Sheffield 30 – 34 Leigh

Leigh extended their number of victories in the Kingstone Press Championship to 20 games with a narrow 34-30 success at Sheffield.

Martyn Ridyard led the Centurions to victory with a try, four conversions and a penalty, adding to touchdowns from Gregg McNally, Tom Armstrong, Andrew Dixon, Eze Harper and Gareth Hock.

Menzie Yere went over twice for Eagles, but, despite further scores from Duane Straugheir, Scott Wheeldon and Nathan Chappell, plus 10 points from the boot of Cory Aston, they were denied victory by Hock’s try two minutes from time.

Centurions Welcome BCEGI Construction (UK) Ltd. To The Club

Leigh Centurions are delighted to welcome on board BCEGI Construction (UK) Ltd. who are the new sponsors of Assistant Coach Paul Cooke.

Senior Project Manager Aaron Adams, dropped by the Leigh Sports Village this morning, to seal the deal.

BCEGI is a highly respected international property developer and construction company specialising in bringing projects to life through strategic partnership, investment and relationship building.

With their foundations in China, they are now focused on growing their global presence having recently established their new European headquarters in the UK at Airport City Manchester.

Business Development Manager Neil Barker said;

“Paul really appreciated what Aaron has done and looks forward to working closely with him.”

“We as a club are delighted to be opening doors, branching out and attracting companies of this stature to enjoy and benefit from involvement with such a progressive Rugby League Club.”

Leigh Centurions would like to thank BCEGI Construction (UK) Ltd. for their support, and we hope that this is just the start of a long and prosperous relationship between both companies.

Centurions Announce Squad For Sheffield Game

Leigh Centurions have named their 19-man squad ahead of Friday’s Kingstone Press Championship Round 22 game at Sheffield Eagles (7-45pm).

The Leigh Centurions squad is:
1 Gregg McNally;
3 Greg Worthington;
5 Liam Kay;
6 Martyn Ridyard;
8 Fuifui Moimoi;
11 Harrison Hansen;
12 Gareth Hock;
14 Micky Higham (Captain);
16 Reni Maitua;
18 Tom Spencer;
20 Sam Hopkins;
21 Andrew Dixon;
24 Tom Armstrong;
25 Eze Harper;
26 Lee Smith;
31 Ben Reynolds;
32 Liam Hood;
35 Brad Fash;
38 Travis Burns.

Season Ticket Holders – Get Your Wembley Tickets For only £20!

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Leigh Centurions are offering Season Ticket Holders the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 27th August, for the bargain price of £20 each!

These tickets have a face value of £35 Adult & £25 Concession, and are located in block 547, in the upper tier of the stadium.

This is yet another great initiative to benefit Leigh Centurions Season Ticket Holders. To take advantage of this great offer, please contact the ticket office on 01942 487888.

Please note: Offer ends on 29th July 2016.

Sheffield Eagles Vs Leigh Centurions: Tickets On Sale

kingstone press championship

Match tickets for Leigh Centurions’ Kingstone Press Championship fixture away to Sheffield Eagles to be played at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park (Bawtry Road, Sheffield S9 1UA) on Friday 15th July 2016 (7.45pm kick off) will go on sale from 9am on Monday 13th June 2016.

The club have received an initial allocation of 100seating tickets situated behind the posts and 220 standing tickets situated along the touchline. Supporters can pre-purchase their tickets in person at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium Ticket Office, online at www.leighsportsvillage.co.uk/tickets or by calling 01942 487888.

Leigh Centurions season ticket holders who are aged under 18 years are entitled to free entry for this game. If you are a junior season ticket holder and wish to stand at this fixture, there are no tickets to claim from the LSV Ticket Office and instead you just need to present your season card at the stadium on match day. If you are a junior season ticket holder and wish to be seated for this fixture, tickets are available at the LSV Ticket Office.

Supporters are advised that match day admission costs £2 for adults and concessions when compared with pre-purchasing via the LSV Ticket Office. Please remember to buy your tickets directly through Leigh Sports Village Stadium Ticket Office as Leigh Centurions retain 10% of the revenue generated by all tickets sold in advance of this fixture.

Subject to availability, tickets will be on sale until 2pm on Friday 15th July 2016.

Seating (Behind Posts) Advance: Match Day:
Adults: £18 £20
60+: £14 £16
Young Adult (17-20): £14 £16
Full-time Student: £14 £16
Disabled: £14 £16
Under 16: £5 £5
Junior Season Ticket Holder
(Can be exchanged in advance):
£ F.O.C. £ F.O.C.

 

Standing (Along Touchline) Advance: Match Day:
Adults: £16 £18
60+: £12 £14
Young Adult (17-20): £12 £14
Full-time Student: £12 £14
Disabled: £12 £14
Under 16: £5 £5
Junior Season Ticket Holder
(Can only be claimed on match day):
£ F.O.C. £ F.O.C.

Supporters wishing to purchase ambulant disabled tickets can do so from the Ticket Office. These are priced £12 each for standing and £14 for seating, with a complimentary ticket provided for a carer. Please be aware that appropriate proof of disability may be requested and will need to be registered with the Ticket Office.

Leigh 58 – 18 Halifax

Leigh Centurions produced a professional performance on Sunday afternoon as they beat Halifax 58-18 at the Leigh Sports Village.

The Centurions ran in six tries in the first-half alone compared to Halifax’s one to lead 34-6 at the interval. Fax pulled back a little in scoring twice in the second-half but were unable to stop the home side scoring four as Leigh ran out 58-18 winners to clinch to a third League Leaders Shield in as many years.

Ben Reynolds was pushed to fullback from his usual half-back role while Sam Hopkins, Liam Hood and Tom Spencer started in the front row. Neil Jukes went for firepower on the interchange bench in Micky Higham, Gareth Hock, Fuifui Moimoi and Dayne Weston.

Gareth Moore and Scott Murrell started in the halves for the visitors with the in-form Steve Tyrer at centre.

Leigh got off to a flying start as they piled pressure on the Halifax line from minute one. A remarkable cut-out pass from Martyn Ridyard saw utility-forward Cory Paterson bulldoze over the line. Ridyard converted to put his side 6-0 after a couple of minutes.

The away side quickly got themselves back into the game with some strong carries from forwards Adam Tangata and former Leyther Matt Sarsfield. On the back of some positive sets, Ben Johnston scored a sublime 40 metre solo effort under the posts. Tyrer added the conversion to level the score at 6-6 after 15 minutes.

Neil Jukes’ side bounced back within three minutes. A big drive from Greg Worthington motored Leigh up to the Fax try-line then a quick play-the-ball saw hooker Liam Hood throw a fine pass to Lee Smith who finished easily. Ridyard’s boot put Leigh 12-6 ahead.

The Centurions got a roll on midway through the first-half which Halifax struggled to deal with. Winger Adam Higson dived over in the corner following a trademark Lee Smith break down the right edge. Ridyard’s conversion attempt went just wide of the mark, but Leigh were 16-6 in front.

Halifax couldn’t find a way to deal with Leigh’s attacking flare and this paid dividends when they went over for another try on the half hour mark. Liam Kay looked like he was going to get forced into touch by four Fax defenders but the winger somehow managed to get a sublime offload away to Worthington who stepped Johnston to dart over. The conversion was good, Leigh were 22-6 to the good.

Halifax were getting frustrated and conceded a number on penalties in their own half which gave Leigh that extra advantage. The Red and Whites capitalised on the penalty gains as half-back Josh Drinkwater threw an outstanding step to go past the Halifax defends straight from the scrum to score. Ridyard added the two points; Leigh led 28-6 after 32 minutes.

Leigh were dominating every area of the field in the first-half and were in again on the verge of half-time. Back-rower Andrew Dixon latched onto a clever grubber from Josh Drinkwater to score. The conversion was on target, and Leigh went into the break 34-6 up.

HALF TIME: Leigh Centurions 34–6 Halifax

It took just seven minutes for the Centurions to hit the ground running in the second-half as Paterson stormed over the line from close range with Tyrer having no chance in the one-on-one tackle. Ridyard was successful in his conversion attempt, Leigh were 40-6 ahead.

Halifax fought back well and drove themselves up the field in the next set. Johnston grabbed his second of the afternoon when he burst through a gap in the Leigh defence to race over. Tyrer’s conversion sailed through the uprights but the score was still Leigh 40-12 Halifax.

Fax didn’t give up once and reaped their reward with another try as they passed the ball through several pairs of hands to winger Will Sharp who finished neatly in the corner. Tyer’s boot reduced the deficit to 40-18 in favour of Leigh after 56 minutes.

The home side soon got back into their grave with superb lines being run by Sam Hopkins, Harrison Hansen and Gareth Hock which eventually led to a try. Adam Dixon burst onto a pass from Drinkwater to run 20 metres and touch down after rounding Johnston. Ridyard arrowed his conversion through the uprights to put his side 46-18 up.

Ben Reynolds, Liam Hood, Ridyard and Drinkwater were controlling the game in the second-half and Leigh’s structure was organised well by the spine of the team. Halifax looked depleted and simply could not stop Fuifui Moimoi from crashing over the line from close range. Ridyard’s conversion took the score to 52-18 in favour of Leigh.

Leigh rubbed more salt into Halifax’s wounds when they scored with just minutes left. A fantastic line break from Drinkwater saw him assist Kay who ran 30 metres to superman dive over the line. Ridyard converted his eighth of the game to put his side 58-18 ahead.

The Centurions wanted more and forced two drop-outs late on but scrambling Halifax defence kept them out. Leigh saw the game out easily to seal a 58-18 win and secure the Championship League Leaders Shield for a third year running.

FULL TIME: Leigh Centurions 58–18 Halifax

Match Details:

Leigh Centurions – 58

Tries: Paterson 2, Smith, Higson, Worthington, Drinkwater, Dixon 2, Moimoi, Kay

Goals: Ridyard 9/10

Halifax – 18

Tries: Johnston 2, Sharp

Goals: Tyrer 3/3

HT: 34-6

Attendance – 4,052

Leigh Centurions: 31. Ben Reynolds; 2. Adam Higson, 3. Greg Worthington, 26. Lee Smith, 5. Liam Kay; 6. Martyn Ridyard, 36. Josh Drinkwater; 20. Sam Hopkins, 32. Liam Hood, 18. Tom Spencer; 21. Andrew Dixon, 13. Cory Paterson; 11. Harrison Hansen

Interchange: 14. Micky Higham, 12.Gareth Hock, 8. Fuifui Moimoi, 10. Dayne Weston

Halifax: 1. Ben Johnston; 5. James Saltonstall, 4. Ben Heaton, 3. Steve Tyrer, 2. Will Sharp; 7. Gareth Moore, 6. Scott Murrell; 8. Mitch Calahane, 22. Connor Robinson, 14.Adam Tangata; 12. Simon Grix, 33. Matt Sarsfield; 13. Jacob Fairbank

Interchange:10. Luke Ambler, 17. Gavin Bennion, 26. Ed Barber, 30. Brandon Moore

Referee – Robert Hicks