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Men's Second XI - Match centre

Leighton Buzzard 2
Ramgarhia 2
M Bailey (23' ), D Glendenning (30' ), F Bell-Taylor (32' , 41' , 61' ), D Jackson (49' ), S Fuller (54' )
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Sat 2 Mar 12:30 - South Hockey League - Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon - Division 5

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Leighton smash seven to put pressure on the leaders

Knowing a win was essential and playing a team that had provided a physical challenge earlier in the season Leighton did not lack for motivation. The first 20 minutes were scrappy with both keepers making good saves and the Leighton centre backs Will Riley and Liam Wavish coping well with pressure after Tom Handley was harshly green carded. Crucially Martin Bailey broke the deadlock after 20 minutes of very open play and Damian Glendenning gave Leighton a cushion from a well worked short corner. Leighton were now giving the visitors a lot of problems with Finley Bell-Taylor's pace and Matthew Nash's guile up front, and the visitors were lucky to only receive one green card for subjecting both umpires to constant questioning and occasional abuse. Either side of half time Bell-Taylor made the game more comfortable with two breakaway goals, cutting in from the left and backing himself to score from the angle after good support play from wing backs 'Irish' Tom O'Reilly and Fraser Retford. With Ramgharia pushing forward Leighton lost their shape a bit, and were again briefly down to 10 with Retford carded, but they stayed strong in the middle with Clive Warncken and man of the match Tim Bellamy breaking up numerous attacks. Despite the pressure Leighton hit back twice on the break, firstly through David Jackson finding the goal and then Steve Fuller finishing off a sweeping team move. Sadly for Jim Galloway's stats in goal, after a number of short corners were well saved Ramgharia were finally able to force one in. Up the other end Leighton immediately responded however with Bell-Taylor picking up his third goal, assisted by a goalkeeping error. Leighton were unable to add any more in a frantic last ten minutes, however as a result of another strong performance remain just two points behind the leaders and now with a better goal difference.

Key moments

23:00
Goal Martin Bailey scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
30:00
Goal Damian Glendenning scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
32:00
Goal Finley Bell-Taylor scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
41:00
Goal Finley Bell-Taylor scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
49:00
Goal David Jackson scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
54:00
Goal Steve Fuller scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
58:00
Goal Goal for Ramgarhia 2
61:00
Goal Finley Bell-Taylor scores for Leighton Buzzard 2

Highlights

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70:00 Player of the Match
Tim Bellamy is awarded player of the match for Leighton Buzzard 2
61:00 Goal 7 - 1
Finley Bell-Taylor scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
58:00 Goal 6 - 1
Goal for Ramgarhia 2
54:00 Goal 6 - 0
Steve Fuller scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
49:00 Goal 5 - 0
David Jackson scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
44:00 Green Card
Green card for Leighton Buzzard 2
41:00 Goal 4 - 0
Finley Bell-Taylor scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
End of period 1
32:00 Goal 3 - 0
Finley Bell-Taylor scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
30:00 Goal 2 - 0
Damian Glendenning scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
27:00 Green Card
Tom Handley receives a green card for Leighton Buzzard 2
23:00 Goal 1 - 0
Martin Bailey scores for Leighton Buzzard 2
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As it happened

  • Leighton Buzzard 2
  • Ramgarhia 2
  • 0
  • Martin Bailey Goal 23:00'
  • Tom Handley Green Card 27:00'
  • Damian Glendenning Goal 30:00'
  • Finley Bell-Taylor Goal 32:00'
  • Finley Bell-Taylor Goal 41:00'
  • Green Card 44:00'
  • David Jackson Goal 49:00'
  • Steve Fuller Goal 54:00'
  • Goal 58:00'
  • Finley Bell-Taylor Goal 61:00'

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League round up

Other Middx, Berks, Bucks & Oxon - Division 5 results

Amersham & Chalfont 3
5
1
BA Slough Ramgarhia
4
2
Oxford 5
Windsor 2
West Hampstead 6
Wallingford 3

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Marlow 4 21 50
2. Leighton Buzzard 2 21 48
3. BA Slough Ramgarhia 12 27
4. Windsor 2 10 22
5. Phoenix & Ranelagh 2 19 21
6. Wallingford 3 9 15
7. West Hampstead 6 10 14

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