Leigh Centurions 56 Hunslet Hawks 18

IAN Millward’s Leigh Centurions continued their winning form to go six points clear of Featherstone Rovers at the top of the Co-operative Championship on Sunday.

The players had to work hard for their success against Hunslet and had to overcome conceding the first try of the game in the second minute.

Centurions, who were without the services of their Super League dual registration players, found their rhythm, though, to get back on level terms seven minutes later.

They went on to build up a 28-12 half-time lead but the match-killing try came from points machine Mick Nanyn, who also converted eight of Leigh’s 10 tries, two minutes into the second period.

Nanyn cashed in on a break by Mick Govin, who had been lively at dummy half since entering play as a first-half interchange.

Three Leigh players collected doubles, with Steve Maden, Stuart Donlan and Jamie Ellis crossing for two tries each.

The other touch downs came from Steve Nash, Adam Higson and Stuart Littler.

Leigh: Stuart Donlan; Steve Maden, Adam Higson, Mick Nanyn, Dean McGilvray; Martyn Ridyard, Jamie Ellis; Chris Hill, John Duffy, David Mills, Stuart Littler, Tommy Goulden, James Taylor. Subs: Steve Nash, Andy Thornley, Jonathan Pownall, Mick Govin.