FOOTBALL - Leamington extend unbeaten run with Leiston draw - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Leamington extend unbeaten run with Leiston draw

Aaron Sutcliffe 13th Nov, 2023 Updated: 13th Nov, 2023   0

LEAMINGTON extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches following a 1-1 draw with Leiston.

The Brakes led through Jack Lane’s early goal only for Christopher Casement to equalise for the visitors just before half time at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

And the result means Leamington sit sixth in the Southern League Premier Central table, two points outside of the play-off places.

Leiston spurned an early chance to break the deadlock when Albie Armin headed over the crossbar from Sebastian Dunbar’s cross.

However, the Brakes took the lead on 13 minutes as Lane finished on the volley at the back post from Cally Stewart’s excellent cross from the right.

Stewart then saw a strike from distance easily held by Sam Donkin before the Leiston stopper smothered Tyrone Barnett’s close range effort.

The Brakes spurned a golden chance to double their lead when Stewart played a stunning through ball into the path of Henry Landers who smashed a shot against the outside of the post.

However, Leiston equalised against the run of play on 43 minutes as Casement curled a free-kick into the top-left corner of the goal from 25-yards out.

The visitors almost completed the turnaround in the early stages of the second half only for Theo Streete to make a superb block to deny Leiston a certain goal.

Leiston went close again soon after as Brakes goalkeeper Callum Hawkins tipped Armin’s low shot around the post.

The home side responded with a chance of their own as Jack Edwards pounced a loose clearance only for Landers to drill a shot wide of the goal.

At the other end, Lane cleared off the line to deny George Quantrell as the Brakes were forced to settle for a point.

Leamington are next in action away at AFC Sudbury on Saturday, November 18 with kick-off at 3pm at the MEL Group Stadium.


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