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Littleborough 2nd XV - Match centre

Littleborough 2
Leigh 2
Sat 17 Feb 14:15 - Halbro North West Leagues - Division 2 North Full time

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Littleborough were left to rue what might have been as Leigh 2's secured their first win at Rakewood in over 3 years.

In a tightly fought contest in muddy conditions, Leigh 2's used a blitz start where they scored 2 tries to extend their league points advantage over Littleborough 2's to 8 points.

Leigh drew first blood with a try from the number 8 down the right hand side as he found unexpected space and no patrolling defence to stroll in from close range.

The home side immediately responded with a penalty as Leigh were guilty of illegally playing the ball in the ruck. Fly half Richard Taylor duly slotted the penalty straight down the middle to reduce the deficit to 2 points at 5-3.

At times the game became very disjointed and Leigh utilised just this to score their second. A kick into the Leigh half was met with a poor chase allowing the visiting fly half to scythe through the gaps and feed his centre partner for an easy try.

Like before Littleborough were determined to find a way back into the contest and did so with a clinical and clever try. Quick ball from the line-out gave Taylor the chance to throw a superb flat mispass into the path of the on rushing Danny Lawlor, who broke through the gap and dotted down for his first this month.

For the rest of the contest both teams had opportunities to score more tries and points but were either met with fantastic scramble defence or coughed up possession when well placed.

The home side will look to put it right and have their spot at redemption with a strong showing at home to Fleetwood 2's next week.

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Penrith 2 20 72
2. Thornton Cleveleys 1 20 68
3. Leigh 2 20 58
4. Tarleton 2 20 55
5. West Park SH 2 20 52
6. Littleborough 2 20 51
7. Bolton 2 20 48

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