Dewsbury Rams were defeated in their first Betfred Championship fixture of 2020 as they lost 36-10 to the Leigh Centurions.

The Rams started the game well and put Leigh under early pressure, and it was the home side who collected the first two points as Paul Sykes kicked over a penalty.

It took until the 19th minute for Leigh to score their first points of the evening as Josh Woods managed to slide across the line. Ben Reynolds was the one on kicking duty for the Centurions and he duly put his first kick through the posts.

Ten minutes later the Rams got their first try of the night as Adam Ryder managed to cross the whitewash. Four minutes later Sykes extended the Rams lead when he kicked a penalty to make the score 10-6 to the Rams.

Unfortunately the visitors managed to get back in front as Cameron Scott went across the whitewash, Reynolds again converted the kick to make the score 10-12 to Leigh.

Although the home side didn’t score for the rest of the evening that didn’t tell the whole story as they still put up a valiant test.

Leigh’s power and pace eventually shone through and they scored on the 54th minute to take the tie away from the Rams. Ben Hellewell receiving and unbelievable pass before scoring. Reynolds again converted the kick to the take the score to 10-18 to Leigh.

The Rams conceded their next try as Ian Thornley received a pass which meant he could break away to then score. Reynolds was once again on point with the kick to see the score at 10-24 to Dewsbury.

Reynolds scored a try of his own on the 70th minute mark as he again broke free of the Rams defence to score near to the posts. He then converted the kick to add the extra’s making the scoe 10-30 to Leigh.

Adam Higson scored the final try of the game in the 79th minute, Reynolds slotted over his final kick to leave the final score Dewsbury 10-36 Leigh.

The attendance was 1723

MOTM as chosen by main match sponsor Fleetmaster was Jon Magrin

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