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Brightlingsea Regent
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K Hammond (27')
Tue 15 Aug 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 285

Regent lose out to Leiston

The R's go down to a single goal in first home match of the season.

Brightlingsea Regent hosted Leiston for their first ever home match in the Bostik Premier Step 3.

A decent crowd of 185 at the Taydal stadium saw the R's run promotion candidates rather close.

Leiston had the early chances, with just a few minutes on the board, Seb Dunbar launched a long diagonal cross for Matt Blake to run on to, beating the R's defenders but scuffing his shot wide.

2017-08-15 - Leiston (Home)
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Regent did however work a double chance after 10 minutes, when Connor Hogan got time and space to shoot goalwards, but Marcus Garnham did well to tip over. From the resulting corner Josh Gould had an effort from an acrobatic overhead kick, but that squandered wide.

With 15 minutes on the board, Matt Blake got in behind the defence again, this time from a Robert Eagle pass. Thankfully skipper Matt Cripps read the danger and blocked the effort towards goal.

The deadlock was broken after 27 minutes, when a free kick was conceded on the right flank. Kyle Hammond hit a cross come shot which caught out Sam Cowler and looped straight into the net. A rather fortunate freak goal that deflated the home side. 0-1

Things got worse for the R's when Pip Boyland was forced off before half-time through an injury, and Tom Richardson had a volley with seconds to go but this went wide of the mark. HT 0-1

The visitors looked to sit back and attempt to keep the ball in the second half, inviting Regent forward. Aaron Condon looked to deceive the hosts when he combined with Ricky Griggs from a short corner, as he creeped into the box, his effort was sent into the side netting.

Leiston had a chance to kill the match after 72 minutes, on the counter the Blues rushed forward, the end resulting in a good save by Sam Cowler from a Byron Lawrance effort at goal.

The R's kept pushing for the equaliser, but the men from Suffolk stood firm. Regent substitute Billy Hunt had a chance that went wide, and Tom Richardson forced a comfortable save from Marcus Garnham.

Leiston could have finished the match off late on after Regent committed men, but a poor effort from Christy Finch went high and wide. FT 0-1

Not a start the Regent would have asked for at home but nonetheless lots of positives, the R's just could not get the rub of the green with the chances and just failed to convert one.

We go again on Saturday, as we travel to promotion hopefuls Tonbridge Angels

5 sports clubs amongst winners in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.

Tom Richardson

Player of the Match

Tom Richardson

Key moments

Goal Kyle Hammond scores for Leiston

Videos and photos

2017-08-15 - Leiston (Home)
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90:00 Player of the Match
Tom Richardson is awarded player of the match for Brightlingsea Regent
82:00 Sub Off
Connor Hogan is substituted off for Brightlingsea Regent
82:00 Sub On
Kevin Coyle is substituted on for Brightlingsea Regent
82:00 Sub Off
Matt Blake is substituted off for Leiston
82:00 Sub On
Joe Marsden is substituted on for Leiston
76:00 Sub Off
Byron Lawrance is substituted off for Leiston
76:00 Sub On
Patrick Brothers is substituted on for Leiston
73:00 Yellow Card
Robert Eagle is yellow carded for Leiston
72:00 Sub On
Sam Ford is substituted on for Leiston
72:00 Sub Off
Chris Henderson is substituted off for Leiston
70:00 Sub On
Billy Hunt is substituted on for Brightlingsea Regent
70:00 Sub Off
Aaron Condon is substituted off for Brightlingsea Regent
51:00 Yellow Card
Tom Bullard is yellow carded for Leiston
End of period 1
40:00 Sub On
Jake Gould is substituted on for Brightlingsea Regent
40:00 Sub Off
Pip Boyland is substituted off for Brightlingsea Regent
27:00 Goal 0 - 1
Kyle Hammond scores for Leiston
23:00 Yellow Card
Jack Ainsley is yellow carded for Leiston
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Brightlingsea Regent
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Jack Ainsley Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Kyle Hammond Goal 27:00'
  • Pip Boyland Sub Off 40:00'
  • Jake Gould Sub On 40:00'
  • Tom Bullard Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Aaron Condon Sub Off 70:00'
  • Billy Hunt Sub On 70:00'
  • Sam Ford Sub On 72:00'
  • Chris Henderson Sub Off 72:00'
  • Robert Eagle Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Byron Lawrance Sub Off 76:00'
  • Patrick Brothers Sub On 76:00'
  • Connor Hogan Sub Off 82:00'
  • Kevin Coyle Sub On 82:00'
  • Matt Blake Sub Off 82:00'
  • Joe Marsden Sub On 82:00'

Team selection

Cowler, Sam Cowler, Sam
Griggs, Ricky Griggs, Ricky
Gould, Josh Gould, Josh
Doyle, George Doyle, George
Cripps, Matt Cripps, Matt
Boyland, Pip Boyland, Pip
Kelly, Phil Kelly, Phil
Witherspoon, Connor Witherspoon, Connor
Richardson, Tom Richardson, Tom
Hogan, Connor Hogan, Connor
Condon, Aaron Condon, Aaron
Brightlingsea Regent
  • 1. Marcus Garnham
  • 2. Kyle Hammond
  • 3. Seb Dunbar
  • 4. Robert Eagle
  • 5. Jack Ainsley
  • 6. Tom Bullard
  • 7. Byron Lawrance
  • 8. Chris Henderson
  • 9. Matt Blake
  • 10. Christy Finch
  • 11. Dominic Doherty
  • 12. Patrick Brothers
  • 13. Joe Jefford
  • 14. Joe Marsden
  • 15. Sam Ford
  • 16. Charlie Beckwith

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
18. Merstham 46 56
19. Needham Market 46 49
20. Brightlingsea Regent 46 48
21. Harlow Town 46 47
22. Lowestoft Town 46 43
23. Burgess Hill Town 46 36
24. Tooting & Mitcham United 46 36

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