Friday 22nd September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 7

4-41 FT

( 0-12 HT )

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Ealing Trailfinders

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Matty Gee,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    Matty Fleming, Harrison Hansen, Sam Hopkins, James Clare, Ben Reynolds, Josh Drinkwater, Antoni Maria,

  • Goals
    Ben Reynolds 6,

  • Drop Goals
    Josh Drinkwater,

Official Report / Commentary

Leigh Centurions tuned up for the Million Pound Game with a routine 41-4 victory over London Broncos in their final game of the Qualifiers Super 8s. 

Matthew Fleming and Harrison Hansen crossed in the first half for the Centurions as they opened up a 12-0 lead.

And after the break replacement Sam Hopkins touched down before James Clare, Ben Reynolds, Josh Drinkwater and Anton Maria all went over to leave the Centurions with four wins from seven games in the Qualifiers and still fighting for Betfred Super League survival.

In the midst of the onslaught Matt Gee went over for a consolation for the Broncos – whose promotion hopes were ended last weekend – but Neil Jukes' visitors will now eagerly await Catalans Dragons' clash with Widnes Vikings in the south of France on Saturday.

Leigh coach Neil Jukes said: “It takes us into that final with a bit of momentum and a bit of confidence."

He added: "But whoever we play it is going to be something new for me, for all of our players and something we will have to get a grip of and try and handle that pressure as best we can.”

Broncos boss Andrew Henderson said: “I feel let down and embarrassed by that performance, the nature of how we played. There were signs last week and I was hoping we would make amends but I think we were even worse tonight.

“We just were nowhere near at the races. A lot of players had put the cue on the rack and were not prepared to go down fighting.”

  • 80: Goal scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 76: TRY! scored for Leigh by Antoni Maria
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 73: TRY! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 71: TRY! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 63: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Matty Gee
  • 54: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 42: TRY! scored for Leigh by Sam Hopkins
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 33: TRY! scored for Leigh by Harrison Hansen
  • 12: TRY! scored for Leigh by Matty Fleming
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • Key Performers

    Sam Hopkins

    Metres 135

    Ryan Hampshire

    Metres 164
    Clean Breaks 3
    Offloads 4

    Josh Drinkwater

    Metres 132
    Clean Breaks 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    London Broncos 1
    Leigh Centurions 7

    Goals:

    London Broncos 0
    Leigh Centurions 6

    METRES:

    London Broncos 877
    Leigh Centurions 1405

    CARRIES:

    London Broncos 118
    Leigh Centurions 166

    TACKLES:

    London Broncos 308
    Leigh Centurions 232

    OFFLOADS:

    London Broncos 6
    Leigh Centurions 9

    PENALTIES:

    London Broncos 6
    Leigh Centurions 10

    BREAKS:

    London Broncos 5
    Leigh Centurions 14

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matthew Gee 1 0 29 7 7 0 0 8 59 7.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Lewis Bienek 0 0 21 1 3 1 0 6 46 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Spencer 0 0 20 5 0 0 0 5 31 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Garside 0 0 20 5 2 0 0 3 25 8.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    John Boudebza 0 0 16 5 1 0 0 2 15 7.50 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Davis 0 0 39 11 1 0 0 10 48 4.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Ben Evans 0 0 30 2 4 1 0 9 35 3.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jay Pitts 0 0 20 2 1 2 0 11 73 6.64 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    James Cunningham 0 0 28 4 3 0 1 3 26 8.67 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Eddie Battye 0 0 24 5 4 3 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jarrod Sammut 0 1 27 2 7 1 1 5 53 10.60 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
    William Barthau 0 0 22 4 3 1 3 2 9 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Elliott Kear 0 0 10 1 4 4 0 7 105 15.00 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Hellewell 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 12 77 6.42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Channing 0 0 16 3 3 2 2 14 100 7.14 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Rhys Williams 0 0 4 1 0 7 0 11 96 8.73 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Walker 0 0 11 0 3 2 0 8 43 5.38 0 4 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Antoni Maria 1 0 15 1 1 2 0 10 82 8.20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 1 0 16 4 1 8 6 9 132 14.67 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Reynolds 1 1 21 4 2 2 4 6 33 5.50 1 0 0 1 6 1 1 0
    James Clare 1 0 2 1 1 4 1 17 123 7.24 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Fleming 1 0 8 2 1 3 0 9 63 7.00 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Harrison Hansen 1 0 12 0 1 4 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Hopkins 1 0 21 7 3 4 0 13 135 10.38 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Crooks 0 0 14 2 2 1 0 8 57 7.13 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 2 5 0 0 8 0 20 164 8.20 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 1
    Matthew Dawson 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 9 78 8.67 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Hood 0 2 17 1 2 2 0 6 60 10.00 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Danny Tickle 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 5 43 8.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Atelea Vea 0 1 13 1 0 4 0 12 126 10.50 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 35 10 7 1 1 12 63 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 22 5 2 2 0 18 115 6.39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 1 17 4 0 2 0 3 41 13.67 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Richards 0 0 24 4 1 0 0 12 91 7.58 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties