London Broncos end Leigh Centurions' 27-game winning streak
Last Updated: 07/06/15 8:51pm
London Broncos succeeded where Super League duo Salford and Wakefield failed by ending Leigh's club record run of 27 consecutive wins with a 29-20 triumph at The Hive.
The Broncos never looked back after racing into a 16-0 lead after 23 minutes thanks to two tries from Iliess Macani and one from Oscar Thomas as they condemned the Centurions to their first defeat since last July.
London's other tries came from Jamie Thackray and Wes Naiqama, who also kicked four goals, while winger Jonny Pownall scored two tries for Leigh, with Tom Armstrong and Gregg McNally getting the others.
Leigh stay top of the Kingstone Press Championship but only on points difference from Bradford, who extended their winning run to 14 matches by trouncing bottom club Doncaster 72-6 at Odsal.
Winger Danny Williams scored four of the Bulls' 14 tries and James Mendeika touched down twice on his home debut, while other tries came from Adam Sidlow, Danny Addy, Ryan Shaw, Etu Uaisele , Adam Henry, Steve Crossley (2) and Lee Gaskell.
Pasqualle Dunn scored the only try for Doncaster, whose new coach Gary Thornton witnessed a 20th successive defeat.
Fourth-placed Dewsbury lost ground on the pacesetters when they were held to a 20-20 draw by Workington at the Tetley's Stadium, where Brett Seymour kicked a last-minute penalty to salvage a point.
Workington thought they had won it through Elliot Miller's late try, which added to earlier touchdowns from Jarrad Stack and dual-registered Wigan duo Rhodri Lloyd and Lewis Tierney.
Dalton Grant, Aaron Brown and Joel Farrell scored Dewsbury's tries, all converted by Seymour, as they led 18-14 at the break.
Whitehaven overturned a 12-0 half-time deficit to beat Hunslet 28-12 at the Recreation Ground.
Tries from Liam Mackay and Richie Barnett, both goaled by Danny Ansell, had put the Hawks on course for a notable away win.
But the Cumbrians turned the tables after the break, scoring unanswered tries through Dave Allen, Greg Wilde, Dion Aiye, Richard Beaumont and Jordan Sigismeau, with Louis Jouffret kicking four goals.