Leiston Football Club have this morning parted company with Manager Steve Pitt.
Pitt had been with the club six weeks and despite the team winning 4-1 at Lowestoft Town in the Robert Dyas (Ryman) League Cup last night (Tuesday), he left the club straight after. Leiston Chairman Andy Crisp said, "Its very unfortunate we have had to make this decision. It's for footballing reasons and nothing to do with results. Steve is a good man but it would have been wrong from me as Chairman to just give it another couple of weeks to see if things improved. Steve Ball will take over as Caretaker Manager for our big home game with Enfield Town on Saturday."
Robert Dyas (Ryman) League Cup Third Round
Lowestoft Town 1 Leiston 4
The Blues will travel to AFC Sudbury in the last sixteen next Tuesday after defeating a much changed Lowestoft Town at Crown Meadow. Craig Parker (2), David Head and Leon Ottley-Gooch were all on target.
Wealdstone 3 Leiston 1
After a positive opening the Blues were well beaten by a good Wealdstone side. The hosts led at the break thanks to two Scott McGleish goals and only an inspired Danny Gay display kept the hosts to adding further goals after Tom Pett's third. The Blues' consolation came from Craig Parker after Stuart Boardley had earlier been sent off for two yellow cards.
Suffolk FA Premier Cup Quarter Finals
Brantham Athletic 1 Leiston 2
Leiston advanced to a third consecutive Suffolk FA Premier Cup Semi Final, coming from behind to defeat Thurlow Nunn Brantham Athletic with goals from Simon Thomas and Joe Jefford.
Report to follow
Leiston 2 Billericay Town 2
A late goal from substitute Joe Francis saw the Blues deservedly claim a point against tenth placed Billericay. The Blues led inside 53 seconds thanks to Gareth Heath's goal but were then behind to two second half goals from the visitors in a match sponsored by Cracknell Properties.
Photos of the game have been uploaded to the gallery. Thanks to John Heald.