Super League  Friday 21st July 2017  Leigh Sports Village  Att:

Squad

Brown, Crooks, Dawson, Drinkwater, Hock, Higham, Paterson, Stewart, Hansen, Pelissier, Tickle, Maria, Vea, McNally, Reynolds, Burr, Mortimer, Langi.

Squad

O'Brien, Jones, Sa'u, Evalds, Lui, Dobson, Tomkins, Murdoch-Masila, Hauraki, Tasi, Lannon, Krasniqi, A. Walne, J. Walne, Johnson, Welham, Bibby, Murray, T. Carney.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Greg McNally

Samisoni Langi

Atelea Vea

Greg McNally

GOAL SCORERS:

Josh Drinkwater

Josh Drinkwater

Josh Drinkwater

Josh Drinkwater

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Josh Drinkwater

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

GOAL SCORERS:

Full Report

Match Official: J Smith

Leigh Centurions made sure they did not finish bottom of Betfred Super League at the end of the regular season as they overcame Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-finalists Salford Red Devils 25-0 at the Sports Village.

The hosts made a bright start and Gregg McNally crossed inside the opening 10 minutes, with Josh Drinkwater adding the extras.

Atelea Vea added their second of the night and Samisoni Langi went over five minutes before the interval, with Drinkwater kicking both conversions to help his side open up an 18-0 lead at the break.

The Centurions completed the job with a second for McNally in the dying moments plus a drop-goal from the impressive Drinkwater.

"We ticked nearly every box tonight," said Leigh coach Neil Jukes afterwards. "It was a derby and we didn't want to finish bottom in our first season back in Super League.

"It was important for us to get some confidence and build momentum as we go into the next competition (Super 8 qualifiers). I was really pleased."

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "It was disappointing. The first half we were way below the standards we have set ourselves physically.

"Leigh were dominant - their pack was on the front foot and their half-backs were able to control the game on the back of that."

Match Action

  • 78m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    Leigh

  • 78m
    try

    Greg McNally

    Leigh

  • 75m
    dropgoal

    Josh Drinkwater

    Leigh

  • 35m
    try

    Samisoni Langi

    Leigh

  • 35m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    Leigh

  • 18m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    Leigh

  • 18m
    try

    Atelea Vea

    Leigh

  • 9m
    try

    Greg McNally

    Leigh

  • 9m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    Leigh