Victories for Leiston and Hadleigh

Ollie Canfer

Ollie Canfer - Credit: Archant

Leiston kicked off their pre-season preparations with a win in the searing heat at Gorleston’s Emerald Park.

Liam Barrett opened the scoring in the 12th minute after Rhys Henry had rattled the bar,

Gareth Heath stroked home a 27th minute penalty after he was upended inside the box.

Bradley Hough reduced the arrears a minute before the break, but a fine strike from Craig Parker from just outside the box restored the two-goal lead before Heath completed the scoring, drilling home from just inside the box.

Meanwhile, a second-half hat-trick by Ollie Canfer was the cornerstone of Hadleigh’s 5-1 win against Wroxham on Saturday.

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Other goals came in the first period from Kris Rose and an own goal.

Wroxham’s consolation came midway through the second half, but Hadleigh were impressive.

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