Derek Beaumont issues apology

Despite being top of the league Wigan Warriors have been overshadowed by Leigh Leopards almost all year and that was true again as Wigan took top spot on a night Leigh had a match abandoned.

This was because of a floodlight failure after 48 minutes seeing Liam Moore withdraw the players from the field.

Following this experts tried to fix the problem but after 55 minutes the game was abandoned.

It has now been decided the game will continue on Sunday.

Leigh owner has now issued an official apology:

“It’s been an incredible season of firsts this year for the club and whilst this is extraordinary it is another one of those firsts. It was incredible to witness Josh Charnley score two tries and become the highest club try-scorer in a top flight season and it is now going to be a game that will be remembered even more so than for that remarkable achievement.

“I would like to thank all our fans and those of Huddersfield for the manner in which they dealt with and accepted the situation last night and I would also like to thank the players, staff and match officials for their professionalism. LSV is a high quality venue and I can assure you that their CEO Simon Toon and all of his team did everything possible to get the game to continue and have worked tirelessly since to ensure the game can continue in daylight on Sunday as well as to work towards ensuring the issue is resolved for our next home fixture against Wakefield which we are confident will be the case.

“I would like to thank Simon and his team for their commitment to the club and hosting the remainder of the fixture at such short notice. I realise that some people who attended may not be able to attend the remainder of the game and I apologise for that. I also realise that there will be some people who couldn’t attend on Friday who are members that now can which is a positive to balance the negative. I also hope that although it’s a shortened game to attend that fans can take advantage of the reduced pricing and come and experience something that has never happened before.

“There will be no burst through, no pre match intro as that would not feel right. The players will simply take to the field with the officials to continue the game as if it hadn’t stopped and I hope everyone can accept that as being the right thing to do for both teams and the officials.”