Sat 15
Men's 1st XI
Corby Town
G Seacole (25')
B Brown (40' OG), (82' OG)
North Leigh thumped 8-1 at Eynsham Park

North Leigh thumped 8-1 at Eynsham Park

By Edward Martin
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North Leigh sink seven places to 15th in the league after registering their worst ever Southern League loss at home in an 8-1 defeat to Corby Town.

Both teams came into the match with high expectations after good starts from both teams. North Leigh sat in 8th place and had already registered victories against local rivals Didcot Town and last seasons Southern Premier side, Dunstable Town. Corby Town were up in 4th and despite a slight lack of high scoring games, the defense were doing a more than good enough job having kept 2 clean sheets in the opening 4 games.

The visitors took the lead early and were already 2-0 up after 19 minutes but a spell of good attacking pressure led to a George Seacole header bringing one back and at 2-1, the game looked like it could go either way. There were a few good crosses from Roger James but each slightly too high or too close to the keeper for the Millers to take advantage of.

With the game in the balance, it was an unfortunate Ben Brown own goal that opened up the gap for the visitors who then scored a 4th with the last kick of the half putting them 4-1 up going into the break.

North Leigh started the second half with a bit of fire about them but the difference in quality proved too much on the day and they were unable to create any clear chances. Corby kept up their intensity which proved too much for this new side who looked nothing like the team that beat Didcot. Four more goals in the second half including a 2nd own goal for the disheartened Ben Brown compounded North Leigh’s miserable day.

Attendance: 107

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Match details

Match date

Sat 15, Sep 2018






Division One Central

League position

Corby Town
North Leigh