The Blues welcome promotion chasing and fifth placed Kingstonian to Victory Road on Tuesday, April 8th. This will be the fourth meeting between the sides with Leiston yet to taste victory over the K’s after a draw and two defeats. Earlier in the season, after heavy traffic postponed the first scheduled fixture, the Blues were defeated 2-0 at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. Kingstonian have lost only once on their travels this calendar year and are unbeaten in their last eight games and last Saturday secured a 4-0 win at Cray Wanderers. Whilst they do hold the final play-off spot after their visit to Victory Road they face Dulwich Hamlet, Lowestoft Town and Wealdstone in three of their final four home games so a difficult end to the season. Leiston meanwhile are the third joint best form side of the Division with Lowestoft Town and Wealdstone above the Blues purely on goal difference and will be looking to continue where they left off Saturday when a hat-trick from Joe Francis helped the side defeat Thamesmead Town 3-0.
Latest form (8 games, recent game first)
Leiston – W W D L D W W W
Kingstonian – W D W D D W D W
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Leiston 3 Thamesmead Town 0
A clinical hat-trick from first half substitute Joe Francis saw the Blues move up into ninth while heaping more pressure on Thamesmead Town at the foot of the table.
Photographs of the game are available in the gallery section. With thanks to John Heald.
The club would like to thank all those who attended and made the latest Sportsman's Evening a great success. The evening held at the LTAA on Thursday, April 3rd with guest speaker Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, was well supported with over 100 in attendance and was well organised with fine dining and great entertainment.
Special thanks to all those who helped arrange the event and made the night run smoothly to plan.
The latest draw of the Blues 200 club was made recently and here are the lucky winners;
£200 (Ball No - 92) Jason Collins
£100 (Ball No - 49) Sheldrake and Wells
£50 (Ball No - 65) Arnold Savage
Leiston U21 3 Grays Athletic U21 5
Trailing by three goals at the break, the Blues reduced the deficit to one goal before a late flurry of goals sealed the visitors victory.