Championship Team of the Week: Round 7

Premier Sports Performance of the Week – Keighley Cougars

Keighley Cougars recorded their first win of the season and climbed off the foot of the Kingstone Press Championship by beating York City Knights 34-0.

“It’s a monkey off our back,” Cougars player coach Paul March said.

“We’ve been playing well even though the scorelines hadn’t suggested that in recent weeks.

“We targeted the York game to get off to winning ways and kick start our season, and that’s how it worked out.

“From one to 16 – I leave myself out because I got a rib injury after 25 minutes – I thought we were excellent.

“Our forwards dominated the game, and things that had been going wrong for us recently went right and everything clicked.”

Premier Sports Try of the Week – Jon Pownall (Leigh Centurions)

Leigh Centurions turned defence into attack in thrilling style to record the Premier Sports Try of the Week in their 36-6 win at Dewsbury Rams.

The Centurions were defending a Rams attack when a loose ball sparked a long range attack.

“We came up with some good ‘D’ on the edge with Martyn Ridyard getting up to force an error,” Centurions coach Paul Rowley said.

“He picked up the loose ball and went 40 metres upfield.

“He then put in an overhead pass to Jonny Pownall, who went the remaining 50 metres for the try.”

Premier Sports Team of the Week

1 Brett Carter (Workington Town)
2 Richie Barnett (Keighley Cougars)
3 Menzie Yere (Sheffield Eagles)
4 Elliot Cosgrove (Keighley Cougars)
5 Tom Saxton (Featherstone Rovers)
6 Danny Jones (Keighley Cougars)
7 Liam Finn (Featherstone Rovers)
8 Tyrone McCarthy (Swinton Lions)
9 Sean Penkywicz (Leigh Centurions)
10 Mitchell Stringer (Sheffield Eagles)
11 Alex Bretherton (Batley Bulldogs)
12 Liam Harrison (Barrow Raiders)
13 Lee Doran (Whitehaven)

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