FOOTBALL: North end Thame hopes with six of best
11:00am Monday 27th August 2012 in Football
Jimmy Deabill and John Mills bagged doubles as Evo-Stik Southern League North Leigh thrashed Hellenic League Thame 6-0 at Eynsham Park on Saturday.
Three goals in a devastating first-half display, ended any hopes of an upset.
Mills had a shot blocked, before the Millers opened their account on 17 minutes. Deabill was upended in box and skipper Stuart Hole fired home the resulting penalty.
Mills added a second on 24 minutes when he steered his shot wide of former Millers keeper Lee Farrow after good work by Wayne Turk. Deabill made it 3-0 ten minutes before the break when he headed home a chipped cross from Jon Else.
In the second half, Thame raised their game and tried to press forward more. But North Leigh were rampant. Mills beat a couple of defenders before firing past Farrow for his second. Deabill added a fifth, clipping into the far corner from 12 yards to seal his brace.
It was all over when North Leigh scored the goal of the game.
Michael Hopkins went on a mazy run from his own half and found Lewis Coyle, who cut inside a defender before unleashing a shot from 15 yards that flew past Farrow.
North Leigh now host Wantage Town in the first qualifying round on Saturday, September 8.
North Leigh: Warrell, Hole (Westlake 63), Organ, Turk (Coyle 63), Franklin, Caton, Else, Clark, Mills (Collins 76), Deabill, Hopkins.
Thame Utd: Farrow, Willett, Hall, Meredith, Hercules (Evans), N Rhodes, Connelly, West, Stewart (Rantle), Wakelin (Lagan), Ricketts.