Leigh Centurions 30-0 Huddersfield Giants

Leigh Centurions 30-0 Huddersfield Giants


Leigh Centurions picked up their second win since their return to Super League with an impressive victory over an off-colour Huddersfield Giants at Leigh Sports Village on Friday.

Tries from Adam Higson and Jamie Acton, both converted by Ben Reynolds, got Leigh on the way in the first half.

Danny Tickle, Reynolds and Sam Hopkins all went over in the second half, while continuing to hold out the Giants attack with some solid goal-line work.

Defeat means the Giants have conceded 78 points in losing back-to-back games.

In the opening ten minutes there were some good spells of pressure from the Giants, but Leigh defended their line well.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 15th minute when quick hands across the field saw Higson cross the line. Reynolds scored the conversion, 6-0.

Mistakes and great defence from both sides saw the score remain 6-0 until the 37th minute when Acton muscled his way over the line extending the home side’s lead. Reynolds added the extras, 12-0.

The second half began much like the first with both sides enjoying attacking spells.

Shannon Wakeman went close to getting over the line for the Giants after a Danny Brough offload, but Leigh were strong in defence.

Sebastine Ikahihifo and Acton were both sent to the sin bin after an on-field altercation.

Leigh were awarded a penalty three minutes later. Reynolds opted for the two points  and missed.

Tickle extended Leigh’s lead when he scored with eight minutes remaining. Reynolds added the extras from in front of the posts, 18-0.

Reynolds was in next for Leigh when he was found in space and was able to run through and score. Reynolds converted his own try, 24-0.

Hopkins then finished the game off in style for Leigh with another try, Reynolds once again continuing his accurate kicking.

The final hooter went and Leigh had secured their second Super League win of the season, hammering the Giants without conceding a single point.

Referee: Chris Campbell
Attendance: 6,001
SCORING SEQUENCE: 6-0, 12-0, 18-0, 24-0, 30-0.

Written by Adam Gray.

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownCentre000000
2Adam HigsonWing100000
3Ben CrooksCentre000000
5Matty DawsonWing000000
7Josh DrinkwaterScrum Half000000
8Gareth Hock 22Prop000000
9Mickey Higham 14Hooker000000
13Harrison HansenLoose Forward000001
15Danny Tickle 23Second Row100000
17Atelea VeaSecond Row000000
19Ryan HampshireFull Back000000
20Ben ReynoldsStand Off150000
14Eloi Pelissier 9Interchange000000
22James Green 8Interchange000000
23Sam Hopkins 15Interchange100000
29Lachlan Burr 24Interchange000000
24Jamie Acton 29Prop100000
 Total 550001

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing000000
3Leroy CudjoeCentre000000
4Lee GaskellFull Back000000
5Aaron MurphyWing000000
6Danny BroughStand Off000000
7Ryan BrierleyScrum Half000000
8Sam Rapira 20Prop000000
9Ryan HinchcliffeLoose Forward000000
14Kruise Leeming 24Hooker000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 10Second Row000000
16Oliver RobertsSecond Row000000
17Ukuma Ta’ai 18Prop000000
30Alex MellorCentre000000
10Shannon Wakeman 15Interchange000000
18Paul Clough 17Interchange000000
20Daniel Smith 8Interchange000000
24Darnell McIntosh 14Interchange000000
 Total 000000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
March 10, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Leigh Centurions121830
Huddersfield Giants000

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