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1st Team - Match centre

Lowestoft Town
Full time
J Marsden (56'), Unknown (51' OG)
Mon 28 Aug 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 593

Lowestoft Town 0 Blues 2

Derby day delight for the Blues

Leiston, unbeaten still this season, were still missing Chris Henderson (suspended), Patrick Brothers (injured) and Matt Blake (unavailable) for this local derby, however, welcomed back Tom Bullard who was missing on Saturday. Joe Jefford dropped to the bench for captain Tom Bullard, with Sam Ford replacing Matt Blake.

On a very hot afternoon, both teams failed to get going in the first 20 minutes, with play from both sides very patchy. The first real chance of the game fell to Dominic Doherty who headed over from Robert Eagle, and he was well placed again moments later when Robert Eagle crossed but once again failed to hit the target. Rob Eagle's corner then smashed the crossbar as Leiston were starting to become the more dominant team. Jacek Zielonka had a long shot from distance but this didn't trouble Leiston custodian Marcus Garnham and drifted well wide. Leiston won a free kick on the edge of the Lowestoft box, however, Kyle Hammond's shot was easily dealt with by home Man of the Match on the day Ben Dudzinski. Another chance saw Kyle Hammond cross that was met by Dominic Docherty yet again but it was straight at Dudzinski. Byron Lawrence shot over as Lowestoft were now all over the place. At the back, Leiston looked calm and assured with Jake Reed working hard but getting no reward up front. Lowestoft did have a half chance when Marcus Garnham punched away a free kick only for Reed, but he failed to get a good connection on the ball. Kyle Hammond's effort flew over the home bar, before Joe Marsden's great run and one-two with Christy Finch saw his left foot shot smash the bar. Tom Bullard hit the foot of the Lowestoft post after a headed attempt from a corner. In one final assault before the interval, Robert Eagle's corner was well claimed by the assured Dudzinski.

HT - Lowestoft Town 0 Leiston 2

Lowestoft started the better side after the break, and came close a couple of times but Marcus Garnham palmed the first effort for a corner. Jake Reed had an opening but his shot was well blocked. On 51 minutes, Leiston took the lead. A good team move ended with Robert Eagle hooking the ball back into the danger zone and Rory McCauley could only put through his own net. Leiston would double their lead shortly afterwards. Another superb run by ex Lowestoft player Joe Marsden from the halfway line ended with him smashing the ball hard and low to Dudzinski's left hand corner. This was a real sucker punch for Lowestoft, and a goal that really killed the match. Zielonka had a free kick that went over for the hosts, after Tom Bullard had picked up a booking for the original foul. Leiston started to sit back, but still had an opportunity through Christy Finch but his effort was saved. Sam Ford, who had worked tirelessly all afternoon, was replaced by Regan Pelling, as was the impressive Joe Marsden who gave way for Joe Jefford. Lowestoft were trying their best to get through the Leiston defence, but there was to be no late drama. There was even time for Harry Burman to make a debut appearance and Leiston saw the game out with ease. Leiston's record at Lowestoft in recent years has not been impressive, so a win was most welcome. Leiston are now five matches unbeaten and look forward to an FA Cup match at Aylesbury on Saturday afternoon.

FT - Lowestoft Town 0 Leiston 2

Lowestoft Town - Dudzinski, White, Barker, McCauley, Leacock, Cole, Fisk, Jarvis, Reed, Hood, Zielonka (Nyadzayo 70 mins). Subs not used - Greenleaf, Westlake and Putnins.

Leiston - Garnham, Hammond, Dunbar, Marsden (Jefford 75 mins), Ainsley, Bullard, Lawrence, Eagle, Ford (Pelling 75 mins), Finch (Burman 86 mins), Docherty. Subs not used - Norman and Beckwith.

Man of the Match - Joe Marsden

Attendance - 593

Joe Marsden

Player of the Match

Joe Marsden

Key moments

Own Goal Own goal conceded by Lowestoft Town
Goal Joe Marsden scores for Leiston


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90:00 Player of the Match
Joe Marsden is awarded player of the match for Leiston
86:00 Sub On
Harry Burman is substituted on for Leiston
86:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
76:00 Sub Off
Sam Ford is substituted off for Leiston
76:00 Sub On
Regan Pelling is substituted on for Leiston
75:00 Sub On
Joe Jefford is substituted on for Leiston
75:00 Sub Off
Joe Marsden is substituted off for Leiston
60:00 Yellow Card
Tom Bullard is yellow carded for Leiston
56:00 Goal 0 - 2
Joe Marsden scores for Leiston
51:00 Own Goal 0 - 1
Own goal conceded by Lowestoft Town
End of period 1
30:00 Yellow Card
Sebastian Dunbar is yellow carded for Leiston
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Lowestoft Town
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Sebastian Dunbar Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Own Goal 51:00'
  • Joe Marsden Goal 56:00'
  • Tom Bullard Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Joe Jefford Sub On 75:00'
  • Joe Marsden Sub Off 75:00'
  • Regan Pelling Sub On 76:00'
  • Sam Ford Sub Off 76:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 86:00'
  • Harry Burman Sub On 86:00'

Team selection

Garnham, Marcus Garnham, Marcus
Hammond, Kyle Hammond, Kyle
Bullard, Tom Bullard, Tom
Eagle, Robert Eagle, Robert
Ainsley, Jack Ainsley, Jack
Dunbar, Sebastian Dunbar, Sebastian
Marsden, Joe Marsden, Joe
Lawrence, Byron Lawrence, Byron
Finch, Christy Finch, Christy
Ford, Sam Ford, Sam
Docherty, Dominic Docherty, Dominic

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Burgess Hill Town
Tooting & Mitcham United
Dorking Wanderers
Staines Town
Wingate & Finchley
Billericay Town
Folkestone Invicta

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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