Chenery wants points early

LEISTON will go top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division tonight should they overcome lowly Harwich & Parkeston at the Royal Oak today.With current leaders CRC in FA Vase action, the north Suffolk side will leapfrog to the summit with a victory today.

Mike Bacon

LEISTON will go top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division tonight should they overcome lowly Harwich & Parkeston at the Royal Oak today.

With current leaders CRC in FA Vase action, the north Suffolk side will leapfrog to the summit with a victory today.

For Leiston manager Carl Chenery, although taking nothing for granted, he knows that this season it's becoming points in the bag his side are enjoying, rather than games in hand. And he's happy about that.


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Last season a superb FA Cup run, which ended in a brave performance, but defeat at Fleetwood, resulted in the Victory Road side playing catch-up in the League.

However as the games in-hand built-up, the hoped-for points tally never materialised.

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“Towards the end of last season we had a big build-up of games,” Chenery said.

“But I'd rather have the points in the bag as we have this season.

“We've got a bigger squad and more options than last season too and that is proving important.

“Kirkley are now finding themselves in a similar position to the way we were last season, with good cup runs, but games in hand.”

Leiston picked up a fine win at Wroxham last Saturday, playing delightful in a first-half they dominated. And according to Chenery the team's squad system was put into good effect.

“Neil Calver has been very patient this season, but he came into the team at Wroxham and was probably man-of-the-match,” Chenery added.

“That's what I am looking for, players who can step in and do a job.”

Whether Leiston would take promotion to Step Four should they win the title still appears to be up for debate at the north Suffolk club, as Chenery explained.

“There's a long way to got, but the club is still undecided. It's a possibility, but we have concentrated on getting our youth system up and running well and that's happening. We are pleased about that.”

IN FACTFILE

Last four League games

Leiston, currently 3rd.

Walsham-le-Willows 1 Leiston 4

Leiston 4 King's Lynn Res 0

Leiston 2 Woodbridge Town 0

Wroxham 1 Leiston 2

Harwich & Parkeston, currently 21st.

Hadleigh United 5 Harwich 1

Harwich 1 Felixstowe & Walton 1

Harwich 0 Woodbridge 2

Histon Res 6 Harwich 0

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