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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

FA Cup replays for Leiston, Haverhill Rovers and Long Meford, while Needham go through

PUBLISHED: 16:40 09 September 2018

Dominic Docherty scored Leiston's leveller in the FA Cup. Picture: JOHN HEALD

Dominic Docherty scored Leiston's leveller in the FA Cup. Picture: JOHN HEALD

Leiston survived a scare but battled back from two goals down at Cheshunt to secure an FA Cup First Qualifying Round replay and put themselves into the hat for the next round as they bagged two strikes in the last 25 minutes.

Christy Finch, right, was on target for Leiston. Photo: JOHN HEALDChristy Finch, right, was on target for Leiston. Photo: JOHN HEALD

The Blues started strongly, as Jake Reed forced Harry Girling into an early save and from the resultant corner, Matt Blake hit a post.

The home side gradually came into the contest and took the lead after 20 minutes as Mark Hughes flicked in a corner at the near post.

Marcus Garnham then had to be alert to deny Hafeez Sanusi and Hughes, whilst at the other end Leiston couldn’t scramble home the ball from a corner and Reed had a strike well blocked from Girling.

Just three minutes into the second half, and Cheshunt doubled their lead. Sanusi was allowed time to shoot after some slack play to fire home.

This seemed to spark Leiston into life, and Christy Finch finished well to pull a goal back after Byron Lawrence’s shot was saved by Girling’s outstretched foot.

Substitute Dominic Docherty levelled the tie in the 74th minute with his first touch as he headed home Reed’s cross. Garnham again was down well to save Ricky Sappleton’s free kick as both teams defended well late on to stay in the competition.

The two sides face each other again in a replay at Victory Road on Tuesday night.

Fellow Evostik South Premier side Needham Market did make progress in the Cup though, cruising to a 4-0 win victory at Barton Rovers with goals from Kamanzi, Dobson, Morphew and Mills.

Elsewhere, Haverhill Rovers and Long Melford played out a 0-0 draw. Rovers missed a penalty just two minutes into the game when Prince Mutswunguma was felled in the box but skied his spot kick.

They will replay at Melford on Wednesday night.

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