Telford United 3 Leigh RMI 1

RMI old boy Mark Quayle put his old club to the sword at the Bucks Head as Leigh crashed to their second defeat in five days.

Quayle, in his first game after joining United on a month's loan from Morecambe, was credited with the opening goal mid way through the first half when Jake Edwards' goalbound effort beat Dave Felgate with the aid of a deflection although the final touch looked to have come off Neil Durkin.

Durkin had undoubtedly his least effective game in an RMI shirt and there could have been no clearer indication than the second goal, when Jobling's corner found Quayle unmarked on the edge of the six-yard box, who had time to control the ball before lashing into the roof of the net.

Leigh went into the interval two goals down but it could have been more but for a scintillating showing from Felgate, whose astounding agility gave Steve Waywell's men a glimmer of hope.

Jobling's quick free kick forced the veteran keeper into a stunning low reflex stop, followed up by a quality one-handed save from Gareth Hanmer's dipping long-range drive.

His efforts looked to have paid dividends 10 minutes into the second half as the impressive Phil Salt found Dino Maamria in space and the striker used all his predatory instincts to crash the ball home off the upright.

The second half was a dour affair as neither side threatened to make an impact and, predictably, it was a sloppy piece of defending that allowed Quayle in to complete his hat-trick.

Jobling's long throw was toe-poked across the penalty area by Steve Palmer and Quayle claimed the matchball by tapping into the empty net from two yards.

Leigh will hope to avenge that defeat tomorrow night when Southport are the visitors to Hilton Park, but their squad will be without winger Michael Reynolds, whose disappointing performances to date have preceeded a move back to his old club Emley in the Unibond League.