Tough month ahead for Leiston but Boardley is happy with his players despite defeat last week

PUBLISHED: 08:56 01 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:24 01 February 2019

Seb Dunbar of Leiston misses the trip to Biggleswade. Photo: JOHN HEALD

Seb Dunbar of Leiston misses the trip to Biggleswade. Photo: JOHN HEALD

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Leiston’s clash at Biggleswade Town tomorrow afternoon has been called off because of the snow., writes Craig Cooper.

The Blues are 10th in the table, moving up a place in the week as Banbury United were deducted four points on Tuesday.

Tomorrow’s trip was set to see the start of a tough month for Leiston as they face four matches in February against sides all in the top eight.

After tomorrow’s now postponed trip to Bedfordshire, they host Stratford Town at Victory Road next Saturday before travelling to AFC Rushden & Diamonds. They end the month hosting Alvechurch, a side they have yet to play.

Talking of the Hitchin game that Leiston lost 0-2 last week, Leiston boss Stuart Boardley said: “I thought we played well on Saturday in general and didn’t deserve to lose the game.”

Leiston boss Stuart Boardley, felt his side played well against Hitchin despite the defeat. Photo: PAUL VOLLERLeiston boss Stuart Boardley, felt his side played well against Hitchin despite the defeat. Photo: PAUL VOLLER

“Hitchin came with a plan to hit us on the counter attack and that’s exactly what they did, although the second goal was a defensive mistake by us.

“We attacked well and got a lot of crosses into the box without getting anyone on the end of them which was frustrating, but overall we were pleased with the players despite the result.”

Leiston would have been without Harry Knights again tomorrow afternoon, who was set to be serving his last game of a three match suspension, while Dominic Docherty is still out injured and Ashley Nicholls is unavailable.

Seb Dunbar was also missing out as he started the first of a two game suspension as he picked up his 10th booking of the season against Hitchin.

“The play-offs are now looking difficult to reach (Leiston are nine points off the play-offs) but if we put a run together you never know, however, we need to start doing it very soon,” manager Stuart Boardley said.

Meanwhile, Leiston have signed Josh Hitter from Whitton, while teenager Jac Garrard has gone in the opposite direction.

The Reserves are back in action tomorrow as they welcome Ipswich Wanderers to Victory Road. That game is still on.

Wanderers are in 10th place, eight points better off than Leiston, while the Blues are now in 13th position.

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