Leigh Legion Football Club should hold there heads high being beaten in the laithwaite shield 3-1 against premiership side Standish FC. The game was carried out on the eve of Monday 14th May at ashton athletic ground where both sides made the final an entertaining finale.
The game can only be described as a games of two halves where Leigh Legion FC started all guns blazing and completely dominated the first half with possession, chances and determination. The style of football this club carries out is a credit because they get the ball down and try to play the football and standish had no answers for their fast stylish football however managed to grab a late equaliser just before the break to take the game at half time to 1-1.
The late first half goal seemed to be crucial because the second half standish FC came out with similar grit to what legion did in the first half and with a slice of luck and fortune managed to early in the second half take the lead and from there it was always going to be a battle but proud and fighting Leigh Legion FC still fought to the 90th minute still playing the attractive football but the final finished 3-1 to standish FC who were gracious in victory and hats off to all the players for a thoroughly entertaining game of football.