FA Cup progress is made by Leiston and now it’s Thurrock in the league this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:02 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:31 07 September 2017

Seb Dunbar, scored for Leiston in the FA Cup last week

Seb Dunbar, scored for Leiston in the FA Cup last week


Last Saturday, Leiston’s FA Cup campaign for the season got started at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

On a very warm afternoon, the Blues started off nervously in the first half. Some credit must go to the hosts though, and Leiston had Marcus Garnham to thank for an excellent double stop.

Six minutes before the half time interval, Leiston took the lead when Byron Lawrence struck an absolute pearler from the edge of the area.

After the break, Dominic Docherty’s header and Seb Dunbar’s effort from an acute angle saw Leiston move three goals ahead, and gave Leiston some breathing space. Joe Jefford, Regan Pelling and Sam Ford were introduced to the tie, before Joe Montgomery pulled a goal back for Aylesbury. Dominic Docherty was then given his marching orders after being red carded for a professional foul.

However, there was to be no further scoring and Leiston are now through to the Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round.

In Monday’s draw, Leiston were given a home draw against Crowborough Athletic. They play two steps below Leiston. The tie is set to take place on Saturday 16th September.

The Reserves have also got two more wins under their belt recently. On Saturday, they made the relatively short trip to Bloomfields to take on Needham Market Reserves. The only goal of the half was Kevin Inglis’ penalty to give the Reserves the lead. After the break, Harry Burman was dismissed for Leiston, but further goals from Ryan Sharman and Inglis again (this time from the halfway line) gave Leiston the points.

On Tuesday evening, Cornard were the visitors to Victory Road. The Reserves were worthy winners on the night, completing a 5-0 win. A Regan Pelling brace, Louie Bloom, Ryan Sharman and Sam Ford goals saw them jump up to 7th in the league table. Tomorrow, they visit Braintree Town Reserves.

The U18’s beat Stowmarket Town last week 9-1. After going a goal down early on, they regained focus to get a resounding win in the end. The goals came through Toby Chenery (3), Owen Pierce (2), Emmanuel Ali, Charlie Canham, Ben Snowling and Toby Groom. This Saturday the first team entertain Thurrock


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