The presentation of a team of the month award is often a banana skin for the recipients, and it was a case of double jeopardy when the Seasiders collected the award for August and September from league chairman Peter Hutchings prior to kick-off, writes Chris Ryan.
It was a fine day for Leiston as they secured their second win in five days whilst three teams above them were defeated, thus enabling Glen Driver’s side to move into sixth position in the table – just one point outside the play-off places, writes John Campany.
Brantham Athletic and Stowmarket Town go head-to-head this weekend as they both look to hang on to Felixstowe & Walton United, who preserved their 19-point lead at the top of the table after the midweek round of fixtures, writes Phil Griffiths.
Felixstowe & Walton face a tricky test when they host a Long Melford side that have hit a good vein of form in recent weeks - the Villagers will arrive at the Goldstar Ground on the back of two straight wins and four from their last six games.
Teenager Lewis Smy’s 90th minute debut goal saw the Suffolk Seasiders maintain their 100% home league record and complete the double over their Essex counterparts, to further strengthen their position at the top of the Premier Division.
The Iron players will have to learn to cut out silly, individual defensive mistakes and show more physical prowess against the opposition if they want to fulfil their aim of promotion and an immediate return to the National League.
Felixstowe & Walton United will be hoping the weather stays kind tonight when they stage their third Friday night fixture of the season - the previous two attracted bumper crowds to the Goldstar and the Seasiders will be hoping the visit of their Essex counterparts FC Clacton will bring in a 400-plus gate again, writes Phil Griffiths.