Leigh-tle pleasure to take from Baffins Milton Rovers’ FA Vase win

Steve Leigh, left. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Steve Leigh, left. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
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Steve Leigh took little satisfaction from Baffins Milton Rovers’ mauling of New College Swindon in the FA Vase.

Tommy Leigh scored four times as the hosts ran out 14-1 winners in the second round qualifying tie at the PMC Stadium on Saturday.

Jason Parrish and Tyler Moret added hat-tricks, Rob Taw struck twice, while Fidel Seibou and Harry Wedlake also found the net.

It was a case of men against boys but despite the result, Steve Leigh saw plenty of room for improvement from his troops.

‘I don’t take any great pleasure from the scoreline because we were up against a very young side,’ said the Baffins boss.

‘In fact, I felt we were lazy in the first half and slow in possession.

‘After the break we picked up the tempo and scored some very good goals.

‘We are not going to get carried away and know there will be tougher games ahead.’

Fareham Town edged out Corsham Town 2-1 after extra-time at Cams Alders.

Reds manager Pete Stiles felt it was a deserved win.

‘It was disappointing not to finish it in the 90 minutes,’ he said.

‘We had 70 per cent of the possession but couldn’t break them down.

‘Once we opened them up we were in charge.’

Lamin Jatta made the breakthrough with Curt Robbins adding a second soon after.

A late Corsham goal meant the Reds had to negotiate a tense finale.

Two second-half goals sent United Services to a 2-0 home defeat against premier division Brockenhurst.

Harry Giles was on target as Petersfield Town crashed to a 3-1 loss against Westbury United at Love Lane.

Goals from Ash Howes, Jack Lee and Liam Kimber earned Horndean a 3-1 Wessex League Cup win over Hamble Club.

Meanwhile in the Wessex League premier division, 10-man AFC Portchester beat Cowes Sports 1-0 at the Crest Finance Stadium.

The Royals had Jake Morgan sent off in the first half for two bookable offences.

But despite the setback, Brandon Miller popped up after the interval with the winning goal.

‘We worked hard to get the win and tried not to let the sending off affect our shape too much,’ said joint-manager Mick Catlin.

‘It was good to put a second successive win on the board.’