Leigh Centurions 38 Barrow Raiders 0

ILIAS Bergal’s poor time keeping cost him a chance to extend his recent try scoring hot streak.

But Leigh still touched down seven times to extend their winning run to six successive games with Ben Reynolds contributing 14 points.

Stand-off Reynolds scored Centurions’ final try from the wing but Will Dagger’s first half concussion took the shine off Leigh’s third shutout of the year.

The on-loan Hull KR full-back was taken to hospital after the match failing his head test protocol for concussion after initially looking fine.

“Will is not too good and we have a little bit of concern,” said head coach Kieron Purtill.

“He may spend the night in hospital so they can monitor him.

“Hopefully, there is nothing long term, just concussion and hopefully he will get over that in the next couple of days.”

With 11 tries in three games for Workington and Leigh, Bergal is one of the Championship’s form players.

But Purtill revealed: “He didn’t turn up on time for training. It is okay scoring your tries but the number one priority is to be on time for training.

“It is not the first time I have had it with him and probably the reason why he hasn’t played as many games.”

On the side’s latest win Purtill added: “I was pleased with everyone.

“There is a lot going on in the background that people don’t see.

“We are turning up for training every day trying to do our best. But it is hard sometimes to keep focussed.

“But we have spoken about game day being our release from that and our enjoyment.”

Centurions led 26-0 at half-time, scoring five tries despite losing Dagger for 10 minutes to the sin bin.

It was an even contest for the opening quarter with only Kevin Larroyer’s 11th minute try separating the sides.

But Centurions moved up through the gears with Ricky Bailey, Greg Richards and Jack Owens crossing in a four-minute hot spell.

Cumbrian Richards was mobbed by his team mates after scoring his first try and only second of his 111 game career.

Matty Dawson-Jones added Leigh’s fifth try just before the interval and with Reynolds kicking three goals, the home side was already out of sight.

Jordan Walne opened his try account for the club five minutes after the re-start but Leigh were kept scoreless by Barrow’s tougher defence until Reynolds went over in the closing moments.

Match stats: Leigh Dagger; R Bailey, Evans, Dawson-Jones, Owens: Reynolds, Hutchison; Richards, Higham, Mason, Larroyer, Walne, Dezaria; substitutes: Gregson, Blagborough, Johnson, Cox.

Tries: Larroyer (11), Ricky Bailey (20), Richards (22), Owens (24), Dawson-Jones (38), J. Walne (45), Reynolds (79).

Goals: Reynolds 5/7

Barrow: Fieldhouse; Gambaro, Burroughs, Loxam, Carter: Dallimore, Johnston; Susino, Parata, Bartes, Smith, Crellin, Aspinwall; substitutes: Mossop, Mendy, Toal, Riley.

Tries: None

Goals: None

Referee: Tom Grant

Half-time: 26-0

Attendance: 2,646