It was a fantastic display from Leigh Centurions, as they dispatched of Halifax Panthers 36-0 in Round 14 of the Betfred Championship to keep the pressure up at the top of the table.

First Half

With less than ten minutes gone in this game and Krisnan Inu made a penalty kick to put the Centurions into the lead.

Midway into the half and former Australia international Blake Ferguson opened his account for the game. Following a well-worked, left to right move, Ata Hingano fizzed the ball straight into the path of Ferguson, who eased over the try line. Inu stood over the conversion and made it with seemingly no trouble at all. (2/2)

You couldn’t keep Ferguson out of the game, as an almost carbon copy move of the last try saw him get the ball and surge through the defence to touch it down. Once again, Inu made the extras to extend the lead. (3/3)

Wigan Warriors loanee James McDonnell thought he had joined in on the act with a try of his own, but referee Rob Hicks had adjudged the ball to be held up.

Two minutes remained on the clock and Papua New Guinean international Nene Macdonald managed to manoeuvre through a cluster of bodies to find the try line on the left wing to further Leigh’s lead to 18. Unfortunately for Inu, he could not stay perfect with his kicking. (3/4)

Half Time – Leigh Centurions 18-0 Halifax Panthers

Second Half

Following a momentary stoppage in play for Panthers’ man, and former Leigh player, Matty Gee, Ben Reynolds latched onto an Edwin Ipape pass to slame the ball down in front of the North Stand. Inu coolly went about his business and made the simple kick. (4/5)

However, a yellow card was shown to Inu shortly afterwards, as referee Hicks halted play for a high tackle.

It didn’t stop the onslaught of Adrian Lam’s men though, as Ata Hingano waltzed over the line for a try of his own as Halifax looked to tire out. Reynolds took on the kicking duties, with Inu off the field, and scored the conversion. (1/1)

The result seemed a certainty at this point, but that didn’t stop Macdonald taking advantage of a defensive lapse from Simon Grix’s side and striding home in the corner. Inu returned to the field and made the conversion (5/6) to complete a successful outing for the Centurions.

Full-Time: Leigh Centurions 36-0 Halifax Panthers

Leigh Centurions: Aekins, Ferguson, Chamberlain, Macdonald, Inu, Hingano, Reynolds, Sidlow (C), Smith, Amone, Stone, Wardle, Asiata.

Interchange: O’Donnell, Nakubuwai, Ipape, McDonnell.

Tries: Ferguson (2), Macdonald (2), Reynolds, Hingano.

Goals: Inu (5) Reynolds (1).

Sin Bin: Inu

Halifax Panthers: Woodburn-Hall, Saltonstall, Tibbs, Worthington, Walmsley, Jouffret, Keyes, Calcott, Moore, Murray, Kavanagh, Roberts, Tangata.

Interchange: Martin, Gwaze, Larroyer, Gee.



Sin Bin:

Attendance: 3132