Leigh Centurions Past Meetings

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25th August 2017

The Vikings take on Leigh Centurions on Sunday 3rd September at the Leigh Sports Village, kick-off 3:00pm.

Denis Betts' side will be wanting to record their third straight win in the Super 8s, The Qualifiers, following victories over Halifax RLFC and Featherstone Rovers, as well as a third win over the Centurions in 2017.

To whet the appetite, take a look at some memorable previous games against next weekend's opponents...


2017 - Leigh Centurions 24-37 Widnes Vikings

A Danny Craven hat-trick handed Widnes Vikings a vital first win of the 2017 Betfred Super League season. 

Chris Bridge opened the scoring, getting on the end of a Tom Gilmore grubber to touch down, before two wonderful Danny Craven tries put the Vikings 18-12 up at the break as Leigh responded through Danny Tickle and Ben Crooks. 

The Vikings continued in similar vein in the second half, and tries from from Sam Brooks, Craven’s third and finally Charly Runciman, along with a Gilmore drop goal, handed the Vikings a crucial victory over their opponents. 

Leigh: Hampshire; Higson, Brown, Crooks, Dawson; Ridyard, Reynolds; Acton, Higham, Weston, Vea, Tickle, Hock. Replacements: Hood, Hansen, Hopkins, Green

Widnes: Hanbury; Armstrong, Bridge, Runciman, Marsh; Craven, Gilmore; Chapelhow, Johnstone, Burke, Olbison, Whitley, Houston. Replacements: Walker, Leuluai, Manuokafoa, Brooks


2015 - Widnes Vikings 50-6 Leigh Centurions

Denis Betts’ side ran in nine tries as they eased to victory to secure their place in Super League for the 2016 season.

Ben Reynolds opened the scoring at the Halton Stadium, in their only score of the afternoon, before tries from Patrick Ah Van, Kevin Brown, Charly Runciman and Paddy Flynn on the hooter put the Vikings in a comfortable 20-6 lead at the break.

The home side continued in similar fashion as they started the second half as they finished the first, and Alex Gerrard, Rhys Hanbury, Joe Mellor, Ah Van’s second and finally Jack Owens all crossed to hit 50 points for the Vikings and secured their Super League status. 

Widnes: Hanbury; Flynn, Dean, Runciman, Ah Van; Brown, Mellor; Gerrard, Heremaia, Manuokafoa, Tickle, Whitley, Cahill. Replacements: Owens, White, Dudson, J. Chapelhow.

Leigh: McNally; Pownall, Worthington, Armstrong, Kay; Reynolds, Brierley; Spencer, Higham, Wilkes, Hock, Goulden, Beswick. Replacements: Foster, Moimoi, Dixon, Emmitt.


2007 - Leigh Centurions 0-38 Widnes Vikings

A Mick Nanyn inspired Vikings ran out comfortable 38-0 winners at Hilton Park in the 2007 National League One. 

The Wigan-born centre ran in three tries, as well kicking five goals to help the Vikings to an impressive victory.

Further tries from Scott Grix, Dean Gaskell, Bob Beswick and Wigan-loanee Joel Tomkins was enough to hand the points to the away side, and consolidate their position in second place in the table.

Leigh: Giles, Rivett, Couturier, Halliwell, Alstead, Greenwood, Hough, Wilson, McConnell, Styles, Grundy, Taylor, Stewart. Subs: Butterwroth, Pemberton, Cookson, Martins. 

Widnes: Grix, Gaskell, Kohe-Love, Nanyn, Dodd, Moran, Penny, Cassidy, Smith, Wilkes, Tomkins, Noone, Beswick. Subs: Summers, James, Webster, Price.


2005 - Widnes Vikings 35-28 Leigh Centurions

Widnes Vikings ran out winners at Hilton Park to leave the Centurions still searching for their first win in the 2005 Super League.

Adam Hughes and Aaron Moule scored for the Vikings to give them the lead early on in the game, however the Centurions replied through Ian Knott and John Wilshere in a frantic opening period. 

The Vikings scored further tries either side of the break through Andrew Emilio, Gary Hules and Matt Whitaker to push them further in front, but Leigh would not give up and would trade tries with tries from Craig Stapleton, Marc Leafa and a second for Wilshere to keep the score close. 

However, the game turned when Andrew Emilio grabbed his second try of the afternoon, and a Paul Crook drop goal pushed the Vikings two scores in front and secured the points for Frank Endacott’s side.

Widnes Vikings: Rowlands; Emelio, Connolly, Moule, Hughes; Crook, Hulse; O'Connor, Smith, O'Neill, Stankevitch, Frame, Finnigan. Subs: Whitaker, Fa'alogo, Mills, Ballard.

Leigh Centurions: Turley; Maden, Jackson, Cooper, Wilshire; Duffy, Kent; Stapleton, Rowley, Fleary, Leafa, Knott, Wilkes. Subs: Sturm, Moore, Govin, McCurrie.


2005 - Widnes Vikings 36-20 Leigh Centurions

Three tries in six minutes helped Widnes Vikings to a 36-20 win to end a run of seven consecutive defeats. 

Nick Owen put the Centurions in front, but Paul Ballard pounced onto a Kerr’ kick before Gary Connolly managed to score from a Stephen Myler break. 

Leigh tried to respond with a try from John Duffy, but Jules O’Neill cancelled that out, then further tries from Watts, Finnigan and a second for Paul Ballard handed the Vikings the victory at the Halton Stadium. 

Widnes Vikings: Connolly, Hughes, Emelio, Myler, O'Connor, J. O'Neill, Finnigan, Whitaker, Frame, Mills, Smith, Ballard, Holmes, Nash. Subs - Viane, J. O'Neill, Watts, Kerr.

Leigh Centurions: Cooper, J. Duffy, Fleary, Jackson, Kent, Wilkes, Leafa, Maden, Marshall, Rowley, Stapleton, Sturm, Wilshere, Owen, J. Duffy, Maddocks. Subs - Stevens, Mears, Coleman, Forber.


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