‘Some of our football was frightening’ – Leiston skipper Tom Bullard

Leiston captain Tom Bullard, right, who scored the opener at Harrow, together with keeper Marcus Gar

Leiston captain Tom Bullard, right, who scored the opener at Harrow, together with keeper Marcus Garnham, who kept a clean-sheet in the 5-0 win. Picture: PAUL VOLLER - Credit: Archant

Leiston captain, Tom Bullard, described some of the Blues’ free-flowing forward-play as “frightening” after Saturday’s crushing 5-0 win at Harrow Borough.

Harrow players (red shirts) look distraught as Leiston celebrate going 2-0 up on Saturday. Picture:

Harrow players (red shirts) look distraught as Leiston celebrate going 2-0 up on Saturday. Picture: CARL MARSTON - Credit: Archant

Glenn Driver’s men will be looking to continue where they left off in north-west London, when they entertain Merstham at the Victory Ground this evening,

And there is certainly no reason why Leiston cannot stay in the promotion mix during the second half of the season.

They are up to fourth and, crucially, all their recent injury woes seem to be behind them, including the return of Bullard – the experienced centre-half scored the first goal at Harrow, as well as helping to keep a clean-sheet.

“I had been out for three weeks with a groin injury,” explained centre-half Bullard, following the win at Earlsmead Stadium.


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“It was my first game back, and I’m feeling fine – and what a game to come back into!

“We knew that we would do well, if we got an early goal, and I was happy to score it. I didn’t know much about it, to be honest. It was a little flick to score my first goal of the season, and it’s always nice to get off the mark.

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“Some of our football was amazing, it was really good. In fact, some of our football in the first 15 minutes of the second half was frightening!

“We should have scored more goals, to be honest, while at the other end it’s always good for defenders to keep clean-sheets – and that’s our fourth in the last five games.

“If we keep clean-sheets then we are always confident that we are going to get goals to win games.

“We have had a torrid time with injuries, having five or six players out, but everyone is fit now,” added Bullard.

The ex-Bury Town stalwart predicts an exciting second half of the season.

“We are up to fourth in the table and we want to stay up there,” continued Bullard.

“The players we have got and the quality in the squad is excellent. We got into our groove here (at Harrow), as we did in the previous two games (2-0 wins over Enfield and Kingstonian).

“If we can keep everyone fit, then we will be in and around the play-offs. We have a good chance to consolidate against Merstham, and kick on from the weekend. We are always confident at home.”

Bullard suffered a shoulder injury at Harrow but should be fit for tonight.

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