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Alvechurch 1sts - Match centre

Leiston
Alvechurch
G Keys (72', 83' Sent Off), C Finch (90')
Full time
Sat 23 Feb 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central

Leiston 2-0 Alvechurch

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Church suffer away day defeat

Alvechurch fell to their first loss in seven games, as Leiston took advantage of some individual mistakes to grab the three points.

It was Leiston who created the first chance of the game, with defender Joe Jefford having a header cleared off the line by Zack Foster. From here however, Alvechurch dominated possession of the ball. However, they could not create many meaningful chances, with Taylor Morrison being denied by a superb Kyle Hammond block and Josh March firing wide of the post.

In the second half Church struggled to reach their first half tempo leading to Leiston creating a number of chances. Will Davis and Christy Finch forced Daniel Crane into good saves, while Matt Blake fired wide of the goal with just Crane to beat.

Leiston did eventually take the lead however. Finch's free-kick was parried by Crane and George Keys was on hand to stab home the re-bound. Keys was then shown a straight red card just ten minutes later for a high tackle on Andre Landell.

This led to Alvechurch pushing forward in the hope of a goal, but Kieran Cook's tame effort was easily saved by Marcus Garnham in the Leiston goal. With Church piling bodies forward, Leiston launched a long ball up the field which found Finch who slotted home to seal the win.

The result will be a difficult one for Church to take, but manager Ian Long will know that they will have no time to lick their wounds as they prepare for a huge game next week against AFC Rushden and Diamonds.

Key moments

72:00
Goal George Keys scores for Leiston
83:00
Red Card George Keys is sent off for Leiston
90:00
Goal Christy Finch scores for Leiston

Highlights

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90:00 Goal 2 - 0
Christy Finch scores for Leiston
83:00 Red Card 1 - 0
George Keys is sent off for Leiston
80:00 Sub Off
Taylor Morrison is substituted off for Alvechurch
80:00 Sub Off
Dave Bellis is substituted off for Alvechurch
80:00 Sub On
Kieran Cook is substituted on for Alvechurch
72:00 Goal 1 - 0
George Keys scores for Leiston
45:00 Sub Off
Josh March is substituted off for Alvechurch
45:00 Sub On
Aaron Lloyd is substituted on for Alvechurch
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Willets is yellow carded for Alvechurch
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Leiston
  • Alvechurch
  • 0
  • Jamie Willets Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Josh March Sub Off 45:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub On 45:00'
  • George Keys Goal 72:00'
  • Taylor Morrison Sub Off 80:00'
  • Dave Bellis Sub Off 80:00'
  • Kieran Cook Sub On 80:00'
  • George Keys Red Card 83:00'
  • Christy Finch Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Leiston
  • 1. Marcus Garnham
  • 2. Kyle Hammond
  • 3. Robert Eagle
  • 4. Noel Aitkens
  • 5. Joe Jefford
  • 6. George Keys
  • 7. Bryon Lawrence
  • 8. Matt Rutterford
  • 9. Will Davis
  • 10. Matt Blake
  • 11. Christy Finch
  • 12. Harrison Bacon
  • 13. Tom Bullard
  • 14. Dominic Docherty
  • 15. Josh Hitter
  • 16. Joe Potter

League round up

Other Premier Division Central results

1
2
St Ives Town
0
3
King's Lynn Town
Halesowen Town
0
1
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Hitchin Town
2
0
Kettering Town
2
1
Rushall Olympic
Royston Town
2
0
St Neots Town
1
0
Tamworth
1
0

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 42 94
2. King's Lynn Town 42 80
3. Stourbridge 42 78
4. Alvechurch 42 73
5. Stratford Town 42 72
6. Coalville Town 42 67
7. Biggleswade Town 42 66

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