Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Centurions'new Signing Scores Debut Try

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Centurions'new Signing Scores Debut Try

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LEIGH Centurions worked hard for a victory at home to Sheffield Eagles, as they put their off-field problems behind them to secure a 36-28 victory.

The Centurions suspended half-back Ryan Brierley on Friday night after the 23-year-old gave the club four weeks' notice of his intention to quit.

Yesterday Neil Jukes handed debuts to loan signings Lewis Charnock and Richard Owen, with Charnock marking his debut with a try.

Dayne Weston, Micky Higham, Adam Higson, Reni Maitua and Corey Patterson were also on the scoreboard, with Martyn Ridyard adding six conversions.

On Saturday night Swinton Lions went close to a first Championship victory away to Whitehaven, but were edged 18-12 by the hosts.

Shaun Robinson and Chris Atkin scored as they fought from 12-0 down, however Elliot Miller's try five minutes from time condemned John Duffy's men to another defeat. …

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