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1st Team - Match centre

Full time
B Lawrence (55'), J Marsden (90')
Sat 19 Aug 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 624

Margate 2 Blues 2

Great fightback earn Blues a share of the points

Leiston came into this game in good spirits after two wins from their first two matches. Patrick Brothers came in for the suspended Chris Henderson, while Regan Pelling was welcomed back into the sixteen. After just three minutes, however, Leiston found themselves a goal down. Marcus Garnham did well to punch clear but the fell to Jack Evans' whose clever lob eluded everyone to nestle into the back of the net. The hosts were well in control and doubled their advantage when winger Matt Bodkin cut in and powered home a well drilled effort beyond Marcus Garnham into the far corner. It was all Margate who controlled proceedings and Marcus Garnham kept Leiston in the game with a fine save just before the break. Leiston's best effort fell to Matt Blake but he fired wide of the target when well placed. Leiston came out the blocks the quicker after the interval and after Christy Finch was fouled, Byron Lawrence scored a fabulous free-kick in off the crossbar just ten minutes into the half. Tom Bullard, Matt Blake and Christy Finch all had decent chances as Leiston pressed for a leveller. The pressure told in stoppage when Byron Lawrence sweet centre into the box was met by the head of Joe Marsden to restore parity and save a point for the away side.noon.

FT - Margate 2 Blues 2

Margate - Pidgeley, Sessegnon, Mills, Rogers, Friend, Wynter, Bodkin (Prescott), Evans, Smith (Swift), Collin, Martin (Chiedozie). Subs not used - Stannard and Brown.

Leiston - Garnham, Hammond, Dunbar, Eagle, Ainsley, Bullard, Lawrence, Brothers (Marsden 31 mins), Blake, Finch (Jefford 81 mins ), Docherty (Ford 70 mins). Subs not used - Pelling and Beckwith.

Man of the Match -

Attendance - 624

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Key moments

Goal Byron Lawrence scores for Leiston
Goal Joe Marsden scores for Leiston


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90:00 Goal 0 - 2
Joe Marsden scores for Leiston
81:00 Sub On
Joe Jefford is substituted on for Leiston
81:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
80:00 Yellow Card
Kyle Hammond is yellow carded for Leiston
70:00 Sub On
Sam Ford is substituted on for Leiston
70:00 Sub Off
Dominic Docherty is substituted off for Leiston
55:00 Goal 0 - 1
Byron Lawrence scores for Leiston
End of period 1
31:00 Sub On
Joe Marsden is substituted on for Leiston
31:00 Sub Off
Patrick Brothers is substituted off for Leiston
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Margate
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Joe Marsden Sub On 31:00'
  • Patrick Brothers Sub Off 31:00'
  • Byron Lawrence Goal 55:00'
  • Sam Ford Sub On 70:00'
  • Dominic Docherty Sub Off 70:00'
  • Kyle Hammond Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Joe Jefford Sub On 81:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 81:00'
  • Joe Marsden Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Garnham, Marcus Garnham, Marcus
Hammond, Kyle Hammond, Kyle
Dunbar, Sebastian Dunbar, Sebastian
Brothers, Patrick Brothers, Patrick
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

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Billericay Town 46 99
2. Dulwich Hamlet 46 95
3. Hendon 46 85
4. Folkestone Invicta 46 85
5. Leiston 46 79
6. Leatherhead 46 79
7. Margate 46 77

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