LEIGH Centurions won a stormy game against Halifax 34-20 despite having Jarrod Sammut sent off late in the first half.

Star of the show was on-loan Hull FC winger Cameron Scott who scored a hat-trick at Leigh Sports Village – two in the first half and a vital one on 69 minutes.

Leigh’s performance was even more remarkable given they were down to a 11 men at one stage, with Sammut’s red card for a dangerous tackle coming four minutes after Adam Higson’s yellow for an off the ball clash.

Leigh started the game well, with tries from Liam Hood and Scoot’s brace giving them a 14-0 lead in the first 17 minutes.

Halifax responded with Jodie Broughton and Ed Barber crossing to cut the lead to four points.

Leigh came out in a determined mood and two Ben Reynolds’ penalties opened up an eight-point lead.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Higson polished off a fine move featuring Addy and Mullen.

Reynolds’ goal made it 24-10, but Broughton’s second kept Halifax in the game.

Two more Reynolds penalties nudged the score along before Scott raced in for his hat-trick to make sure.

Shaun Robinson grabbed a consolation score for Fax right at the end.


Leigh: Mullen, Scott, Sa’u, I Thornley, Higson, Reynolds, Sammutt, Mason, Hood, Ioane, Hellewell, Glohe, Addy. Subs: Wildie, Thompson, Gerrard, Bienek

Halifax: Grix, Robinson, Tyrer, Saltonstall, Broughton, Murrell. Woodburn-Hall, Hirst, Moore, Calcott, Garside, Brearley, Fairbank. Subs: Davies, Flemming, Barber, Larroyer

Attendance: 3095