Leiston sign Haynes-Brown ahead of Kingstonian clash

Christy Finch, right, netted for Leiston in their win over Enfield. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Christy Finch, right, netted for Leiston in their win over Enfield. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

After a midweek win against Enfield Town, Leiston will be full of confidence going into tomorrow’s match at home to Kingstonian, writes Craig Cooper.

The visitors currently lie 12th in the Bostik Premier Division table and are seven points behind their hosts.

Christy Finch and Joe Marsden were on target for the Blues in a 2-0 win over Enfield on Tuesday evening.

They had other good chances through Jack Ainsley, Byron Lawrence, Chris Henderson and Patrick Brothers, and defended well late on with Marcus Garnham pulling off a couple of fine stops.

Leiston now haven’t lost to Enfield in nine matches, the last defeat came back in April 2013.

Manager Glen Driver said: “I was very pleased with the result on Tuesday night, but even happier with the performance as I thought from start to finish we competed well against an excellent Enfield side.

“We created a number of chances and also keeping a clean sheet gives us confidence against Kingstonian.”

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The win meant Leiston move up to seventh spot, in a league that is once again extremely tight and with anyone potentially beating anybody.

Driver said: “Kingstonian will be a tough test for us but we are looking for a positive result. Players are now slowly coming back from injury and the squad is looking strong again.

“We have signed Curtis Haynes-Brown this week which will give everyone a boost and if we can keep him fit we have signed a very good player who will bolster the squad.”

It’s a busy period for Leiston as they play eight games in December, five of them at home. Having already played Billericay and Enfield, there are away matches at Harrow Borough and Dulwich Hamlet to come, while Merstham, Lowestoft Town and Margate all visit Victory Road.

Tomorrow also sees the club have a bit of festive fun as supporters wearing anything Christmas-related, whether that is jumpers, hats, or suits, will be entered into a half-time draw.

The prize on offer is a meal for four at the Regatta restaurant in Aldeburgh. After the match, there will be a horse racing night in the members bar starting at around 5.30pm.

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