Vauxhall Motors 1 Leigh Genesis 0
MOTORS boss Carl Macauley decided to strengthen his attacking options after watching his team battle to a deserved but slender friendly win on Saturday.
A lack of goals has been Vauxhall’s only pre-season worry, so Macauley has agreed to sign Wrexham striker Abi Anoruo on a six-month loan deal.
The 18-year-old, born in Nigeria but raised in Liverpool, made his Dragons debut in March last year and also had a loan spell with Newtown in the Welsh Premier League.
In Saturday’s Leigh clash, Motors had to rely on a winning goal from full-back Chris Noone.
The defender cut inside from the right wing on 20 minutes and weaved his way past a couple of defenders before firing home a well-placed shot from 10 yards.
It had been one-way traffic in the first half, with Tom Grice and Tom Field both going close for the Motormen.
Leigh rarely threatened, although on 80 minutes winger Tom Obasi was unlucky to see his close-range effort hit the post with Vauxhall keeper Scott Tynan well beaten.
Leigh play two divisions lower than Motors, in Division One North of the Evo-Stik League.
Vauxhall: Tynan, Noone, Dames, Taylor, Moogan, Egerton, Smith, Brown, Wright, Field, Grice. Subs: Mboa, Wilson.
Motors play their final warm-up match this Saturday when they make the short trip to Rock Ferry to face Cammell Laird (3pm kick-off).
It has been quiet on the transfer front at Rivacre Park. But aside from the arrival of Anoruo, Macauley has brought in England C and ex-Northwich Vics goalkeeper Scott Tynan as well as former Forest Green defender Andy Taylor.
Season tickets are now on sale at Rivacre Park and prices have been frozen for the 2010-11 campaign. Adults’ tickets are £152, concessions £95 and students £57 (student ID required).
Like last season, all under 16s will be admitted to Motors’ home league games free of charge.
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