Championship  Sunday 15th September 2013  Leigh Sports Village  Att: 1,413

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jonathan Pownall

Simon Finnigan

Adam Higson

GOAL SCORERS:

Martyn Ridyard

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Alex Bretherton

GOAL SCORERS:

Gareth Moore

Gareth Moore

Gareth Moore

Gareth Moore

Gareth Moore

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Ben Black

Full Report

Match Official:


Black keeps Batley alive

Ben Black\'s golden-point drop goal ensured Batley live to fight another day in the Kingstone Press Championship play-offs after they saw off Leigh 15-14 in a thriller.


The Bulldogs\' heroics should come as no surprise seeing as John Kear is their coach but, even by the veteran cup king\'s standards, this was quite something.


They were outscored by three tries to one, with their points coming from Alex Bretherton\'s touch down and five goals from Gareth Moore.


Leigh\'s scores went to Adam Higson, Simon Finnigan and Jonathan Pownall, with Martin Ridyard adding just one goal. His misery was compounded when he failed with a last-second penalty which would have settled things.


Golden point followed, though, and from there Black stole the show, with Batley now waiting to see who they will face for a place in the Grand Final.


Match Action

  • 88m
    dropgoal

    Ben Black

    Batley

  • 68m
    try

    Jonathan Pownall

    Leigh

  • 55m
    try

    Simon Finnigan

    Leigh

  • 51m
    interchange_off

    Tom Spencer

    Leigh

  • 51m
    interchange_on

    Sean Penkywicz

    Leigh

  • 44m
    goal

    Gareth Moore

    Batley

  • 42m
    interchange_on

    Andy Thornley

    Leigh

  • 42m
    interchange_off

    Anthony Bate

    Leigh

  • 40m
    interchange_off

    Anthony Bate

    Leigh

  • 40m
    interchange_on

    Andy Thornley

    Leigh

  • 39m
    interchange_on

    Alex Rowe

    Batley

  • 39m
    interchange_off

    Liam Walmsley

    Batley

  • 35m
    goal

    Gareth Moore

    Batley

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    George Flanagan

    Batley

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Jacob Fairbank

    Batley

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Ash Lindsay

    Batley

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Byron Smith

    Batley

  • 28m
    try

    Alex Bretherton

    Batley

  • 28m
    goal

    Gareth Moore

    Batley

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Keegan Hirst

    Batley

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Anthony Mullally

    Batley

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Duffy

    Leigh

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Tom Spencer

    Leigh

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Anthony Bate

    Leigh

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Michael Ostick

    Leigh

  • 21m
    goal

    Gareth Moore

    Batley

  • 16m
    goal

    Martyn Ridyard

    Leigh

  • 16m
    try

    Adam Higson

    Leigh

  • 10m
    goal

    Gareth Moore

    Batley