Rams blown away in second-half by Leigh

Dewsbury Rams slipped to defeat at the hands of Kingstone Press Championship leaders Leigh Centurions.

Dewsbury only trailed 12-8 at half-time but were hit by a four-try blast in the space of eight minutes as Leigh racked up a seventh win of the season.

Sam Hopkins opened the scoring after 10 minutes and the Centurions prop charged over for his second try soon after, with Martyn Ridyard adding both goals as Leigh led 12-0.

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Dewsbury fought back and neat work by Nathan Conroy saw him break through and send Luke Adamson crashing over. Paul Sykes converted and added a penalty goal.

Dewsbury almost levelled when Etu Uaisele attempted to send Dalton Grant over but Richard Whiting made a last ditch interception.

The match was held up for eight minutes due to an injury to Leigh forward Harrison Hansen, who was stretchered off, before Adam Higson ran in a try.

Gareth Hock was sin-binned after Leigh were placed on a team warning but the Centurions took control with a four-try blast from Ben Reynolds, Liam Kay, Cory Paterson and Whiting, Ridyard’s conversions stretching their advantage to 40-8.

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Dewsbury’s Jason Crookes and Leigh’s Jamie Acton were sin-binned for their part in a brawl before Dewsbury scored two consolation tries late on through Dale Morton and Jack Teanby, with Sykes converting one.

Dewsbury Rams: Guzdek; Morton, Crookes, Uaisele, Grant; Glover, Sykes; T Adamson, Speakman, Walker, Hale, Grady, Farrell. Substitutes: Teanby, L Adamson, Conroy, Trout.

Leigh Centurions: Smith; Higson, Armstrong, Whiting, Kay; Ridyard, Reynolds; Hopkins, Higham, Weston, Maitua, Hock, Paterson. Substitutes: Hood, Emmitt, Acton, Hansen.

Referee: S Ansell (RFL).