Ince Rose Bridge made it two wins in a row after a hard fought home 20-10 victory over Leigh East which was played in atrocious conditions.
With only four minutes on the clock a high kick from the Leigh East scrum half Kerrod Selmes deep into the Rose Bridge twenty five caused all sorts of problems when it was caught in the swirling wind, the loose ball was picked up by winger Jermaine Allen who touched down in the corner.
Nine minutes later Rose Bridge were on the score sheet when a quick play the ball forty metres from the Leigh East try line found scrum half Tony Baker who gave a perfect line ball to his centre Wayne Leyland who broke the Leigh East line of defence to score wide of the posts. Kenny Baker kicked the conversion to give Rose Bridge a 6-4 advantage.
Half way through the second half a simple run a round involving the Leigh East substitute Tom Fletcher resulted in a try for Alex Robson who scored under the posts from ten metres out. From the conversion Kerrod Selmes gave Leigh East a four point cushion.
Straight from the restart Leigh East failed to regain possession which, resulted in a try for winger Matthew Cunningham after quick hands from the scrum saw him race in at the corner. From the touch line Kenny Baker added the extras to give Rose Bridge a 12-10 half time lead.
It was twenty two minutes into the second half when the next score came after both sides gave their all in defence. From twenty five metres out the Rose Bridge hooker and man of the match Matthew Meaden broke through and with only the full back to beat he passed inside to second rower Martin butler to score under the posts.
With only eight minutes of the game remaining Rose Bridge secured victory when on the last tackle great vision from Tony Baker resulted in the ball going blind side to find Wayne Leyland who evaded two tackles to score in the corner.