Leigh 19-18 Halifax

Carnegie Challenge Cup

Leigh clinched a dramatic golden point extra-time win against Halifax to move into the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

Martyn Ridyard's 20-yard drop-goal in the 87th minute sealed Leigh's victory.

Tries from Anthony Thackery, Lee Paterson and Rob Worrincy left Halifax with a 16-6 half-time advantage, with John Duffy scoring for the hosts.

But Tommy Goulden and James Laithwaite helped put Leigh ahead, although Paul Handforth's last-minute goal forced extra-time before Ridyard's winner.

This year's Challenge Cup quarter-final draw will take place on Tuesday, 1 May at 0820 BST, BBC Radio Five live.


Leigh: McNally, Maden, Littler, Gardner, Pownall, Ridyard, Duffy, Ostick, Beswick, Parker, Laithwaite, Goulden, Briscoe.

Replacements: Brierley, Hopkins, Nash, Gallagher.

Halifax: Fieldhouse, Worrincy, Paterson, Heaton, Reittie, Handforth, Thackery, Robinson, Penkywicz, Ambler, Manning, Divorty, Ashall.

Replacements: Casey, Gannon, S. Barlow, Morrison.

Attendance: 2,182

Referee: Phil Bentham (Warrington)

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