Leigh claim long-awaited win over beleaguered Wigan


Leigh Centurions piled more misery on Wigan Warriors by ending a 33-year wait for a victory over the Super League champions with a 50-34 triumph on Thursday to move off the foot of the table.

Shaun Wane's struggling side are now without a win in seven Super League matches after their near neighbours scored eight tries in an action-packed encounter at Leigh Sports Village.

Liam Hood touched down twice in the space of three second-half minutes as Leigh registered only their fifth victory in the top tier, having lost 10 of their previous 11 matches.

Ryan Hampshire, Danny Tickle and Lachlan Burr crossed in the first half to enable Neil Jukes' side to lead 20-14 at the break, with Liam Marshall, Josh Ganson and George Williams scoring four-pointers for the club world champions.

Hood's brace along with tries from Mitch Brown, Cory Paterson and Matty Dawson ensured it was Leigh's night, ending a sequence of 19 consecutive losses to the Warriors stretching back to 1984.