CRAIG Hall closed in on a career milestone as Leigh achieved a successful Rams raid to keep pushing for a place in the Betfred Championship top four.

With all five teams above them winning, Centurions remain sixth going into Saturday’s first ever trip to Canada to face leaders Toronto Wolfpack.

But Kieron Purtill’s side again demonstrated with this 10 try demolition of their hosts they are ready to take advantage of any slips from their rivals.

Hall’s double moved him onto 149 career tries and 16 for the season in the league.

Hooker Liam Hood notched his 13th of the campaign while Ben Reynolds, against one of his former clubs, kicked nine goals from 10 attempts.

Head coach Purtill was pleased by his team’s “professional performance” adding: “We scored some good tries and our defence was solid.

“It’s very close in the top six so we have to make sure our performances are good and we take the two points when we can. Hopefully, at the end of the year, we will be in the top four.”

Leigh’s latest win keeps them level with London Broncos who remain fifth due to a better points differential.

Halifax, 50-12 victors over Batley, are one point better off in fourth with Toulouse and Featherstone Rovers both on 26 points. Toronto need only four points from their five remaining games to win the League Leaders’ Shield.

Leigh took 10 minutes to break down the home side, beaten 36-0 when the sides met at Leigh Sports Village earlier this year.

Scottish international Hood was the supplier for Drew Hutchison’s first of two touch downs before he then turned scorer to make it 10-0 after 17 minutes.

Hall’s foot work for his first try wouldn’t have been out of place at the World Cup in Russia, kicking ahead twice before beating Josh Gudzek in a 40 metres race to touch down under the posts.

Hooker Robbie Ward opened Dewsbury’s account with a 23rd minute pushover try before Leigh re-asserted their superiority.

Ricky Bailey, helped by off loads from Ben Crooks and Bodene Thompson, and Hutchison-with his seventh try of the year- touched down and a brace of Reynolds’ goals gave Leigh a 28-6 interval advantage.

Daniel Mortimer notched the visitors’ first try of the second period after 52 minutes before Reynolds and Crooks combined to send in Bodene Thompson for a deserved try.

Hall, with an interception, and Harrison Hansen, showing neat footwork, contributed more tries to push the score upto 52-6 before Ward added his second of the game.

The last word, however, went to Leigh as Kevin Larroyer crossed with six minutes remaining and Reynolds landed his 77th Championship goal of the season.

Dewsbury: Guzdek; Potts, Glover, Brown, Morton; Sykes, Ansell; Sheriffe, Ward, Teanby, Walshaw, Trout, Crowther;

Substitutes: Day, Igbinedion, Everett, Reilly.

Tries: Ward (23,68)

Goals: Sykes 2/2

Leigh: Owens; Ricky Bailey, Crooks, Hall, Evans, Reynolds, Hutchison; Hansen, Hood, Baldwinson, Larroyer, B Thompson, J.Thompson.

Substitutes: Mortimer, Richards, Dezaria, Gregson.

Tries: Hutchison (10, 39), Hood (17), Hall (20, 59), Bailey (31), Mortimer (52), B Thompson (54), Hansen (62), Larroyer (74).

Goals: Reynolds 9/10

Referee: Jack Smith.

Attendance: 1,351.

Half-time: 6-28.