Leigh went down 48-18 to a rampant Leeds, but Centurions boss Kurt Haggerty identified one particular moment in the game where it went away from his side.
“Once we had the sin-binning we never really recovered, we were scratching at 12 and when we went back to 13 there was just too much to claw back,” Haggerty said.
“We’ve just got to defend hard to get the ball back – I still think we would have conceded points had we got another at 24-12, and we need to get out of that cycle.
“There are still good signs in there for us, we are getting in games we’re just not staying in them.
“We need to feel through the moments when things get sticky to stick in there.”
Leigh weren’t helped by the yellow card handed to James Bell for a dangerous lift.
“I’ve only seen it back once live; if you lift a leg now you’re gonna get sin-binned so we’ve got to be better than that.”
Haggerty also noted that Ryan Brierley went off with a serious eye injury.
“Ryan has got a really nasty cut on the inside of his eye, every time he blinks it opens back up so we need to get him sewn up.”