Tuesday (10 March) tenth placed Blues welcome twenty third placed Carshalton Athletic to Victory Road, kick off 7.45pm. The Robins were defeated at home at the weekend by title favourites Wealdstone and on their travels, have won three, drawn three and lost eleven of their previous seventeen away fixtures. The visitors have turned in some decent performances of late but have not been getting any joy with their last win at Bury Town in mid February.
The Blues meanwhile will be looking to build on a fine win over second placed Maidstone United at the weekend where goalkeeper Danny Gay kept his third successive clean sheet. The Blues will still be without Leon Ottley-Gooch through injury but are hopeful Stuart Boardley will return to the squad. The two sides met on the third day of the season where a goal from substitute Ryan Crisp gave the Blues victory in a scrappy game. Last season at Victory Road a Leon Ottley-Gooch goal was the difference between the sides.
Latest form (last eight games, most recent game first)
Leiston - W W W D D L W W
Carshalton Athletic - L L L L L W L L
Full match sponsors - GLEN DRIVER CARAVANS
Matchball sponsor - KEVIN SMITH
The Club are delighted to announce that popular defender Joe Jefford has agreed to extend his stay at Victory Road. Joe, an almost ever present this season, has been in talks for the past few weeks and tonight (Saturday) put pen to paper on a two year deal that will keep him at the club until May 2016. The deal is just rewards for Joe who continues to be a regular star performer at the heart of the Blues defence in the ever challenging Ryman Premier Division.
Leiston 1 Maidstone United 0
A great team display saw the Blues defeat second placed Maidstone United thanks to Gareth Heath's second half penalty.
Photographs from the match are available in the gallery section. With thanks to John Heald.
Young Colchester United midfielders Conor Hubble and Jack Simmons have agreed to another loan period at Victory Road. Both players are well known to the home faithful after previous loan stays and have both impressed during their previous stays at the club. Jack Simmons, four days older than fellow midfielder Conor Hubble, will make his third return while Conor will return for a second month.
Our thanks to Richard Hall and Kym Cowling at Colchester United for assisting with the swift arrangements.