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Royston Town

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Leiston

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Southern League 15/01/2022 @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

ROYSTON TOWN FC v LEISTON FC

Saturday 15th January 2022

 

Leiston climbed above Royston in the race for the play-off places, as a late Finlay Barnes penalty saw The Blues grab the three points.

It was Barnes who coolly sent Joe Welch the wrong way from the spot, as his 87th-minute penalty, awarded after Dan Newton had wrestled William Davies to the ground, proved to be the decisive moment.

Having conceded an 87th-minute penalty, the home side promptly gave away another one in the 89th minute, as Ronnie Henry was harshly adjudged to have fouled substitute Spencer Keller. Justice was served though, as Welch proceeded to save Barnes second spot-kick, before pouncing on the rebound.

Earlier, it was Royston who took the lead, as Brandon Adams ran onto an Isaac Galliford through ball, with the Leiston defence having gone AWOL, Adams well-struck shot proved too tricky to handle for away keeper Samuel Donkin, who would have expected to do better.

Although the first half proved a fairly even affair, the away side were the stronger side in the second half and had deservedly equalised in the 77th minute. A deep free-kick from Leiston full-back Joseph Marsden evaded everyone bar the diminutive Adam Mills, who popped up unmarked on the back post, to bury his header, paving the way for Barnes to be Leiston’s last gasp hero.

 

Royston: 1-Kyriatzis (13-Welch 52), 7-Titchmarsh, 3-Mensah (5-Murray 58), 6, Henry ©, 14-Brighton, 12-Newman (15-Brown 70), 20-Newton, 11-Galliford, 8-Gouldbourne, 10-Bateman, 9-Adams

Unused: 2-Asafu-Adjaye, 19-Brathwaite

MOM – Dimi Kyriatzis/Joe Welch

 

ROYSTON TOWN

 

LEISTON

2 EFFORTS ON TARGET 10
5 EFFORTS OFF TARGET 3
3 BLOCKED SHOTS 1
11 FREE KICKS AWARDED 18
3 CORNERS 8
2 YELLOW CARDS 5
0 RED CARDS

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Royston Town 1 - 2 Leiston

  • Saturday 15 January 2022 @ 3:00 pm
  • Southern League 
  • Garden Walk
  • Attendance: 360
  • Referee: Jack Bloxham
GLS
12 Joe Welch Dimitrios Kyriatzis
13 Adam Murray Carl Mensah
14 Freddie Brown Tom Newman
15 Daniel Brathwaite
16 Ed Asafu-Adjaye
7
Played
0
Won
4
Drawn
3
Lost

Previous meetings

13 Nov 10 3:00 pm FA Vase Royston Town v Leiston 2 - 2
16 Nov 10 7:45 pm FA Vase Leiston v Royston Town 1 - 0
14 Aug 18 7:45 pm League Royston Town v Leiston 2 - 5
29 Dec 18 3:00 pm League Leiston v Royston Town 1 - 1
03 Dec 19 7:45 pm League Royston Town v Leiston 0 - 0
17 Aug 21 7:45 pm League Leiston v Royston Town 1 - 1
15 Jan 22 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Leiston 1 - 2