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1st Team - Match centre

Kingstonian
Leiston
Full time
C Finch (2'), J Reed (86'), Unknown (75' OG)
Sat 10 Mar 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 205

Kingstonian 1 Blues 3

Unbeaten run extends to four after solid display

The Blues made one change to their starting line-up from Tuesday's draw with Margate with Christy Finch replacing Matt Blake.

On a really sticky pitch, the game came to life as early as the second minute. Jack Ainsley delicately chipped ball to Christy Finch was brilliantly smashed into the net from just inside the area to give home custodian Rob Tolfrey no chance. Another good chance fell to Tom Bullard but his shot was well blocked, while after a good team move, Chris Henderson’s strike was saved by Tolfrey with his feet. In the 17th minute, Kingstonian thought they had levelled but the Referee’s Assistant had his flag raised for offside. Just a minute later and home forward Andre McCollin was through on goal but Marcus Garnham stood up well to palm the ball away for a corner. Michael West's cross was well dealt with by Marcus Garnham moments later before the away keeper gathered from Manolis Goganas’ corner. The lively Michael West fired over from a free kick on the edge of the penalty area. Leiston’s next opportunity came when Darren Mills put Tolfrey under pressure that allowed Kyle Hammond to have a shot but Tolfrey was equal to it. The home keeper then received some treatment for a couple of minutes. In the last chance of the half, Darren Mills hit straight at Tolfrey from Byron Lawrence’s free kick.

Byron Lawrence struck well wide at the start of the second period for Leiston, and after another good move, Jake Reed volleyed over the top on the angle. A few moments later and the combination of Kyle Hammond, Chris Henderson and Christy Finch saw the latter deliver a decent ball that Tolfrey claimed from the sliding Jake Reed. The home keeper produced another valuable save when he turned a deflected Christy Finch shot round his right hand post. Kingstonian substitute Greg Cundle spurned a great chance when he sliced wide of the target, but it was Leiston who got the all important second goal. Byron Lawrence’s dangerous cross was put into his own net by defender Rob Bartley. The visitors, however, got back into the match as substitute Toby Ajala netted a cracking goal from 25 yards, the ball finding Marcus Garnham’s top right hand corner. The hosts applied late pressure but with four minutes of normal time to play, Jake Reed turned Kyle Hammond’s cross into the net as Leiston took home all three points.

FT - Kingstonian 1 Blues 3

Kingstonian - Tolfrey, Gogonas, Arthur (Ajala 62 mins), Maclaren, Bartley, Francis, West (Yao 64 mins), Beere, Williams, McCollin (Cundle 58 mins), Amoo. Subs not used - Hunte and Fundi.

Blues - Garnham, Hammond, Dunbar, Ainsley, Jefford, Bullard, Lawrence, Henderson (Marsden 81 mins), Reed, Finch (Brothers 73 mins), Mills (Docherty 73 mins). Subs not used - Blake and Trotter.

Man of the Match - Joe Jefford

Attendance - 205

Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad

Joe Jefford

Player of the Match

Joe Jefford

Key moments

2:00
Goal Christy Finch scores for Leiston
75:00
Own Goal Own goal conceded by Kingstonian
86:00
Goal Jake Reed scores for Leiston

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Joe Jefford is awarded player of the match for Leiston
86:00 Goal 0 - 3
Jake Reed scores for Leiston
86:00 Assist
Kyle Hammond makes an assist for Leiston
81:00 Sub On
Joe Marsden is substituted on for Leiston
81:00 Sub Off
Chris Henderson is substituted off for Leiston
75:00 Assist
Byron Lawrence makes an assist for Leiston
75:00 Own Goal 0 - 2
Own goal conceded by Kingstonian
74:00 Sub On
Dominic Docherty is substituted on for Leiston
74:00 Sub Off
Darren Mills is substituted off for Leiston
73:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
73:00 Sub On
Patrick Brothers is substituted on for Leiston
End of period 1
2:00 Goal 0 - 1
Christy Finch scores for Leiston
2:00 Assist
Jack Ainsley makes an assist for Leiston
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As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Christy Finch Goal 2:00'
  • Jack Ainsley Assist 2:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 73:00'
  • Patrick Brothers Sub On 73:00'
  • Dominic Docherty Sub On 74:00'
  • Darren Mills Sub Off 74:00'
  • Byron Lawrence Assist 75:00'
  • Own Goal 75:00'
  • Joe Marsden Sub On 81:00'
  • Chris Henderson Sub Off 81:00'
  • Jake Reed Goal 86:00'
  • Kyle Hammond Assist 86:00'

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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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