Good week for Leiston as Danny Cunningham returns

Danny Cunningham is back at Leiston

Danny Cunningham is back at Leiston - Credit: Archant

Leiston secured their fourth successive Ryman Premier Division win last Saturday and a first double of the season as sixth placed Wingate & Finchley were defeated at Victory Road.

In truth the winning margin should have been by a greater margin as the Blues comfortably collected three points. The pre match talk on the sidelines was all about the return of Danny Cunningham who re-signed for the club late Friday night and he fitted seamlessly into central midfield in place of Scott Mitchell who, along with Blake Saker, was suspended.

The side continues to impress even with key squad members absent or not fully fit and Saturday was no different as the side turned in a fantastic first half display.

Some of the football currently on offer is of the highest quality and those not coming to view are missing out on some quality displays. The scoring was opened by skipper Joe Jefford, timing his run to head home a Conor Hubble corner.

This trick was repeated before the interval by Adam Tann from another Hubble ball.

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In between goals Gareth Heath spurned a one-on-one chance whilst Bobby Smith in the away goal made flying saves to deny Cunningham and Hubble. The last action of the half saw Adam Tann crash a header against the Wingate bar.

Content with their lead Leiston soaked up long spells of pressure during the second half before ending the game as they had begun it, on top and late chances from Adam Tann and Tom Winter almost added some gloss to the win.

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Our thanks to long serving supporter and sponsor Bill Muttock who sponsored the game, with Adam Tann collecting the Man of the Match award. The proposed midweek Suffolk Premier Cup Quarter Final at home to Walsham Le Willows fell foul to the weather which was not surprising down to the rain we’ve recently had but has now been arranged for Tuesday, December 2nd.

The Reserves took a depleted side to Kings Lynn and were beaten 5-1, Nuno Nogueira netting our consolation. They return to home action on Saturday against Cornard United.

Tomorrow the Blues are on their travels to Billericay Town, a tough venue where we were beaten twice last season, looking to keep the pressure up on the top three.

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