London Broncos 4 Leigh Centurions 41.

SEVEN-try Centurions ended their Middle 8s campaign in the best possible fashion and now face their most important 80 minutes in the club’s recent history to secure Super League status.

Leigh were condemned to the Million Pounds game even before the trip to face last season’s Championship rivals.

But thanks to a committed and convincing performance against the Broncos and Widnes Vikings’ upset win in France, Centurions at least have home advantage for their do or die mission against Catalans Dragons on Saturday.

“It was important we tried to play the last game for our lives in front of our own family and on our own pitch,” said head coach, Neil Jukes.

“Against a good side, to put those points on them and defend like we did, I am pleased and couldn’t ask for more.

“The Million Pounds game is something new for me and for the players.

“So, we have to get a grip of it and try to handle the pressure the best we can.”

Leigh go into their season finale having scored 81 points and conceded only 10 in their last two games.

Ben Reynolds scored a try and kicked six goals for a 16 points haul as Centurions set about boosting a pre game, inferior points difference on Widnes.

It wasn’t always picture perfect on the plastic Ealing surface and the opening 40 minutes of endeavour brought just tries for Matty Fleming-deputising for injured Samisoni Langi-and Harrison Hansen.

Leigh, who included Ryan Hampshire at full-back for his first game since June 22, were much better in the second period.

Sam Hopkins impressed after coming off the bench and ploughed over for a deserved touch down two minutes after the re-start.

Winger James Clare took his tally to five tries in four games after 54 minutes before a final flourish saw Reynolds, Josh Drinkwater and Antoni Maria cross in the last nine minutes.

Drinkwater, playing against his old club, dropped a goal before the final hooter to round off a good night for the visitors.

Broncos, whose coach Andrew Henderson described himself “embarrassed” by his side’s display, scored their only points from a Matt Gee try after 63 minutes.

Match stats

London Broncos: Walker; Williams, Hellewell, Channing, Kear; Sammut, Barthau; Battye, Cunningham, Evans, Gee, Pitts, Davis.

Substitutes: Boudebza, Garside, Spencer, Bienek.

Tries: Gee (63)

Goals: None

Leigh: Hampshire; Dawson, Crooks, Fleming, Clare; Reynolds, Drinkwater; Maria, Hood, Tickle, Vea, Stewart, Burr.

Substitutes: Pelissier, Hansen, Hopkins, Richards.

Tries: Fleming (12), Hansen (33) Hopkins (42), Clare (54), Reynolds (71), Drinkwater (73), Maria (76)

Goals: Reynolds (6)

Drop goal: Drinkwater

Referee: Chris Kendall (RFL).

Half-time: 0-12