North Leigh waved goodbye to their chances of securing an Ev-Stik Southern league Division 1 South & West play-off place, when they were unable to hang on to a first half-lead against Bridgwater Town.

After an early scare, the Millers took a deserved lead after 38 minutes.

A header by Andy Gunn was saved by Bridgwater keeper Ben John, but promising young Millers’ player Jacob Hughes tapped home the rebound from close range.

Bridgwater equalised in the 51st minute when Kyle Tooze hit a free-kick through the wall that keeper Matt Bulman got a glove to but could not prevent going in.

Three minutes later, a slip by Gunn let in Ross McNab, who saw his shot saved by Bulman only for David O’Hare to ram home the rebound from ten yards.

In the 68th minute, McNab made a strong run down the left and squared the ball to Tooze who clipped the ball home from close range to make it 3-1.

Jamie Cook gave North Leigh hope in the 87th minute with a sweet left-foot volley from the edge of the box following a Kieran Sanders corner to make it 3-2.

But any hopes they had of snatching a point were dashed when Bridgwater substitute Joe Bushin fired a great shot into the far corner of the net in injury time.

North Leigh: Bulman, Else, Caton, Osborne-Ricketts, Gunn, Westlake, Hughes (Williams 79), Hopkins, Cook, Sanders, McNish. Subs not used: Turk, Seacole.

Attendance: 60.