LEIGH CENTURIONS closed out the inaugural Summer Bash weekend with yet another win, as they extended their unbeaten start to the season by defeating FEATHERSTONE ROVERS in a fiery tempered affair that saw five cards issued.
In a game where Paul Wood saw red for Featherstone, with Gareth Moore sin-binned, and Bob Beswick, Liam Kay and Gareth Hock all sin-binned for Leigh, the table-topping Centurions reopened a two-point gap at the top of the table.
Micky Higham grabbed a debut try for the Centurions as part of the 31-12 win, with the likes of a hat-trick from Gregg McNally and a try from Greg Worthington also crossing for Paul Rowley’s side.
Featherstone did lead after two minutes courtesy of Ben Blackmore, but that was as good as it got for Andy Hay’s men despite a penalty try for Ian Hardman towards the end of the match.
Earlier, HUNSLET HAWKS inflicted more misery on DONCASTER at the foot of the table, as they posted a 25-12 win against the coachless Dons.
Jimmy Keinhorst and Luke Briscoe were amongst their try-scorers, whilst Danny Ansell scored four conversions and a drop goal to pick up a vital win for the Hawks.
The first game of day two saw DEWSBURY RAMS claim bragging rights in the Heavy Woollen Derby, as they edged out BATLEY BULLDOGS 19-12.
Scott Hale, Aaron Brown and Dalton Grant crossed for the Rams, who along with Featherstone’s defeat, strengthened their chances of a top four finish with the victory.