ADRIAN Lam described Leigh’s nail-biting Challenge Cup success at Bradford as his “proudest moment” since arriving at the club.

Lam almost lost his voice belting out the victory song after Ed Chamberlain’s late try secured a dramatic 20-16 comeback win and a last 16 tie at Super League Hull KR.

For fans with long memories and who believe in omens, the last time Leigh lifted the cup in 1971, they beat Widnes and Bradford (as well as Hull FC) on the way!

“What an emotional roller coaster,” gasped Lam as Centurions battled back from 8-0 and 16-8 down to gain a first win at Odsal since 1994.

“Sometimes when things aren’t going your way, you have got to find a way to win,” said head coach Lam. “And we found a way twice.

“We had actually talked about it going down to the last 10 minutes. I will credit to the team for hanging in there and believing in each other.

“You can’t coach what they did on the training paddock,” added Lam. “It has got to come from within.

“I punched the sky,” said the Centurions boss of Chamberlain’s match clincher. “It looked like we were dead and gone.

“But I am so proud we hung in there and found a way to get that last try,” added Lam as the visitors extended their winning run in all competitions to six games.

Chamberlain, who had a brief loan spell at Bradford in 2017, said of Leigh’s face-saving touchdown: “There was plenty of ad lib stuff and some good skill from Keanan (Brand); I just had the easy bit.

“One of our targets is to be back in Super League good so going to Hull KR will be a test of where we are at.

“We have proved we can tough out a win. The question now is can we do it against a Super League club.

“We knew it would be tough coming to Bradford. But we can take more from closer games like this than runaway victories.”

Adam Sidlow, who played the full 80 minutes against one of his old teams, and Nene Macdonald scored Leigh’s other tries while Ben Reynolds, passed fit just prior to kick-off, slotted four goals.

Leigh were without injured pair Jy Hitchcox and new signing Krisnan Inu at Odsal but Lam hopes both will be in contention for Monday night’s trip to Halifax Panthers-yet another fixture in front of the Premier Sports cameras.

The home side sit 11th in the Championship table with one win and three losses from their four games. They were also beaten 29-16 by Featherstone Rovers in the fifth round of the cup.