Leigh Centurions today advanced to the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge cup following a 68 – 14 victory over Workington Town.
Cory Paterson went into the record books as only the sixth forward in Leigh history to score four tries in a match.
The Australian walked off with the Ladbrokes Man of the Match award after scoring a first-half hat-trick as the Centurions built a 32-10 interval lead.
Neil Jukes’s side played some of their best attacking football of the season with new signing Liam Hood marking his home debut with a try in an impressive performance.
Ben Reynolds also impressed, linking superbly with Martyn Ridyard at halfback and also crossing as Leigh dominated the early stages. Jonny Pownall also went over for one of Leigh’s six first half tries.
Town halfback Jarrod Sammut was a constant threat and inspired his side’s best moments, scoring a well deserved try himself with Theerapol Ritson also scoring.
The Centurions dominated the second half, posting six converted second half tries with Ridyard taking his goals tally to ten from 12 attempts.
Harrison Hansen grabbed his first two tries for the Club and Lee Smith, Jamie Acton, Sam Hopkins and Paterson also went over with Perry Whiteley briefly reversing the flow with Town’s third try of an entertaining game.
The two sides meet again in the Kingstone Press Championship on Easter Monday at Derwent Park.
The draw for Round five will take place live on Sportsday on the BBC News Channel between 6.30pm-6.45pm on Tuesday March 22.