LEIGH Centurions left Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue with their heads held high despite a 30-20 defeat that leaves them still seeking their first win.

After a turbulent week, Leigh, under interim head coach Kurt Haggerty produced a valiant effort and led going into the last 10 minutes.

Alas, Wakefield scored two late converted tries through Liam Kay and Mason Lino to break Leigh hearts again.

Struggling for middles, Leigh fielded a light bench of Matty Wildie, Nathan Peats, Craig Mullen and Jamie Ellis.

Fit again Joe Mellor opened the scoring in the seventh minute after kicking through and collecting to score by the posts. Ryan Brierley’s conversion and then a penalty made it 6-0.

But Wakefield hit back with tries from Jay Pitts and James Batchelor to take a 12-8 lead at the break.

When Joe Westerman scored after the restart, to make it 18-8, it looked ominous.

However Leigh hit back when Craig Mullen sent Mellor in for his second.

And then Brierley sent Lewis Tierney in for a fine effort. Brierley’s goals gave Leigh a 20-18 advantage.

But it was not to be with Kay and Lino crossing to give Trinity the spoils and leave Leigh seeking that elusive first win.

Wakefield Trinity: Jowitt, Kershaw, Lyne, Tupou, Kay, Miller, Lino, Arona, Walker, Tanginoa, Pitts, Batchelor, Westerman. Subs: Fifita, Wood, Battye, Arundel.

Leigh Centurions: Elliot, Tierney, Sa’u. Thornley, Gelling, Brierley, Mellor, Ioane, Hood, McCarthy, Hellewell, Gee, Bell. Subs: Wildie, Pitts, Mullen, Ellis.