Leigh want home improvement against Fev

Leigh Centurions coach Neil Jukes hopes that his team can repeat last week’s second-half performance this weekend against Featherstone Rovers.

Leigh collected their fourth consecutive away win by beating Whitehaven 36-12.

“In the first half we were way off. It wasn’t just the bad completion, we were forcing plays and we certainly lost the ball a lot in the tackle,” said Jukes.

“In the second half it was the complete opposite. I think we had 22 sets and completed 19 of them with a great kicking game added onto the back of that.

“We knew we had four away games in a row. It was important that we got four good results, and, to be fair, it’s all about getting the wins.

“We look forward to getting back to Leigh Sports Village, but we’ve got to be a lot better across the board; and not just for next week, but for bigger weeks ahead.”

Featherstone coach Jon Sharp, meanwhile, wants his team to build on their 58-12 humbling of Swinton Lions last week.

“We haven’t got rid of the sour taste in our mouths from that performance at Blackpool,” he said.

“But we certainly showed lots of intensity and determination and lots of skill as well, which was pleasing.

“Leigh this week is the biggest challenge you can get outside of playing a Super League team. They are certainly proving very difficult to beat irrespective of home or away.”

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