Second half boost sees Leigh overcome Bradford

15 Feb 22, 10:29AM 0 Comments

Written by Rugby Football League

Leigh Centurions scored 38 second-half points without reply to record a comfortable 38-4 win at home to Bradford Bulls in front of the Premier Sports cameras on Monday night.

In a competitive first half, Keanan Brand opened the scoring for Leigh on eight minutes with an unconverted try.

Kieran Gill then struck back for Bradford to level the scores, ahead of an Ed Chamberlain try just before the break which left Leigh 8-4 up at the interval.

But Leigh, reeling from defeat at Featherstone last time out, stepped up a gear in the second period.

Jy Hitchcox opened his account on his Leigh debut shortly after the restart to stretch the home side’s lead to 12-4.

Then Our League Player of the Match Mark Ioane broke the game open with an eye-catching score from 20 metres out, the prop rounding the opposition full back to storm over on 55 minutes.

Ed Chamberlain then added his first goal of the night for a 22-4 lead which they never looked like losing.

Tries for Nene Macdonald, Dan Norman and Chamberlain’s second – Chamberlain kicking two more goal – all in the final ten minutes rounded off a successful night for Adrian Lam’s men.

Leigh Centurions: Caleb Aekins; Jy Hitchcox, Ed Chamberlain, Nene Macdonald, Keanan Brand; Ben Reynolds, Joe Mellor; Adam Sidlow, Aaron Smith, Tom Amone; Joe Wardle, Sam Stone; John Asiata.

Interchanges: Mark Ioane, James McDonnell, Ata Hingano, Dan Norman.

Bradford Bulls: Ryan Millar; Matty Dawson-Jones, Rhys Evans, Kieran Gill, David Foggin-Johnston; Declan Patton, Billy Jowitt; Anthony Walker, Thomas Doyle, Steve Crossley; Brad England, Sam Scott; Jordan Baldwinson.

Interchanges: George Flanagan, Chester Butler, AJ Wallace, Ben Evans.

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