Leigh Centurions enjoy a Good Friday with impressive victory against Swinton

Liam Kay

Liam Kay

First published in Sport

IT was a Good Friday for Leigh Centurions as they swept in for eleven tries and a 60-24 win to continue their winning ways in the Kingstone Press Championship.

The Centurions amassed 34 points in the first half including a clinical 19-minute stint where they put on four unanswered tries.

Leigh made a great start to the contest when Tommy Goulden broke and handed on for Gregg McNally to race to the posts.

Swinton hit back when Kevin Penny to score under the posts.

Leigh edged in front again with McNally slicing through from a scrum. Tom Armstrong was next to the line for the Centurions off Sean Penkywicz and when Sam Hopkins stormed his way to the line, Leigh led 24-6.

It got even better for the hosts when Martyn Ridyard put Kurt Haggerty in for a score which Ridyard then goaled but Penny chased down a Gene Ormsby kick to claim his second try.

Leigh responded positively when McNally fired the ball left and Liam Kay ran to the line for the first ofhis hat-trick.The Centurions led 34-12 at half-time but had a slow start to the new half.

Armstrong saw a try disallowed before eventually claiming his second after 51 minutes.

Kay added his second try of the afternoon then Leigh scored their ninth with Aussie Cameron Pitman’s first for the club.

Kay then showed great pace to run clear before Swinton swept on a Leigh error for Darren Hawkyard to score.

Zac Johnson and Adam Higson were shown the red card for their part in an all-in brawl before the end and with both teams down to 12 men, there was additional space.

Haggerty notched his second try with Ridyard completing an eight goal haul before the visitors got a fourth try at the end through Richie Hawkyard and Watson added his fourth goal.

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