jack Higginson, Andy Thornley, Iain Thornley, Gregg McNally; Ryan Brierley, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, James Laithwaite, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Josh Eaves, Jake Emmitt, Tom Spencer.

Tries: A Thornley (4), McNally (29), Brierley (42), I Thornley (46), Laithwaite (71), Eaves (77), Hood (80); Goals: Ridyard 7/ 7.

Referee: Tom Grant; Attendance: 3,031; Half-time: 12-20; Penalty count: 7-4;
Sponsors Man of the Match: Martyn Ridyard; Main Match Sponsor: The Leigh Arms;
Match Ball Sponsor: 24/7 Technology; Digital Programme Sponsor: Estate Agency Signs.

Sun 19 May, Summer Bash Round 14 v Widnes Vikings (at Blackpool FC) Won 36-22

Team: Martyn Ridyard; Gregg McNally, Josh Simm, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Ryan Brierley, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Jake Emmitt, Toby Adamson, James Laithwaite, Joe Cator.  Interchange: Liam Hood, Tom Spencer, Andy Thornley, Joe Batchelor.
Tries: Adamson (24), McNally (27, 77), Brierley (36, 44), Laithwaite (47); Goals: Ridyard 6/ 8.
Referee: Greg Dolan; Attendance: 7,158; Half-time: 18-6; Penalty count: 5-5. Debuts: Simm (#1486), Batchelor (#1487).
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Sat 25 May, Round 15 v Toulouse Olympique (a) Lost 16-44

Team: Martyn Ridyard (capt); Jack Higginson, Josh Simm, Iain Thornley, Gregg McNally; Ryan Brierley, Josh Woods, Luke Douglas, Liam Hood, Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, James Laithwaite, Jake Emmitt. Interchange: Micky Higham, Joe Cator, Tom Spencer, Andy Thornley.
Tries: Simm (54), Brierley (71), McNally (80); Goals: Ridyard 1/ 1, Brierley 1/ 3.
Referee: Marcus Griffiths; Attendance: 2,235; Half-time: 12-2; Penalty count: 4-8.

Sun 2 Jun, AB Sundecks 1895 Cup 2nd Round v Workington Town (h) Won 62-12

Team: Gregg McNally; Mitch Cox, James Bentley, Iain Thornley, Brad Holroyd; Nick Gregson, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Josh Eaves, Gareth Hock, Tom Spencer, Jake Emmitt. Tries: Cox (3, 16), McNally (8, 58, 70), Eaves (39), Bentley (43), Woods (47), Holroyd (52), Douglas (74), I Thornley (80); Goals: Woods 9/ 11
Referee: Andrew Sweet; Attendance: 1,660; Half-time: 24-6; Penalty count: 7-5.Sponsors Man of the Match: Luke Douglas Main Match Sponsor: AB Sundecks; Associate Match Sponsor: Hilltop Products Ltd;  Match Ball Sponsor: Farmigea Opthalmics; Digital Programme Sponsor: Estate Agency Signs. Debut: Holroyd (#1488). Second debut: Hock (#1397).

Sun 9 Jun, Round 16 v Halifax (h) Won 31-8

Team: Gregg McNally; Mitch Cox, Liam Forsyth, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Joe Batchelor, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Andy Thornley, Tom Spencer, Gareth Hock. Tries: I Thornley (13), Cox (17, 21), Hood (52), Brooks (78); Goals: Ridyard 5/ 7; Drop-goal: Ridyard.  Sin bin: I Thornley (70)

Referee: Jack Smith; Attendance: 3,361; Half-time: 16-0; Penalty count: 9-10. Sponsors Man of the Match: Mitch Cox; Main Match Sponsor: Pro Build Plumbing & Heating Ltd; Match Ball Sponsor: AB Sundecks; Digital Programme Sponsor: Austin Wilkinson Transport. Debut: Forsyth (#1489).

Sun 16 Jun, Round 17 v Bradford Bulls (h) Won 52-20

Team: Gregg McNally; Matty Costello, Liam Forsyth, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Joe Batchelor, Andy Thornley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Jordan Thompson, Gareth Hock, Luke Adamson. Tries: I Thornley (10, 80), Costello (20), McNally (40, 66), A Thornley (57), Forsyth (73, 78); Goals: Ridyard 10/ 12; Sin bin: Brooks (14), McNally (44);

Referee: Ben Thaler; Attendance: 4,180; Half-time: 22-8; Penalty count: 9-10. Sponsors Man of the Match: Martyn Ridyard; Main Match Sponsor: Cloud 4 Computers; Match Ball Sponsor: M Logan & Sons; Digital Programme Sponsor: Farmigea Opthalmics;
Mascot: Alfie Sales. Second debut: Thompson (#1441).

Sun 23 Jun, Round 18 v Dewsbury Rams (a) Won 40-0

Team: Gregg McNally; Mitch Cox, Liam Forsyth, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Adamson, Cory Paterson, Andy Thornley, Jordan Thompson. Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Gareth Hock, Jake Emmitt. Tries: Forsyth (5, 65), Douglas (10, 80), Marsh (24, 36), Cox (78); Goals: Ridyard 6/8;

Referee: Billy Pearson; Attendance: 1,668; Half-time: 0-24; Penalty count: 7-12. Second debut: Paterson (#1406).

Wed 26 Jun, AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Quarter-Final v Barrow Raiders (home game at St Helens RLFC) Won 19-18

Team: Gregg McNally; Mitch Cox, Josh Simm, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Josh Eaves, Luke Adamson, Toby Adamson, Joe Batchelor, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Jake Emmitt, Jordan Thompson, Cory Paterson. Tries: McNally (11), Cator (24), Thompson (64); Goals: Ridyard 3/ 5; Drop-goal: Ridyard (77);

Referee: Gareth Hewer; Attendance: 1,012; Half-time: 10-6; Penalty count: 9-7. Sponsors Man of the Match: Cory Paterson; Main Match Sponsor: The Leigh Arms; Match Ball Sponsor: Struktura Engineering Services; Digital Programme Sponsor: Caton Lloyd Audio Visual Solutions.

Sun 30 Jun, Round 19 v Sheffield Eagles (a) Won 22-18

Team: Ryan Brierley: Liam Forsyth, Josh Simm, Iain Thornley, Matty Costello; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Tom Spencer, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Adamson, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Cory Paterson, Jordan Thompson, Gareth Hock. Tries: Forsyth (25, 50), Brierley (33), Ridyard (63); Goals: Ridyard 3/ 4.

Referee: Michael Mannifield; Attendance: 1,082; Half-time: 6-10; Penalty count: 11-4

Sun 7 Jul, Round 20 v Featherstone Rovers (a) Lost 20-24

Team: Gregg McNally; Liam Forsyth, Matty Costello, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Jordan Thompson, Toby Adamson, Cory Paterson, Luke Adamson. Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Jake Emmitt, Gareth Hock. Tries: Paterson (3, 38), Forsyth (19, 78); Goals: Ridyard 2/ 4.

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas; Attendance: 3,104; Halftime: 12-14; Penalty count: 6-8.

Sun 14 Jul, Round 21 v Barrow Raiders (a) Won 24-8

Team: 
Gregg McNally; Liam Forsyth, Andy Thornley, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Josh Woods; Sam Brooks, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Adamson, Toby Adamson, Joe Batchelor, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Cory Paterson, Jake Emmitt, Jordan Thompson. Tries: McNally (38), I Thornley (42), Ridyard (47), Thompson (71); Goals: Ridyard 3/3, Paterson 1/ 2; Sin bin: Woods (70).

Referee: Tom Grant; Attendance: 1,637; Half-time: 4-6; Penalty count: 5-7.

Sun 21 Jul, Round 22 v Batley Bulldogs (h) Won 48-12

Team: Gregg McNally; Adam Higson, Junior Sa’u, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Ryan Brierley, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Luke Adamson, Toby Adamson, Cory Paterson, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Mitch Clark, Jake Emmitt, Jordan Thompson. Tries: Brierley (1, 80), Cator (9), Douglas (17), I Thornley (20, 65), Woods (40), Higham (71), Marsh (79); Goals: Brierley 6/ 9.

Referee: 
Billy Pearson; Attendance: 3,125; Half-time: 30-6; Penalty count: 10-5. Sponsors Man of the Match: Luke Douglas; Main Match Sponsor: Pro Build Plumbing & Heating Ltd; Match Ball Sponsor: The Leigh Arms; Digital Programme Sponsor: Estate Agency Signs. Debuts: Sa’u (#1490), Clark (#1491). Second debut: Higson (#1310).

Sun 28 Jul, AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Semi-Final v Widnes Vikings (h) Lost 8-12

Team: Gregg McNally; Adam Higson, Junior Sa’u, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Ryan Brierley; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Mitch Clark, Toby Adamson, Joe Batchelor, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Jordan Thompson, Jake Emmitt, Luke Adamson. Try: Higson (77); Goals: Brierley 2/ 3. Sin bin: Clark (3).

Referee: Ben Thaler; Attendance: 4,640; Half-time: 2-2; Penalty count: 15-6. Sponsors Man of the Match: Joe Cator; Main Match Sponsor: Impact Insurance; Match Ball Sponsor: The Centurion Public House; Digital Programme Sponsor: Zaun Group; Mascots: Harry Openshaw and Calleigh Smallman.

Sun 4 Aug, Round 23 v Swinton Lions (h) Won 31-30

Team: Gregg McNally; Liam Forsyth, Junior Sa’u, Iain Thornley, Matty Costello; Martyn Ridyard (capt), Ryan Brierley; Luke Douglas, Liam Hood, Sam Brooks, James Laithwaite, Andy Thornley, Cory Paterson. Interchange: Josh Eaves, Joe Cator, Mitch Clark, Jake Emmitt. Tries: A Thornley (5), Forsyth (37), Costello (40), Clark (46), Sa’u (63), Paterson (69); Goals: Brierley 2/ 5, Ridyard 1/ 1; Drop-goal: Brierley (79); Sin bins: Brierley (22), Cator (59).

Referee: Gareth Hewer; Attendance: 3,155; Half-time: 14-24; Penalty count: 6-8.Sponsors Man of the Match: Junior Sa’u; Main Match Sponsor: CDX Security; Associate Match Sponsor: Bolton Steel Structures Ltd; Match Ball Sponsor: BD Joinery; Digital Programme Sponsor: Ascot Services; Mascots: Ellie Mae Davies and Evie Terri Davies.

Sun 11 Aug, Round 24 v Rochdale Hornets (a) Won 50-18

Team: Ryan Brierley; Adam Higson, Liam Forsyth, Junior Sa’u, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Ben Reynolds; Sam Brooks, Micky Higham (capt), Jordan Thompson, Toby Adamson, Cory Paterson, Joe Cator. Interchange: Josh Eaves, Mitch Clark, Jake Emmitt, Mitch Cox. Tries: Reynolds (4), Higson (7), Cator (9), Brierley (15), Marsh (20), T Adamson (25, 62), Thompson (27), Paterson (68); Goals: Ridyard 7/ 9; Sin bin: Higham (17).

Referee: Billy Pearson; Attendance: 1,019; Half-time: 6-40; Penalty count: 6-8. Second debut: Reynolds (#1398).

Sun 18 Aug, Round 25 v Widnes Vikings (h) Won 34-22

Team: Ryan Brierley; Adam Higson, Junior Sa’u, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Ben Reynolds; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Jordan Thompson, Toby Adamson, Andy Thornley, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Mitch Clark, Jake Emmitt, Cory Paterson. Tries: Higson (6), A Thornley (19, 33), Marsh (39, 71), Hood (56); Goals: Ridyard 5/ 6.

Referee: Greg Dolan; Attendance: 3,559; Half-time: 22-6; Penalty count: 9-5. Sponsors Man of the Match: Liam Hood; Main Match Sponsor: Lyndon Scaffolding Ltd; Match Ball Sponsor: RM Couriers; Programme Sponsor: Anthony’s Travel; Mascots: Kaitlin Clarke and Jacob Dick-Roberts.

Sun 1 Sep; Round 26 v York City Knights (h) Lost 23-24

Team: Ryan Brierley; Mitch Cox, Liam Forsyth, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Josh Woods, Kevin Brown; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Jake Emmitt, Toby Adamson, Jordan Thompson, Joe Cator. Interchange: Liam Hood, Cory Paterson, Mitch Clark, Luke Adamson.

Tries: Brown (30), Hood (39), Brierley (46), Forsyth (77); Goals: Brierley 3/ 4; Drop-goal: Woods

Referee: Marcus Griffiths; Attendance: 3,408; Half-time: 12-8; Penalty count: 7-3; Debut: Brown (#1492)

Match Ball sponsor: Zaun Group; Digital programme sponsor: Victaulic; Matchday mascots: Jacob Plimley, Isaac Plimley, Lexi Plimley; Leigh Centurions Man of the Match: Josh Woods.

Sat 7 Sep, Round 27 v Toronto Wolfpack (a) Lost 12-46

Team: Ryan Brierley; Gregg McNally, Liam Forsyth, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Martyn Ridyard, Kevin Brown; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Jake Emmitt, Toby Adamson, Jordan Thompson, Luke Adamson.Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Andy Thornley, Sam Brooks.

Tries: Brown (35), Brierley (74); Goals: Ridyard 2/ 2. Sin bin: Emmitt (25), Brierley (57); Referee: Scott Mikalauskas; Attendance: 8,125; Halftime: 24-6; Penalty count: 10-5.

Sun 15 Sep, Elimination Play-Off v Featherstone Rovers (h) Lost 18-34

Team: Ryan Brierley; Adam Higson, Junior Sa’u, Iain Thornley, Stefan Marsh; Kevin Brown, Josh Woods; Luke Douglas, Micky Higham (capt), Sam Brooks, Toby Adamson, Jordan Thompson, Luke Adamson. Interchange: Liam Hood, Joe Cator, Mitch Clark, Tom Spencer.

Tries: Sa’u (30), Spencer (42), Marsh (59), T Adamson (77); Goal: Brierley 1/ 4. Referee: Gareth Hewer; Attendance: 2,671; Half-time: 4-14; Penalty count: 5-4.

Main Match Sponsor: Havwoods International; Match Ball Sponsor: The Leigh Arms; Digital Programme Sponsor: mac Dynamic Construction People; Match Day Mascots: Harley Emery and Eve Emery; Leigh Centurions Man of the Match: Junior Sa’u.

 

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