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Blues v Harrow Borough - Match Preview

1 year ago By LFC Media

Fourth placed Blues host nineteenth placed Borough

Match - Leiston v Harrow Borough

Match Sponsors - Sycamore Park
Venue - LTAA, Victory Road, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4DQ
Admission - Adults £10, Concessions (over 65) £7, Under 16's FREE
Matchday Programme - £2

Preview - The Blues go into this latest fixture on their worst run of their League season to date, no wins in three games and suffering defeat in their last home outing against Staines Town. This is the first of a quick fire double header between the sides as they meet again at the Earlsmead Stadium on Saturday. Despite the latest three game blip, fortunately for the Blues their fellow play off hopefuls continue to drop points keeping Glenn Driver's side deep in the heart of the play off picture as the demanding Ryman Premier Division continues to throw up a host of twists and turns. But the Blues will know with so many games still remaining, how important midweek games will now be as the Blues continue to play catch up.

Borough come into the match smarting from a narrow defeat at ambitious Billericay Town on Saturday where they missed a penalty in a 2-1 defeat. They have certainly proved to be a tricky customer on their travels with only Billericay and leaders Bognor Regis Town taking all the points against the North West London side in their last six games on their travels. Only last Wednesday they recovered from a two goal deficit to record a very important 5-2 win at Grays Athletic. A win on Tuesday night could see Harrow leapfrog AFC Sudbury as they seek to fight their way away from the drop zone.

The sides last met back in March last year when goals from Christy Finch and Jake Taylor earned the Blues three midweek points but it was not all plain sailing as keeper Ashlee Jones was Man of the Match on the night. The original matchday for Harrow's visit was back in early November but they were otherwise engaged at Northampton Town in the FA Cup First Round.

This will be the ninth meeting between the sides with the four previous home games at Victory Road seeing only four goals scored. In fact, there have only been 12 goals scored in the previous 8 games so fixtures between the sides are notoriously tight affairs so we could be in for another close fixture this time around.

Head to Head;

Played - 8
Blues wins - 3
Draws - 3
Harrow Borough wins - 2
Blues Goals scored - 7
Blues Goals Conceeded - 5

Current League form;

Leiston - LDLWWW
Harrow Borough - LWLDDD

Updated 22:38 - 13 Feb 2017 by LFC Media

Where next?

Versatile midfielder goes out on loan Joe Marsden joins fellow Suffolk side AFC Sudbury on a short term loan
Defender agrees a new deal at Victory Road Defender Joe Jefford has secured a new two year deal

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