Saturday, April 13
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Royston Town



Southern League 01/04/2024 @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

On Bank Holiday Monday, Royston Town hosted Leiston and made just the two changes from Saturday’s game with Ed Afasu-Adjaye replacing James Brighton and Ron Henry returning from suspension replacing Josh Dawodu.


After a few chances from Leiston it looked likely that they would take the lead, however Royston took the lead in twelve mins after a pass into the box from Damaray Anyadike to Andronicos Georgiou took the ball with the chest and the ball dropped to his left foot and a low volley into the box. However eleven minutes later Leiston equalised after a header down from Ashley Boatswain and George Quantrell slotted the ball past Rylee Mitchell. In the second half just on the hour mark Adam Murray was pulled down in the box which certainly looked like a penalty but the ref waived the appeal which Leiston broke away and scored after George Quantrell drove the ball away and found Jamar Loza who found the back of the net. After thinking it could be one of those days we found ourselves level nine minutes later when Sam Donkin’s goal kick went straight to Ed Afasu- Adjaye and with Sam Donkin being so far out of his goal Ed’s took a one touch and shot from 40 yards to draw Royston level again. Then carnage happened just a minute later Leiston were reduced to ten men after Ross Crane was shown a second yellow card and about two minutes later Royston found themselves in the lead when Daniel Baulk who had only been on for six minutes put the Crows ahead when he finished from close range after Adam Murray’s header was saved. Then eight minutes later the keeper was out of his position again and after a pass to Alfie Williams he had a shot from 35 yards to put Royston 4-2 up and that’s how it ended.


Team – Rylee Mitchell, Adam Murray (C), Ed Afasu-Adjaye, Charlie Johnson, Josh Coldicott- Stevens, Demaray Anyadike, Ron Henry, Samson Esan, Andronicos Georgiou, Alfie Williams, Sam Mvemba


Subs – Josh Dawodu (Charlie Johnson), Franco Ciuffa (Alfie Williams), Daniel Baulk (Andronicos Georgiou, James Brighton, Josh Fox


Attendance – 454


By Tom Hanlon

Royston Town 4 - 2 Leiston

  • Monday 1 April 2024 @ 3:00 pm
  • Southern League 
  • Garden Walk
  • Attendance: 454
  • Referee: James Keane
12 Josh Dawodu Charlie Johnson
13 Franco Ciuffa Alfie Williams
14 Daniel Baulk Andronicos Georgiou 1
15 James Brighton
16 Josh Fox

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
16 Aug 22 7:45 pm League Royston Town v Leiston 1 - 1
22 Nov 22 7:45 pm League Leiston v Royston Town 3 - 0
01 Jan 24 3:00 pm League Leiston v Royston Town 2 - 3
01 Apr 24 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Leiston 4 - 2