Leigh Centurions 40-6 Halifax RLFC

Friday 15th September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

40-6 FT

HT: 20 6

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    James Clare 2, Ben Reynolds, Mitch Brown 3, Harrison Hansen, Greg McNally,

  • Goals
    Ben Reynolds 2, Josh Drinkwater 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Mitch Cahalane,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

A hat-trick of tries from winger Mitch Brown inspired Leigh Centurions to their first home win in the Betfred Super League Super 8 Qualifiers against Halifax RLFC.

The Australian scored two tries in the first half before adding his third midway through the second at the Sports Village as the Centurions kept their hopes of avoiding the Million Pound Game alive with a dominant performance against the Championship side.

Brown's fellow winger James Clare chipped in with two tries as Leigh won 40-6, with Ben Reynolds, Harrison Hansen and Greg McNally also crossing over for the hosts as Reynolds and Josh Drinkwater added the extras.

Halifax, coached by former Centurions forward Richard Marshall, got off the mark three minutes before the break when prop Mitch Cahalane barged over from close range. Steve Tyrer kicked the conversion but the visitors failed to add anything extra in the second half.

Leigh coach Neil Jukes said: "There were some good improvements from us tonight. Our starts to both halves were really important in terms of dictating the pace of the game.

"Overall to concede just one try highlighted some defensive improvements and we proved that we have worked hard in the right areas. I thought we really worked hard for one another in defence."

Halifax assistant coach Simon Grix said: "It was a poor game for us. It has been tough against the full-time teams and it has taken its toll.

"The young boys stood up for us tonight and did really well - that was probably the highlight for us. They didn't take a backwards step."

 

  • 62: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 62: TRY! scored for Leigh by Greg McNally
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 60: TRY! scored for Leigh by Mitch Brown
  • 50: TRY! scored for Leigh by Harrison Hansen
  • 44: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • 40: TRY! scored for Leigh by Mitch Brown
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 39: TRY! scored for Halifax by Mitch Cahalane
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 33: TRY! scored for Leigh by Mitch Brown
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 16: TRY! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 4: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • Key Performers

    Rob Worrincy

    Metres 166
    1 1

    Mitch Brown

    Tries 3
    7 7
    Clean Breaks 3
    Offloads 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leigh Centurions 16
    Halifax RLFC 2

    Goals:

    Leigh Centurions 8
    Halifax RLFC 2

    METRES:

    Leigh Centurions 1349
    Halifax RLFC 831

    CARRIES:

    Leigh Centurions 193
    Halifax RLFC 152

    TACKLES:

    Leigh Centurions 298
    Halifax RLFC 373

    OFFLOADS:

    Leigh Centurions 15
    Halifax RLFC 9

    PENALTIES:

    Leigh Centurions 9
    Halifax RLFC 8

    BREAKS:

    Leigh Centurions 10
    Halifax RLFC 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mitch Brown 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 15 141 9.40 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 0
    James Clare 2 0 7 2 0 1 2 15 101 6.73 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Harrison Hansen 1 0 26 1 1 3 0 12 86 7.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Reynolds 1 1 18 2 0 0 4 7 33 4.71 2 0 1 0 2 4 2 1
    Greg McNally 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 11 102 9.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Fleming 0 1 8 2 0 2 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 18 2 1 2 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 34 9 0 0 0 6 34 5.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 23 3 0 5 0 14 115 8.21 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Cory Paterson 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 33 6 1 0 1 17 105 6.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 21 2 0 0 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Hood 0 0 21 5 1 1 0 5 47 9.40 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Antoni Maria 0 1 19 3 1 0 0 15 101 6.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 17 0 1 1 9 9 28 3.11 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 1 22 7 1 3 1 19 148 7.79 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Crooks 0 0 8 1 1 6 1 11 58 5.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mitch Calahane 1 0 48 8 1 2 0 13 90 6.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Johnston 0 0 17 2 2 0 5 7 11 1.57 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Micheal Sio 0 0 24 5 1 0 2 7 21 3.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Rob Worrincy 0 0 7 0 0 4 0 15 166 11.07 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 1
    Steven Tyrer 0 0 24 3 2 0 0 9 30 3.33 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
    Ben Heaton 0 0 16 0 5 1 0 12 68 5.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Chester Butler 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 14 66 4.71 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Saltonstall 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 14 93 6.64 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Brandon Douglas 0 0 25 2 1 0 0 9 43 4.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Moore 0 0 25 1 1 1 0 7 19 2.71 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Tangata 0 0 29 6 2 2 0 9 50 5.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Shane Grady 0 0 31 4 1 0 1 10 61 6.10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 24 1 1 0 1 3 14 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Calcott 0 0 33 5 2 0 0 7 29 4.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Frazer Morris 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 6 20 3.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kaye 0 1 25 2 2 0 0 6 35 5.83 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Boyle 0 0 24 5 2 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties