FOOTBALL: Millers foiled in thriller

Elliott Osborne-Ricketts scored North Leigh's second goal

Elliott Osborne-Ricketts scored North Leigh's second goal

First published in Football

Bishops Cleeve 3

(Mansell pen 35, pen 81, Price 84)

North Leigh 3

(McNish 16, 83, Osborne-Ricketts 61)

North Leigh let a lead slip three times as they were held to a draw at bottom club Bishops Cleeve in Southern League Division 1 South & West.

Callum McNish’s shot took a sharp deflection for the Millers’ opener, but Richard Mansell levelled with a penalty, for a foul by Andy Gunn.

Two minutes later, North Leigh’s Kieran Sanders had a penalty easily saved by Steve Benbow.

Elliott Osborne-Ricketts restored North Leigh’s lead after the break, but Mansell scored his second spot-kick following a Gunn foul.

McNish headed North Leigh ahead again, only for Charlie Price to hammer home a spectacular shot.

North Leigh: Bulman, Else, M Woodley (Hopkins 56), Hole, Gunn, Westlake (A Woodley 64), Osborne-Ricketts, McNish, Williams (Ingram 70), Sanders, Bowles. Subs not used: Turk, Eadle.

Attendance: 89.

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