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Herrick plessed with win but disappointed not to keep clean sheet

With Bottesford Town’s “MC Hammered” Head of Media Operations Howard Pirie off duty “rocking the casbah” somewhere, it falls to Poachers’ goalkeeper Leigh Herrick to reflect on Town’s convincing 5-2 opening day win over Toolstation NCEL Premier Division newcomers Yorkshire Amateur at Birkdale Park yesterday-and Leigh felt that the three point haul reflected the pattern of the game, writes Colin Muncie.

Fernando Moke got the visitors off to a flying start with an 11th minute opener, but Bottesford had turned the scoreline around by half time thanks to Lewis Bemrose (35 mins) and Jack Cross (38).Martin Pembleton (53) and Wayne Graves (59) increased the advantage before Bottesford’s Jack McMenemy and Ammers Ash Flynn traded 69th minute goals to complete the scoreline before a crowd of 71, as life after Dec Bacon began with a five goal show.

A Bootiful Game welcome to Leigh, then, who told us “We were pleased with the performance and obviously the result. We’re a little disappointed to concede two goals but they are always a difficult side to play -and in Flynn and Moke they have goals in their team. However, from front to back we put a shift in on a boiling hot day and got the result we deserved.”

“We can move on to the FA Cup game next week full of confidence”.

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