Wakefield Trinity 28-24 Leigh Centurions

Wakefield Trinity 30-4 Widnes Vikings


Wakefield came from 24-12 down at half-time to score three unanswered tries and deny Leigh a third consecutive league win.

Ben Jones-Bishop scored the decisive try in the final quarter at the Beaumont Legal Stadium as the Centurions led a commanding lead slip against a valiant Trinity outfit.

The teams were led out by a young man called Ollie Grosvenor, a five-year-old who has demonstrated strength and courage after he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

This was followed up by an impeccably observed minutes’ silence for those that lost their lives and were injured in yesterday’s London terror attack.

Leigh came out of the traps quick and with their first break they scored as Gareth Hock found Danny Tickle with a fantastic offload, he then handed onto Ben Reynolds who jinked his way over.

They were unable to sustain the momentum and Wakefield levelled within the first quarter thanks to Joe Arundel, who took a brilliant David Fifita offload to cross the whitewash.

Tom Johnstone was causing Leigh all sorts of problems and after he won a penalty, the home side were in front two minutes as Scott Grix went in unopposed.

Their lead lasted just three minutes, Micky Higham using his experience as he threw a dummy and dived over before he turned provider, throwing a flat ball for Sam Hopkins to power over.

The Centurions took a foothold in the game five minutes before half-time as Ben Crooks stumbled his way to the line, Reynolds’ fourth conversion gave them a 24-12 lead at the break.

Wakefield needed the first try of the second half and they got it as Scott Grix found Johnstone, who showed great agility and footwork to evade two defenders and score.

The scores were level at 24-all going into the final quarter as Liam Finn kicked through for substitute Jacob Miller to touch down under the posts; Sam Williams made it 4/4 with the boot.

Trinity would score their third unanswered try of the half moments later when Williams found Ben Jones-Bishop with superb cross-field kick, the winger just getting the ball to the line under pressure.

Leigh were unable to respond in the final 10 minutes as Wakefield produced a 16-0 second half score-line to secure their second consecutive home league win.

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back100000
2Tom JohnstoneWing100001
3Bill TupouCentre000000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing100000
7Liam FinnScrum Half000000
10Mitch Allgood 17Prop000000
11Matty AshurstSecond Row000000
12Danny KirmondSecond Row000000
14Sam Williams 9Stand Off040000
16Tinirau AronaLoose Forward000000
18Joe ArundelCentre100000
20David Fifita 23Prop000000
32Dean Hadley 6Hooker000000
6Jacob Miller 32Interchange100000
9Kyle Wood 14Interchange000000
17Craig Huby 10Interchange000000
23Keegan Hirst 20Interchange000000
 Total 540001

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownCentre000000
2Adam HigsonWing000000
3Ben CrooksCentre100000
5Matty DawsonWing000000
7Josh DrinkwaterScrum Half000000
8Gareth Hock 22Prop000000
9Mickey Higham 14Hooker100000
13Harrison HansenLoose Forward000000
15Danny Tickle 23Second Row000000
17Atelea Vea 29Second Row000000
19Ryan HampshireFull Back000000
20Ben ReynoldsStand Off140000
24Jamie ActonProp000000
14Eloi Pelissier 9Interchange000000
22James Green 8Interchange000000
23Sam Hopkins 15Interchange100000
29Lachlan Burr 17Interchange000000
 Total 440000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
March 23, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Thursday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Wakefield Trinity121628
Leigh Centurions24024

One Response

  1. Why do you not mention the standard of refereeing. As poorly as Leigh played Wakefield were only in the game because of the sub standard refereeing. No knock on from Hampshire. Acton square at the play the ball. Hock apparently tackling too hard and BJB never a try in a million years. Tickle not attempting to play the ball but yes you guessed it all on again. Fair result! NO.
    Is Stuart Cummings going to do 1 of 2 things. Commentate and look like a total idiot when every decision is wrong or do his job and sort these referees out. People jobs are at stake and these decisions are costly.

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