Sat 03
Kidlington
3
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3
League
Men's 1st XI
G Seacole (56'), (95'), H Landers (94')
Dramatic Ending Sees Millers Steal Point

Dramatic Ending Sees Millers Steal Point

By Edward Martin
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North Leigh ended their six-game losing streak after two injury-time goals earn the Millers their first league points since August in 3-3 derby draw


The Millers salvaged their first league point since August in the dying minutes of the game after going 3-0 down inside 17 minutes against local rivals Kidlington.

The hosts had only scored 3 goals all season but their early goal shook the Millers into turmoil. A brace by Declan Benjamin and a 3rd through Tom Franklin almost put the game out of bed before it had begun with North Leigh struggling to keep calm under the intensity of the rejuvenated Kidlington squad.

As ever, a better 2nd half performance was much needed but it appeared they had left themselves with too much to do. Eddie Cavanagh, who signed this week from Reading City, started between the posts for the Millers but could do little to prevent the early goals. His vocal presence from the back really tightened up the defence going into the 2nd half of the game. Captain George Seacole then got the visitors up and running with a top corner beauty after being played in by Henry Landers with 56 minutes on the clock but it seemed to be just a consolidation goal as the 90 minutes were up.

What followed though was North Leigh’s best 90 seconds of the whole season so far. Landers scored in the 4th minute of stoppage time to give the travelling fans something to cheer about before unbelievably Seacole stole the show with a knock in as the final whistle went in the 90+5th minute sending the Windmill Army faithful crazy.

The last-minute drama finally ends the torrid run of 6 league defeats on the bounce. Man of the match winner George Seacole said ‘the boys were buzzing after the result’ and hoped ‘this would bring them some momentum now to go on and get some more points’ but they face a tough game next Saturday as Southern League giants Bromsgrove Sporting journey down to Eynsham Park.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 03, Nov 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

Division One Central

League position

19
North Leigh
20
Kidlington