Northern Rail Cup  Thursday 27th June 2013  Leigh Sports Village  Att: 1,807

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Matt Gardner

Ryan Brierley

Ryan Brierley

Ryan Brierley

GOAL SCORERS:

Martyn Ridyard

Martyn Ridyard

Martyn Ridyard

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Martyn Ridyard

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Alex Rowe

GOAL SCORERS:

Gareth Moore

Full Report

Match Official: J Leahy


Brierley helps Leigh reach final

Scrum-half Ryan Brierley scored a hat-trick of tries to help three-times winners Leigh reach the Northern Rail Cup final with a 23-6 win over Batley in the first semi-final at Leigh Sports Village.

Brierley touched down twice in the first 17 minutes and Martin Ridyard added both conversions to give the Centurions a 12-0 lead.

Batley prop Alex Rowe brought his side back into it with a 28th-minute try, goaled by Gareth Moore, but Ridyard\'s drop goal made it 13-6 at half-time.

The Bulldogs applied the pressure at the start of the second half but wingers Greg Johnson and Jonny Campbell had tries disallowed by video referee Ian Smith and their hopes were ended when Brierley completed his hat-trick on the hour.

Centre Matt Gardner then scored a breakaway try five minutes from the end to the seal the Centurions\' place in the final at Halifax on July 20 where they will meet the winners of Friday\'s second semi-final between Doncaster and Sheffield Eagles.

Match Action

  • 75m
    try

    Matt Gardner

    Leigh

  • 75m
    goal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh

  • 61m
    try

    Ryan Brierley

    Leigh

  • 58m
    interchange_off

    Tom Spencer

    Leigh

  • 58m
    interchange_on

    Sean Penkywicz

    Leigh

  • 40m
    dropgoal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Ryan Duffy

    Leigh

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Simon Finnigan

    Leigh

  • 30m
    goal

    Gareth Moore

    Batley

  • 30m
    try

    Alex Rowe

    Batley

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Michael Ostick

    Leigh

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Andy Thornley

    Leigh

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Alex Bretherton

    Batley

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Liam Walmsley

    Batley

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Sam Hopkins

    Leigh

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Tom Spencer

    Leigh

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Dan Fleming

    Batley

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Keegan Hirst

    Batley

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Byron Smith

    Batley

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Alex Rowe

    Batley

  • 18m
    goal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh

  • 18m
    try

    Ryan Brierley

    Leigh

  • 6m
    try

    Ryan Brierley

    Leigh

  • 6m
    goal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh