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Super 8's The Qualifiers

The Qualifiers Round 4 – Leigh Centurions 52-16 Sheffield Eagles

On attempt number four, Leigh Centurions finally got their first win in the Qualifiers. They got their victory rather easily too as they swept aside Sheffield Eagles at the Leigh Sports Village. Micky Higham scored the first try of the match after 11 minutes but James Davey levelled matters for the Eagles over ten minutes later. Martyn Ridyard was sin-binned at the time Davey scored, and when the half-back came back on to the field Leigh took a stranglehold on proceedings. Andrew Dixon crossed the whitewash on the half-hour mark, before Ryan Brierley recorded a brace which gave Leigh a lot more breathing space. Scott Turner scored an exceptional try for Sheffield with a minute of the first half to go, but it didn’t spark a comeback of any sort. Liam Kay and Fuifui Moimoi both made their way over the Eagles try-line in the second half. Sam Smeaton notched an interception try for the visitors as the time ticked into the final quarter. Tommy Goulden and Gregg McNally scored the final two tries of the tie for Paul Rowley’s Centurions. A good day at the office for the hosts but can they move their way up the Qualifiers table in the coming weeks?

Prediction – Leigh by 8

Result – Leigh by 36

I study Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland. Write about the Kingstone Press Championship for a few websites, as well as doing match reports and previews for Sheffield Eagles.

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