LEIGH RUFC’s three-match winning streak is at an end.

However, it was not all bad news as the losing bonus point they gained from Saturday’s 21-15 defeat to Glossop keeps them in the top four of the North Two West table.

The Hand Lane outfit were without several of their regulars again and a visit from the side directly above them in the standings would prove a tough assignment.

Glossop looked to make the most of their size advantage and they started brightly, with an unconverted try and a penalty taking them into an eight-point lead.

Leigh picked themselves up before the break and Jimmy Wilkinson’s quick thinking saw him take a tap penalty and put Eliot Liku over to narrow the half-time deficit to three points.

The sides swapped penalties in a keenly contested second period, with Liku striking Leigh’s effort, before Olatumylara Onasanya blew the deadlock apart with some superb skill.

The debutant back rower – known affectionately as ‘Tumy’ by his teammates – took a flat pass just inside the Glossop half and accelerated his way over the line, with Liku adding the extras.

Glossop hit back with an unconverted try to recapture the lead before Liku missed the chance to put Leigh back in front, with his 40-metre penalty hitting the uprights.

A final try from a scrum sealed Glossop’s victory with the final play of the game.

Leigh will look to bounce back on Saturday when they travel to second-place Manchester, kick off 2.15pm.