OWNER Derek Beaumont shared the fans’ pain and frustration as Leigh suffered an embarrassing Betfred Championship defeat at part-timers Barrow.

Beaumont stood on the terraces to watch Centurions slip to a second loss in three games.

Barrow, who claimed a point off Toronto Wolfpack the previous week, kept last season’s Super League outfit scoreless in the second 40 minutes, coming from 20-12 down at half-time.

Even the most ardent Leigh supporter wouldn’t begrudge Barrow a deserved victory.

Shane Toal’s hat-trick try after 70 minutes sealed the result as the visitors fumbled and bungled their attempts to prevent another loss.

“We are our own worst enemies and disrespectful of the competition,” said Jukes, disappointment and anger etched on his face.

“We knew Barrow would complete really high and they only made three errors the whole game.

“While some of their tries were a bit of cuff, they earned the right.

“So, I congratulate Barrow on a really good solid performance. But for us we don’t seem to be learning the mistakes we coughed up in round one and even last week against Batley.”

There were a few signs in the first period it was going to be a testing afternoon against last season’s League One outfit.

But Ilias Bergal’s second try moments before the break appeared to put Leigh in control. Instead, they went from bad to worse as Paul Crary’s outfit sensed a notable scalp.

Indeed, the Cumbrians Barrow felt hard done to by the 20-12 score line having twice come from behind to take the lead.

French winger Bergal struck for the first time after eight minutes but was matched by opposite number Toal who accepted Ryan Fieldhouse’s ball to go over in the corner.

Tom Dallimore goaled to make it 6-4 before Toal produced a great tackle to stop another Bergal raid.

However, Leigh went over for a second time after 25 minutes as Ben Reynolds supplied the pass for Peter Mata’utia to touch down.

Barrow were far from, finished and when play broke down 30 metres from the visitors’ line, Toal swooped on the loose ball and ran back unopposed to touch down.

Dallimore missed the conversion but kicked a 30 metres penalty after Liam Hood’s knock on led to Leigh holding down in the tackle.

Barrow preserved their 12-10 advantage until substitute Larne Patrick powered over after 36 minutes for a Reynolds converted try before Mata’utia supplied the pass and Bergal crossed in the corner on the hooter.

Despite their deficit it was Barrow who made all the running in the second half. Ex Leigh forward Joe Bullock was outstanding while Dallimore showed Reynolds and Drew Hutchison how to steer a side round the pitch.

It was Dallimore’s superb right foot chip that led to full-back Ryan Fieldhouse-son of John Fieldhouse-catching and diving over after 58 minutes. Dallimore’s conversion cut Leigh’s lead to two points.

In boggy conditions the part-timers finished strongly and Toal found room to cross in the right corner 10 minutes from time.

Dallimore booted the goal from the touchline and Barrow comfortably survived the remaining minutes to seal victory.

Barrow: Fieldhouse; S Toal, Stack, Hulme, Carter; Dallimore, Ashall; Duffy, Parata, Susino, D Toal, Crellin, Aspinwall; substitutes: Mossop, Bullock, Riley, Walker.

Tries: S Toal (17, 25, 70), Fieldhouse (58) Goals: Dallimore 4/6 Leigh: Owens: Dawson-Jones, Crooks, Mata’utia, Bergal; Reynolds, Hutchison; Vaivai, Hood, Mason, Larroyer, B Thompson, J. Thompson; substitutes: Mortimer, Acton, Hansen, Patrick.

Tries: Bergal (8, 40), Mata’utia (24), Patrick (36) Goals: Reynolds 2/4 Half-time: 12-20 Referee: John McMullen Attendance: 1991