Sunday 3rd September 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 4

8-24 FT

( 0-14 HT )

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    James Clare, Matty Dawson,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Lloyd White, Alex Gerrard, Rhys Hanbury, Corey Thompson,

  • Goals
    Rhys Hanbury, Chris Bridge 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Widnes Vikings took a huge step towards retaining their Betfred Super League status with a 20-8 triumph over Leigh Centurions, who are still to win at home in the Qualifiers Super 8s.

Just four minutes in, Widnes hooker Lloyd White shot through from dummy-half to score a try.

Leigh lost starting hooker Daniel Mortimer (arm) only a few minutes into the game and their problems worsened as Rhys Hanbury kicked two penalty goals in quick succession.

Widnes scored their second try in the 26th minute when forward Alex Gerrard hit a good line to power his way over from 10 metres out. Hanbury's conversion made it 14-0.

Leigh made a determined start to the second half and gave themselves hope when debutant winger James Clare touched down in the corner. But Widnes responded with a try from winger Corey Thompson as Chris Bridge converted from the touchline.

Matty Dawson pulled Leigh back to within two converted tries, but Widnes saw out the game with two Bridge penalties.

Widnes coach Denis Betts said: "We have put ourselves in a good position (in the Qualifiers Super 8s) but there's still a battle going on.

"Over the last month we have built some momentum and we are in a good place at the moment."

Leigh coach Neil Jukes said: "I am really disappointed. Our preparation in the week building up to the game had been absolutely immaculate.

"But our start to the game gave us too much to do. We worked hard to get back into the game but we couldn't crack it and add that pressure."

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • 65: TRY! scored for Leigh by Matty Dawson
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • 59: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 55: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • 26: TRY! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 25: TRY! scored for Widnes by Alex Gerrard
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 4: TRY! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • Key Performers

    Samisoni Langi

    Metres 185
    7 7

    Mick Higham

    Tackles 56
    7 7

    James Clare

    Metres 173
    7 7

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leigh Centurions 2
    Widnes Vikings 4

    Goals:

    Leigh Centurions 0
    Widnes Vikings 4

    METRES:

    Leigh Centurions 1272
    Widnes Vikings 1277

    CARRIES:

    Leigh Centurions 181
    Widnes Vikings 182

    TACKLES:

    Leigh Centurions 383
    Widnes Vikings 311

    OFFLOADS:

    Leigh Centurions 13
    Widnes Vikings 5

    PENALTIES:

    Leigh Centurions 9
    Widnes Vikings 11

    BREAKS:

    Leigh Centurions 8
    Widnes Vikings 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matthew Dawson 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 14 142 10.14 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    James Clare 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 19 173 9.11 1 7 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 21 4 2 0 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 31 5 2 2 0 18 94 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Sam Hopkins 0 0 16 3 2 0 0 12 64 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mick Higham 0 0 56 10 0 0 0 10 52 5.20 0 7 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 46 7 4 0 0 11 68 6.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Atelea Vea 0 0 44 6 3 1 0 11 76 6.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Cory Paterson 0 0 30 2 4 5 0 12 86 7.17 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 1
    Harrison Hansen 0 0 30 5 1 1 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Mortimer 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 29 6 3 1 0 5 16 3.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 0 16 0 2 3 4 9 53 5.89 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Reynolds 0 1 22 2 2 3 5 10 44 4.40 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 7 1 2 4 2 16 185 11.56 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Brown 0 0 17 2 2 2 0 13 91 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg McNally 0 1 7 0 2 2 1 7 27 3.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Corey Thompson 1 0 6 0 1 8 0 12 103 8.58 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lloyd White 1 0 18 1 2 5 3 11 101 9.18 1 5 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Alex Gerrard 1 0 31 5 0 4 0 12 71 5.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 9 0 1 1 0 13 106 8.15 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Bridge 0 0 16 1 5 0 1 7 26 3.71 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 2
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 9 78 8.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 7 58 8.29 1 4 0 0 3 1 0 0
    Joe Mellor 0 1 21 1 1 3 1 6 51 8.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Craven 0 0 8 1 0 0 1 3 23 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Buchanan 0 1 26 2 1 1 0 22 137 6.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 16 2 0 2 0 16 107 6.69 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 21 5 7 2 0 10 66 6.60 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Houston 0 0 30 2 4 1 0 14 88 6.29 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Hep Cahill 0 0 36 9 4 3 0 21 140 6.67 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Manese Manuokafoa 0 0 19 5 0 0 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 24 1 1 0 0 5 19 3.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 25 3 1 1 0 5 47 9.40 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties