FOOTBALL: Deadly duo put Millers in frame

Morgan Williams netted a double in North Leigh's 7-0 win at Guildford City

Morgan Williams netted a double in North Leigh's 7-0 win at Guildford City

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Morgan Williams and Mark Bell scored doubles as North Leigh boosted their Calor League Division 1 South & West play-off hopes with a thumping 7-0 victory at the basement boys.

The result saw Mark Gee’s side move within three points of fifth-placed Paulton Rovers.

An impressive first-half five-goal blitz was behind the visitors’ success as they made it two wins in a week following their 3-1 home success against Fleet Town on Tuesday.

The Millers took control of the game early on and it was no surprise when they opened their account on nine minutes.

A defence-splitting pass from Andy Gunn found Williams whose low centre was tucked past Antony Hall in the Guildford goal from six yards by the on-rushing Wayne Turk.

Five minutes later, the Millers doubled their lead.

A long throw by Stuart Hole on the right touchline was flicked onto to Williams who hooked the ball in with his right foot via a deflection off a defender.

It was 3-0 when Hole lashed in a free-kick from the left of the penalty area.

Five minutes later, North Leigh bagged their fourth goal to leave the hosts reeling.

Conor McDonagh fastened onto a through ball from Mark Bell before firing home with a super finish.

McDonagh then intercepted a poor defensive clearance beforesetting up Bell who fired past a shell-shocked Hall for goal No 5.

If Guildford thought the visitors would take their foot off the gas after the break, they were sadly mistaken as the Millers kept up the pressure.

The visitors made it 6-0 five minutes into the second half.

Hole’s excellent lofted pass found Williams on his own and he completed his brace with a cool finish from close range.

Three minutes later, North Leigh completed the rout with their seventh goal.

A centre from the left was latched onto by Bell, who found the bottom corner of the net from eight yards to wrap-up his double.

Michael Hopkins, Jon Else and Jacob Walcott still had chances to increase the Millers’ tally as they maintained their hopes of finishing in the end-of-season shake-up.

North Leigh: McHugh, Hole, Hopkins, Malone (Clark HT), Gunn, Westlake, Bell (Walcott 74), Turk, McDonagh, Woodley (Else 66), Williams Attendance: 60.

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