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Year starts with comfortable win over Wigan side
4:02pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in Sport
LEIGH Centurions kick-started 2013 with a 30-6 defeat of a young Wigan Warriors side in their first pre-season friendly at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday.
They scored six tries, including four in a shut-out first half when they established a 20-0 lead.
Mat Gardner, two, Sam Hopkins and Steve Maden scored tries, while Martyn Ridyard goaled twice and added a third in the second half following further tries from new signing Sean Penkywicz and Ryan Brierley.
Leigh: Gregg McNally; Steve Maden, Stuart Littler, Mat Gardner, Jon Pownall; Martyn Ridyard, Thomas Coyle; Sam Hopkins, Bob Beswick, Rob Parker, Simon Finnigan, Tommy Goulden, Martin Aspinwall. Subs: Ryan Brierley, Sean Penkywicz, Craig Briscoe, Anthony Nicholson, Michael Ostick, James Taylor, Ryan Duffy, Chris Rowe. Wigan: Jack Murphy; Lewis Tierney, Iain Thornley, Joe Burgess, Dominic Manfredi; Liam Carberry, Ryan Hampshire; Gil Dudson, Logan Tomkins, Scott Taylor, Anthony Gelling, Rhodri Lloyd, Greg Burke. Subs: James Greenwood, Tom Spencer, Rob Lever, Dominic Crosby, Connor Farrell, Rhys Pugsley, Joe Bullock, Jamie Doran, Matthew Crow.
Pictures by Mike Boden