BIGGLESWADE TOWN 7
After the previous week Leiston who finished that match with a swagger in their stride arrived at the Yvette Brewer Stadium full of confidence anticipating carrying on where they left off, returning to Suffolk with three points.
The Waders although confident were apprehensive and certainly would not want a repeat score line.
The match under way saw the boys in green attacking from the off pressurising the Leiston back line. No clear chances but a heap of promise. Waders hearts dropped a beat on 13 when Will Davies our undoer of last week crept in at the far post to give Leiston the advantage.
With both teams without a point at the start something had to give, surely not the Waders again. We waited and waited a full six minutes before Jonny Giles beat old Wader’s favourite Sam Donkin from the edge of the box.
Not to be outdone Joe Neal waded in on 26 with a similar strike to give Biggleswade confidence to carry on with debutant Leon Chambers-Parrillon making it three on 33 with another long-range shot.
Half time and 3-1, this is going to be a win for sure.
After the break Leiston wasted no time in clawing one back, a real old mix up and the consensus of opinion was an own goal, the culprit unknown on 49.
Onwards Biggleswade pressed and were rewarded with another Joe Neal strike to make it 4-2 bit with close to 30 minutes remaining Leiston were not following the script.
Back they came with two goals in six minutes from Liam Jackson, one a penalty, levelling the score. Straight from the re-start the ball worked to Jonny Giles who hit a thunderbolt regaining the lead again on 71.
Leiston could take no more, working hard to get back on level terms only to be snatched away, but what a goal!
78 and a corner coming in from the left found Joe Neal and his bullet header left Donkin with no chance. Neal a hat-trick hero.
No quite finished as Jonny Giles followed his strike partner on 82 to join Joe Neal with three apiece.
A brilliant team effort with of course Neal and Giles being joint men of the match, your reporter unable to decide. It won’t be like this every match, feet on the floor time, the twin strikers have shown their capabilities it was just patience we needed, very much worth the wait, every goal a peach.
Away at Stourbridge on Saturday, October 3, another real challenge but we go in with our tails wagging.
The following Tuesday a more local match at Royston. A changed kick off to 19.30.
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