FOOTBALL: North Leigh beaten by Forest Green
10:30am Monday 16th July 2012 in npower League Two Table & Results
MATTY Taylor returned to his former club as Forest Green Rovers beat North Leigh 2-0 in Saturday’s pre-season friendly.
The Millers sold their leading scorer to Forest Green last season, and they brought a side to Eynsham Park as part of the transfer.
Two goals late in the game sunk North Leigh, who tired against their Blue Square Bet Conference opponents.
Michael Hopkins was through on goal for North Leigh in only the second minute, but fired wide.
Home keeper Sam Warrell denied Phil Marsh, but was then relieved when a speculative shot from Jamie Turley rattled a post before rebounding into his arms.
The second half saw Warrell deny the lively Ben Wright, but was powerless to stop Rovers from going ahead 15 minutes from time.
James Norwood worked his way down the left and crossed for Reece Styche to head in.
Eight minutes later, Norwood centred again – this time from the right – and Wright fired home from five yards.