Leigh notched a league double over closest rivals Widnes in Thursday’s live televised fixture. Despite a bright opening from the Vikings, tries from Alstead , Hobson and Donlan lifted the Centurions to a 23-16 win.
The shock of the weekend came at the Shay, as Sheffield Eagles defeated title-chasing Halifax. In a 40-26 scoreline, Damien Gibson crossed twice,with Sam Barlow, Andy Boothroyd, Johnny Woodcock and Jack Howieson completing the scoring.
In the Championship One, Dewsbury landed a 42-16 home defeat of Blackpool as Andrew Bostock scored three of the Rams’ seven tries.
Keighley saw off Swinton with a 32-16 win. John Presley crossed for a brace.
The majority of the points at Boundary Park came in the first half as Oldham beat Hunslet 22-16. Former Huddersfield and Bradford wing Marcus St Hilaire scored twice.
London Skolars scored a rare win against fellow strugglers Workington at Derwent Park. Oliver Fountain crossed for his second try of the game with little more than ten minutes remaining to give the away side a 24-18 victory.