LEIGH Centurions rolled into Sheffield looking to pick up where they left off in league action and after falling behind to a 9th minute Simon Brown penalty nevr looked back in an eight-try rout The Centurions opened their account in the 11th minute when Jamie Ellis and Martyn Ridyard opened up the Eagles right side for Mick Nanyn to just make the corner and convert.

There was a nervous tension in Leigh’s play until then, but with Jimmy Taylor leading the defensive effort, they kept the Sheffield pack at bay.

Leigh grabbed their second try when Nanyn cleverly flicked the ball between his legs for Dean McGilvray to finish strongly at the corner and Nanyn added his second goal from the touchline The Centurions dominated the midfield and Ridyard scored at the side of the posts before Matty Blythe finished strongly from 40 metres and Stuart Littler finished a short pass from Ellis.

At 26-2 the game was as good as over but Leigh found Sheffield a determined opponent in the secong half and for the first 25 minutes, only a 40-20 kick from Ellis and Chris Hill being held up in goal punctuated the game.

Goulden finished a smart grubber kick from Ridyard and although Quentin Laulu-Toagagae pulled a try back for the hosts, Leigh finished strongly with Ridyard and Ellis notching further tries.