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FOOTBALL: Hole is hero as Millers clinch derby honours
11:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Non League
Stuart Hole scored the winner as North Leigh bounced back from two straight defeats with a 2-1 victory in yesterday’s Calor League Division 1 South & West derby.
The result moved the Millers to tenth and saw Didcot slip to second-bottom.
Wayne Turk put North Leigh ahead and although Mike McKirnan levelled, Hole won it for the Millers.
The Millers dominated the opening stages and it was no surprise when they went ahead.
Turk, who scored in Saturday’s defeat at Stratford Town, unleashed a superb long-range volley which took a slight deflection before beating Didcot keeper Gareth Tucker at his far post.
At the other end, Sam Warrell palmed away a cracking volley from Adam Morris.
Didcot started to dominate after the break and levelled when substitute McKirnan squeezed a shot home from ten yards.
The introduction of Conor McDonagh turned the game in the Millers’ favour.
It was his dangerous run that created the winner.
His burst down the left set up Elliott Osborne-Ricketts, only for the former Didcot midfielder to be fouled on the edge of the area.
And up stepped skipper Hole to lash home an unstoppable free-kick to take the points.
North Leigh: Warrell, Hole, M Woodley, Turk, Gunn, Caton, Sanders (Else 80), Osborne-Ricketts, Walcott (McDonagh 70), A Woodley, Williams (Bowles 56) Subs not used: Dutton-Black, Westlake Didcot Tn: Tucker, Longford (Elkins HT), Janes, Meade, Carnell, Morris, Ferreira, Williams (McKirnan 62), Joyce (Blenford 78), Haysham, Thorne. Subs not used: Halls, Parish.
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