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M Blake (36')
Sat 18 Nov 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 511

Worthing 1 Blues 1

Blues held on the South Coast

Matt Blake's seventh goal of the season cancelled out Worthing's early opener as the Blues were held on the South coast. Bottom club Worthing have been on an upward trend over the past few weeks suffering just one defeat in four and started confidently, seeing an effort strike the woodwork before deservedly taking the lead. Hallard converting from a tight angle after an initial shot from Colbran was well blocked but fell invitingly to Hallard to give the rejuvenated home side the advantage with just over a quarter of an hour played. Twenty minutes followed of a cagey affair with a handful of yellow cards before the Blues were level on 36 minutes when Matt Blake raced onto Christy Finch's pass to neatly convert. It could have been better for the visitors in first half stoppage time but for some good home defending aiding Covolan in the home goal.

The second half saw the Blues creating the better openings but left Blues boss Glenn Driver frustrated as they failed to turn their chances into goals. Home keeper Covolan made two fantastic pin point saves and then made a tremendous stop to deny Matt Blake a second goal when he looked certain to score late in the game. Worthing also had chances and early in the half Marcus Garnham did well to deny Rance. Both sides pushed for all the points but had to settle for a point a piece.

FT - Worthing 1 Blues 1

Worthing - Covolan, Colbran, Rents, Budd, Young, Hallard, Meekums, Pamment, Pope, (Wild 70 mins), Rance (Parsons 81 mins), Schneider (Sparks 70 mins). Subs not used - Watson and O'Sullivan.

Blues - Garnham, Trotter, Dunbar, Ainsley, Jefford, Bullard, Lawrence, Henderson, Blake, Finch (Marsden 84 mins), Docherty (Brothers 61 mins). Sub not used - Cheetham

Man of the Match - Jack Ainsley

Attendance - 511

Jack Ainsley

Player of the Match

Jack Ainsley

Key moments

Goal Matt Blake scores for Leiston


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90:00 Player of the Match
Jack Ainsley is awarded player of the match for Leiston
84:00 Sub On
Joe Marsden is substituted on for Leiston
84:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
74:00 Yellow Card
Patrick Brothers is yellow carded for Leiston
61:00 Sub On
Patrick Brothers is substituted on for Leiston
61:00 Sub Off
Dominic Docherty is substituted off for Leiston
54:00 Yellow Card
Sebastian Dunbar is yellow carded for Leiston
End of period 1
36:00 Goal 0 - 1
Matt Blake scores for Leiston
18:00 Yellow Card
Chris Henderson is yellow carded for Leiston
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As it happened

  • Worthing
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Chris Henderson Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Matt Blake Goal 36:00'
  • Sebastian Dunbar Yellow Card 54:00'
  • Patrick Brothers Sub On 61:00'
  • Dominic Docherty Sub Off 61:00'
  • Patrick Brothers Yellow Card 74:00'
  • Joe Marsden Sub On 84:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 84:00'

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# 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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