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Leigh
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J Stanfield, G Pritchard, M Mills, N Murphy, L Critchlow
Conversions
M Mills (2)
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Penalties
M Mills
Sat 5 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Full time

A Winning Start to The Year

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Leigh 8 Bolton32

For their first game of 2019 Bolton travelled to Leigh with many of their supporters. Bolton had trained well during the week and were looking to do the ‘Double’ on Leigh with home and away wins.
Leigh started the game effectively, with their big forwards retaining the ball and trying to break down Bolton’s defence. In the fifth minute they were awarded a penalty which they converted. Bolton began to come into the game and their forwards started to dominate the scrums and rucks. In the eighteenth minute the ball was driven in twice by the Bolton forwards and was passed down the back line to Rhys Pritchard. He drew his man and passed to Josh Holmes, who in turn did the same and passed to Jonny Stansfield who scored – a classic try! In the twenty-ninth minute Bolton were awarded a penalty for off-side and Mike Mills converted it. Leigh made a couple of very good attempts to score but a brilliant cover tackle by Jonny Stansfield saved the try. In their second attempt, a great cover tackle from Chris Cockton saved another try. He tackled the forward, wrestled the ball from him and Bolton were able to kick to touch. The final score of the half came when Rhys Pritchard made a brilliant break, beating three men. He set the ball up for a ruck and James Singleton passed the ball to Gaz Pritchard to crash over the line. Mike Mills added the conversion
Half-time score: Leigh 3 Bolton 15
The second half started with Bolton very much on top. They were dominating possession but gave away penalties which allowed Leigh to clear their line. In the fifty-fifth minute Mike Mills missed a penalty. He made up for it by scoring the next try. Jonny Stansfield made another good break outside his opposite number, came back inside, drew the fullback and passed to Mike to score. The ‘Bonus point’ try came in the sixty-ninth minute when Bolton were encamped in Leigh’s twenty-two. James Singleton passed an inside ball to Niall Murphy who crashed over the try line, taking two or three Leigh forwards with him. Mike Mills added the conversion. Leigh in the seventy-first minute scored their only try of the match. The last try went to Bolton. The forwards drove hard down the pitch and a good break by Ben Cottam lead to a ruck. Bolton won the ball. Rhys Pritchard passed to Louis Critchlow who dived over the line.
Final Score: Leigh 8 Bolton 32
For the first game back after the Christmas break Bolton played well and their superior fitness showed in the end. Leigh tried to contain Bolton in the forwards. A strong forward display from Bolton negated anything they had to offer.
Man of Match: Chris Cockton

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Chris Cockton

Player of the Match

Chris Cockton

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Leigh
18:00
Try Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
29:00
Penalty Mike Mills kicks a penalty for Bolton
38:00
Try Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
38:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
58:00
Try Mike Mills scores for Bolton
69:00
Try Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
69:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
71:00
Try Try for Leigh
78:00
Try Louis Critchlow scores for Bolton

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Chris Cockton is awarded player of the match for Bolton
78:00 Try 8 - 32
Louis Critchlow scores for Bolton
75:00 Yellow Card
James Singleton is yellow carded for Bolton
71:00 Try 8 - 27
Try for Leigh
70:00 Sub Off
Owen Williams is substituted off for Bolton
70:00 Sub On
Alex Waddicar is substituted on for Bolton
69:00 Conversion 3 - 22
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
69:00 Try 3 - 27
Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
65:00 Sub Off
Alex Waddicar is substituted off for Bolton
65:00 Sub On
Lewis Lockett is substituted on for Bolton
60:00 Sub On
Ash Cooper is substituted on for Bolton
60:00 Sub Off
Ryan McClusky is substituted off for Bolton
58:00 Try 3 - 20
Mike Mills scores for Bolton
45:00 Sub On
Owen Williams is substituted on for Bolton
45:00 Sub On
Tom Crook is substituted on for Bolton
45:00 Sub Off
Tony McLaughlin is substituted off for Bolton
45:00 Sub Off
Ash Cooper is substituted off for Bolton
End of period 1
38:00 Try 3 - 13
Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
38:00 Conversion 3 - 15
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
29:00 Penalty 3 - 8
Mike Mills kicks a penalty for Bolton
25:00 Yellow Card
Gaz Pritchard is yellow carded for Bolton
18:00 Try 3 - 5
Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
5:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Leigh
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Leigh
  • Bolton
  • 0
  • Penalty 5:00'
  • Jonny Stanfield Try 18:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Mike Mills Penalty 29:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Try 38:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 38:00'
  • Tom Crook Sub On 45:00'
  • Ash Cooper Sub Off 45:00'
  • Owen Williams Sub On 45:00'
  • Tony McLaughlin Sub Off 45:00'
  • Mike Mills Try 58:00'
  • Ryan McClusky Sub Off 60:00'
  • Ash Cooper Sub On 60:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Sub On 65:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Sub Off 65:00'
  • Niall Murphy Try 69:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 69:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Sub On 70:00'
  • Owen Williams Sub Off 70:00'
  • Try 71:00'
  • James Singleton Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Louis Critchlow Try 78:00'

Team selection

Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Stanfield, Jonny Stanfield, Jonny
Bate, Will Bate, Will
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Holmes, Josh Holmes, Josh
Mills, Mike Mills, Mike
Singleton, James Singleton, James
Pritchard, Gaz Pritchard, Gaz
Cottam, Ben Cottam, Ben
McClusky, Ryan McClusky, Ryan
Critchlow, Louis Critchlow, Louis
McLaughlin, Tony McLaughlin, Tony
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall
Cockton, Chris Cockton, Chris
Cooper, Ash Cooper, Ash

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1. Bowdon 20 86
2. Altrincham Kersal 20 85
3. Glossop 21 82
4. Bolton 20 72
5. Rochdale 20 72
6. Winnington Park 20 56
7. Southport 21 43

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