LEIGH Centurions boss Adrian Lam was doubly delighted with Monday night’s win over Featherstone Rovers – not simply with the fact that 32-12 triumph lifted them to the top, but also with the gate of 4,226.

Lam now want his team to build off this platform for the second half of the season – but is equally keen to see the town to continue rallying round the club and filling the LSV.

Delighted after finally leapfrogging their main rivals for this year’s Super League spot, Lam did sound a cautious note.

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He said: “I am over the moon for the team and also the town.

“It has taken us 15 weeks to get here and it has been a lot of hard work and persistence and we just have to keep our feet grounded now and keep working hard.

“Fev scored two tries, the first from a charge down and I thought the second one went forward off a player so I was quite happy with our defensive system.

“I thought we nailed that most of the time so was proud of that.

“But I felt that our errors kept them in the game and that is where we have got to get better in the second part of the season if we want to get ruthless with the way we deal with the competition.

“I am proud of our resilience and the longer the game went on the stronger we were with our line speed and defence.

“I am pleased for the group that we got through that period and finished strongly.”

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The crowd was larger than the weekend’s Super League gates between Toulouse and Castleford, and Wakefield v Warrington, which was hugely encouraging for Lam.

He said: “It is something we are proud of as a club and I got a little bit excited when they read the crowd out.

“We have been trying to build the numbers here week-in, week-out.

I know it is a top of the table clash but we were grateful to the fans who came out and supported us and sung the songs early on in the game.

“It was amazing – the challenge now is to keep building those numbers and keep turning up.

“We are away from home for about six weeks in a row, so let’s get as many people as we can to our next home game and break that number.

“That is a good challenge for us and a goal for us as a town to get more numbers in.”

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Leigh travel to Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park on Friday - with away trips at Bradford, Workington, Dewsbury and the Bash at Headingley coming before they next play at home on August 7 when Barrow are the visitors.