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North Leigh
Paulton Rovers
Tue 17 Apr 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - West Full time Attendance 32

NORTH LEIGH 5 v 3 PAULTON ROVERS

Poor defeat for Rovers

Paulton boss John Rendell was left frustrated as his side dominated but came away empty handed.

Defensive errors gifted the home side a two goal first half lead as Dec Sheppard's 11 minute corner on the left was adjudged to have crossed the line then a further error saw George Seacole added a second on 20 minutes.

18 years old Jordan Lovibond making his debut for Rovers cut in from the left and hid drive was held by Miller's keeper Ross Grimshaw.

A dressing room rocket saw Paulton start the second half a diff end outfit and on 47 minutes James Byrne's right wing corner was played out to Joe Guest who hammered the ball into the net.

Three minutes later it was 2-2 as Liam Monelle cut in from the left and hit a corker of a thunderbolt giving Grimshaw no chance.

Rovers looked to dominate but on 56 minutes a long ball from Dan James saw Seacole fasten on to slot past George Burton.

Paulton plied on the pressure and another equaliser looked on the cards when the referee incorrectly awarded a throw in North Leigh's way and caught Rovers defence by surprise and Sheppard break to fire home for his sides fourth.

Two minutes later Matt Sysum headed home Sheppard's corner to make it 5-2.

In added time Omar Simpson broke down the right wing and his low cross was turned home by sub Jack Ball.

The lesson for Paulton was need to tighten up in defence and having the majority of play means nothing if you cannot stick the ball in the net.


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# Team Pl Pts
16. Mangotsfield United 42 41
17. Shortwood United 42 40
18. North Leigh 42 38
19. Paulton Rovers 42 37
20. Slimbridge 42 35
21. Barnstaple Town 42 29
22. Bishops Cleeve 42 24

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