Championship  Thursday 20th September 2012  Leigh Sports Village  Att: 1,725

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Dean McGilvray

Ryan Brierley

Andy Thornley

Jonathan Pownall

GOAL SCORERS:

Martyn Ridyard

Martyn Ridyard

Martyn Ridyard

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Menzie Yere

Scott Turner

Misi Taulapapa

Duane Straughier

Michael Knowles

GOAL SCORERS:

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Full Report

Match Official: T Roby


Eagles set up Featherstone re-match

Sheffield Eagles will have a chance to avenge last season\'s 40-4 mauling by Featherstone when they meet the champions in a Co-operative Championship Grand Final repeat at Warrington on Sunday week.

The Eagles followed up last Sunday\'s 54-12 play-off win at Halifax with a 32-22 victory over Leigh at Leigh Sports Village in the final eliminator, in which they were forced to withstand a brave fightback by their hosts, who had trailed 26-6.

The visitors made the perfect start with second rower Michael Knowles scoring the first try inside the first minute before Leigh had touched the ball, and they led 18-0 after half-an-hour courtesy of further scores from winger Misi Taulapapa and centre Dane Straugher.

Winger Jonathan Pownall gave the Centurions hope with a 37th-minute try but Simon Brown kicked a penalty on the stroke of half-time to make it 20-4, and winger Scott Turner stretched Sheffield\'s lead with a fourth try early in the second half.

Second rower Andy Thornley gave Leigh renewed hope with a 50th-minute try and substitutes Ryan Brierley and Dean McGilvray added others in the last eight minutes to set up a tense finish, but Sheffield centre Menzie Yere sealed it with a last-minute try.

Match Action

  • 79m
    try

    Menzie Yere

    Sheffield

  • 79m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield

  • 75m
    try

    Dean McGilvray

    Leigh

  • 75m
    goal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh

  • 72m
    goal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh

  • 72m
    try

    Ryan Brierley

    Leigh

  • 66m
    interchange_off

    Matt Gardner

    Leigh

  • 66m
    interchange_on

    Dean McGilvray

    Leigh

  • 53m
    goal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh

  • 53m
    try

    Andy Thornley

    Leigh

  • 52m
    interchange_off

    Craig Briscoe

    Leigh

  • 52m
    interchange_on

    Ryan Brierley

    Leigh

  • 50m
    try

    Scott Turner

    Sheffield

  • 50m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield

  • 39m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield

  • 37m
    try

    Jonathan Pownall

    Leigh

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Tom Spencer

    Leigh

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Tommy Gallagher

    Leigh

  • 30m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield

  • 30m
    try

    Misi Taulapapa

    Sheffield

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    James Davey

    Sheffield

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Andrew Henderson

    Sheffield

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    James Taylor

    Leigh

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Michael Ostick

    Leigh

  • 24m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield

  • 24m
    try

    Duane Straughier

    Sheffield

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Alex Szostak

    Sheffield

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Joe Hirst

    Sheffield

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Mitch Stringer

    Sheffield

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Peter Green

    Sheffield

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Jack Howieson

    Sheffield

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Liam Higgins

    Sheffield

  • 1m
    try

    Michael Knowles

    Sheffield

  • 1m
    goal

    Simon Brown

    Sheffield