Leatherhead will offer ‘big test’, says Leiston boss Glenn Driver ahead of Bostik Premier clash

Matt Blake, getting back among the goals once more for Leiston

Matt Blake, getting back among the goals once more for Leiston


Leiston boss Glenn Driver knows his side are in for a tough test at home to Leatherhead tomorrow afternoon, writes Craig Cooper.

The Victory Road club, buoyed by a fine 5-2 win over neighbours Needham Market on New Year’s Day, go into the game full of confidence.

However, Driver is asking his for his side to cut out errors that gift opponents goals, as they sit in fifth place in the Bostik Premier table.

“Leatherhead will be a big test for us,” said Driver.

“They play a bit like ourselves and they are a very good footballing side.

“Against Needham, it was a bit one-sided and we had lots of the ball. But we must cut the errors out that our gifting the opposition goals.

“In the last two games, this has happened and it leaves you with a mountain to climb to get back in the match.”

Leiston have enjoyed a very good record against the Marketmen, winning six and drawing one of the team’s Premier League clashes in recent times.

However, it’s Leatherhead that is the next obstacle.

“I have a fresh squad going into the match with Leatherhead, with no injury worries so we will be at full strength,” Driver said.

Leatherhead, who lie in 11th position, are on a good run themselves, unbeaten in their last five matches, having won their last four league games.

Earlier in the season, they reached the Emirates FA Cup 2nd Round, where they lost 3-1 to Wycombe Wanderers.

The Blues won 1-0 at Victory Road towards the end of last season against Leatherhead, with Matt Blake netting a late goal.

It’s the first time the teams have met this term, with Leiston set to visit Leatherhead in the penultimate game later in the campaign.

This Tuesday night another tough test awaits Driver’s side in the form of Wingate & Finchley, away in London, in another Bostik Premier clash.

Dulwich Hamlet lead Bostik Premier, but big-spending Billericay Town looking set to overhaul the south London side – the Essex club are just three points behind, but have five games in hand.

Folkestone, who grabbed a late draw at Needham recently, are third, with Hendon fourth, followed by Leiston.


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