The Non-League Football Paper - - EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTH, WEST & EAST - By Thomas Wil­liams

STU GREEN’S late strike fi­nally al­lowed Sal­is­bury to breathe a sigh of re­lief af­ter pick­ing up their sixth straight win with vic­tory over North Leigh. The hosts had gone ahead with barely a minute on the clock, but left it un­til the dy­ing em­bers to wrap up what could prove to be a vi­tal win in their bid to catch Taunton Town at the top of the ta­ble. North Leigh huffed and puffed through­out and could have pinched a point in the clos­ing stages be­fore Green wrapped up the spoils. But they weren’t able to pre­vent an eighth away de­feat of the sea­son, a record matched or wors­ened by only three teams. Olly Me­hew’s first-minute penalty sug­gested a long af­ter­noon could be in store for the vis­i­tors, con­fi­dently tuck­ing away when Aaron Daw­son was fouled. But North Leigh got back into it, con­tin­u­ing to threaten their sta­tus as the Whites’ bo­gey side, though the piv­otal goal proved elu­sive. Into the sec­ond half and Danny Young set up Me­hew who looked des­tined to score for the hosts, only to mis­cue hor­ri­bly in front of goal when in a grat po­si­tion. That proved a tale of the sec­ond half as Leigh started to forge some chances of their own, with Green even­tu­ally seal­ing the deal when pounc­ing on a de­fen­sive mis­take and tuck­ing home from in­side the area. STAR MAN: Stu Green (Sal­is­bury) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

PIC­TURE: Paul Pax­ford

THE GREEN GREEN GRASS: Stuart Green of Sal­is­bury scores their sec­ond goal

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