Championship Review: Centurions and Knights take advantage of Rovers’ slip

Dewsbury Rams 0-40 Leigh Centurions

Two tries each for Liam Forsyth, Luke Douglas and Stefan Marsh and another effort from Mitch Cox earned the comprehensive victory for Leigh and left Dewsbury in deep trouble.

Featherstone Rovers 16-38 Barrow Raiders

It was the visitors who scored first in this one as Stargorth Amean managed to score. Jamie Dallimore converted to make it six points inside the first six minutes for the Raiders.

Rovers hit straight back however through halfback Dane Chisholm. He then converted his own try to level the scores.

But once more Barrow hit the front as Dallimore scored a try and a conversion and then Danny Morrow scored to put the Raiders ahead by 10 points midway through the first half.

The last word of the half would go to the hosts though as Alex Sutcliffe managed to score. It went unconverted, meaning Rovers trailed by six points heading into the break.

Just nine minutes into the second half and Featherstone were level as Sutcliffe crossed for his second try of the afternoon. Chisholm converted to confirm the scores were level.

However, from there, the Raiders took complete control of the match as Amean grabbed his second and Luke Cresswell grabbed a second half hat trick as the Raiders finished with an eye opening 38 points, to help ease their relegation worries.

Swinton Lions 12-26 York City Knights

It was the Knights who started well in this one as Cameron Scott got through to open the scoring. Connor Robinson scored the conversion and then added a penalty to put the Knights 8-0 up, a score they carried into half time with them.

The visitors dominated the early proceedings of the second half too as Marcus Stock, Graeme Horne and Liam Salter added tries, all of which were converted by Robinson.

The Lions certainly didn’t lie down and earned themselves two tries to add a little bit of respectability to the scoreline.

Matthew Ashton and Luke Waterworth both managed to cross the line and Jack Hansen converted both efforts to get the Lions into double figures.

League Table

  1. Toronto Wolfpack 34
  2. Toulouse 24
  3. Leigh Centurions 24
  4. York City Knights 24
  5. Featherstone Rovers 22
  6. Sheffield Eagles 22
  7. Bradford Bulls 20
  8. Halifax 16
  9. Batley Bulldogs 12
  10. Widnes Vikings 10
  11. Swinton Lions 10
  12. Dewsbury Rams 9
  13. Barrow Raiders 9
  14. Rochdale Hornets 2

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