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1st Team - Match centre

Full time
K Trotter (61'), T Bullard (90')
Sat 23 Jan 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 264

Leatherhead 3 Blues 2

Second half fight back in vain

Leiston are still seeking their first win of 2016 after they missed the opportunity to return to the play off places as they were beaten by an inform Leatherhead side. The hosts did all the damage in the first half, stunning Richard Wilkins side by going into the interval three goals to the good. The visitors fell behind early, the experienced Frannie Collin, on loan from Maidstone United, long range effort finding the net after just six minutes. The lead was doubled on 31 minutes when Kieron Hughes-Mason fired home from eighteen yards after the visitors had lost possession on the right flank. A torrid first half for the visitors was completed three minutes later with Collin grabbing his second and the third goal from long range with the help of a wicked deflection off the unfortunate Joe Jefford. With a second half mountain to climb the visitors rallied and just after the hour mark Kelsey Trotter gave Leiston hope, firing home his first ever goal in the Ryman Premier Division from just inside the box after Joe Jefford's effort from a free kick was initially blocked. After the hosts had a goal disallowed Leiston skipper Tom Bullard added a second goal deep into stoppage time, meeting a Billy Clark free kick at the far post and heading home but the goal failed to spark a frantic finale that would have brought an unlikely equaliser.

FT - Leatherhead 3 Blues 2

Leatherhead - Wells, Cash, Green, Semakula, Watts, Nnamani, Mahal, Brown, Walsh (Martin 85 mins), Collin, Hughes-Mason (Lopes 90 mins). Subs not used - Okoh, Long and Davies.

Blues - Rossis, Saker, Dunbar, Trotter, Jefford, Bullard, Cunningham (Clark 78 mins), Heath, Taylor, Finch, Winter (Francis 68 mins). Subs not used - Brothers, Clarke and Ottley-Gooch.

Man of the Match - Kelsey Trotter

Attendance - 264

Kelsey Trotter

Player of the Match

Kelsey Trotter

Key moments

Goal Kelsey Trotter scores for Leiston
Goal Tom Bullard scores for Leiston


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90:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Kelsey Trotter is awarded player of the match for Leiston
90:00 Assist
Billy Clark makes an assist for Leiston
90:00 Goal 0 - 2
Tom Bullard scores for Leiston
78:00 Yellow Card
Joe Francis is yellow carded for Leiston
77:00 Sub Off
Danny Cunningham is substituted off for Leiston
77:00 Sub On
Billy Clark is substituted on for Leiston
68:00 Sub On
Joe Francis is substituted on for Leiston
63:00 Yellow Card
Gareth Heath is yellow carded for Leiston
61:00 Assist
Joe Jefford makes an assist for Leiston
61:00 Goal 0 - 1
Kelsey Trotter scores for Leiston
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As it happened

  • Leatherhead
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Joe Jefford Assist 61:00'
  • Kelsey Trotter Goal 61:00'
  • Gareth Heath Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Joe Francis Sub On 68:00'
  • Danny Cunningham Sub Off 77:00'
  • Billy Clark Sub On 77:00'
  • Joe Francis Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Tom Bullard Goal 90:00'
  • Billy Clark Assist 90:00'

Team selection

Rossis, Alex Rossis, Alex
Saker, Blake Saker, Blake
Dunbar, Sebastian Dunbar, Sebastian
Trotter, Kelsey Trotter, Kelsey
Bullard, Tom Bullard, Tom
Jefford, Joe Jefford, Joe
Winter, Tom Winter, Tom
Cunningham, Danny Cunningham, Danny
Heath, Gareth Heath, Gareth
Finch, Christy Finch, Christy
Taylor, Jake Taylor, Jake
  • 1. Alex Rossis
  • 2. Blake Saker
  • 3. Sebastian Dunbar
  • 4. Tom Bullard
  • 5. Joe Jefford
  • 6. Tom Winter
  • 7. Jake Taylor
  • 8. Danny Cunningham
  • 9. Kelsey Trotter
  • 10. Gareth Heath
  • 11. Christy Finch
  • 12. Lloyd Clarke
  • 13. Joe Francis
  • 14. Billy Clark
  • 15. Patrick Brothers
  • 16. Leon Ottley-Gooch

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