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FOOTBALL: North Leigh let it slip as Wort forces replay
10:00am Monday 1st October 2012 in Headlines
North Leigh have to do it all again after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sholing in Saturday’s first-qualifying round.
With seven minutes left, it looked as though the Millers would hold on for victory, but Lee Wort fired in to force a replay on Wednesday night.
North Leigh almost went in front within 20 seconds when John Mills lobbed Matt Brown from 20 yards, only for his effort to hit the bar.
But the hosts were rocked when Marc Diaper’s free-kick flew over keeper Sam Warrell to give Sholing the lead.
Marvin McLean went close to doubling the visitors’ lead, but shot wide, before Warrell then denied Tyronne Bowers.
After the break, North Leigh were level. John Else’s cross to Mills who headed into the far corner.
Lewis Coyle and Mills went close, while at the other end Warrell saved a Barry Mason snap-shot.
The hosts took the lead when a Kieran Sanders corner was cleared to Michael Hopkins, whose cross was crashed home by Else.
A win looked likely, but Wort beat Warrell from 12 yards to level and force a replay.
North Leigh: Warrell, Hole, Organ, Turk, Franklin, Caton, Else, Alexis (Clark 45), Mills (Deabill 75), Sanders, Goyle (Hopkins 71). Sub not used: Westlake.
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