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1st Team - Match centre

Leiston
Dorking Wanderers
K Hammond (62'), C Henderson (44' Sent Off)
Full time
Sat 12 Aug 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 311

Blues 1 Dorking Wanderers 0

Ten man Blues start the season with a win

Leiston welcomed Dorking Wanderers to Victory Road in their first match of the 2017/2018 BOSTIK Premier Division and started off with yet another win on the opening day of the season in a MATCH SPONSORED BY SYCAMORE PARK. They haven't been unbeaten now since 2010 when they lost at home to Wisbech Town.

Leiston came into the game on the back of a defeat in their final pre-season match against Norwich United. The match got off to a lively start and after just a few minutes, Chris Henderson was brought down with a bad challenge. Referee Ryan Head played the advantage and Christy Finch had an effort that away keeper Huk down well to turn around the post. Leiston continued to have the majority of possession and had further efforts through Jack Ainsley and Matt Blake, with Huk making another good stop from the latter. After a good run into the box, Matt Blake hit the side netting. Leiston then forced a couple of corners with Chris Henderson having a shot well blocked. Dorking had one decent chance when Tommy Hutchings' shot from distance was pushed over by Marcus Garnham. Just before the interval, Chris Henderson was shown a red card after reacting to a foul on him and Leiston were down to ten men.

HT - Leiston 0 Dorking Wanderers 0

Patrick Brothers replaced Christy Finch at the start of the second period in a tactical swap, and Leiston were pegged back into their own half at times. From a corner, Marcus Garnham down well to push over Jack Ainsley's mistimed header to keep the scores level. Leiston would take the lead when Kyle Hammond struck from a good thirty yards from goal to give Huk no chance in the away goal and send the home fans into celebrations. Dorking did put a lot of pressure on but the team defended solidly, especially centre-halves Tom Bullard and Jack Ainsley. Leiston were relieved to hear the final whistle and put their first three points on the board on the first day of the season.

FT - Leiston 1 Dorking Wanderers 0

Blues - Garnham, Hammond, Dunbar, Eagle, Ainsley, Bullard, Lawrence, Henderson, Blake (Marsden 85 mins) Finch (Brothers 45 mins). Docherty. Subs not used - Jefford, Ford and Beckwith.

Dorking Wanderers - Huk, Sheridan, Summerfield, Hamlin, Ray, Pearse, Beckles, Briggs, Moore, Hutchings, McShane. Subs - O'Neil, Pinnock, Philpot, Beard and Chendlik.

Match Sponsors SYCAMORE PARK Man of the Match - Kyle Hammond

Attendance - 311

Kyle Hammond

Player of the Match

Kyle Hammond

Key moments

44:00
Red Card Chris Henderson is sent off for Leiston
62:00
Goal Kyle Hammond scores for Leiston

Highlights

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89:00 Player of the Match
Kyle Hammond is awarded player of the match for Leiston
85:00 Sub On
Joe Marsden is substituted on for Leiston
85:00 Sub Off
Matt Blake is substituted off for Leiston
62:00 Goal 1 - 0
Kyle Hammond scores for Leiston
46:00 Sub On
Pat Brothers is substituted on for Leiston
46:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
End of period 1
44:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Chris Henderson is sent off for Leiston
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Leiston
  • Dorking Wanderers
  • 0
  • Chris Henderson Red Card 44:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 46:00'
  • Pat Brothers Sub On 46:00'
  • Kyle Hammond Goal 62:00'
  • Joe Marsden Sub On 85:00'
  • Matt Blake Sub Off 85:00'

Team selection

Garnham, Marcus Garnham, Marcus
Hammond, Kyle Hammond, Kyle
Dunbar, Sebastian Dunbar, Sebastian
Henderson, Chris Henderson, Chris
Bullard, Tom Bullard, Tom
Ainsley, Jack Ainsley, Jack
Docherty, Dominic Docherty, Dominic
Eagle, Robert Eagle, Robert
Finch, Christy Finch, Christy
Lawrence, Byron Lawrence, Byron
Blake, Matt Blake, Matt

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Dulwich Hamlet 23 50
2. Billericay Town 18 47
3. Staines Town 22 39
4. Leiston 22 39
5. Folkestone Invicta 21 38
6. Metropolitan Police 23 38
7. Hendon 20 35

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