LEIGH MR crashed to their worst defeat in years, tumbling 54-9 to Egremont.

And the Cumbrians were happy to hammer home their superiority, finally erasing the bitter memory of a 68-6 mauling by the Twist Lane side.

Miners, with 12 changes from the previous week, were down a try after just two minutes and 10 points down moments later.

But they did show some mettle to recover with a try from Alan Coleman, goaled by Winston Sarsfield, who quickly added a penalty and drop to keep the pressure on the Cumbrians.

Lee Lomax looked good at loose-forward, Peter Sharp linked up well from full-back and prop Graham Hindley struggled hard to give his side attacking momentum.

But by then Egremont were beginning to take total charge.

They produced some searing and forceful rugby to rattle up the points.

Coach Ian Taylor will be hopeful of better things against Askam on Saturday.

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