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Ahmed Elsahib brace inspires Magpies to victory

Goals from Harry Perry, Tom Hudson, Devonte Totesaut & a brace for Ahmed Elsahib secured Brunos Magpies a comfortable 5-1 victory over league leaders Leo FC, ending their unbeaten record.

Magpies got off to an unbelievable start, Harry Perry picked up a loose ball in midfield and smashed his 20-yard shot into the top corner giving Emmanuel Contreras no chance. Less than ten minutes later Magpies doubled their lead, a defensive mistake from Rafael Rodriguez was capitalised by Ahmed Elsahib, the winger rounded Contreras and slotted his shot into an empty net.

Leo had a great chance to pull a goal back but Fernandez Diaz produced a great save to keep out Javier Moreno’s shot. Shortly after Leo had another great chance but Diaz produced another great save to keep out Sergio Ortega’s long range shot. Just before half-time Magpies made it 3-0, a corner was whipped in and found Ahmed Elsahib whose volley flew past Contreras.

The second half was an evenly contested game, Leo were pushing for a goal but Magpies were happy to sit back and catch them on the counter. Less than fifteen minutes into the second half Leo were awarded a penalty, Dylan Hayes stepped up and coolly slotted his penalty away.

Magpies were awarded a corner a few minutes later as Arif Hattabi’s long range free-kick was saved by Contreras. The corner was delivered and found Tom Hudson who slotted his shot past Contreras to give his side  4-1 lead. Leo continue to attack hoping to pull off a miracle but the impressive Fernando Diaz was on hold to save anything that came his way.

In a very heated last ten minutes both sides had a player sent off, Leo’s left-back Jose Antonio Ferrer was awarded a red card for a rash challenge on Sam Whelan. Magpies substitute Lewis Constable was unhappy with the challenge and voiced his opinion to the Leo players which saw him receive a straight red.

With the last kick of the ball Magpies made it 5-1, Arif Hattabi skipped past his marker and squared the ball for Magpies captain Devonte Totesaut to drill his shot into the bottom corner. Seconds later referee Abellah El Yettefti, who had a poor game, blew for full-time and Magpies walked away with three vital points.

This win sees Magpies remain fifth, level on points with Mons Calpe. While Leo remain top, two points ahead of Phoenix & Europa Point.  

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