Challenge Cup: Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers

Leigh (12) 26

  • Tries: Brierley 3, Kay, Haggerty
  • Goals: Ridyard 2, Brierley

Featherstone (12) 16

  • Tries: Sharp 2, Mendieka 2

Ryan Brierley's hat-trick helped Leigh Centurions defeat Championship rivals Featherstone Rovers to progress to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

The Leigh scrum-half's treble and goal, added to scores from Liam Kay and Kurt Haggertry, were enough to see off Rovers five tries to four.

Stand-off Martin Ridyard kicked two goals for the second-tier leaders.

Featherstone scored four tries, two apiece for Will Sharp and James Mendieka, but missed all four kicks.

Leigh: McNally; Higson, Pitman, Armstrong, Kay; Ridyard, Brierley; Wilkes, Penkywicz, R Duffy, Sarsfield, Goulden, Barlow.

Replacements: Beswick, Hopkins, Haggerty, Spencer.

Featherstone: Hardman; Uaisele, Worthington, Mendeika, Sharp; Kain, Moore; James, Ellis, Hirst, Cording, Spears, Lockwood.

Replacements: Flanagan, Dale, Bostock, Briggs.

Attendance: 3,664.

Referee: Ben Thaler (RFL).