Betfred Championship: Round seven highlights

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All the highlights from the Betfred Championship seventh round. 

Leigh 44-0 Dewsbury

Leigh thrashed Dewsbury 44-0 in what was the only Championship game on Friday night.

Nene Macdonald, Krisnan Inu, Caleb Aekins, Keanan Brand, John Asiata, James McDonnell and Joe Mellor scored for the Centurions. New signing Inu ended the match with a points tally of 20.

Workington 18-44 York

York eased past winless Workington 44-18 in Cumbria. Half-back Liam Harris ended the match with 20 points after scoring two tries and kicking six goals.

Jordan Thompson, Joe Brown, Levi Edwards, James Glover (2) and Will Jubb also  scored for the Knights.

Barrow 18-30 Batley

Barrow’s unbeaten run came to an end against Batley, with the Bulldogs running out 30-18 winners at Craven Park.

Former Widnes half-back Tom Gilmore kicked five goals for Batley. France international Morgan Escare scored on his debut for the Raiders following his short-term loan move from Salford. Escare’s fellow countryman Hakim Miloudi was sent off for the Raiders in the first half.

Featherstone 44-18 Sheffield

With Leigh playing on Friday night, they sat at the top of the Betfred Championship leaderboard for less than 48 hours as Featherstone regained top spot. Brian McDermott’s side cruised past Sheffield 44-18 at home.

Ex-Leeds winger Luke Briscoe scored a hat-trick for Featherstone. Craig Hall racked up a tally of 16 points in the match.

Halifax 46-24 Whitehaven

Halifax produced a stunning second half comeback to claim a 46-24 victory against Whitehaven at The Shay.

The Panthers scored six converted tries in the second half without reply to record back to back league wins for the first time in 2022.

London 6-8 Bradford

John Kear’s Bradford side just about managed to hold on for the win in the capital. The Bulls edged past a determined London Broncos outfit 8-6 at Plough Lane.

Newcastle v Widnes

Newcastle Thunder hosted Widnes on Monday night live on Premier Sports. The hosts claimed a victory in front of a healthy crowd in Newcastle.

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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