Morgan kicks off Lealholm triumph

LEALHOLM gave a much more polished performance in this fixture after a disappointing display last week, while visitors Lingdale United also wanted to get back to winning ways.

Lealholm opened the scoring on 20 minutes when the rampaging Sam Crooks on the wing was instrumental in a four-man move to set up Anthony Morgan to score.

Lingdale were always dangerous on the attack and a great double save by Lealholm keeper Fishwick denied them the equaliser.

A good spell midway in the second half put the home side in command.

Morgan set up Duncan Marson to score, placing a well-struck shot under keeper Liam Weatherald.

Minutes later, Morgan was in the thick of the action when his pass set up Phil Brown who hit his shot first time, leaving Weatherald with no chance to save.

Lingdale hit back with a goal on 70 minutes when substitute Bob Ovington was allowed room by the Lealholm defence and he took his chance to score.

But Lealholm wrapped up the win on 80 minutes when good work by Dan Porter out near the corner flag, evaded his marker and set up the move for Jamie Stephenson to score.

Duncan Marson was Lealholm’s man of the match.

Lealholm 4 Lingdale Utd 1