It’s been a historic day in the Betfred Championship with Leigh Centurions defeating York City Knights 100-4.
Remarkable, York are one of the teams inside the top six at present and will likely remain within it despite today’s demolition job.
The Centurions had a remarkable 12 different try scorers as they ran in 17 tries with Krisnan Inu kicking 16 of the 17 goal attempts.
There was a hat-trick for Joe Mellor and braces for Sam Stone, Ed Chamberlain, Mark Ioane. Lachlan Lam got the first try f a historic day and Aaron Smith concluded the stampede right at the the death for the Centurions to reach triple figures.
Remarkably Leigh only led 36-4 at the break. The Centurions look unstoppable at the top of the Championship and the way they’re playing could cause teams problem in Super League should they secure their spot in the top league as they’re expected to.
From promotion to relegation, Dewsbury secured a vital win at Workington to keep their season alive. A strong first half from the Rams paved the way for a 22-16 win but they needed a late Aidan McGowan try to wrap up the win.
That win was made all the more important by the fact Whitehaven won. Had the Rams lost, they’d be relegated but can still mathematically survive but need to win all three of their remaining games hoping Whitehaven lose all of there’s whilst praying that those results see them claim the edge in terms of points difference.
Whitehaven did all the damage in the first half leading 10-0 at the break going on to win 12-4.
Elsewhere, a team many expected to be relegated continued their brilliant form as London beat top six team Batley 30-20 after a great first half which saw them lead 18-4. Fullback Walker again was on the scoresheet with two.
Widnes’ recent good form couldn’t carry them to victory against Sheffield despite the fact they led 12-10 at the break.
Former Super League Champion Ben Jones-Bishop was amongst the tries for the Eagles as they claimed an impressive away win.
From a winger with previous Super League success to one who has the tools to make it in Super League in the future, Lachlan Walmsley scored four tries as Halifax easily beat Newcastle.
In the other game today, Barrow against Featherstone was stopped due to a medical emergency in the crowd which caused proceedings to stop.
Featherstone took a 22-6 lead but a yellow card for try scorer Jack Broadbent sparked a revival from the Raiders with Tee Riston grabbing a brace.
The Raiders lost 24-34, but of course the most important thing is that those in the crowd are okay and we send them our best wishes.
Workington Town 16-22 Dewsbury Rams
Halifax Panthers 42-10 Newcastle Thunder
Leigh Centurions 100-4 York City Knights
London Broncos 30-20 Batley Bulldogs
Widnes Vikings 18-30 Sheffield Eagles
Bradford Bulls 4-12 Whitehaven
Barrow Raiders 24-34 Featherstone Rovers