ADRIAN Lam described Leigh’s stunning AB Sundecks 1895 Cup triumph over Featherstone as “special” but is now focussed on the bigger picture-Super League promotion.

An impressive 30-16 victory over the Championship leaders at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium fuelled fans’ belief that Centurions can regain their status as an elite club.

But cautious head coach Lam said: “Even though this is special, we still have a massive job ahead of us which is probably the priority for the year.

“However, regardless of the outcome, this (win) will take us to another level as a team.

“It wasn’t going to be the end of the world had we lost. It was more a mark of where we are at.

“We still have a couple of players to come in the squad yet, we are still recruiting heavily so everything is heading in the right direction.

“But we have got to keep our feet grounded and keep doing what we are doing.

“We got the job done though and it sets us up for the future, whether that is for the Million Pound Game- if we are fortunate to get there- or Super League next year.

“We understand there is a long way to go but it is a nice stepping stone on the way.”

Leigh’s next meeting-and third of the season-with Featherstone takes place on Monday, June 13 at Leigh Sports Village.

But both sides face two Championship fixtures before then including Leigh’s trip to Cumbria today (Thursday) to face Barrow.

Centurions then welcome in-form Halifax Panthers to Leigh Sports Village on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

The sides met at the Shay on March 21 with Leigh gaining a hard fought 26-16 success.

Since then Simon Grix’s side has achieved eight successive victories, including Tuesday’s success against Dewsbury which lifted Fax above York upto third.

*The club has announced the death of former Leigh favourite Stan Dorrington. Stan, who was 78, famously scored Leigh’s opening try in their 1971 Challenge Cup triumph over Leeds at Wembley, one of nine touchdowns in 65 appearances.

“Stan was a tough, no-nonsense centre who played a big part in the successful Leigh side of that era,” said former team mate, Tony Barrow. “His Wembley try was typical of Stan as he went over on the crash-ball.”

*Ex Leigh hooker Nathan Peats has joined Toulouse with immediate effect signing a deal until the end of 2023.