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1st Team - Match centre

Staines Town
Leiston
Full time
J Jefford (10'), B Clark (61')
Sat 2 Apr 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 181

Staines Town 2 Blues 2

Late goal denies the Blues

A late, late goal from Tre Mitford denied Leiston a fifth 'double' of the season and all but ending the visitors slender play off hopes. Mitford raced onto a Bennett pass before beating Ashlee Jones for a share of the points with less than two minutes remaining. The Blues kept an unchanged line up from the side that drew with Billericay Town on Easter Monday and they had responded well to an early set back by taking the lead just after the hour mark. Staines took the lead on seven minutes, Jonathan Hippolyte crashing home from close range but the lead lasted just three minutes. Centre half Joe Jefford heading home a Seb Dunbar free kick for his tenth goal of the season. Leiston looked in control and boosted their chances of the win on 61 minutes when a crisp twenty yard effort from Billy Clark found the bottom corner. Staines pressed after Billy Clark's goal and Jack Bennett saw an effort strike the bar before Mitford's late intervention sealed a point and eased the hosts relegation worries. Whilst the Blues play off chances now look over, they have achieved their highest ever points total (68) at this level, they just need to finish above ninth for a best ever finish.

FT - Staines Town 2 Blues 2

Staines Town - Turner, Behzadi, Cole, Brown, McKain, Case, Ahmidi, Abdulla, Cox, Hippolyte, Bennett. Subs - Mitford, Churchill, Miller-Rodney, Felix and O'Cearuill.

Blues - Jones, Saker, Dunbar, Boardley, Jefford, Bullard, Clark, Heath, Ottley-Gooch, Finch, Brothers. Subs - Winter, Taylor, Trotter and Rossis.

Attendance - 181

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Joe Jefford

Player of the Match

Joe Jefford

Key moments

10:00
Goal Joe Jefford scores for Leiston
61:00
Goal Billy Clark scores for Leiston

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90:00 Player of the Match
Joe Jefford is awarded player of the match for Leiston
85:00 Sub On
Jake Taylor is substituted on for Leiston
80:00 Sub On
Tom Winter is substituted on for Leiston
75:00 Sub On
Kelsey Trotter is substituted on for Leiston
70:00 Yellow Card
Christy Finch is yellow carded for Leiston
61:00 Goal 0 - 2
Billy Clark scores for Leiston
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Joe Jefford scores for Leiston
10:00 Assist
Sebastian Dunbar makes an assist for Leiston
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As it happened

  • Staines Town
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Joe Jefford Goal 10:00'
  • Sebastian Dunbar Assist 10:00'
  • Billy Clark Goal 61:00'
  • Christy Finch Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Kelsey Trotter Sub On 75:00'
  • Tom Winter Sub On 80:00'
  • Jake Taylor Sub On 85:00'

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Jones, Ashlee Jones, Ashlee
Saker, Blake Saker, Blake
Dunbar, Sebastian Dunbar, Sebastian
Boardley, Stuart Boardley, Stuart
Bullard, Tom Bullard, Tom
Jefford, Joe Jefford, Joe
Clark, Billy Clark, Billy
Ottley-Gooch, Leon Ottley-Gooch, Leon
Heath, Gareth Heath, Gareth
Finch, Christy Finch, Christy
Brothers, Patrick Brothers, Patrick
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