Leiston boss Glenn Driver heaps praise on his side who remain unbeaten in Bostik Premier

Leiston management duo, Glenn Driver, left and Tony Kinsella. Their side entertain Staines on Saturd

Leiston management duo, Glenn Driver, left and Tony Kinsella. Their side entertain Staines on Saturday afternoon at Victory Road. - Credit: Archant

Leiston boss Glenn Driver has praised his side after another victory in midweek keeps the Blues the only undefeated side in Bostik Premier.

The Victory Road outfit beat Brightlingsea 3-2 on Tuesday and with it meant they are still unbeaten with six wins and three draws from their opening nine league encounters.

It’s a terrific start to the season for Driver’s team who are third in the table, level on points with big-spending Billericay, and Hendon – who play each other tomorrow. Leiston are at home to Staines.

“We have so much belief we can win football matches, we keep going, whatever happens,” Driver said.

“The boys just don’t know when they are beaten. Even when we have setbacks during a game, we bounce back. It was a classic example against Brightlingsea, where we led three times, having been pegged back twice.”

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Leiston were given a good test by James Webster’s Regent, one that left Driver impressed with the newly-promoted Essex outfit.

“Brightlingsea are real spoilers, but I mean that in a good way,” he said.

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“It’s tough coming into Step 3, but they have goalscorers in their team, a good management and they will have no problems staying in this division.”

With Billericay and Hendon clashing at New Lodge tomorrow, Leiston could go top of the table with victory over Staines.

It won’t be easy though with the Middlesex-based side sitting seventh in the table and having thrashed Tooting 7-0 in midweek.

“At our patch we fear no-one, but Staines are a good side,” Driver said.

“They score a lot of goals, but concede a few too. We are confident.”

It was a tough night for Needham on Tuesday at Thurrock and they will feel aggrieved to have gone done by the only goal in Essex, Remi Sutton’s first-half strike enough to secure victory.

Despite the dismissal of Adetayo Osifuwa, Needham were unable to salvage a point. Tomorrow, they travel to Dulwich Hamlet and what is sure to be a big crowd with a ‘pay want you want’ initiative at the South London club to celebrate ‘Non-league Day’.

Lowestoft, who have picked up four points from their last two games, travel to Burgess Hill.

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