‘I think we deserved to go through’ – Leiston boss Glenn Driver

Leiston manager Glenn Driver, left, and assistant Tony Kinsella in the technical area during the Bos

Leiston manager Glenn Driver, left, and assistant Tony Kinsella in the technical area during the Bostik Premier semi-final clash. Picture: CARL MARSTON - Credit: Archant

Leiston’s promotion hopes are over, following a narrow 1-0 defeat to hosts Dulwich Hamlet in a Bostik Premier play-off semi-final tie at Tooting & Mitcham last night.

Manager Glenn Driver felt that his team were the better side on the night, but Ashley Carew’s terrific free-kick, on 71 minutes, booked The Hamlet’s place in the final, where they will take on Hendon.

“I thought we more than matched them,” insisted Driver.

“In fact, I think we deserved to go through on the night, although overall the table does not lie and they finished second we finished fifth.

- Match report

“But we are in a good place at the moment. We played Dulwich Hamlet off the pitch at times, and they are a top, top side.


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“We knew it was going to be hard, and that there would be a terrific atmosphere, yet we played some good stuff, especially in the first half.

“Marcus (Garnham) made a good early save, and that seemed to settle us.”

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