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Leigh RMI 0 Scarborough 2

By Jordan Reay
June 24 2003

Leigh RMI's recent run of form has been ended with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of out of form Scarborough. 'Boro ended their run of 6 successive defeats with an impressive win over an improving Leigh RMI. Some people may have wondered why this match wasn't postponed, becasue the Hilton Park pitch was in a terrible state. Scarborough adapted to the pitch better than RMI though and deservedly took all three points.

After picking up 10 points from their last 5 games, RMI were full of confidence going into the game. The Railwaymen pressured from the start and looked like the better team. They got the first clear cut chance of the game when 'Boro goalkeeper bravely dived at Neil Campbell's feet to deny any sort of shot.

After 4 corners in a row, 'Boro looked to be gaining momentum. This paid off when Mo Sillah's cross came in from the right and Gary Cohen put the ball in the back of the net. Shortly after, Olivier Brassart's corner found Cleveland Taylor's head but his effort was tipped over the bar.

Just before the break, Neil Durkins mistake aloud David Pounder to place the ball across goal for Taylor, on loan from Bolton Wanderers, to slot it home.

Just after the hour RMI got their best chance when Ian Monk's cross found Campbell's head and Woods made a wonderful save and Phil Salt hit the rebound against the post.

In injury time Taylor broke through for Scarborough and slotted the ball under Leigh 'keeper Stuart Coburn only to see the ball get stuck in the mud just before the line.

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