Matty Henderson scored the decisive try as Walney Central under-16s picked up their first league victory of the season by defeating Leigh East 30-26 in what was an enthralling encounter last Sunday

Cents managed to shake off an early injury to the powerful Rio Corkill, who had scored their opening try, to lead 18-4 at the break.

Leigh East managed to reduce the deficit early in the second half with an unconverted try, but Jack Stevens, playing his first league game of the year, knocked over a penalty before he set up Luke Brodbent to extend the hosts' advantage to 26-8.

However, Walney then switched off, and gifted the away side 18 points in a 12 -minute period, to make the scores 26-26 with just two minutes to go.

There was one final twist, as Cents were awarded a penalty at the scrum and after some quick thinking from Broadbent led to him being stopped just short, the ball was whipped wide to Henderson, who won the match with his second try of the game.

It was a much more comfortable ride for Roose Pioneers under-15s, who thrashed Blackbrook Royals 42-4 on their own patch, despite travelling down to St Helens with only 12 players, due to illness and injury.

Roberts' try opened the scoring almost straight from the kick-off and further scores from Hadwin, Smith and Morgan quickly opened up a 22-0 lead.

The match was effectively over before half-time as Ellis Archer waltzed through a broken defence to score and he claimed his second after Sheppard had opened his account for the Pioneers.

Blackbrook were depleted themselves and started the second half with only ten men, but they scored the first try of the second half through their star man Callum Roberts.

The hosts were down to nine by the time Roose ran in their final try of the day, as Archer set up Wright to go over the whitewash.