Leiston continue unbeaten start to 2014

New Leiston manager Steve Ball and assistant manager Rob Bate (left)

New Leiston manager Steve Ball and assistant manager Rob Bate (left) - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Leiston’s revival under Steve Ball continues as the Blues have started the new calendar year unbeaten.

Last Saturday saw another thrilling Ryman Premier League fixture at Victory Road although the home side were unable to claim all three points and had to settle for just a single point against a game Lewes side.

Leiston welcomed back Jack Simmons for a second spell on loan from Colchester United and he was joined for a month by Conor Hubble, also from Colchester United.

Just like the previous home game the Blues found themselves behind early on with a fine strike from Sam Crabb.

But the home side responded strongly and deservedly drew level when David Head nodded home after some great persistence from Leon Ottley-Gooch set up the opportunity.

Early in the second-half Leiston led for the first time with a fine header from leading scorer Craig Parker, from Gareth Heath’s corner.

But the visitors refused to buckle and ended the game strongly and deservedly drew level through a fine half volley from Luke Blewden.

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So the spoils were shared and no doubt Ball would have taken four points from the last two games.

Our thanks to Screwbolt Fixing for sponsoring the fixture with Head named as man of the match and also David Slater for sponsoring the match ball.

Tomorrow we are on our travels to Wingate & Finchley before a midweek trip to Canvey Island on Tuesday.

As always check the website for updates especially regarding possible weather issues.