All-square is fair for Manley

Leigh Town 0-0 Old Southendian Reserves

Dave Manley insisted the outcome was just about right after his Old Southendian Reserve side claimed a share of the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Division Two spoils against high-flying Leigh Town at Rectory Road.

Watertight defences were on top, ultimately leading to a goalless stalemate: “I think a draw was the fair result,” Manley told Yellow Sport.

“Both teams created a couple of good chances and had their moments in a very tight game. Nico Debouchet and Greg Milford went close for us, while George Dugdale had to be on his toes with a couple of cracking saves.

“But I thought both sides defended really well. It’s always a great battle with Leigh Town and this time was no exception.”

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Brian Jeeves

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