Leigh Centurions 22-8 Warrington Wolves

Leigh Centurions 22-8 Warrington Wolves

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Leigh Centurions ensured the Warrington Wolves stayed rooted to the bottom of the table as they continued their dream start back in Super League.

The victory was Leigh’s first against the Wolves since 1988, with tries from Gareth Hock, Ben Crooks and Adam Higson securing the points and piling further misery on their Lancashire rivals.

Warrington, who only managed one try through Tom Lineham, looked short of confidence and showed no real threat against a Leigh side who were well organised and excellent in defence.

First blood went to the Centurions as Hock charged through a host of Warrington players who could not stop him putting the ball over the line. And they added to the Wolves gloom with Crooks putting the home side 10-0 up eight minutes later.

Warrington struggled to settle into the game with Leigh controlling it from the start, dominating possession to stop the Wolves finding the field position to score.

The away side came close to scoring their first points after 20 minutes but Jack Hughes’ touch down in the corner was chalked off due to a knock on from Rhys Evans in the build up.

A penalty from either side meant the Centurions led 12-2 at half time, and deservedly so as Warrington continued to look out of sorts.

In an error strewn game, neither team played particularly exciting rugby and tempers frayed with Glenn Stewart first getting sin binned in the second half for Leigh, then ten minutes later Lineham saw yellow after swinging for Ryan Hampshire in reaction to his pull back.

Higson and Hock both crossed the whitewash in the 61st and 66th minute and Ben Reynolds kicked a penalty in the 73rd to put the game beyond Warrington’s reach, despite Lineham’s consolation try with ten minutes to go.

Warrington face St. Helens and Hull FC in the next two weeks and will need to improve their discipline and creativity if they are to climb from the foot of the table.

Written by Zoe Shackleton.

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownCentre000000
2Adam HigsonWing100000
3Ben CrooksCentre100000
5Matty DawsonWing000000
7Josh DrinkwaterScrum Half000000
8Gareth Hock 15Prop200001
9Mickey Higham 14Hooker000000
12Glenn Stewart 29Second Row000100
13Harrison HansenLoose Forward000000
17Atelea VeaSecond Row000000
19Ryan HampshireFull Back000000
20Ben ReynoldsStand Off030000
24Jamie Acton 23Prop000000
14Eloi Pelissier 9Interchange000000
15Danny Tickle 8Interchange000000
23Sam Hopkins 24Interchange000000
29Lachlan Burr 12Interchange000000
 Total 430101

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Tom LinehamWing100100
3Rhys EvansCentre000000
4Ryan AtkinsCentre000000
5Matty RussellWing000000
6Kevin BrownStand Off000000
7Kurt GidleyScrum Half010000
8Chris Hill 10Prop000000
9Daryl Clark 15Hooker000000
12Jack Hughes 28Second Row000000
13Joe WestermanLoose Forward000000
14Mike Cooper 18Prop000000
26Jack JohnsonFull Back000000
34Ben WestwoodSecond Row000000
10Ashton Sims 8Interchange000000
15Brad Dwyer 9Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 14Interchange000000
28Harvey Livett 12Interchange010000
 Total 120100

Match Details

Date Time Competition Season Match Day
March 16, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Thursday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Leigh Centurions121022
Warrington Wolves268