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Leigh Centurions 60-24 Swinton Lions

18th of April 2014
Leigh Centurions 60-24 Swinton Lions

Official Match Report

Centurions crush Swinton

Liam Kay bagged a hat-trick of tries as Leigh extended their 100 per cent start to the Kingstone Press Championship season with a comfortable 60-24 victory over Swinton.

Kay was one of four Leigh stars to score multiple touchdowns as the hosts ran in 11 tries to complete the rout, while the league's leading kicker Martyn Ridyard also weighed in with eight goals.

Gregg McNally fired the Centurions out of the blocks, crossing twice in 13 minutes, with Swinton briefly hitting back with a try from Kevin Penny in between.

Tom Armstrong, Sam Hopkins, Kurt Haggerty and Kay capped off the first half's scoring for the hosts, with Penny also adding his second try for Swinton, to make it 34-12 at the interval.

Armstrong reopened the scoring after the restart, notching his second try in the 52nd minute before a three-try blitz saw Cameron Pitman get on the scoreboard and Kay complete his hat-trick with 15 minutes to go.

A frantic few minutes saw both sides trade tries, through Darren Hawkyard and Haggerty, before they were each reduced to 12 men as Adam Higson and Zach Johnson were sent off in the 73rd minute.

In the dying moments Richie Hawkyard touched down for the visitors, while Ian Watson made it four conversions from four attempts, but it remained a day to forget for Swinton.

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