After being in contention at the interval, Taunton conceded two second half goals as they went down to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to North Leigh at Wordsworth Drive this afternoon (13 October). Town came the closest to breaking the deadlock during the first period when James Blake picked up a loose ball and rifled a shot from 25 yards against the crossbar whilst Connor Sidley-Adams pulled off two diving saves from Stuart Hole and John Mills at the other end. A spate of corners eventually led to the visitors opening the scoring on 49 minutes when Michael Hopkins ghosted in at the far post to head in a cross from Lewis Coyle. Town struggled to penetrate in search of an equaliser and with five minutes left their chances were effectively ended when Sidley-Adams was dismissed after bringing down Mills who had latched onto a long clearance. Rob Norrish took on the goalkeeping duties but couldn't prevent Mills from converting the penalty. Match report now online.
Post-match comment: Town manager Leigh Robinson remarked:" Again it's a story of what might have been, something that I seem to be saying too often at the moment. North Leigh were a good side and scored at a key time, we were then chasing it which resulted in Connor getting sent off. Of course we could have played better but nothing is really going for us right now; we hit the bar again at 0-0 but if that had gone in it would have given us a huge lift. We're not far away but need to work hard to turn our luck around right now and play with more conviction."