FOOTBALL: High five as North Leigh get back on winning trail

8:00am Monday 25th November 2013

Yate Town 0

North Leigh 5

(Williams 17, Sanders 23, Else 45, McDonagh 46, 57)

North Leigh got back to winning ways with a demolition job of Yate Town in Calor League Division 1 South & West.

The Millers came flying out of the blocks after last week’s defeat, and their first-half performance, after which they were three goals to the good, was probably their best football of the season.

Conor McDonagh, Elliott Osborne-Ricketts and Kieran Sanders all went close, before Morgan Williams broke the deadlock on 17 minutes.

The second goal, on 23 minutes, was an absolute belter.

A long ball down the right by Stuart Hole saw Sanders haring after it chased by a Yate defender.

As he reached the ball close to the side line, he hit a right-foot half-volley ball that sailed over keeper Martin Horsell and into the far corner.

In first-half injury time, the visitors scored a third as a low cross from the left across the six-yard box was nearly put into his own net by Yate’s Connor Clifford.

Although saved by Horsell, the ball fell to Jon Else, who tapped in.

Twenty-five seconds after the restart, the Millers went four up as McDonagh received a pass to the left of the box, skipped past a defender and fired in from an acute angle.

McDonagh got his second and North Leigh’s fifth on 57 minutes as he turned in an Else cross from close range.

North Leigh: White, Hole, Organ, Turk, Gunn, Westlake, Else, Osborne-Ricketts (Bowles 59), McDonagh, Sanders, Williams (Walcott 65).

Attendance: 184.

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