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Seniors take the derby spoils
7:01pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Sport
Eccles u19...10 Leigh u19 ...31
LEIGH Senior Colts enjoyed a 21-point derby victory at Eccles.
Leigh were forced to defend resolutely as the home side were awarded a series of penalties, but Frankie Halton opened the scoring with a try for the visitors, converted by Rob Drake.
After an Eccles penalty, great backing up saw Ollie Shepherd squeeze in at the corner to give Leigh a 12-3 half-time lead.
The second period saw Eccles continue to attack the Leigh defence, aided by the sin-binning of two visiting players, but it was the away side who scored next with another try from Shepherd.
Leigh were thwarted by last ditch defence on several occasions, but eventually Matty Wilkinson was rewarded for his efforts with two tries.
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