It was top against bottom at Moss Lane on Saturday when LSH entertained Leigh in the Lancashire and Cheshire 1 ADM Counties League, and that is certainly how an entertaining first half turned out.

With both half backs at the top of their form, LSH rattled up 27 unanswered points in 30 minutes as the visitors barely got outside of their own half.

Scrum half Ryan Glynn covered every inch of the park to direct proceedings whilst Matty Wood made a number of incisive breaks, gaining LSH valuable territory throughout the afternoon.

Hooker Joe Jackson opening the scoring with a fine try from close range after seven minutes, converted by Wood, following up a previously successful penalty.

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After going close on a couple of occasions, winger John Romano sped in for the second score after good work from Ryan Glynn. Skipper Paddy Royle then ploughed his way through the Leigh defence before sending in flanker Connor Thomson for the third try, converted.

The bonus point was achieved on the half hour mark when Romano touched down a well-judged kick through from Rory Glynn after a strong charge from Matt Rabette to give the Moss Laners a 27 point lead.

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Leigh then roused themselves to launch an attack and breached the LSH defence at the first attempt for a converted try, just before half time.

LSH immediately extended the lead through Ryan Glynn, fed by Chris Hull from the base of a scrum close to the Leigh line. 32-7, before anyone arriving late would have had difficulty in distinguishing top from bottom for the rest of the game.

Leigh clawed their way back into the game with two converted tries in the 53rd and 65th minutes 32-21 before Hull crashed over for LSH try number 6, 37-21.

To their credit the visitors were not done yet and another converted try in the 75th minute 37-28 was more than enough to unsettle a sizeable Autumn crowd.

LSH however, had done just enough to deserve the win and maintain their position on top of the League.

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Leigh for their part, did more than enough to indicate that they won’t be bottom for long.

Next Saturday LSH are away to Sefton 2.15