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1st Team - Match centre

Leiston
Harrow Borough
J Jefford (31'), C Finch (48'), J Ainsley (59')
Full time
Tue 10 Apr 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 170

Blues 3 Harrow Borough 0

Third successive home clean sheet as the Blues remain in the play off hunt

Patrick Brothers came in for Darren Mills in the only change from the match with Folkestone Invicta on Saturday in this MATCH SPONSORED BY SPORTS PAYMENT SOLUTIONS & MRS SUE TUGWELL.

The match got off to a tentative start but got going in the 8th minute. Joe Jefford out Christy Finch but with only goalkeeper Melvin Minter to beat, he put his shot wide of the keeper’s right hand post. Shortly later, Jake Reed set up Christy Finch but he shot tamely at the keeper. Shaun Preddie fired over the crossbar for Harrow’s first attempt on goal before Kyle Hammond’s intelligent ball released Chris Henderson but he lobbed his effort over the bar. Leiston took the lead just after the half hour mark. Harrow cleared from a corner, however, the ball came back to Byron Lawrence and he let fly from outside the box with Melvin Minter tipping his shot onto the crossbar. The loose ball fell to Joe Jefford and he bravely headed the ball into the net under pressure from Minter. Byron Lawrence sent in another delivery but Seb Dunbar couldn’t get a good connection with the ball and it went wide. Patrick Brothers cut in from the left hand side and his attempt was just wide of Minter’s left hand upright. Leiston conceded a foul in a dangerous position of the pitch in the last couple of minutes of the first half, but George Moore’s free kick was wide of the target.

Adam Richards put a decent ball into the Leiston penalty area early in the second period but it was the home side who scored the second goal. Christy Finch found himself just outside the area when he struck well and seemed to deceive Minter much to the delight of the home crowd. A minute after the restart, Chris Henderson went on a run into the box and dragged his shot into the path of Christy Finch but he somehow couldn’t convert. Chinua Cole shot straight at Marcus Garnham as Harrow tried their upmost for a response. Seb Dunbar and Patrick Brothers combined well on the left to set up Christy Finch who’s strike smashed the crossbar but the ball came back to Jake Reed who tee'd up Jack Ainsley and he brilliantly chipped into Minter’s top right hand corner to put Leiston three goals up. Jack Ainsley and Christy Finch are now joint top scorers with 15 goals each. Jack Ainsley nearly added another goal with a rising strike but the impressive Minter pushed over for a corner. Marcus Garnham turned sub Charles Banya’s shot round his left hand post as Harrow kept trying. At the other end, Christy Finch went through one on one with the keeper but Minter again blocked well. Minter palmed Chris Henderson cross over his own bar as the game was reaching its conclusion. Another sub, Tarum Dawkins, tried a shot on the angle but Marcus Garnham was down to his right to gather well. Jake Reed and Joe Marsden had efforts late on time, but there were to be no more goals.

FT - Blues 3 Harrow Borough 0

Blues - Garnham, Hammond, Dunbar, Ainsley, Jefford, Bullard, Lawrence (Docherty 82 mins), Henderson, Reed, Finch (Garrard 86 mins), Brothers (Marsden 79 mins). Sub not used - Mills.

Harrow Borough - Minter, Moore, Cole, Richards (Banya 69 mins), Pepera, Preddie, Cumberbatch (Bryan 45 mins), McLeod, Moss (Dawkins 69 mins), Elsahib, O’Connor. Sub not used - Merchan Rodriguez.

Match Sponsor Mrs Sue Tugwell Man of the Match - Christy Finch

Match Sponsor Sports Payment Solutions Man of the Match - Chris Henderson

Attendance - 170

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Christy Finch

Player of the Match

Christy Finch
Chris Henderson

Player of the Match

Chris Henderson

Key moments

31:00
Goal Joe Jefford scores for Leiston
48:00
Goal Christy Finch scores for Leiston
59:00
Goal Jack Ainsley scores for Leiston

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Christy Finch is awarded player of the match for Leiston
90:00 Player of the Match
Chris Henderson is awarded player of the match for Leiston
86:00 Sub On
Jac Garrard is substituted on for Leiston
86:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
83:00 Yellow Card
Dominic Docherty is yellow carded for Leiston
82:00 Sub Off
Byron Lawrence is substituted off for Leiston
82:00 Sub On
Dominic Docherty is substituted on for Leiston
79:00 Sub Off
Patrick Brothers is substituted off for Leiston
79:00 Sub On
Joe Marsden is substituted on for Leiston
59:00 Goal 3 - 0
Jack Ainsley scores for Leiston
59:00 Assist
Jake Reed makes an assist for Leiston
48:00 Goal 2 - 0
Christy Finch scores for Leiston
End of period 1
37:00 Yellow Card
Sebastian Dunbar is yellow carded for Leiston
31:00 Goal 1 - 0
Joe Jefford scores for Leiston
31:00 Assist
Byron Lawrence makes an assist for Leiston
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As it happened

  • Leiston
  • Harrow Borough
  • 0
  • Joe Jefford Goal 31:00'
  • Byron Lawrence Assist 31:00'
  • Sebastian Dunbar Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Christy Finch Goal 48:00'
  • Jack Ainsley Goal 59:00'
  • Jake Reed Assist 59:00'
  • Patrick Brothers Sub Off 79:00'
  • Joe Marsden Sub On 79:00'
  • Dominic Docherty Sub On 82:00'
  • Byron Lawrence Sub Off 82:00'
  • Dominic Docherty Yellow Card 83:00'
  • Jac Garrard Sub On 86:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 86:00'

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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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