Salford Red Devils 12-6 Leigh Centurions

Salford Red Devils 12-6 Leigh Centurions


Salford were made to work for their fifth win in a row as a second half try from Gareth O’Brien ensured they stay second in the Super League table.

Mitch Brown’s score had put Leigh ahead in the first half but that was cancelled out by Kris Welham’s four-pointer as the sides went in level at the break.

The Red Devils struggled to break down the Centurions defence in the second half, but O’Brien used his pace and footwork to go over for the winning try.

He very nearly sealed the win with a drop goal, however he was denied by the post with the visitors in the game for the full 80 minutes.

Ian Watson’s men had put 50 points on Hull FC in their previous game and were up against a Leigh team that had lost their last three matches.

That didn’t count for anything as Neil Jukes’ team very nearly caused an upset at the AJ Bell Stadium against a team they had beaten in last season’s Super 8s Qualifiers.

It wasn’t to be though as Salford made it five wins on the trot with O’Brien continuing his uncanny ability of producing match-winning moments.

Salford now travel to Perpignan to take on Catalans on Easter Monday whilst Leigh prepare to host an out-of-form Hull FC at the Leigh Sports Village.

Salford Red Devils

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Gareth O’BrienFull Back110001
2Justin CarneyWing000000
3Josh JonesSecond Row000000
4Junior Sa’uCentre000000
6Robert LuiStand Off000000
7Michael DobsonScrum Half010000
9Logan Tomkins 19Hooker000000
11Ben Murdoch-Masila 8Second Row000000
13Mark FlanaganLoose Forward000000
14Lama Tasi 17Prop000000
21Greg JohnsonWing000000
22Kris WelhamCentre100000
23Lee Mossop 10Prop000000
8Craig Kopczak 11Prop000000
10George Griffin 23Prop000000
17Adam Walne 14Prop000000
19Josh Wood 9Scrum Half000000
 Total 220001

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownCentre100000
2Adam HigsonWing000000
3Ben CrooksCentre000000
5Matty DawsonWing000000
6Martyn RidyardStand Off000000
9Mickey Higham 14Hooker000000
12Glenn Stewart 10Second Row000000
13Harrison HansenLoose Forward000000
15Danny Tickle 29Prop000000
17Atelea VeaSecond Row000000
18Gregg McNallyFull Back000000
20Ben ReynoldsStand Off010000
24Jamie Acton 23Prop000000
10Dayne Weston 12Interchange000000
14Eloi Pelissier 9Interchange000000
23Sam Hopkins 24Interchange000000
29Lachlan Burr 15Interchange000000
 Total 110000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 14, 2017 3:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Salford Red Devils6612
Leigh Centurions606