Leigh Centurions 26-40 Wakefield Trinity

Leigh Centurions 26-40 Wakefield Trinity


Wakefield completed a league double over Leigh and compounded them to an eighth straight defeat in all competitions.

The Centurions fell 20-0 down after 15 minutes but fought back to lead 26-22 at one stage, only to collapse in the final quarter, eventually losing 40-26 at the Leigh Sports Village.

It took just two minutes for Trinity to open the scoring as Jacob Miller exchanged passes with Matty Ashurst to go over.

The lead was doubled inside six minutes, this time captain Danny Kirmond crossing after an excellent run from Mason Caton-Brown.

Liam Finn added a penalty goal before Reece Lyne intercepted a pass and ran the full length of the field to stretch the lead to 20 points.

After a disastrous first 15 minutes, Leigh fans were given something to cheers as Wakefield dropped the ball from the kick-off, gifting Curtis Naughton with the home sides first four-pointer.

The try-fest continued, this time Centurions prop Jamie Acton barging over from close range before Finn added another penalty goal to give Trinity a 22-12 advantage after 25 minutes.

A succession of penalties led to the final try of the half, Leigh centre Matty Dawson going in at the corner to reduce the deficit to six points at the half-time.

There was no let up in the scoring in the second half as Dawson rose higher than Caton-Brown to grab his second try of the game, Trinity’s lead was now down to two points.

And the Centurions completed a remarkable comeback when Kirmond’s error gifted Naughton with his second try, Josh Drinkwater’s conversion giving Neil Jukes side a 26-22 lead.

Their lead lasted all of six minutes as the visitors half-back’s Finn and Miller combined to put Joe Arundel over and Finn’s conversion put Chris Chester’s side back in front.

This time Wakefield would not be giving up their lead as they dominated the final quarter, helped by the sin-binning of Leigh forward Danny Tickle.

Caton-Brown notched up a try after slick hands from Bill Tupou and the win was sealed when Kirmond powered over for his second.

Finn’s conversion made the score 40-26 to the visitors and that’s how the score stayed as Trinity boosted their top eight hopes and compounded Leigh to their eighth straight defeat.

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownFull Back000000
3Ben CrooksCentre000000
5Matty DawsonWing200000
7Josh DrinkwaterScrum Half030000
8Gareth Hock 10Prop000000
12Glenn Stewart 29Second Row000000
13Harrison HansenLoose Forward000000
14Eloi Pelissier 21Hooker000000
15Danny TickleSecond Row000100
18Gregg McNallyScrum Half000000
19Ryan HampshireFull Back000000
22James Green 24Prop000000
30Curtis NaughtonWing200000
10Dayne Weston 8Interchange000000
21Liam Hood 14Interchange000000
24Jamie Acton 22Interchange100000
29Lachlan Burr 12Interchange000000
 Total 530100

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back000000
4Reece LyneCentre100000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing000000
6Jacob MillerStand Off100000
7Liam FinnScrum Half080000
9Kyle WoodHooker000000
11Matty Ashurst 3Second Row000000
12Danny Kirmond 23Second Row200001
17Craig Huby 13Prop000000
18Joe ArundelCentre100000
20David Fifita 16Prop000000
24Mason Caton-BrownCentre100000
32Dean HadleySecond Row000000
3Bill Tupou 11Interchange000000
13Michael Sio 17Interchange000000
16Tinirau Arona 20Interchange000000
23Keegan Hirst 12Interchange000000
 Total 680001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 6, 2017 6:00 pm Super League 2017 Saturday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Leigh Centurions161026
Wakefield Trinity221840