Leiston look to bounce back against St Neots after Tuesday night’s defeat to... St Neots

Noel Aitkens of Leiston. Returns to the Blues squad against St Neots. Photo: PAUL VOLLER

Noel Aitkens of Leiston. Returns to the Blues squad against St Neots. Photo: PAUL VOLLER - Credit: Archant

Another big game for Leiston takes place tomorrow afternoon at Victory Road as Stuart Boardley’s side look to get back to winning ways, writes Craig Cooper.

The Blues were six games unbeaten up until Tuesday night when St Neots Town defeated them 2-0 at The Premier Plus Stadium.

Leiston host St Neots Town tomorrow in the reverse fixture in the Southern League (kick off 3 o’clock).

A great point at King’s Lynn Town was gained last Saturday but the loss on Tuesday night meant St Neots climbed out of the relegation zone.

Leiston are 11th, five points off Lynn Town in fourth and Biggleswade Town in fifth respectively.

Leiston will welcome back Noel Aitkens into the squad after he missed Tuesday night’s match at St Neots Town with injury, but George Keys is suspended for one match after picking up a red card at Lynn.

It’s a big month for the Suffolk club as they travel to Rushall Olympic in 17th place next Saturday, while two weeks today they welcome 19th place Hitchin Town to Victory Road.

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Leiston end January with a 360-mile round trip to Alvechurch, currently in 10th position on a Tuesday night.

“Saturday’s point at King’s Lynn Town was an excellent result for us and we had chances to win the game,” Blues keeper Marcus Garnham said.

“We had George Keys sent off with 15 minutes of normal time remaining but we defended well and stood up to a good side in front of a what was a very good crowd of 704.”

Garnham, who was man of the match against The Linnets, added: “The St Neots game was completely opposite of Saturday’s match.

“It was a poor display from us and we should be up for every game we play not just the so called ‘bigger sides’ in the division.

“We owe a performance to our supporters Saturday.

“We are still in the mix for the play-offs, but need to play with more consistency. If we stick together, I’m sure results will come.”

The Reserves visit The New Croft this afternoon to take on Haverhill Borough in the Thurlow Nunn First Division North, looking to get back to winning ways after losing at home to Diss Town last weekend.

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