Leigh Centurions have taken another gigantic step towards Super League this afternoon as they eased passed York City Knights into the Million Pound Game.
Leigh led 40-0 at halftime averaging a point per minute with seven first half tries six of them converted by Krisnan Inu who only missed on the stroke of halftime.
This had fans fearing that the game, a semi-final in the Betfred Championship and thus one of the competition’s biggest of the season, would regress into a similar affair as to Leigh’s 100-4 win over York recently.
In the second half York didn’t quite fare so badly conceding the five tries and scoring two themselves losing the second 40 just 30-10.
In fact the Knights scored two of the last three tries of the game through Matty Marsh and Marcus Stock with Warrington’s Tom Inman providing a lovely try assist.
As for Leigh, Blake Ferguson scored a hat-trick, Nene MacDonald, Caleb Aekins and Edwin Ipape scored braces whilst Sam Stone, Ed Chamberlain and Kai O’Donnell also crossed for tries.
The win means they will host next weekend’s Million Pound Game against the winner of Featherstone vs Batley.
Batley will fancy their chances of causing the upset against the Rovers after causing them problems earlier this year however many are expecting Leigh and Fev to meet in a shootout for Super League.
The Rovers lost last year’s Million Pound Game in the same position and will be hoping to avoid the same fate at Leigh Sports Village.