Foursome win for Leighton Town

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Leighton Town climbed back to 19th place in the table after a spectacular 4-0 victory over Northwood on Saturday.

Pulling off the surprise result of the day, Town reclaimed 19th spot from Beaconsfield SYCOB after their 1-0 home defeat to St Ives.

Town were without manager Craig Bicknell on the touchline for the game, but deputy Jon Reed took over the responsibility in the dugout.

Leighton were on the front foot from the off. Both Claude Senla and Phil Draycott put in early shots to test Northwood keeper Berkley Laurencin to no avail.

Senla did eventually make the breakthrough though, capitalising on a defensive error from the home side in the 28th minute to fire Leighton into the lead.

Northwood could have been level five minutes later, but saw Nana Asamoah’s powerful shot go just wide.

And Leighton needed to second invitation to double their advantage, and did so nine minutes before the break when Christian Lester controlled with his chest before rifling home Town’s second.

With the wind now in their sails, Town went for the jugular, and got their just rewards in the 65th minute. Draycott raced through one-on-one with Laurencin, rounding the keeper to roll in Leighton’s third.

And with only seven minutes of play remaining, Billy Lobjoit played the ball right across the goal to Senla, who was waiting at the far post. His shot powered across the line, earning himself a brace and Leighton a well-deserved fourth goal.

With the game dead and buried, Northwood had two great chances to get a consolation goal when substitute Ismael Ehut played across the face of goal, and then in stoppage time when Niko Muir’s effort went wide of the mark.

Town are in action again tonight (Tuesday) away at Hanwell Town.