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Title: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 14, 2010, 22:09
Well, I suppose watching your local footy team can be classed a hobby and as Terry has rejoined us and Terry and I like to keep an eye on how our respective teams are doing, I thought I would start a "home" thread to post news and results.

Great win for Chorley tonight.  Top two clash away at Clitheroe and Chorley extend their lead at the top with a 2-0 victory.  A great confidence booster before Saturday's game at pre-season favourites Chester.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 14, 2010, 22:17
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rodders on September 14, 2010, 23:25
Best of luck, Dave.  The Cherries haven't been the same since Harry Redknapp wandered off in 1992, mumbling something about getting a sensible job.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 15, 2010, 06:09
Dave  ;)

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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 15, 2010, 18:57
Looking good, Terry.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 15, 2010, 19:39
The only game we have lost this season is the one I sponsored  :bawl: that was a waste of £150 lol but it is all good for the club  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 16, 2010, 19:57
CRC V LEISTON

This is definitely ‘Match of the Day’; both sides are exempted from the early stages of The FA Vase and are pitched together here. It is a long way from being a title decider, but it could be a crucial result if the two are battling toe to toe at the final run in. Both will be looking to establish a dominant position this early in the season, leaders CRC are unbeaten so far but have drawn four of their eleven games while their visitors have a 100% record on the road. They have scored 60 goals between them but have conceded at more than a goal a game. Both might be happy to share the spoils here.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 18, 2010, 17:35
2 - 3  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 18, 2010, 17:40
Celebrating tonight, Terry?  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 18, 2010, 18:19
You can read my mind  :)x
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 18, 2010, 18:50
Great result.  Well done Leiston.  :)

Just back from top of the league clash at Chester.  Won 2-1.  :)  Game of two halves.  First half, ball played in the air and Chester won everything.  Chorley keeper kept us in it with some unbelievable saves.  Lucky to go in at half time 1-1.  Don't know what Gary Flitcroft said at half time, but the second half was altogether a different story.  Kept the ball on the carpet and played like a Premiership side.  Chester didn't know what had hit them and Chorley were unlucky not two have scored at least three more.  They were chasing shadows.  By injury time they looked knackered, while Chorley looked as if they could have played another half hour at least.

Great away following of about 350 -400 from Chorley in a crowd of 3092.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 24, 2010, 17:35
Anthother FA cup game tomorrow, that's now 4 rounds  :woot:

Folkstone Invicta v Leiston FC

Folkstone play 2 leagues above Leiston, only trouble with this FA cup run is that we are losing way on the top teams but have games in hand but you have to win those games in hand.

Terry

Extra Preliminary Round winners £750
Preliminary Round winners £1,500
First Round Qualifying winners £3,000
Second Round Qualifying winners £4,500
Third Round Qualifying winners £7,500 Fourth Round Qualifying winners £12,500
First Round Proper winners £18,000
Second Round Proper winners £27,000
Third Round Proper winners £67,500
Fourth Round Proper winners £90,000
Fifth Round Proper winners £180,000
Sixth Round Proper winners £360,000
Semi Final winners £900,000
Semi Final runners-up £450,000
Final winners £1,800,000
Final runners-up £900,000
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 24, 2010, 18:36
Big money!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 25, 2010, 17:14
Another day at the office.

Chorley 5 Durham City 0.

We play them again next Saturday at their place.  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 25, 2010, 21:27
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 02, 2010, 17:19
Durham City 0 - Chorley 3.   :)

An added bonus, pre-season favourites, Chester, could only manage a draw at home to Prescot.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 16, 2010, 12:47
Still unbeaten in the league, Chorley turn to cup action today in the FA Trophy, facing Quorn from the Evo Stick Division One South.  Chorley are currently top of Division One North.

Not been a good season in the cups thus far - fielding fringe players has already seen us go out of the FA Cup and League President's Cup at the first hurdle.  Let's hope Garry Flitcroft takes this more seriously, puts out his strongest side and makes mincemeat out of Quorn.  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on October 16, 2010, 15:15
facing Quorn... beat those veggies sausages!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 16, 2010, 17:21
Won 1-0.  Excellent game - Quorn's keeper must be second only to Joe Hart in England.  Pulled off some superb saves.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 17, 2010, 15:19
Ely City 0 - 1 Leiston .....very close game won in the 89th minute, report to follow as always
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 30, 2010, 18:31
Great win today in the FA Trophy against Marine from the Evo Stick Premier Division - the league above.  One of the best games I've seen at Chorley in recent seasons. Went in 0-1 down at half time and in spite of laying seige to the Marine goal for long periods, with twenty minutes to go it looked as if it was never going to happen.  Then  Matt Jansen came on as sub. His equaliser from about 30 yards was brilliant and his headers to set up Jordan Stepien for the second and third were sheer class, matched only by the quality of Stepien's strike for that third - lobbing the keeper from out on the right from a seemingly impossible angle.

Let's go f***in' mental!  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 30, 2010, 18:49
0 - 0 today, away from home. So have to say a welcome point but 2 dropped according to the local radio  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 30, 2010, 18:50
Great result!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 01, 2010, 21:42
From the "Liverpool Echo"

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FORMER Premier League star, Matt Jansen came off the bench to turn this game on its head, scoring one and creating another to end Marine’s interest in this season’s FA Trophy.

Chorley are enjoying a superb season under the management of Garry Flitcroft and as unbeaten leaders of the NPL Division One, always looked likely to provide a stern test for a Marine side dogged by inconsistency, but this was a game Kevin Lynch’s side were well placed to win, having led until the 75th minute.

Afterwards, Marine boss Lynch bemoaned his players’ inability to hold the lead.

He said: “We do our homework and we tell the players what to do but if they’re not prepared to listen they won’t be here long.

“Stupid goals are killing us every week and I’m gutted today as there was a big financial reward at stake and the fans were excellent.”

Against the run of play the visitors took the lead, Ryan McMahon’s huge punt up field being headed on by Thomas Moore for an unmarked Neil Harvey to coolly side foot home from 12 yards for his third goal in two games for Marine.

It took the introduction of former £4.1m Blackburn Rovers forward Jansen to change the game.

Three minutes after coming on Jansen took advantage of a Marine side appealing vainly for a foul to advance on goal and equalise from the edge of the area. Only minutes later Chorley were in the lead, Jansen turning provider as his headed knock back found Jordan Stepien who made no mistake from a few yards out.

Stepien completed the comeback with a spectacular late volley.


Read More http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/corinthian/2010/11/01/marine-trophy-hopes-crushed-by-jansen-100252-27578957/#ixzz144MNrp76
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 02, 2010, 22:38
Beat Curzon Aston tonight 2-1 in the Lancashire FA Trophy.  Not much to report, except that Curzon's goalkeeper opened the scoring when a long kick out went straight over the Chorley Keeper and then he nearly equalised when he came up for a corner with two minutes to go, but headed wide!

Oh, and the weather was awful - horizontal rain for most of the match.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 02, 2010, 23:25
leiston 4 -0 Branthem.

A brilliant Hatrick by Cunningham and a Goal from Smy sealed this wind effected league match,


Blooody hell it felt co :woot:ld   
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 03, 2010, 04:15
From the "Liverpool Echo"


Read More http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/corinthian/2010/11/01/marine-trophy-hopes-crushed-by-jansen-100252-27578957/#ixzz144MNrp76

thought I'd recognised that name!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 03, 2010, 18:11
leiston 4 -0 Branthem.

A brilliant Hatrick by Cunningham and a Goal from Smy sealed this wind effected league match,


Blooody hell it felt co :woot:ld   

 :thumbs: Great stuff, Terry.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 03, 2010, 18:16
thought I'd recognised that name!

If you want to watch Jansen as he is now, Sam, the highlights link to last saturday's game is below.  Jansen comes on about 5 minutes into the clip.

Link (http://www.chorleyfc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=19&Itemid=56)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 04, 2010, 00:36
that first goal was a sweet shot. He really did drop down the leagues fast though - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Jansen
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 04, 2010, 00:36
however, I didn't recall this:

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A motorcycle accident in Rome, Italy during the summer of 2002 nearly killed Jansen and long-term hospitalisation followed (he spent six days in a coma). In the seasons after the accident he struggled to regain his place in the Blackburn side which led to him being loaned to Coventry City  in 2003, where he scored 2 goals in 9 appearances. He made another attempt to force his way into the Blackburn team at the start of the 2004/05 season, scoring 2 goals in 8 appearances. However, it was felt that he had still not recovered mentally from the accident and was struggling to cope with the pressures of Premier League football. As a result, Blackburn decided it best for him take another break from football and sent him to visit a sports psychiatrist in America.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 06, 2010, 09:08
Yet another home game today   ;D  Leiston v Mildenhall
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 06, 2010, 20:09
 ;D

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Heath on the spot to seal the points

Leiston 1 Mildenhall Town 0

A 17th minute penalty from leading scorer Gareth Heath proved the difference between the sides in an entertaining game. Leiston lined up in the strong autumnal sun without the suspended Danny Cunningham and Danny Smy but Neil Calver returned at the heart of midfield. Leiston began attacking the Fairground End and were soon in their stride. Pope had to be alert in the fourth minute as Heath released Bethell but the Hall keeper quickly blocked. P Brothers and Boardley then combined down the left with P Brothers crossing for Heath who miss-kicked under pressure from Werthman inside the box. Leiston were now playing some slick football and had the visitors stretched in the opening quarter or so. The impish Heath was only inches from embarrassing Pope with a superb 35 yard lob so it was no surprise when Leiston took a 17th minute lead. Heath's fine searching pass released P Brothers on the left hand side of the box and after rounding Pope the visiting keeper brought him down for a stone wall penalty. With defenders covering Referee Dale was right to issue a yellow card. Heath hammered home his penalty confidently to Pope's left for his seventeenth goal of the season. Two minutes later Bethell cleverly released Heath but his early strike was well saved by Pope low to his right. The visitors first threatening foray came on 27 minutes with Saker producing a fine tackle to deny the lively Sands inside the box. This then brought a period of possession for the visitors who showed great coomposure with the ball and moved it around well. But it was the home side who looked the more offensive and Pope denied Boardley at his near post before a superb four man move ended with an audacious bicycle kick by D Head that wasn't far wide. The second period continued in a similar vein with Leiston wasteful in the final third and Hall continuing to get closer to the visitors goal. Heath created space well on the right hand side of the box but his shot across the face of goal was just wide then, after rounding Pope, he set up M Brothers but he blazed over. With just one goal just seperating the sides the supporters were becoming frustrated and two shots blazed over by M Brothers didn't help. Werthman then produced a fantastic diving headed clearance from under his own bar from M Brothers cross. The visitors were still a threat and Sands acrobatic effort from Cooper's cross wasn't far wide on 72 minutes. But the defence were looking very strong aided by the excellent Neil Calver just in front of them. As the clock ticked down Heath saw an effort saved by Pope after further good work from P Brothers before Saker cut inside Paterson to set up M Brothers who fired over. The last action of the game saw a timely tackle by Boardley on Wood as he shaped to shoot inside the box as the meanest defence in the league refused to be breached.

Leiston stretched their unbeaten League record to twelve games and its now four games since Jamie Stannard conceded a league goal and five games undefeated with Stuart Boardley at left back! But they were pushed all the way by a very game Mildenhall side with Gareth Heath's confident penalty the difference.

Leiston: Stannard, Saker, Boardley, D Head, Goldfinch, Calver, Harrop, Heath, Bethell, P Brothers, M Brothers. Subs not used: Hammond, S Head and Norfolk.

Mildenhall Town: Pope, Mould, Paterson, Murkin, Judge, Werthman, Cooper, Steed, Wood, Sands, Youngs (McCabe 71 mins). Subs not used: Avis, Peacock and Hayden.

Legal & General Man of the Match: Neil Calver

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 06, 2010, 22:44
Well done, Leiston.  :)

A dreadful day for Chorley today vs Harrogate.  Top vs bottom and when we went ahead after two minutes it looked as if another sixer was on the cards.  However, from the moment they restarted, Harrogate totally bossed the game and ended up worthy 2-1 winners.

No complaints, Harrogate thoroughly deserved the win, but with Chester currently on a winning streak we can't afford to be having an off day against teams at the bottom.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 07, 2010, 18:08
get in!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 09, 2010, 18:18
Another home game tonight v Gt Yarmouth (league)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 09, 2010, 19:29
Another home game tonight v Gt Yarmouth (league)

Amended, Ref just called game off due to waterlogged pit :bawl:ch?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2010, 21:45
That put the dampeners on it.  ;) 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 09, 2010, 22:46
Back to winning ways for Chorley - 5-4 on penalties in the Lancashire Trophy versus Marine from the Premier Division, the second time inside two weeks that we have seen them off.  Didn't go to the match though.  Crosby (Merseyside) on a damp and cold November evening was not at all appealing.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2010, 23:17
 :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 10, 2010, 01:26
Back to winning ways for Chorley - 5-4 on penalties in the Lancashire Trophy versus Marine from the Premier Division, the second time inside two weeks that we have seen them off.  Didn't go to the match though.  Crosby (Merseyside) on a damp and cold November evening was not at all appealing.   :thumbs:


and you wanted you car to come back safe.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 10, 2010, 16:46
Someone was not happy on the Leiston Forum last night  :laugh:
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COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN, IT`S ALWAYS THE SAME 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago  Karma: 0 
NOTHING TO DO WITH LED ZEPPLIN, BUT I HAVE BEEN LEFT DAZED AND CONFUSED AS TO IF TONIGHTS MATCH WITH YARMOUTH WAS GOING AHEAD. I HEARD ON THE RADIO THAT THERE WAS A PITCH INSPECTION AT 6. AT 7 O`CLOCK I CHECKED THE WEBSITE AND THERE WAS NOTHING SUGGESTING THAT THE MATCH WAS OFF.AT THAT POINT A FRIEND PHONED TO SAY IT WAS OFF, ANOTHER FRIEND I PHONED SAID IT WAS ON. IN THE END IHAD TO PNONE THE LT FOR CONFIRMATION.
AS SUPPORTERS ARE TOLD TO CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MATCH INFORMATION, I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED, THAT IN THIS DAY AND AGE IT APPARENTLY TOOK THE CLUB OVER AN HOUR TO GET THE NEWS OF THE POSTPONEMENT ON THE WEB PAGE WHEN IT COULD/SHOULD BE VIRTUALLY INSTANTANEOUS.
POOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE CLUB AND THE ORDINARY SUPPORTERS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR A LONG WHILE,AND URGENTLY NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO A STANDARD THAT MATCHES THE AMBITIONS OF THE CLUB.
POORLY INFORMED SUPPORTERS CAN QUICKLY LOOSE INTEREST.
/quote]
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on November 10, 2010, 17:34
Oh how we know that feeling, Terry. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 10, 2010, 18:52
Quote from: sam

and you wanted you car to come back safe.

:lol:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 11, 2010, 21:47
still though 1 hour.. I dunno, I bet its just one dude who does the website. He simply could have been having an epic s**t.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 21, 2010, 09:07
Leiston 2 - 0 Norwich  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 21, 2010, 09:18
Tough times for Chorley at the moment.  Lost 1-0 to Guisley from the Blue Square North in the FA Trophy.  Matched them all over the pitch, but seemed to run out of ideas once in sight of their goal. This lack of scoring opportunities has resulted in a worrying run in the league.  Done a Chelski and have only picked up one point from the last possible nine.

Worrying.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 21, 2010, 11:02
Leiston should have had won by more than the 2 goals, missed a hateful.still not playing at our best but still unbeaten in the league since 1st game of the season (which I sponsored) but todays sponsor who picks the man of the match (bottle of champers) totally got it so wrong the player who got it gave it to the real man of the match. Young Patrick Brothers who had his 1st game at left back since our  regular left back broke his leg.



8 games behind the leaders  :woot:  but they still have to be won



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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 22, 2010, 01:15
and for a moment I thought you were talking about the "proper" Norwich.

That 8 games could hurt you though, the pressure is on to win each one now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 24, 2010, 22:32
Tonight which ever way you look at it 2 points dropped or 1 gained, 1 - 0 up and coasting then down to 10 men after a stoopid challenge, we soon went  2-1 down but after the break we went 3 at the back and clawed our way back to draw 2 - 2 but in the end we could have had got all 3 points if we had scored the 2 guilt edged chances in the final 5 mins..boy was it cold   :dunno:


Final score Woodbridge 2 - 2 Leiston
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 25, 2010, 04:29
point gained, away from home!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 07, 2010, 18:22
At this moment the game is still on tonight  :thumbs:  will be a tad cold though  :bawl:


Leiston v Walsham
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on December 07, 2010, 18:33
Wear your thermals, Terry.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 07, 2010, 19:12
Naaa. no thermals here, hip flask is well and truly full  :crazy:


And its warming up, now seen the temp rise to a balmy 0c  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on December 07, 2010, 19:17
We're at -5.  :cold:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 07, 2010, 22:52
I know you have stayed up to hear the score... :o:


2-1 to Leiston on an ice rink of a pitch  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 07, 2010, 23:13
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 07, 2010, 23:16
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on December 08, 2010, 04:36
We're at -5.  :cold:

tut tut Rik - you don't need thermals at -5, man up! :-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on December 08, 2010, 04:37
2=1 to Leiston on an ice rink of a pitch  :ack:

bet it was worse than blackpool's pitch...
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on December 08, 2010, 10:55
tut tut Rik - you don't need thermals at -5, man up! :-)

I'm old and feeble, Sam. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 11, 2010, 18:05
A shocking result for Chorley today - lost 2-1 at home to Garforth Town.  The only consolation is that Chester, Skelmersdale and Clitheroe lost too, making it a bad day all round for the top four!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 11, 2010, 19:37
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 22, 2010, 07:04
Leiston 6 - 3 Hadleigh defence started to leak goals now?
 :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 27, 2010, 20:57
Yet another game postponed  :-\
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 27, 2010, 21:12
Bloody weather!   :snow:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 28, 2010, 00:20
Chorley haven't played for weeks.  One of the favourites for promotion, Curzon Ashton, having had a few good cup runs, have only played 12 league matches out of 44.  At this rate, they'll still be playing this season's fixtures three weeks into next season!   :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 11, 2011, 16:58
We could have gone second tonight? but you guessed it..water logged pitch  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 11, 2011, 18:30
bloody weather!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 11, 2011, 19:50
We had waterlogged roads this morning!   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 13, 2011, 22:14
Great win for Chorley tonight in the Lancashire FA Trophy Quarter Final vs Southport of the Conference (three leagues above Chorley) at Southport.  Won 4-0.  That follows on the back of five straight league wins that have put us one point behind leaders Chester, but with a game in hand of them.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 13, 2011, 22:53
nice!! and no weather to stop you!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 13, 2011, 23:08
Nice one Sam!  All the more remarkable because the team Flitcroft put out tonight was the same team that beat Mosseley 2-1 at home just 48 hours earlier!  Now played six games in the last seventeen days!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 14, 2011, 03:41
yikes, you'd never get premier league footballers playing that many games. "they need recovery time". Bad enough how they moan over games over the Christmas period. Fair play to Chorley and good luck with the rest of the cup!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 16, 2011, 17:04
1 -1 yesterday  :bawl:  2 points dropped as we hit the bar 3 times in the second half

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Leon Ottley-Gooch’s seventh goal of the season earned the Blues a draw at inform Hadleigh. After trailing at the break, Leiston laid siege to the home goal and only the woodwork and an inspired goalkeeping display denied Leiston a deserved three points. Neither side had played since Bank Holiday Monday and Hadleigh’s best gate since returning to the Premier Division (272) were in attendance. Hadleigh kicked off with the stiff breeze in their favour and forced a first minute corner which P Brothers did well to head Wright’s in swinging delivery off the line. The visitors responded four minutes later with Heath’s run into the box being unchecked but he fired wide from the angle. Leiston were now seeing more of the ball but were stung on 12 minutes as the home side took the lead. Deacon shrugged off two defenders before finding Mayhew on the edge of the box. With both Head and Stannard showing a slight hesitance Mayhew was able to lunge and poke the ball goalwards and his effort trickled into the empty net. Leiston responded with a superb piece of skill from Ottley-Gooch to get around Rose but his cross was headed clear by Smith. On 24 minutes the visitors looked to have a good shout for a penalty as Heath had his ankle clipped by Donnelly inside the box after a fine four man move but Referee Oldershaw waved away their claims. At the other end, Read’s shot on the edge of the box was deflected over Stannard’s bar. Benstead then denied M Brothers with Head heading wide Boardley’s resulting corner and then the home custodian saved well to keep out Boardley’s shot from distance. With the wind advantage Hadleigh still threatened and only a fine save with his legs by Stannard on 34 minutes denied Canfer after good work by Deacon. Leiston thought they had levelled three minutes later as Head nodded home Boardley’s corner but the Referee spotted an infringement. A minute later Leiston were incensed further as the unmarked Head headed home M Brothers free kick from the half way line but the Assistant raised his flag for offside but Head was clearly on-side.  At the interval Smy replaced Harrop and the visitors resumed even more determined but just seconds in were denied by the woodwork as M Brothers fantastic strike from 30 yards smacked Benstead bar with the keeper well beaten. The rebound looked to have fell to Heath but stretching, he couldn’t turn his header goalwards. Three minutes later the home side almost doubled their lead as Deacon twisted an opening across the box but Stannard blocked well with his right leg. Play soon switched to the other end and Benstead made a smart save to his left to deny Heath who had burst clear from central midfield. Boardley then drove wide from Saker’s cross before Boardley then hit Benstead’s bar with an unstoppable shot from 30 odd yards and again Benstead was well beaten. Hammond replaced Calver with Payne replacing Deacon for the home side before Leiston deservedly drew level. Heath’s ball into the box found Ottley-Gooch who went down under the challenge of Donnelly but managed to quickly resume his footing and his shot looped into the net off Benstead. It was no more than Leiston deserved and with thirty minutes remaining, Leiston now sensed a victory. On 65 minutes the woodwork again came to Hadleigh’s rescue as M Brothers collected Heath’s pass wide on the right and drove his shot across Benstead only to see it smack the inside of the post, run along the line and hit the other post before landing in Benstead’s arms. A minute later M Brothers set up Smy whose shot was finger tipped away by Benstead before Heath was denied by yet another flying save by Benstead. With Leiston camped in the Hadleigh half the home side made a rare foray forward and only a good save from Stannard low to his left denied Read whose shot through a crowd of players was destined for the corner. Leiston continued to press but in the closing stages the home side stood firm to deny the visitors and continue their own good form of late.   

Leiston deserved more for all their efforts but at the end of the day, what more could they have done? Only a fantastic goalkeeping display and the home woodwork denied the visitors. Hadleigh, on this performance, looked destined for a top six finish and will certainly give other sides a stern test.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 17, 2011, 02:47
3 times!!!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 18, 2011, 19:08
Guess what...tonights game is off, due to water logged pitch.

 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 19, 2011, 04:12
need to employ some people with garden forks!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2011, 11:25
Or play in wellies.  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 20, 2011, 16:49
Thats Clive's game  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2011, 16:53
:laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 20, 2011, 16:55
I never knew sheep were game.  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 20, 2011, 20:31
Who mentioned sheep  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2011, 21:16
Well, you mentioned Clive, so the sheep naturally follow.   :devil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 21, 2011, 10:16
I thought they ran away?  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 21, 2011, 21:56
Only when they hear the sound of a zip.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 22, 2011, 11:35
I didn't realise they were into computing. ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 22, 2011, 14:58
 ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 26, 2011, 17:43
Now getting ready to travel to Debenham LC for tonights league game, only our 3rd league game since November  :stars:


PS and yes it is on  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 26, 2011, 18:21
Happy travels, Terry. :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 26, 2011, 22:40
Brrrrr that was ferkin freezing..even snowed  :woot:


BUT? Debenham 0 - 2 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 26, 2011, 23:16
doesnt matter about the temperature then!  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 27, 2011, 00:21
:welldone:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 28, 2011, 22:37
Home match tomorrow:


Leiston v Ely City

Will miss the first 10 mins due to work commitments  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 28, 2011, 23:17
just not committed enough eh! :p
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 29, 2011, 11:34
Wouldn't it be awful if the game was decided by a single goal scored in the first 10 minutes.  :devil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 29, 2011, 13:49
Now finishing off all my paper work, should be in the showers by 14 30................might just miss the 1st 5 mins  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 29, 2011, 15:43
the suspense is killing me!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 30, 2011, 09:00
Leiston 3 - 0 Ely City   :thumbs:

But that's not all... :woot:

Top team Dereham lost 5 - 1

So that cuts their lead down to 3 points and Leiston have 3 games in hand  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 30, 2011, 11:07
:woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 30, 2011, 12:11
Felt so good, had to put it pictures  ;D

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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 30, 2011, 12:26
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 30, 2011, 14:54
so can you get promoted? i.e. there isn't like ground restrictions?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 30, 2011, 15:40
There are ground restrictions, but we are ahead of the game  :thumbs:  everything in place.

Money has been spent wisley ..thats why we are were we are.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 30, 2011, 17:02
excellent!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 01, 2011, 11:22
Haverhill v Leiston Tonight, 3rd versus 2nd. Games seem ALL important now  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2011, 11:24
Good luck!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 01, 2011, 21:52
Haverhill 0 - 1 Leiston ....................... Top of the table  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 01, 2011, 22:52
:welldone: Leiston.

After another blank weekend due to the weather, tonight Chorley beat Lancaster 2-0 at Lancaster.  Top of table Chester could only manage 1-1 at bottom club Leigh.  We are now five points behind Chester, but with two games in hand.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 01, 2011, 22:58
GET IN!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2011, 23:11
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 04, 2011, 19:07
Bottom v Top Tomorrow.

Histon res v Leiston .......... these are the games we normally come unstuck  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 05, 2011, 17:02
Hist 0 - 4 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2011, 17:13
Well done!  :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 05, 2011, 17:14
So is that six points clear, Terry?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 05, 2011, 18:02
at least you didn't do an arsenal.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 06, 2011, 07:28
So is that six points clear, Terry?

Now 2 points clear with 2 games in hand as Dereham only drew 0 - 0
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 06, 2011, 10:20
 :thumbs:  Looking good , Terry.
Chorley's recent inability to kill off a game struck again as we only managed 2-2 at home to Witton Albion.  On chances alone 6-2 would have been a more realistic scoreline.   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 07, 2011, 19:12
Games are coming thick and fast now..home game tomorrow night

Leiston v Felixstowe.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 08, 2011, 23:24
The Mighty Leiston 2 - 0 Felixstowe ...the worst game I have seen all season? but we are 5 points clear with a game in hand  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 08, 2011, 23:52
nice!! doesn't matter as long as the points keep coming
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 17, 2011, 19:09
Well, two out of three tough games over eight days have resulted in four points.  First was last Saturday, a tricky away fixture at Trafford where we won 4-0.  On Tuesday, it was a visit to Skelmersdale (one of the favourites for promotion and a team that scores for fun - 72 goals in 25 games so far) so a 1-1 draw was a decent result.  Saturday is the big one, Chester at home, all ticket and over three thousand tickets sold so far including Chester's allocation of 1200.  Hoping for a cracker!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 17, 2011, 21:20
Best of luck!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 17, 2011, 23:26
bit a money spinner that chester game, eh!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 19, 2011, 18:04
Well.... 3- 3 at Brantham and a bog of a pitch 1 - 3 with 5 mins left an OG and a brilliant free kick gave Brantham what looked like they had won the world cup a share of the points.

Bonus though team below us in the league only drew as well...stalemate  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 20, 2011, 11:35
4 points in front with 4 games in hand  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 20, 2011, 13:35
Chorley 0 - 1 Chester.  Att. 3223

I'll not go on about the match because that was overshadowed by incidents off the pitch.  Suffice to say that the rumours of two Chester fans dead seems to be an exageration.
http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/crowd_trouble_overshadows_chorley_game_1_3100735

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 20, 2011, 13:52
That's a shame.  How do these 'people' call themselves fans?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 20, 2011, 16:24
They're fans of causing trouble. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 20, 2011, 19:35
@ Leistons game yesterday ..was good banter all game, suppose higher up the ladder you go the more hassel you get  :-*
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 21, 2011, 05:43
yikes.. blows my point out of the window I was making to some canadians about lower league football being more friendly.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 22, 2011, 23:33
Just got back  ;)
Leiston 1 - 0 Kirkley .... now 5 points and 4 games in hand

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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 26, 2011, 16:50
Todays game has fell to the wet weather yet again .. >:(

Could be playing 3 games per week soon  :woot:

Saturday / Tuesday / Thursday  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 26, 2011, 16:58
You'll just have to get a very big umbrella, Terry.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 26, 2011, 18:21
No game today - "blank Saturday".
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 28, 2011, 19:31
A nice little piece in an on line footie magazine.

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Leiston in Good Shape for Double Bid

Leiston FC are in a strong position to mount a league and FA Vase double charge this season. Mark Morsley’s men have taken the Ridgeons Premier Division by storm in 2010/11 with just one defeat in 26 league games. The Blues have forged a five point lead at the top of the table over Norfolk rivals Wroxham with a whopping four games in-hand – such has been their dominance so far this term.
Leiston overcame neighbours Kirkley and Pakefield in a tight 1-0 home victory on Tuesday night effectively ending the visitors’ hopes of finishing in the top three. In fact the win over Kirkley and Pakefield also leaves Leiston with a very winnable run of games following their FA Vase Quarter final trip to Coalville Town.

The Blues face mid-table opposition in the shape of Stanway, Newmarket, Walsham-le-Willows and Haverhill before facing stiffer opposition in Mildenhall Town. By the time Morsley’s men host Wroxham at Victory Road on 5th April Leiston could already have one hand on the championship.

It could yet be a magical double-winning season for all concerned at Victory Road, with Leiston just three games away from a Wembley final in the FA Vase. Their narrow Fifth Round victory over Northants outfit Long Buckby earned Leiston a trip to Coalville Town this coming Saturday. Coalville are going great guns themselves in the Midlands Alliance, leading the way having suffered just three defeats of their own this season, so it promises to be an intriguing affair.

I was disappointed to read recent negativity towards Leiston’s efforts this season in the local press. Suffolk football is undeniably on an upward curve at present and surely the more success for the region’s teams the better. The rise of Bury, Lowestoft and Needham has increased the profile of Suffolk football tenfold and Leiston could be the next team to put themselves on the map by securing two major pieces of silverware this season and probable promotion to the Ryman League
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 01, 2011, 10:08
Good column inches, Terry.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 01, 2011, 18:58
GAME ON  ;D


Leiston v FC Clacton tonight
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 01, 2011, 19:03
Bring your own Kiss Me Quick hat? ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2011, 19:52
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 01, 2011, 22:16
Chorley 1 - 0 Salford City.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2011, 23:09
 :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 01, 2011, 23:55
Leiston 3 - 0 Clacton  :thumbs:

Could have ben 10 - 0 ..but for a very good goal keeping display  :woot:

Just looked at the league table?


8 points and a game in hand  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 02, 2011, 10:10
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 02, 2011, 17:22
We have just agreed a fee for another top notch striker to come on board for the remainder of this season and next year.. :thumbs: looks like the promotion charge is ON
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 02, 2011, 17:29
I hope it goes well for you, Terry. Of course, in rugby, a striker has a whole different meaning.  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 02, 2011, 23:12
We have just agreed a fee for another top notch striker to come on board for the remainder of this season and next year.. :thumbs: looks like the promotion charge is ON

You heard it here 1st  ;D

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THE RETURN OF THE PRODICAL SON 1 Hour, 44 Minutes ago  Karma: 0 
I`m hearing rumours that Lee McGlone has re-signed to Leiston until the end of the season. If this is the case I`m delighted.
I know some may not share my joy, as my lamentations at his departure have on occasion brought replies of LAZY. Well if Lee starts scoring goals regularly for us again,it will be job done. Too often this season when we`ve attacked there`s been only a big space where our striker should have been.
Taking nothing away from the Clacton keeper,last nights 3 goals were a poor return from a dominant performance and the number of chances we created.
It`s been good to see Luke Hammond back in form during the last 2 home matches.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2011, 00:02
I guess that's good news!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 05, 2011, 19:14
Back to the past.  Lost 3-0 at home to Warrington.  The worse performance I hae seen for several seasons.  Warrington didn't even break sweat.   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 05, 2011, 19:35
Oh dear!  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 06, 2011, 11:58
Not been a good weekend, has it.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 06, 2011, 23:13
well the Calgary Flames won (playing again tonight) on Friday and Liverpool beat Manure 3-1 - sounds like an epic weekend for me...

.. oh wait, wrong thread..  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 07, 2011, 00:30
;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 08, 2011, 23:12
What a Fiesty game that was tonight   :laugh:

Leiston 2 - 2 Stanway

Game finished with 10 players each and Leiston were 2 - 0 down after 30 mins and lost 2 players to injury after 10 mins, point gained me thinks.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 08, 2011, 23:32
Played our local derby rivals (and in-form team in the league) from five miles up the A6 tonight.  Chorley 2 - 0 Bamber Bridge.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2011, 00:14
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 10, 2011, 20:06
We have just agreed a fee for another top notch striker to come on board for the remainder of this season and next year.. :thumbs: looks like the promotion charge is ON

Leiston Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of former striker Lee McGlone. Lee joined the Trawlerboys in the summer and was instrumental in their excellent early season form in the Ryman Premier Division. Unfortunately, work committments have restricted Lee's appearances at Crown Meadow and we are happy to have agreed an undisclosed fee for him. We would like to thank Terry Lynes (Lowestoft Town Secretary) for his work in releasing Lee in time for last night's fixture against Stanway Rovers in which Lee played his first ninety minutes for over five weeks. My thanks also to Chris Barker, Andy Crisp and Peter Mayhew for securing the paperwork side of the deal.



Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 10, 2011, 21:08
 :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 12, 2011, 21:25
Leiston 4 - 0 Newmarket



And we didnt play well  :woot:


But it's 3 points  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 12, 2011, 21:27
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 12, 2011, 21:28
Mossley 1 - 3 Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 13, 2011, 00:10
 :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 15, 2011, 22:10
Chorley 2 - 1 Lancaster City.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 15, 2011, 22:27
 :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 15, 2011, 23:02
Although Leiston play tomorrow night, Dereham lost at home tonight 0 - 5 who are nearest rivals ...we must win... no pressure then  8-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 16, 2011, 23:12
Walsham 1 - 2 Leiston

Our Keeper sent off after 10 mins..good result me thinks  :devil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 16, 2011, 23:48
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 16, 2011, 23:50
indeed!!

did you have another keeper on the bench at all?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 17, 2011, 06:11
No spare keeper on the bench..an outfielder went in goal.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 17, 2011, 06:54
An excellent result, especially for a team with no keeper!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 17, 2011, 12:58
yikes! well done!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 19, 2011, 17:34
Leigh 1 -2 Chorley.  PLUS Chester lost at Lancaster.  Only six points adrift of them now - it was thirteen about ten days ago!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 19, 2011, 17:34
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 19, 2011, 22:06
Leiston 4 -0 Haverhill


Now 10 points clear with 2 games in hand  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 20, 2011, 00:26
Nice.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 20, 2011, 15:00
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 22, 2011, 23:03
Leiston 2 - 1 Gt Yarmouth.

Now 13 points clear with 1 game in hand  ;D


Tonights game was probably the best I have seen all season, could have been 10 - 5

 :stars:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 22, 2011, 23:13
Wow!   :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 23, 2011, 03:13
how many more points till you can't be catched?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 23, 2011, 07:32
10 games left / 13 points and 1 game in hand so if we win that match will be 16 points, 30 points to play for so my reckoning 14 points should do it  :stars:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 23, 2011, 12:53
ah so quite a few games left.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 23, 2011, 16:42
So three more wins and you can afford a few draws.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 23, 2011, 17:57
Chorley 0 - 1 Trafford Borough.  A disaster - looks like we''ll have to rely om the play-offs now.  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 23, 2011, 18:22
 :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 26, 2011, 08:19
The Leagues 2 informs meet today, something has to give?

Mildenhall v Leiston 


I go for a high score draw  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 26, 2011, 09:46
Good luck!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 27, 2011, 08:45
Mildenhall 0 - 1 Leiston



 Leiston move to within nine points of the title
Mildenhall Town 0 Leiston 1

 

A third minute strike from Michael Brothers ensured three more points this time at inform and previously unbeaten since early January, Mildenhall Town. Brothers sweet strike from the edge of the box was the only real clear cut opening of the game as Leiston took full advantage of Dereham's goalless draw at home to CRC to move within nine points of the title.
A sweet third minute strike from Michael Brothers inflicted only a second defeat this calendar year on hosts Mildenhall Town as Leiston became only the second side this season to win at the Recway. For the visitors, the win moves them to within nine points of their first ever Premier League title. Attacking the slope Leiston took an early lead. Angelo Harrop's sweet pass found Danny Smy wide on the right and after he fed Michael Brothers, the Leiston midfielder took two touches before firing a sweet strike beyond Josh Pope from the edge of the box for his seventeenth goal of the season. The home side took their time to get into the game but gradually matched their opponents but on 35 minutes only a fantastic save from Josh Pope kept them in the game as Leiston skipper David Head met Danny Cunningham's cross. The recently prolific Jon Sands was kept in check in an even second half that was spent mainly in midfield. On the two occasions he had half a sight of goal he fired high over Jamie Stannard's goal. The scorer of the only goal Michael Brothers burst clear just after the hour but failed to hit the target. A solid display for the visitors who were missing Neil Calver (suspended), Stuart Boardley (injured), Luke Hammond (injured) and leading scorer Gareth Heath (unavailable) but now need just nine points from as many games for the title.

Leiston line-up: Stannard, Saker, P Brothers (Payne 88 mins), D Head, Goldfinch, Ottley-Gooch, Harrop (S Head 38 mins), Smy, McGlone, M Brothers, Cunningham (Block 81 mins).





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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 27, 2011, 08:58
 :thumbs:  Not wanting to tempt fate, Terry, but the fat lady's clearing her vocal chords!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 27, 2011, 08:59
Chorley 3 - 0 Cammel Laird.  Back on top of the form table but, unfortunately, not the league table.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 27, 2011, 10:05
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 30, 2011, 16:55
Lets put a few dots and "Ts" to the last few games of the season  :thumbs:

As Dereham lost last night  :leer:  this puts us in a favourable position to win the league!!

1 Scenario is that if Leiston win this week-end and Dereham lose we are Champions  ;D

Another plus is that Dereham have withdrawn there application to get promoted?


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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 30, 2011, 17:43
Any idea why, Terry?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 30, 2011, 17:50
Maybe they now realise they won't get promoted, as there is only 1 team promoted from this league if the ground meets certain criteria
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 30, 2011, 18:09
Wouldn't they have known about the ground requirements for some time?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 30, 2011, 18:32
They do know the time limits but why spend £1000s on something thats not guaranteed to happen, Leiston started there ground upgrade @ christmas  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 30, 2011, 18:39
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 31, 2011, 13:40
Latest on ground grading

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Following a Ground Grading Inspection by the FA and Ryman League, Leiston have (in principle) been given a Grade E Grading. There are still a couple of minor amendments needed but these will be completed today to achieve the required deadline acceptance.

Thanks goes to the many helpers who have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to ensure the requirements have been achieved and the whole project has been superbly orchestrated by Vice Chairman Peter Mayhew who has given up days and nights over the last month to ensure the project has run smoothly.

 

All is required now is the necessary points (mathematically seven) to clinch the title!
;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 31, 2011, 17:29
:x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 01, 2011, 00:36
WOOP!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 02, 2011, 20:12
Leiston 4 - 0 Histon

Full report to follow, now off to a party  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 02, 2011, 21:39
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 03, 2011, 10:47
Leiston 4 - 0 Histon

Full report to follow, now off to a party  :laugh:

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Four star Blues move to within four points of the title

Leiston 4 Histon Reserves 0

 

League leaders Leiston pushed basement side Histon Reserves towards Division One as they moved to within four points of their first Premier Division title. Leiston hit three first half goals from Danny Smy, Michael Brothers and Lee McGlone and after Danny Smy was harshly dismissed early in the second half, Danny Block sealed the win late on.

Leiston moved to within four points of the League title after this one sided affair over bottom club Histon Reserves. After taking a fourth minute lead, the home side were always in control with Histon failing to trouble home keeper Stannard and with Leiston playing the final thirty odd minutes with ten men. Leiston kicked off without the suspended Boardley while the injured trio of P Brothers, Harrop and Hammond watched from the stand. The home side almost took the lead with barely a minute played. M Brothers ball released Smy into the left hand side of the box but he shot over Chamberlain’s bar. But the respite was merely four minutes. Heath’s cross found the unmarked D Head whose header was well saved by Chamberlain. McGlone was quick to react to the loose ball and shot across the face allowing Smy the simple task of tapping home. Six minutes later Cunningham’s corner was flicked on by Smy to Calver whose deflected shot struck the top of the bar. Two minutes later a fine pass from Smy released McGlone inside the box but he hooked wide. Then followed a period of little opportunities with play mainly in midfield. Just after the half hour the home side doubled their lead in slightly fortuitous fashion. Smy did well on the left hand side of the box before setting up M Brothers whose well hit half volley seemed to be saved high above his head by Chamberlain only to see the ball squirm clear and bounce into the net. We then saw a feisty flashpoint between Verrell and Smy with both receiving yellow cards. There was nothing fortuitous about Leiston’s third goal which was born from real quality. M Brothers picked out Cunningham from wide on the right touchline and from the left flank Cunningham delivered a teasing cross for McGlone to power a header beyond Chamberlain. Four minutes before the break only a smart stop denied McGlone another goal after the Leiston striker had raced into the box on the end of Saker’s pass. Ten minutes into the second half and the home side were down to ten men. Smy and Warren came together after the ball was gone and were simply holding off each other. Referee Stobbart, who clearly did not see the incident, consulted both linesmen before brandishing two yellows for either player meaning an early bath for Smy despite their being absolutely no malice at all. The sending off dampened the game somewhat and some fourteen minutes passed before a chance in either box with Chamberlain denying M Brothers with his feet. A spate of substitutions followed before a fourth Leiston goal on 78 minutes. M Brothers shot from the edge of the box deflected into the area and into the path of Block whose first touch since coming on was to control, his second to stroke the ball beyond the advancing Chamberlain. The remainder saw little action but it did see a first appearance for 17 year old Josh Merritt to make his Leiston debut.

At this stage of the season, Leiston could not have asked for an easier match and once ahead never looked like conceding. The only black spot was a very harsh sending off for Danny Smy as the Blues moved to within four points of the title.

Leiston: Stannard, Saker, Ottley-Gooch, D Head, Goldfinch, Calver, M Brothers, Heath (S Head 79 mins), Smy, McGlone (Merritt 81 mins), Cunningham (Block 77 mins). Subs not used: Payne and Young.

Histon Reserves: Chamberlain, Everdell, Baxter, Warren (Hawkins 86 mins), Verrall, Libertucci, Twinn (Wright 73 mins), Asensi, Sessions, Smith, Unwin (Williams 73 mins). Subs not used: McDonald and Smith. 

Legal and General Insurance Man of the Match: Lee McGlone
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 03, 2011, 11:04
That would be one win in rugby. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 03, 2011, 12:14
Harrogate Railway Athletic 3 - 2 Chorley .  Title challenge now over.   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 03, 2011, 12:17
Bad luck, Dave.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 05, 2011, 07:01
4 points from 8 games.starting tonight at home to Wroxham who lay 3rd in the table but have no chance of catching us.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 05, 2011, 09:27
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 05, 2011, 23:24
Leiston 1 - 0 Wroxam  ;D


Report to follow as per the norm
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 06, 2011, 05:05
1 point to go then!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 06, 2011, 10:55
So near... :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 06, 2011, 11:48
They couldn't have done it without our support.  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 06, 2011, 11:55
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread on line blogger
Post by: TR on April 07, 2011, 17:05
A 'blogger' has done a bit of a write up of Tuesday's game. Not bad except we don't have Tennis Courts and Danny Smy never played!

Ridgeons Eastern Counties League Premier Division
Leiston 1(1)-(0)0 Wroxham
Victory Road, Leiston, Suffolk
Attendance: 192 (though it looked like 250)
Admission: £7 ('temporary until end of season' apparently). Programme £1 (36 pages, b/w inside cover, mostly just stats etc but not bad)Also purchased: Burger and chips = £3.80(?). From clubhouse pint of Tuborg = £2.60

What on earth was I letting myself in for, doing a 150 mile round journey for a midweek evening during the working week?! Was out of work just after 6, and went straight up the A12 through several busy patches, along the A14, then up the A12 around Ipswich, got stuck behind a tanker on the single lane bit for a few miles doing barely half speed, turned off for Leiston halfway along to Lowestoft...and then turned off just a couple of hundred yards too early, ending up going through Saxmundham. Fortunately I got to the ground by 7:40, with stewards telling me where in the car park to go - very well marshalled I have to say.

Went to this match anticipating a momentus occasion, with Leiston hoping to all but clinch the Ridgeons title, to seal promotion to the Ryman league. They were accepted last week after making necessary improvements, and I was also there to check these out.

Since my last visit, the turnstile has been moved from the area beside they players' entrance, nearer to the ground entrance.
Once inside, there has been some repairs or additions added to complete the concrete path around the pitch. Heading clockwise from the turnstiles there is a fairly long bit of sheltered standing, where a guide dog was in attendance tonight. Past the players' entrance there is an overhang from the clubhouse which quite a few people stood under. At the far end next to the clubhouse is a decked patio area for BBQ's etc. Next to this there appears to be an access road for a few local residents, beside the entrance for the Lawn Tennis club, behind some tall hedges which encroach onto the ground.
Behind both goals there is no shelter or standing, but there is a large area of open space behind the goal at the far end (all grass) with a portacabin possibly for toilets. The side behind the dugouts is home to a small stand that covers nearly half the length, divided into c100+ seats on one half, and a few metal steps with cover on the other half.

Clubhouse is split into three. The part nearest the entrance sells hot food etc in a far corner inside the building, which is annoying if one wants to see the action. The centre part holds the main clubhouse, with trophies above the bar and stools all over the place - Spurs were shown on the TV - and the far part has pool tables and was being used for cakes etc.

To the game itself, Leiston needed four points to secure the title and promotion. Only Dereham and tonight's opponents - Wroxham - could still mathematically catch them, but they all know it's a lost cause.

The game started off with Wroxham having more of the possession, but Leiston went close early on, with some really pacy link-up play up front ending with a thundering volley that fizzed inches wide. With less than half the game gone though, the champions-elect scored what proved to be the only goal of the game, after a major blunder from a Wroxham defender, heading back to his keeper, but headed too weekly, allowing Gareth Heath to steal in, round the keeper and tuck the ball away despite the efforts of an away defender rushing back to his goalline. Wroxham maintained the lion's share of possession still, and had a couple of efforts just wide for the remainder of the half, without really testing the Leiston keeper.

Second half and the home side came out with more of a purpose than the previous fourty-five minutes, and went close on a number of occasions, forcing a number of corners. However Wroxham nearly stole an equaliser, rattling the crossbar from a rare effort. It was becoming a bit end to end, without that many chances being created. Heading into stoppage time, Danny Smy missed two glorious opportunities to wrap up the game, and effectively the title for Leiston, rounding the keeper when played onside, but shooting over with the goal at his mercy. Momenets later he picked up the ball on the right this time, unopposed going into the box, but skewed his shot badly off the edge of his foot.

In the end it didn't matter. One goal was enough, and as far as the title goes, that is effectively, that. Wroxham are now out of the race for definate. For Dereham to catch Leiston now they must win all their six remaining games, including the Leiston double header, and hope Leiston lose all their last seven, and hope for a goal difference swing of about thirty. Nope, 'aint gonna happen! There was no celebration on the pitch which surprised me a bit, though in the changing rooms it sounded like pandomodium. They know in their hearts it's over. The one point required now should be attained this saturday at a Wivenhoe side who haven't won in twenty-one games now. Leiston will be a credit to the Ryman league, and some I spoke to at the game were confident about next season. Lots of interest on the Suffolk clubs in the Ryman league from a few I spoke to (Lowestoft, Needham Market, AFC Sudbury).

On a sour note it was a shame the referee had to spoil the proceedings for both clubs, stopping play continuously, interrupting the flow of the game. Leiston got a lot of free kicks for so-called physical tackles, but even some of the Leiston fans thought it was ridiculous. At least most of the people from both sets of supporters seemed to have lots of respect for one another, and respect for the Wroxham players at the end as well. They gave Leiston a tough examination, despite rarely threatening.

Left at 9:45, stuck behind a trio of slow cars on the single-lane A12 for several miles upto Wickham Market. Stopped at Ipswich Tesco for petrol at the A14/A12S junction, and was home by 11:10, sooner than I feared. A good evening, but rather drained now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 07, 2011, 17:09
He can't spell either, Terry. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 09, 2011, 08:33
Well today is the big day!!  will it be a big banana skin?

Wivenhoe v Leiston and only 1 point needed, Wivenhoe are fighting for their lives against relegation and we are without 1st team keeper through suspension ...Fingers crossed everyone  :thumbs:

Alll cars are full and I fully expect there will be over 100 travelling supporters heading down the A12  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2011, 09:57
Well, for once I will be quietly hoping Chorley LOSE today.  We play Skelmersdale United who are 3 points behind leaders Chester, but have a game in hand.  As Chorley are all but certain of making the play-offs and Skem are the only side with a realistic chance of pipping Chester to the title, I am staying away today and keeping my fingers crossed for 3 points for Skem.  After the trouble we have had with Chester this season I would support Islamic Jihad if they were playing Chester today!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 09, 2011, 13:13
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 09, 2011, 14:44
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2011, 16:59
Bl00dy hell!  Won 2 - 0.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 09, 2011, 17:01
It never works out the way you want, Dave. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 09, 2011, 18:23
Wivenhoe 1 - 1 Leiston


Champions  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 09, 2011, 18:25
Congratulations, Terry.  :congrats:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2011, 18:36
:welldone:  Leiston.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 09, 2011, 22:37
:woo: :congrats2:  Terry!  :welldone:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 10, 2011, 08:58
My head hurts  :stars:

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LEISTON ARE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to Leiston FC who have clinched their first Ridgeons League title. A 1-1 draw at Wivenhoe Town was enough for the celebrations to begin.  
 
Leiston will be presented with the Championship Trophy at the return match with Wivenhoe on Saturday April 23rd.
 
Leiston are one of the oldest clubs in Suffolk, having been formed in 1880. They joined the league in 2001-02, gained promotion to the Premier Division in 2003-04 and have gradually moved forward each season towards the culmination of their title.
 
As well as winning the league Leiston are on the brink of establishing a number of all-time league records. As follows:



- Leiston are unbeaten since losing their opening game of the season, 3-1 at home to Wisbech, a run of 35 league games without defeat. The record is 37 by Wisbech in 1983-84.
 
- Leiston are unbeaten away in the league. Only once before has a team gone a whole league season unbeaten away. That was Chelmsford City Reserves in 1946-47 but in only an 18-game programme compared to Leiston's present 42.  
 
- If Leiston avoid defeat for the rest of the season, they will set a new record of only 1 defeat in a full 42-game season. The present record is just 2 defeats set by Wroxham in 2006-07.
 
- If Leiston win their remaining 6 games, that will be 34 wins in the league this season, more than any ECL club has previously managed in a 42-game season. The present record is 33 by Stanway Rovers in Division One in 2005-06. The Premier Division record is 32, shared by Gorleston (1980-81), Wroxham (1992-93) and AFC Sudbury (2000-01, 2001-02 and 2003-04).  
 
- If Leiston get 13 more points from their last 6 games, they will have 104 points, the most points any ECL side has ever got from a full 42-game season. The current record is 103 shared by AFC Sudbury in 2000-01 (Premier Division) and Stanway Rovers in 2005-06 (Division One). Wroxham got 109 points from 44 games in 1996-97.


Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 10, 2011, 09:05
Wivenhoe Town 1 Leiston 1

 

Leiston have won their first ever Ridgeons Premier Division title after collecting the required point at Broad Lane, Wivenhoe with six games to spare. Leiston are also the first side at Step Five in the country to be crowned Champions. Skipper David Head headed the Blues into an interval lead but in a pretty poor game, hosts Wivenhoe levelled late on. But the celebrations began at the final whistle and continued into the evening.

 

Congratulations to Manager Mark Morsley, his staff and players on a fantastic achievement.


Leiston clinched the Ridgeons Premier Division title today, gaining the necessary point with six games to spare. In a rather forgettable game, skipper David Head headed the visitors ahead before a late header earned the home side a share of the points. In glorious sunshine the visitors lined up with Matthew Gooch making his debut in goal following Jamie Stannard’s suspension. On a poor pitch the visitors (in maroon) kicked off in front of the home sides biggest gate of the season swelled by a three figure away support. The first scare of the afternoon came on four minutes with a nervous Gooch making a hash of a routine clearance. However, he made amends on 18 minutes with a superb save to his left from Amass’s shot and then turning away Hawkins follow up. By this stage the visitors were territorially in control but controlling the ball was becoming a farce at times. All too often the bobbling ball was hit out of play as the surface was proving to be very difficult. But with 24 minutes on the clock the visitors took the lead. Cunningham’s right wing corner found skipper David Head at the far post and his header squeezed into the net between keeper Robins and Minter. Six minutes later he almost grabbed a second as he met Heath’s left wing corner but Robins saved. Leiston were certainly the more threatening and Calver and McGlone went close and M Brothers hooked wide as a decent first half drew to a close. Upon resumption, the visitors knew they were just 45 minutes from landing the title. However, it was the home side that returned somewhat rejuvenated and pressed the visitors back. The theme of the match was starting to look like the last visit in November 2009 as Leiston defended deeper and failed to press the home defence. After a first half with just one booking, Referee Goddard somehow brandished seven yellow cards and a red despite the match not being that dirty. On the hour the Dragons thought they had equalised as W Odedayin scooped home in a scramble but the linesman’s flag was raised. It was now clear Leiston were more than happy to see out time to start their celebrations but with fifteen minutes remaining the home side drew level. Saker was penalised wide on the right and from Amass’s free kick substitute Sansford glanced home a header in a ruck of players giving Gooch no chance. Soon after left back T Odedayin was dismissed for a second yellow card. The goal lifted Leiston and with eight minutes remaining Robins tipped over Cunningham’s half volley from M Brothers cross. When they did get in the final third Leiston looked like conjuring a winner while the visitors defence kept the home side at arm’s length. With the sun shining down, the final whistle went to signal wild celebrations for Players, Management and supporters alike.     

A forgettable performance but we got what we needed and the title was rightly claimed. We have proved to be the most consistent and quality side all year so the end prize has been well deserved. Congratulations to Manager Mark Morsley, his staff and players for achieving our aim for the season and for the countless quality displays to date.

Wivenhoe Town: Robins, Minter, T Odedayin, Lee-Smith (Sansford 70 mins), Cutts, Lampon, Amass, Brown, Peck (Connell 45 mins), W Odedayin, Hawkins. Sub not used: Rogers and Wilding.

Leiston: Stannard, Saker, Ottley-Gooch, D Head, Goldfinch, Calver, M Brothers (S Head 85 mins), Heath, Smy (Hammond 74 mins), McGlone, Cunningham. Subs not used: Block, P Brothers and Young.

Man of the Match: David Head

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 10, 2011, 11:25
Been celebrating, Terry?   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 10, 2011, 15:03
great news!!

btw how many fans did you take? I'm wondering if you beat Crawley's attendance yesterday.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 12, 2011, 22:14
Wisbech 0 - 1 Leiston ..report to follow :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 12, 2011, 22:27
 :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 12, 2011, 23:04
Chorley 2 - 1 Wakefield.  With us beating Skelmersdale on Saturday and then Chester losing last night, it is still mathematically possible (albeit improbable) for Chorley to finish as champions.  Anyway, back up to third now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 12, 2011, 23:28
all good news... :-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 13, 2011, 17:06



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Morlsey sets Leiston Ridgeons League points target

MANAGER Mark Morsley has challenged his Leiston side to set a new points record after winning the Ridgeons League Premier Division title on Saturday – and then targeted a top-five finish in the Ryman League next season.


Morsley enthused: “It has been a fantastic season for us. We have played some great football and had some fantastic victories.

“It was disappointing to lose at Coalville in the quarter-final of the FA Vase, because we had a great chance to go all the way, and we also had a great run in the FA Cup.

“But we set out to win the league at the start of the season and we have now done that with six games still to play. I would like us to get the most points any team has in a season. The record is 103 and we now have 91.

“The resolve and determination of this group of players is as good as anywhere I have been.

“We have a solid base and only conceded 29 goals in 36 league games. Historically successful sides don’t concede many.

“Everyone has been focused on the job from day one – it has always been about winning the league.”

Turning his thoughts to next season, when the club will be competing in Division One North of the Ryman League, Morsley said: “Our aim will be to get in the play-offs at the very least, which means 
finishing in the top five.

“We want to move the club forward, and I think the club are strong enough to reach the Ryman Premier and play at that level,” he added.

Leiston skipper and goalscorer David Head said: “We did what we had to do. Although it is a shame we didn’t win the game, it was pleasing to score the goal – I was certainly due one.”

Head, who won the Ridgeons League three times with AFC Sudbury, continued: “It was lovely to win it three times with Sudbury, but it is nice to win it with a different club and to see the chairman, vice-chairman and the gaffer get some success.

“Goldie (defender Mark Goldifinch) and Stanners (goalkeeper Jamie Stannard) have been consistent players in the Ridgeons League for 10 years plus so they really deserve to win it,” he added.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 16, 2011, 11:23
Only 5 games left... :cry:  now what am I going to do on saturdays and midweek ?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 16, 2011, 16:05
 ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 16, 2011, 16:26
get drunk!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 16, 2011, 16:41
Terry meant, what else is he going to do on Saturdays and midweek.   :)x
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 16, 2011, 17:56
pinball time then.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 16, 2011, 19:46
Garforth 1 -1 Chorley.

Skelmersdale won 1-0 at Warrington, while Chester could only manage a draw with Radcliffe.  That puts Skem one point behind Chester, but they have a game in hand.  The nightmare scenario of Chorley meeting Chester in the play-offs is now a distinct possibility.   :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 16, 2011, 22:53
Shock Horror..  leiston lose 0-1  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 17, 2011, 00:18
 :aarrgh: :boohoo:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 18, 2011, 19:51
Tomorrow night I am the Match Sponsor  :thumbs:


Will post a pic from MOM and program front  :leer:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 18, 2011, 20:36
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 19, 2011, 22:59
I must be a jinx  :)x


0 - 3  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 20, 2011, 06:27
oh well.... you'll make it up to them in the beer revenue next season...
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 20, 2011, 17:21
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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 20, 2011, 23:54
still the player looks quite happy!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 24, 2011, 08:00
Sorry this is late..celebrating last night  :laugh:  presentaion of the trophy

Last home game ..2 - 2  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 24, 2011, 15:31
ah a good season :-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 25, 2011, 09:17
A nice trip to the seaside at Lowestoft today

Kirkley v Leiston  ;D  12 00 ko, full car again  :stars:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 25, 2011, 11:55
Good luck!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 25, 2011, 15:12
FFs   :-X

lost 2 - 0 this is not the team I supported out there today..they don't seem to give a ****
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 25, 2011, 16:48
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 25, 2011, 16:53
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I suppose you were revelling in it, Terry?  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 25, 2011, 18:55
Hate the coffee ones though  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 26, 2011, 00:48
 :basil: :basil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 29, 2011, 16:16
Well. our youths won there league last night  :thumbs:


And last game for us tomorrow away v Dereham who will finish runners up.

What are we going to type about after saturday  :stars:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 29, 2011, 16:21
There's the Heineken semi-final on Sunday. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 29, 2011, 18:05
Salford City 0 - 2 Chorley.  That means Chorley finish third and play their semi-final play-off match against Curzon Ashton at home on Monday.  Winners play second placed Skelmersdale or fifth placed AFC Fylde on Friday night in the final.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 01, 2011, 08:51
Leiston lost the final game of the season  :cry: 2 - 0 it was a good job the league was won 3 weeks back before the slump set in due to Injurys, suspensions, weddings, holidays , dummy spitting , which left the squad a bit thread bare.


Now what are we going to do now!!'s a long time until August.


Roving Reporter for PC Pals

TR  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2011, 11:47
Cricket?  :yawn:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on May 01, 2011, 11:49
I'm going to silly mid-off. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2011, 12:21
Or, just silly?   :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on May 01, 2011, 12:29
I never leave there. ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2011, 12:48
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 01, 2011, 23:48
Just as a footnote , what have St Neots, Hythe Town & Guildford got in common?

Answer - They all won their respective leagues this season & all were beaten by Leiston in National cup competitions!
 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on May 02, 2011, 03:44
 ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 02, 2011, 09:55
Just as a footnote , what have St Neots, Hythe Town & Guildford got in common?

Answer - They all won their respective leagues this season & all were beaten by Leiston in National cup competitions!
 

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 02, 2011, 17:21
Evo Stick Division One North Play-Off Semi Finals:

Chorley 2 - 1 Curzon Ashton. Att 1515
Skelmersdale 0 - 1 AFC Fylde

Final Chorley vs Fylde Friday evening at Victory Park, Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 02, 2011, 19:32
Well done chorley  :thumbs:


How have you got on against AFC this season Dave
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 02, 2011, 21:20
Not too well, Terry.  Played them three times, twice in the league - 0-0 at home and lost 0-3 at their place and then played them in the semi-final of the Lancashire Trophy and lost 0-2.  Having said that, we dominated in the home league match but just couldn't put the ball in the net and had loads of chances in the cup game but once again couldn't kill them off.  :-\
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 07, 2011, 12:02
Evo Stick Northern Premier League Division One North Play-Off Final:

Chorley 2 - 0 AFC Fylde  Att. 2950

We're up!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 07, 2011, 13:46
Well done Dave...sore head now have we  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 07, 2011, 18:50
Thanks, Terry.  :)  I haven't been to bed yet!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 10, 2011, 19:39
I'm bored ..no more local footie until July  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 11, 2011, 18:05
Leiston football club have confirmed their management team for next season and hopefully beyond.  Manager Mark Morsley continues but they are particularly pleased that Head Coach Steve Ball and Player Coach Lee Norfolk have both penned two year deals.  Goalkeeper Coach Dave Hunt is to retire but Morsley has pulled of a bit of a coup as Nathan Munson takes on Dave's mantle.  Ex Pro Munson played for Morsley at a number of clubs and has been coaching at Brantham Athletic.
 
 Morsley stated 'to have three ex professional's looking after the coaching at the club shows the commitment at Leiston to taking the club forward.  In the modern game pre-match preparation is huge, it can give you an edge as it did for us in the Ridgeons League last season.  Having these guys on board strengthens our hand as we take on the new challenges the Ryman League will offer'.
 
 Leiston Chairman Andy Crisp is also delighted with his 1st XI management team, 'It is so important to have the foundations in place if we are going to progress.  Mark has shown us the importance of good coaching and having excellent coaches, having Steve, Lee and Nathan on board gives us that in abundance'.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 20, 2011, 19:19
Another confirmation.

Quote

Blues receive Ryman League confirmation


 Following today's FA League's Structure meeting, Leiston FC have been confirmed in next season's Ryman League Division One North. The first ever season at Step Four will commence on Saturday 20th August. Our participation in next season's FA Cup will probably start at the Preliminary Round stage on Saturday 3rd September while our first ever venture in the FA Trophy will commence on Saturday 8th October, also at the Preliminary Round stage. The full list of sides in the Ryman League Division One North will be announced shortly.
 
Our Pre Season friendly line up will also be announced once dates are confirmed.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on May 20, 2011, 19:40
woop! Congratulations!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 20, 2011, 21:17
Super!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 07, 2011, 16:54
Training starts tonight  ;D

That means not long now before a ball is kicked in anger  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on July 07, 2011, 16:56
any big transfer stories?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 07, 2011, 18:54
None at the moment, we have only made 1 signing so far and thats a centre half Joe Jefford who has been on our radar for 4/5 years he is now 25 and local to Leiston.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on July 07, 2011, 21:28
So no million pound signing disapointing
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 23, 2011, 15:46
So no million pound signing disapointing

Today LFC announced the signing of Nathan Stone (20 goals a season) striker from fellow Ryman team Needham market.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on July 23, 2011, 15:52
Good news?  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on July 23, 2011, 16:56
Ah, but which season? ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 23, 2011, 17:58
Every season for the last 5 I believe  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on July 23, 2011, 18:19
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on July 24, 2011, 09:14
How much would that gave costed?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 12, 2011, 19:49
1 week to go .... can't wait  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 16, 2011, 22:13
Saturday August 13:  North Ferriby United 1 - 2 Chorley

Tuesday August 16:  Chorley 6 - 0 Frickley Athletic

I don't think we'll be in any relegation dogfight - it was like watching Barcelona tonight!   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 16, 2011, 23:23
So you have your own Fabregas then?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 16, 2011, 23:45
We have Foster (who scored a first half hat trick) and he's has lethal as Lionel Messi.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 20, 2011, 16:09
Well we kick off our 1st season at the highest level ever!!

Latest half time score:

Waltham Abbey 1-1 Leiston, leiston conceded a pen in injury time at the end of the half.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 20, 2011, 16:10
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 20, 2011, 16:37
2 - 1 up now  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 20, 2011, 16:38
Make that 3 -1  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on August 20, 2011, 16:40
Congratulations on the 5000 posts, Terry.  :congrats2:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 20, 2011, 16:49
Yes, :welldone:  Terry!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 20, 2011, 16:50
Sod the posts... now 2 -3  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 20, 2011, 16:51
:lol2:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 20, 2011, 16:58
3 -3  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 20, 2011, 17:04
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on August 20, 2011, 17:14
I've put the mockers on them, Terry, sorry.  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 20, 2011, 17:24
Chorley 1 -0 Buxton.  Early days, but we're currently top of the league!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on August 20, 2011, 17:27
Aim for the world, Dave. :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 23, 2011, 19:16
Now about to set off to watch Leiston v Cheshunt  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 23, 2011, 22:35
Stafford Rangers 0 - 1 Chorley.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 23, 2011, 22:46
Leiston 2 - 0 Cheshunt Bully boys

A very feisty game  :o as we are the new boys on the block!! intimidation doesn't work  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 23, 2011, 22:55
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 23, 2011, 23:09
A good night was had by all.  Well done Leiston.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 24, 2011, 18:14
yeah, good early momentum to maintain there
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 27, 2011, 17:30
Whipper snapper 3 _ 0 ilford  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on August 27, 2011, 17:32
 :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 27, 2011, 21:17
Chasetown 1 - 1 Chorley.  A good away point against a side that hasn't lost so far this season.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 28, 2011, 08:43
Leiston now second in League with 3 games gone..good crowd stayed through some torrential rain (thunder storm) pics later
Look at the gutters overflowing?

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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 28, 2011, 10:26
does look like some new drainage is needed!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 28, 2011, 10:42
Sam, no gutters would have stopped that deluge.....this was taken at 16:45 and for 10 minutes it was like night time those light only come on with light sensors , where you see those pitch side railing there was best part of 80 people standing there,
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 29, 2011, 15:50
Sohan Town rangers 0 - 1 Leiston  8-)


Now down to 10 men  :-\
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 29, 2011, 16:59
lost 2 - 1  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 29, 2011, 17:19
Same here.  Missed opportunity, especially as Chester lost 4-1 at Nantwich!  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 29, 2011, 17:19
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 30, 2011, 07:12
I hope it wasn't a silly sending off
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 06, 2011, 22:10
Top of the table clash tonight:

Chorley (top) 0 - Northwich Victoria (2nd) 0.  Not a bad result against third favourite for promotion, especially as second favourites, Hednesford, lost at Rushall Olympic.

Incredible crowd (seeing it is blowing a gale here and raining horizontally - not to mention England were playing live on ITV) of 803.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 06, 2011, 22:19
Yes, we had a bit of weather down here as well, this evening. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 09, 2011, 18:03
@ Last a game to watch tomorrow  ;D after working 12 x 12 hr days  :(

@ Home to Tilbury
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 09, 2011, 19:15
We're at home to FC United of Manchester.  Should have been a 2500 plus crowd but (because of the trouble against Chester last year) the police and Chorley Football Club have made the game all ticket, introduced segregation, have only sent FCUM 530 tickets when they have 830 season ticket holders and FCUM have sent the tickets back as they are boycotting the match.  In addition, some Chorley fans (me included) are boycotting the match in solidarity with FCUM.

Chorley have played FCUM several times over the years and there has never been a hint of trouble.  In fact, both sets of supporters have mingled freely and met together in the bar after the match.  In addition, FCUM have actually used Chorley's Victory Park stadium for home fixtures when Bury's Gigg Lane ground hasn't been available, bringing several thousand supporters without incident.  The whole thing stinks and has come to this simply because the police mismanaged last season's Chester game, even though their was plenty indication that there would be trouble from thugs who were not connected to either Chorley FC or Chester FC and someone got their knuckles wrapped because of the ineptitude so has a point to prove.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 09, 2011, 19:48
How weird is this  :laugh:

Chorley play @ Victory Park.

Leiston play @ Victory Road
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 10, 2011, 14:29
Chorley 2 - 0 FC United of Manchester. Att. 1073 - Would have been 2573 if FCUM hadn't boycotted the match and several hundred of us Chorley regulars hadn't stayed away in Sympathy.

Never mind.  Watched it at home on a live internet stream courtesy of FCUM.tv
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 10, 2011, 15:55
Live from victory rd.

Leiston 3 - 0 tilbury
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 10, 2011, 16:57
Ft 3 -0
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on September 10, 2011, 17:03
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 10, 2011, 18:32
The bar is rocking between leiston and tilbury supporters  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 10, 2011, 20:54
Just got home?...............what a night that was  :D

2 Friendly supporters getting on  8-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 10, 2011, 22:00
 :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 11, 2011, 00:15
A good weekend!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 11, 2011, 19:45
We ALL Love Leiston

From the  Tilbury  (http://tilburyfc.forumotion.net/t580-we-all-love-leiston) web site, it was rather a fun night  :o a good time had by both sets of supporters.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 13, 2011, 20:36
Could go top of the league tonight  :thumbs:

Redbridge 0 - 2 Leiston  half time
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 13, 2011, 21:24
Following it on Twitter!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 13, 2011, 22:13
Wish i hadnt. 2 2
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 13, 2011, 22:51
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 14, 2011, 17:13
Disappointing, but I'd always take one point away from home.  Am I correct in thinking that an outfield player had to go in goal?  If so, it's quite a good result - I once saw an outfield player who had to go in goal have sixteen put past him in 55 minutes!   :o :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 14, 2011, 19:40
Yeah Calver our best midfielder had to go in goal at Half time..stil 2 points dropped in my eyes  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 14, 2011, 21:47
Burscough 1 - 4 Chorley.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 14, 2011, 22:36
:woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 17, 2011, 12:45
FA Cup action for Chorley today as we make the short trip towards the coast to play AFC Fylde.  Fylde will be looking for revenge after we pipped them for promotion in last season's play off final.  Live commentary should be available on http://www.magpiewatch.co.cc
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on September 17, 2011, 12:51
Good luck.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 17, 2011, 17:13
AFC Fylde 1 Chorley 1.  Replay Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on September 17, 2011, 17:47
Home advantage, I guess?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on September 17, 2011, 19:09
So you should have beaten them?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 17, 2011, 21:22
So you should have beaten them?

Well, Sam, out of the four matches against them last season, we only managed to score against them in the Play-Off Final and they beat us three times.  However, as we have only conceded five goals so far this season, I was expecting 0 - 0 and not 1 - 1.  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on September 18, 2011, 11:28
always a goaless replay then.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 20, 2011, 23:07
Chorley 0 - Fylde 1  -  thats the end of the FA Cup dream for another year.   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2011, 23:24
:aarrgh:  Sorry to hear that, Dave. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 24, 2011, 17:02
Leiston 4 ~1 maldon
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on September 24, 2011, 18:07
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 24, 2011, 18:31
Chorley 4 Worksop Town 1.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 24, 2011, 18:31
Leiston 4 ~1 maldon


 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 24, 2011, 21:32
I think Chorley and Leiston are Mirroe clubs  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 27, 2011, 17:33
Home again tonight, hopefully revenge will be ours against our close rivals Sudbury who narrowly beat us in the FA cup.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 27, 2011, 20:53
Match abandoned 20 due to thick fog
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on September 28, 2011, 09:27
Was that in the referee's brain, Terry? ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 28, 2011, 22:19
Chester 3 Chorley 0.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 28, 2011, 22:27
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 02, 2011, 06:10
Ware 0 - 1 Leiston...now 3rd in the League  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 02, 2011, 09:36
Went to Old Trafford yesterday to watch ManU vs Norwich on a freeby.  Don't get many opportunities to watch big teams, so it made a pleasant change.

Chorley 2 - 1 Burscough

Apparently a 94th minute winner against the bottom side took us back to the (false position of) top.

Some might remember Burscough as the unknowns who, in 2003, shook the non-league football world by (against all the odds) winning the non-league version of the FA Cup - the FA Trophy, by beating Tamworth in the final at Villa Park.  In 2007, they won the Premier Division of the Evo-Stick League (the League they are in now) and gained promotion to the Conference North.  Unfortunately, they fell on hard times and were "rescued" by a property developer who was only after their ground to build houses and now have to play their home games at Skelmersdale United's ground.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 02, 2011, 10:34
Property developers are becoming akin to lawyers in the popularity stakes. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 02, 2011, 10:41
Slightly above MPs, you mean. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 02, 2011, 10:46
Only just... 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 08, 2011, 10:07
Sorry for the late report..work is getting in the way  >:(

After losing 2-1 midweek... Leiston are on their travels again in the FA Trophy v Brentwood. but yourtrulyly has a much needed day off and is staying locally and watching the Ressies play  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 08, 2011, 16:54
Matlock 4 Chorley 0, but that's nothing compared to what has been going on off the field:

http://www.chorleycitizen.co.uk/sport/9288146.Chorley_FC_official_bailed_in_theft_probe/?ref=mr (http://www.chorleycitizen.co.uk/sport/9288146.Chorley_FC_official_bailed_in_theft_probe/?ref=mr)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 08, 2011, 17:19
Just what you don't need, Dave. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 08, 2011, 20:07
Lost 1 - 0
Posted from the club
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on October 09, 2011, 07:29
Is the team a team you should beat?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 11, 2011, 22:23
Chorley 1 - 0 Rushall Olympic.  Att. 613

A much needed 3 points!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 11, 2011, 22:27
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 11, 2011, 23:07
Leiston 4-1 Hadleigh ................ Suffolk Premier cup.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 11, 2011, 23:30
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 14, 2011, 17:35
Leiston v Harlow, Saturday 15/10/11
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 14, 2011, 17:43
The Essex boys are coming... ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 15, 2011, 17:46
Chorley 2 - 2 Ashton United.

Could have been 5-1 up at half time.  Similarly, dominated in the second half and went 2-1 up with a goal from debutant, Matt Walwyn.  Unfortunately, then decided to sit on the lead and started playing hit and hope stuff to try and put the wingers through.  Matt Jansen came off the bench and tried to revert to the passing game, but was playing a different game than the rest.  Inevitably, Ashton scored in the final minute of added on time to take a share of the points.  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 15, 2011, 17:54
At least it's better than the Wales result, Dave. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 16, 2011, 10:50
Leiston v Harlow, Saturday 15/10/11


Thought I had posted this from my phone yesterday?  :blush:

Lost 1 - 4  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 16, 2011, 10:55
You've been working too hard, Terry. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 18, 2011, 17:39
League cup tonight v Waltham Abbey  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 18, 2011, 17:50
Predictions?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 18, 2011, 18:33
Goid luck, Terry!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 18, 2011, 18:44
Good luck, Leiston.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 23, 2011, 10:45
Must be getting tired with this outage going on? last day today.

League KO cup Leiston 3 - Waltham Abbey

Yesterdays match is being played today as Romford Ground share and the other team had a Cup game that takes precedence.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 23, 2011, 11:46
FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round:

Marine 1 - Chorley 0.

TBH, I don't know why we bother participating in this competition.  Since reaching the Semi-Final in 1996, we have won just one match in sixteen seasons.
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Post by: TR on October 23, 2011, 17:52
Romford 1 - 2 Leiston..... Back up to Fourth now  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 23, 2011, 18:03
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 23, 2011, 18:03
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 23, 2011, 18:15
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 27, 2011, 07:00
Grays 1 - 0 Leiston ...Grays now top of the table.

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A harshly awarded penalty in the fourth minute of first half stoppages condemned Leiston to defeat to title favourites Grays Athletic. Leiston deserved alot more from the game and went close when David Head saw his header hit the post on 50 minutes. Despite dominating the latter part of the game the Blues failed to get a deserved point from the game.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on October 27, 2011, 08:09
how many teams go up.. assuming you don't overtake them later in the year?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 28, 2011, 06:57
Hi Sam, 1 auotmatic for promotion then 1 more from 4 teams in the play offs. personally I dont think we are big enough to go up...we are punching well above our weight? small town of 6000.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 29, 2011, 19:26
Leiston 2 -0 great wakering . . . posted from the football club
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 29, 2011, 19:41
Been out hiking in the Lake District today.  However, just got back and Mickleover Sports 3 - 4 Chorley AND Northwich (top) and Chester (2nd) only managed home draws.  We're back in the hunt!  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 30, 2011, 09:55
Leiston 2 -0 great wakering . . . posted from the football club



Didnt come until today  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 30, 2011, 12:49
The above was meant to read...didnt come home until today  :laugh:

Its a bit tight at the top  :woot:


Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on October 30, 2011, 15:40
The above was meant to read...didnt come home until today  :laugh:

That's a relief, Terry.  :devil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Den on October 30, 2011, 19:27
My next door neighbour is a Chester fan, I've never met one before  :)x
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 05, 2011, 17:00
Well, after Northwich and Chester both losing in midweek and so dropping five points from the last two games, Chorley could really have kept the pressure on with a win today.  However:

Rushall Olympic 1 - 0 Chorley.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on November 05, 2011, 17:03
Bad luck, Dave. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 05, 2011, 17:41
Chatham 0 - 2 Leiston  :thumb:


Now laying 3rd in the league.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on November 05, 2011, 17:44
They may play better standing up, Terry. ;D :scoot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 05, 2011, 17:57
I thought about saying lying 3rd in the table..but as I always tell the truth it didn't sound right  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on November 05, 2011, 18:08
 ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 08, 2011, 22:39
Result from some Mickey Mouse Cup 3rd Round match tonight:

Salford City 1 - 2 Chorley.

Didn't even know we had a match until I visited the Club website a few minutes ago!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 08, 2011, 22:51
A result, at least!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 08, 2011, 23:14
Leiston 1 - 1 AFC Sudbury ..


Sudbury scored last kick of the game, 93rd minute to scrape a draw.. felt like we lost  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 12, 2011, 17:42
Chorley 0 - 0 Stocksbridge Park Steels. 

Well, either that or I've just had a terrible nightmare.  How on earth we didn't score (at the very least) six is beyond my comprehension.  Hit the woodwork four times when it looked easier to score. I stopped counting at about eight the number of times Stocksbridge defenders cleared goal-bound efforts with their goalkeeper beaten.  Could have had three penalties and one was a nailed-on penalty that everybody saw except the officials and on the two occasions the ball did go into the net the linesman gave offside when the culprit would have had to have moved faster than Usain Bolt to have got into an offside position when the ball was played.

Unbelievable!.   :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 12, 2011, 22:08
Leiston 2 - 1 Bretwood


Report to follow  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 13, 2011, 10:16
As Promised  :P

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Leiston moved up into second place after an entertaining clash against fellow play off hopefuls Brentwood Town. The Blues were without Boardley, Goldfinch, Heath and Stone and lost Neil Calver in the warm up through illness. After both sets of teams and supporters impeccably respected the two minute silence, the home side were first on the attack with Smy testing Elliott inside the first minute. The visitors responded two minutes later with Osei scooping a shot wide from the edge of the box. Play switched to the other end and M Brothers scuffed shot found its way to Ottley-Gooch whose cheeky back heel was collected by Elliott on his line. The opening quarter was frantic and M Brothers raced onto Hammond’s pass but his early strike bounced wide of the target. Butterworth was the first into Referee McIntrye’s book for a foul on Smy before a quartet of fantastic blocks (two in either box) restricted both sides. Defences were clearly on top but Brentwood wasted their best chance on 36 minutes. Defending a Leiston corner they broke quickly with Osei releasing Edgar but as he bore down on goal wildly blazed over. As the half closed Smy hit a scorching shot that just cleared the bar and then great play by Ottley-Gooch set up M Brothers inside the box but Elliott was quickly off his line to block. There was still time for Head to deny Osei a goal with a timely tackle with Johnson quickly onto the loose ball. 
 
 
 
After the tightness of the first half the second period needed just four minutes to produce a goal and it went to the Essex side. Blackburn won possession in midfield and his intended pass looked to be intercepted by Head but he slipped at the crucial moment allowing Green a clear run on goal and he slid his shot underneath Johnson. Leiston looked to respond but for a few minutes they were on the back foot as the goal lifted the visitors. But just after the hour Leiston equalised with a sensational goal. Elliott denied Smy with a smart save low to his left and from the resulting corner to the far post Driver headed across face with Stokes clearance falling to the edge of the box where M Brothers hit an unstoppable rasping drive high into to the top left hand corner. Five minutes later M Brothers went from hero to villain with a gaping miss in front of an open goal after P Brothers and Ottley-Gooch had carved open the visitors. P Brothers then flashed a shot just wide as Leiston sensed another goal. With eighteen minutes remaining the second Leiston goal did arrive even if slightly fortuitous. P Brothers cross caused confusion in the box and Hammond’s shot deflected into the path of Ottley-Gooch who skipped past Stokes from around eight yards but his deflected, scuffed shot spun into the net past the wrong footed Elliott. A spate of bookings and substitutions in the final quarter took the sting out of the game with no clear chances as Leiston held on to claim all the points.
 
 
 
An excellent game between two evenly matched sides. After going behind Leiston roared back and deserved the win for the last thirty minutes alone. It’s always important to beat your rivals and a great win after the late drama of midweek.
 
 
 
Leiston: Johnson, Saker (Henry 90 mins), Wardley, Head, Jefford, Hammond, M Brothers (Leitao 83 mins), Driver, Smy, Ottley-Gooch, P Brothers. Subs not used: Munson and Norfolk
 
 
 
Brentwood Town:Elliott, Doyle, Llewellyn, Mason, Stokes, O'Rawe, Butterworth (Love 71 mins), Blackburn (Croll 81 mins), Green, Osei (Mathurine 82 mins), Edgar. Subs not used: Bigg and Blewitt.
 
 
 
Cracknell Properties Man of the Match: Joe Jefford


Att 176
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 15, 2011, 10:54
176 - is that about average?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 15, 2011, 17:22
Thats better than normal? for a Town that's only 6k strong it's not to bad.  as I said earlier we are punching well above our weight for the league we are in.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 15, 2011, 20:28
yeah, thats not bad - just wondered what the support was like
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 15, 2011, 22:32
Some other mickey mouse cup game tonight:

Chorley 7 - 1 Ashton Athletic.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 15, 2011, 23:18
nice. sounds more entertaining than the england game
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 17, 2011, 09:15
Leiston 1 - 0 Billericay Town in the league cup last night, Billericay play in the Ryman premier  ;D

Att 179 ...bonus  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 17, 2011, 11:08
Leiston 1 - 0 Billericay Town in the league cup last night, Billericay play in the Ryman premier  ;D

Att 179 ...bonus  :thumb:


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Leiston, third in Ryman North, pulled off a shock by beating Billericay, second in the Premier, with a lone 81st-minute goal by Danny Smy.
 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 17, 2011, 19:20
Was keeping an eye on it on Twitter.  Great result for your lads, Terry.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 19, 2011, 11:31
Was keeping an eye on it on Twitter.  Great result for your lads, Terry.   :thumb:


I think we will both be on twitter today Dave, away to waltham Forest.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 19, 2011, 22:49
Waltham 0 - 5 Leiston  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 19, 2011, 23:02
:welldone:  Leiston.

Not too good for my team today.  Away at Hednesford, looking favourites to win the league and not lost at home for about 18 months.

Hednesford 2 - 0 Chorley. :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 20, 2011, 10:05
Waltham 0 - 5 Leiston  :thumb:

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Waltham Forest 0 Leiston 5
 
 
 
An emphatic win for the Blues on the road as they totally overwhelmed nine man Waltham Forest. Rhys Henry's early goal was doubled by David Head's 48th minute volley. Luke Hammond added a third before the hosts were reduced to nine men following two sending's off for similar rash challenges. Danny Smy hit a fourth before Nathan Stone added the fifth on his return from injury.

 A superb result on the road for the Blues against a side who had started the season well and had won five of their eight games at home. The visitors included Gareth Heath and Nathan Stone in the squad following injury but their preparations were hampered by heavy traffic en route and the kick off was delayed ten minutes. Forest had a dominating display in midweek despite the defeat to Heybridge Swifts but were soon on the back foot and fell behind to a fourth minute goal. Danny Smy did well down the right and his cross into the box picked out Rhys Henry who had got between the two centre halves of Green and Lokando to head home his third goal of the season. The goal settled the visitors and Leiston controlled the first half with their goal barely troubled. But they were forced into an interval change with Mark Goldfinch replacing the injured Joe Jefford. The second goal of the game was going to be crucial and within two minutes of the second half Leiston grabbed it. Skipper David Head stayed in the box following a free kick and his sweet left foot volley inside the area gave Omand no chance. The Blues suffered another injury blow with Mark Goldfinch, who had only came on at half-time, replaced by Blake Saker following a hamstring injury. The visitors then added a third twenty minutes from time. Luke Hammond neatly lifting the ball over Omand for his first goal of the season after some slick build-up play from Rhys Henry and Danny Smy. The home side then lost their discipline with first Bonnett sent off for a second yellow card and then Conteh received a straight red for a rash lunge on Blake Saker. With six minutes remaining Danny Smy got the goal his display deserved, powering home a shot across Omand after the home defence went to sleep and then the returning Nathan Stone added a fifth a minute later as he headed home into an empty net from close range after Danny Smy’s shot had fell invitingly to him via the top of the crossbar.
 
 
 
Despite not being at our best a fantastic away win on a difficult pitch. The only sour note was the injuries to Mark Goldfinch and Joe Jefford but with the next game ten days away, they can at least spend the time recuperating.
 
 
 
Waltham Forest: Omand, Sackey, I Conteh, Mojeed, Green, Douglas, Palmer, Lokando, Kalipha, Hammond, Bonnett. Subs: s**ttu, Campbell, Moore
 
 
 
Leiston: Johnson, Driver, Wardley, Head, Jefford (Goldfinch 45 mins, Saker 63 mins), Hammond, Henry, Calver, Smy, Ottley-Gooch (Stone 75 mins) P Brothers. Subs not used: Heath and Norfolk
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 22, 2011, 21:46
A tough trip tonight to league leaders, Northwich Victoria, but a great result.  Pity we can't be more consistent.

Nevertheless, I'll go to bed tonight NOT wishing it was 1942 and my name was Himmler, or (alternatively) wishing I had my finger on the nuke button.

Northwich 1 - 3 Chorley.   :thumbs:
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Post by: Simon on November 22, 2011, 21:58
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 24, 2011, 21:41
Today is the 25th anniversary of Chorley's most memorable victory, 3-0 in an Fa Cup 1st Round 2nd Replay versus Wolverhampton Wanderers.  I was there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5brRV7HRjE
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Post by: Simon on November 24, 2011, 22:11
Happy Anniversary!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 26, 2011, 17:06
After hammering the league leaders away on Tuesday, Chorley hosted the bottom club, Whitby Town, today.  Thankfully, I'm in bed with a chest infection, so I didn't have to watch us go 2-0 down by half time.  Ended 2-2 which, by all accounts on Twitter, was a fair result on the day.

We really need to raise it against these lower clubs, that's four points that we have lost to Whitby this season, despite them being bottom from matchday one.   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on November 26, 2011, 17:22
It often seems to be the way in all sports, Dave, that teams go to sleep against a perceived weaker opponent. Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 26, 2011, 18:31
Get well soon, Dave.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 26, 2011, 22:10
Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 27, 2011, 08:24
Yet another week ..without a game due to FA vase games.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 30, 2011, 20:51
I need football...this crap on TV is doing my head in  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 03, 2011, 16:54
FC United of Manchester 0 - 0 Chorley.  Good point.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on December 03, 2011, 17:17
 :thumb:

If only it was simply Machester United, eh Dave? ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 03, 2011, 23:31
It's the breakaway club, Rik.  Formed and owned by ManU supporters who are opposed to the Glazer's ownership of the club.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 04, 2011, 08:14
Potters Bar 1 - 3 Leiston, well into the play off positions now  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 04, 2011, 23:11
Potters Bar 1 - 3 Leiston, well into the play off positions now  :thumbs:


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Potters Bar Town 1 Leiston 3
 
 
 
The Blues overcame a first minute set back to claim three excellent points and keep themselves firmly in the play-off hunt. Penney opened the scoring for the hosts before a Leon Ottley-Gooch goal levelled the game at half time. Two goals in the final twelve minutes sealed the win. The first via an own goal the second, through Rhys Henry in the final minute.

Leiston stretched their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions with a hard fought three points in Hertfordshire. The Blues were without the injured trio of Stuart Boardley, Mark Goldfinch and Luke Hammond and were also minus the suspended Sheridan Driver against a side just outside the play off places. The game swung immediately towards the hosts as they opened the scoring after just 34 seconds! Joe Jefford’s attempted back pass was woefully short and Cole Penney nipped in to slide the ball past a shocked Louis Johnson. The home side certainly have a habit of early goals yet this did not dampen the visitor’s hopes. Instead Leiston slowly to ok a grip of the game and deservedly drew level mid-way through the first half. Rhys Henry and Gareth Heath combined with the latter setting up Leon Ottley-Gooch inside the box who made no mistake with a smart finish. The game was now evenly poised although the visitors never really looked like allowing their hosts a clear sight of goal. As the game entered the final quarter Leiston began to totally dictate play and were playing some excellent football although when they took the lead for the first time on 78 minutes it was somewhat fortuitous. Substitute Nathan Stone’s first contribution was to win a tame free kick and from Gareth Heath’s delivery home defender Joe O’Brien glanced a header beyond his own keeper for an own goal. This merely increased the visitor’s dominance and only the woodwork denied the Blues further goals. First Danny Smy on 80 minutes and then Nathan Stone two minutes later struck the post before Leiston finally sealed the win in the final minute. The unmarked Rhys Henry side footed home his fourth goal of the season from Nathan Stone’s cross to complete a good afternoon’s work.
 
 
 
After a sensational start Leiston produced a hardworking and at times, dominant display against a side with aspirations of the play offs. A good start in a difficult month with three of the next games against sides in the top four.
 
 
 
Potters Bar Town: Bennett, Harrison-Barker, Lavers, O’Brien, Odamo, Urquhart, Simms, Magwood, Harrison, Pett, Penney. Subs: Dedman, Balic, McLauchlan, Gershfield and Clifford.
 
 
 
Leiston: Johnson, Saker, Wardley, D Head, Jefford,  Calver, Henry (Merritt 91 mins), Heath (Stone 77 mins), Smy, Ottley-Gooch, P Brothers. Subs not used: Munson and Norfolk.
 
 
 
Man of the Match: Shane Wardley
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on December 06, 2011, 12:05
could you lot support going up another division? sounds like you are doing well again!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 10, 2011, 22:15
Chorley 1 - 0 Nantwich Town.

Keeps us in the Play-Off places.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 10, 2011, 22:54
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 11, 2011, 08:18
Leiston 2 - 1 Enfield who were top at the start of the game. also Needham lost as well, a game in hand and 2 points behind the leaders.

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Leiston 2 Enfield Town 1
 
 
 
A stirring second half fight back saw the Blues end Enfield Town's twelve game unbeaten run following a superb second half display. After falling behind to Liam Hope's 53rd minute opener, Rhys Henry levelled five minutes later before a great strike from Nathan Stone won the game.

Leiston extended their run to eight games after a superb win in this top of the table ‘six pointer’. Visitors Enfield Town arrived at Victory Road defending a twelve game unbeaten run including seven wins in their last seven games. The win was even more impressive seeing as Leiston were without the services of the suspended Sheridan Driver and Danny Smy and the injured trio of Stuart Boardley, Mark Goldfinch and Luke Hammond. The Blues made a blistering start in front of a crowd in excess of 200 and almost took a first minute lead. Nathan Stone eluded two challenges before setting up Gareth Heath whose shot smacked against the bar. Nathan Stone then fired wide when well placed and the same players was denied by Noel Imber when clean through. Joe Jefford then saw a 22nd minute header headed off the line by Mark Kirby as Leiston bossed. But the visitors weathered the home pressure and then the North London side then had a period of pressure forcing Leiston deep into their own half. Enfield then almost took a 36th minute lead when Jordan Lockie went almost the length of the field before firing inches wide. The game was becoming a great spectacle between two very good sides and a very entertaining half ended goal less. That stat stayed in-tact until eight minutes into the second half as the visitors took the lead. Leading scorer Liam Hope pouncing inside the box after Lon Moore’s corner was not cleared. The goal galvanised the hosts and the lead lasted just five minutes. Patrick Brothers did well down the left and his low cross across the face of goal found its way to Rhys Henry who fired home his fifth goal of the season. It was now game on and Leiston started playing some excellent football but were almost undone in the 73rd minute but Louis Johnson produced a fine save from Dean Pennant’s header. But two minutes later Leiston seized the advantage with Man of the Match Nathan Stone on target. Rhys Henry’s clever flick released the Leiston striker but he still had a lot to do. He shrugged off the attentions of David Kendall to slot home beyond Noel Imber for his eighth goal of the campaign. Leiston were in the ascendancy and a fine solo run from Gareth Heath almost brought a third goal in the final minute but after easing past three defender he shot wide. It didn’t matter as the Blues recorded a fine victory.
 
 
 
A cracking game and for the second successive week the Blues had to come from behind to win. Enfield arrived brimming with confidence but left defeated and deservedly so. A good springboard to take into some further testing fixtures.
 
 
 
Leiston: Johnson, Saker, Wardley, Head, Jefford, Calver, Henry, Heath, Stone, Ottley-Gooch, P Brothers. Subs not used: Leitao, Merritt, Munson and Norfolk.
 
 
 
Enfield Town: Imber, Lockie, Siva, Kendall, Kirby, Pennant (Hall 88 mins), Wallace, Moore (Johnston 82 mins), Hope (Ailey 70 mins), Ewang, Osei. Subs not used: McKay and Matata.
 
 
 
George East Man of the Match: Nathan Stone
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Post by: chorleydave on December 11, 2011, 09:13
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 14, 2011, 17:19
Lancs FA Trophy Quarter Final saw Chorley travel the short five miles up the A6 to play local rivals Bamber Bridge:

Bamber Bridge 0 - 4 Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 15, 2011, 18:39
Whoops forgot  :blush:

Leiston 0 - 1 Hastings Town in the Alan Boon league Cup.

Leiston were denied in the 92nd and bow out to premier team  Hastings.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 15, 2011, 19:13
:bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 17, 2011, 17:01
leiston 2 - 3 greys athletic
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on December 17, 2011, 17:08
And that's before the stuffing...  :devil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 18, 2011, 08:40
leiston 2 - 3 greys athletic

Posted directly fromm the club  :thumbs:


Attendance 246


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Leiston 2 Grays Athletic 2
 
 
 
Two goals in eight minutes from Rhys Henry ensured Leiston fought back from the brink against a good Grays Athletic side. After conceding a first half penalty the Essex side looked to have sealed victory just after the hour with their second goal but Henry's brace in the 77th and 85th minutes ensured both promotion hopefuls gained a point a piece.

 A stunning fight back in the final quarter of the match ensured the Blues snatched a point from the jaws of defeat. Such was Leiston’s fight back it was almost a complete turnaround as Leiston finished very strongly and could have claimed the win. After the torrential rain 24 hours earlier the ground staff had prepared a great surface against the elements. The eagerly awaited fixture kicked off in front of an expectant crowd and the visitors almost stole a first minute lead. Carlos’s cross fell kindly to Crowley whose shot from the left was finger tipped onto the bar from Johnson. Leiston responded well and the lively Henry was starting to cause the visitors problem along with Stone. Leiston just lacked the guile in the final third as they started to pose the questions. But then Grays took the lead against the run of play. Carlos jinxed his way into the box and looked to be running out of play before a clumsy challenge from Saker saw him crash to the ground giving Referee Norcott an easy decision. Agombar, who scored the winner from the spot in the first meeting between the sides, stroked the penalty into the bottom left hand corner. Leiston responded well and should have levelled six minutes later. P Brothers teasing cross picked out the unmarked Head who somehow headed over with the goal at his mercy. The Blues then suffered a setback with the injured Stone forced to leave the pitch with a hamstring injury. Despite the goal deficit Leiston were still playing the better football but went into the break a goal behind. The Blues were out several minutes before Grays for the second half clearly with a sting from Manager Mark Morsley. The opening minutes of the half were even but just after the hour Grays added a second goal that looked to set them on the way to victory. Smy’s pass wide to Henry was intercepted by Flynn with a long clearing tackle that fell kindly to Ryan. He still had a lot to do but under pressure from Jefford and with Johnson advancing he managed to poke home. The goal certainly made the visitors more confident and for the first time in the match they became more vociferous clearly thinking now the game was all but over. A spate of substitutions from the visitors including the strange decision to replace the influential Agombar, slowed the pressure. The home side just needed that little bit of luck to get back into the game and were certainly starting to impose. With thirteen minutes remaining the Blues got the break they needed as they clawed a goal back. Saker’s right wing cross fell to the far side of the box to P Brothers whose cross was swept into the net at the far post by Henry. The goal lifted the supporters and Leiston sensed another goal and it duly arrived eight minutes later. Johnson’s free kick fell to P Brothers who left wing cross was clearly handled by Baker but the ball landed invitingly to Henry who thrashed home from eight yards. It was now bedlam and incredibly the hosts sensed victory. Leiston were clearly ending the stronger and pushed hard for an unlikely win but couldn’t force a late sight of goal and had to settle for a point.
 
 
 
An amazing turnaround especially as it never looked likely to happen but the ‘never say die’ attitude was rewarded. This could be a crucial point in the long scheme of things especially as we went at our best against a decent Grays side.
 
 
 
Leiston: Johnson, Saker, Wardley, Head, Jefford, Calver, Henry, Heath (Driver 58 mins), Stone (Smy 31 mins), Ottley-Gooch, P Brothers. Subs not used: Goldfinch, Munson and Norfolk.
 
 
 
Grays Athletic: Hall, Pope, Sweeney (Small 64 mins), Baker, Ryan, Mugus,  Olima, Cowley (Bunce 72 mins), Flynn, Agombar (Beaney 68 mins), Carlos.
 
 
 
Essex Tarpaulin Man of the Match: Neil Calver
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 18, 2011, 11:16
Another postponement for Chorley.  Should have been away at Bradford Park Avenue, but the pitch was frozen (apparently).

I tell you, what's up with non-league footballers these days.  I can remember well into the 1980s when the team would join the fans with pickaxes and shovels to clear ice so the game could go ahead.  If you want to read just how bad it's become up here, have a look at this "groundhoppers" blog:

http://wherestheteahut.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 26, 2011, 18:35
Chorley 2 - 3 Kendal.

A good Boxing Day crowd of 1091 saw Chorley produce one of the worse performances for a couple of seasons - in the first half that is.  Conceded three totally avoidable goals in a disastrous forty minute spell and could have been more.  Kendal looked OK while Chorley were woeful.

Two substitutions at the start of the second half saw Chorley dominate for long spells and being rewarded with two goals in reply.  However, it wasn't enough but at least some faith was restored.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 27, 2011, 13:59
 :santa:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on December 27, 2011, 14:23
Chorley 2 - 3 Kendal.

A good Boxing Day crowd of 1091 saw Chorley produce one of the worse performances for a couple of seasons - in the first half that is.  Conceded three totally avoidable goals in a disastrous forty minute spell and could have been more.  Kendal looked OK while Chorley were woeful.

Two substitutions at the start of the second half saw Chorley dominate for long spells and being rewarded with two goals in reply.  However, it wasn't enough but at least some faith was restored.

and lots of goals to be fair!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 30, 2011, 20:10
Good news as I have been off for the week, boxing day Bonanza against the top team.

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Needham Market 0 Leiston 5
 
 
 
Leiston served up a banquet of festive fare with a resounding hammering at leaders Needham Market. After a goal less first half two goals in as many minutes from Gareth Heath and Danny Smy set the tone and further strikes from Luke Hammond and Rhys Henry and an outstanding strike from Danny Smy completed a very good afternoon. Rhys Henry also hit the post and had a goal disallowed as did Nathan Stone as the Blues dominated.

Leiston stunned the Ryman League Division One North leaders Needham Market with a fantastic display to totally overwhelm their hosts. The Blues welcomed back Luke Hammond to the centre of midfield but were missing the injured Stuart Boardley, Mark Goldfinch and Leon Ottley-Gooch. There was certainly going to be some feisty fare with several ex players on show, Harrop and Bradley Barber for Needham with Henry, Smy and Stone for Leiston. Needham kicked off with the wind advantage and started the opening quarter confidently. Johnson and Wright both got themselves in good positions but their finishing was woeful and both chances sailed well wide. The visitors gradually got a foot into proceedings and began to dictate the tempo but the Leiston goal had a let off midway through the first half as Espinoza headed wide Thrower’s left wing cross with the goal at his mercy. Leiston responded with a fine run from Wardley that cut into the Needham rearguard but his finish lacked quality and his shot cleared the bar. Leiston were now certainly playing the better football while Needham’s agenda was to get the ball forward as quick as possible. As a decent half began to close the visitors had a good shout for a penalty as Henry’s cross struck the arm of Wright and then Heath fired over when in sight of goal. But the deadlock was finally broken early in the second half from the industrious Heath. Leiston had started the second half strongly and got their reward on 50 minutes. Henry’s penetrating run down the right ended with a cross that was parried into the path of Heath who from twelve yards picked his spot to open the scoring. The large travelling support were in raptures two minutes later as Leiston doubled their lead. Smy timed his run perfectly to side foot home P Brothers in-swinging corner. It was a balmy start to the half and a third goal almost followed as P Brothers cross found Henry whose sweet shot rattled the inside of the post and along the goal face to safety with Plummer rooted to the spot. But the visitors relentlessly continued their assault on the home goal and from another P Brothers centre Hammond swept a half volley majestically into the right hand corner from fifteen yards. With twenty minutes left Louis Johnson produced an outstanding right handed save to deny Espinoza from getting Needham back in the game but this was merely a respite as Leiston sought further goals. Plummer did well to deny Smy and then made a great save to keep out Heath. Henry had a ‘goal’ chalked off for offside before Smy hit a stunning fourth goal. P Brothers free kick struck the wall and when Heath’s shot was blocked, it fell invitingly to Smy who from around thirty yards sent a looping half volley high into the home net. Henry, who had tormented R Barber for most of the afternoon, got a goal his display deserved albeit from a deflection beyond Plummer. Stone then entered the fray and was denied a goal from the Assistants flag when he was clearly on side but it didn’t hamper an emphatic result.     
 
 
 
Not even the ardent Leiston supporters could have seen this coming but it was a fantastic team performance against the leaders. Leiston looked classy while our hosts looked ordinary. But, let’s not get too carried away as Needham were top for a reason and will undoubtedly bounce back from this. As for Leiston, lets milk the win a little longer but hope this is a springboard for the second half of the season.
 
 
 
Needham Market: Plummer, Pemberton (Evans 66 mins), R Barber, Fenn, G Johnson, Wright, Harrop, Espinoza (Napier 81 mins), Bloomfield, Thrower (Wilkinson 81 mins). Subs not used: Chaplin and De’ath.
 
 
 
Leiston: Johnson, Driver, Wardley, Head, Jefford, Calver (Saker 81 mins), Henry (Merritt 83 mins), Heath, Smy, Hammond (Stone 76 mins), P Brothers. Unused subs: Ottley-Gooch and Munson.
 
 
 
Man of the Match: Gareth Heath
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 30, 2011, 22:11
How was / is the criuse?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 30, 2011, 22:13
Great result there, Terry!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 30, 2011, 22:25
How was / is the criuse?
thats another story? out for a few pints at the moment
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 31, 2011, 16:30
Well....as it stands we could go top for the new year?  ;D

Plus I will be main sponsor for our match v Soham on Bank Holiday Monday  8-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 01, 2012, 14:39
I did tell you  ;D

(https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv489%2Fhook7%2Ftopoftheleague.jpg&hash=db625015d88eff0dd6be22262504dc90)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 02, 2012, 18:13
Marine 2 - 4 Chorley.

Couldn't go today as I had family commitments.  However, it appears that those who were there might just have seen a record for goals scored within two minutes.  Apparently, Marine made it 2 - 2 in the 70th minute and by the 72nd minute it was 4 - 2 to Chorley!  Cements our position in the play-off places.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 02, 2012, 20:01
As match sponsor today . . I'm pleased to say we won 2 - 0 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 02, 2012, 22:30
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 02, 2012, 22:49
I went to villa park today... was the case of another 2-0 but I want my money back
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 03, 2012, 07:01
As match sponsor today . . I'm pleased to say we won 2 - 0 

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Ryman League North Division One – Monday January 2nd 2012
 
 
 
Leiston 2-0 Soham Town Rangers
 
 
 
Table topping Blues start 2012 with 3 more points
 
 
 
The home side started the brighter and although they were moving the ball around quite nicely at times failed to create any real chances until the 23rd minute when the visiting keeper attempted to shepherd the ball out for a goal kick near the corner flag and the quick thinking Rhys Henry nipped ahead of him and cleverly set up Luke Hammond whose lofted effort from about 25 yrds was cleared by a defender on the line. On 39 mins Leiston had a real let off when a breakaway down the left resulted in a ball fizzed across the box only to miss the boot of a visiting forward by inches. (Think Gazza against Germany Euro 96) Minutes later a fine cross from Patrick Brothers was headed straight at the Soham keeper by Shane Wardley and this proved to be the last chance of an even, well contested half that ended goalless.
 
 
 
HT 0-0
 
 
 
The second half started in much the same vein with Leiston looking to push home their advantage in terms of possession while the visitors sporadically looked a threat on the break. Early in the half the Soham keeper tipped a Rhys Henry effort into the path of Brothers who lofted the ball back into the area but Heaths header was well saved. On 60 mins the lively Soham Number 11 saw a stinging free kick tipped over one handedly by Louis Johnson, but the momentum of the game definitely changed on 63 mins when Leiston mad their first substitution when Nathan Stone came onto replace Luke Hammond & his impact was almost immediate. His direct running & physical strength earned Leiston a free kick wide on the left and while many initially thought Gareth Heaths free kick had curled directly in, the goal was later credited to Danny Smy who must have got a deft touch on the ball as it headed goalwards. ‘Gangles’ continued to be a threat whether it was creating chances for himself or others and went close on at least 3 occasions to deservedly getting on the scoresheet and on 81 mins his strong run through the centre and clever pass released Gareth Heath who still had to round the keeper before guiding the ball into the net while avoiding the defenders on the line for a well taken goal
 
 
 
A tight, hard fought game, that was turned by the introduction of Nathan Stone, who certainly made an impact for the last half an hour or so! A good win, played out in freezing conditions, against credible, hard working opposition and a great start to 2012.
 
 
 
Att – 175
 
 
 
Sponsors MOM – Gareth Heath
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 04, 2012, 07:02
Leiston FC manager wins Manager of the Month...kiss of death  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 07, 2012, 08:53
Home league tie against North Ferriby United today, with the possibility of an increased attendance.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-16410216


Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 07, 2012, 11:47
Home again today v Ware.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 07, 2012, 17:20
Chorley 2 - 0 North Ferriby United.  Att. 1224
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 07, 2012, 21:18
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 08, 2012, 08:59
Dropped 2 points against lowely Ware who scored in the 87th minute plus we missed a pen  ':|


Leiston 1 - 1 Ware
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 08, 2012, 18:44
Sounds like you had a lucky escape
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 08, 2012, 19:13
Sky Sports News report on Blackburn Fans support for Chorley Football Club:

http://vimeo.com/34734567 (http://vimeo.com/34734567)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 10, 2012, 23:04
Suffolk Premier cup.

Sudbury 1 - 2 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 10, 2012, 23:45
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 14, 2012, 12:47
A repeat of Tuesday nights game today.

Sudbury v Leiston
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 14, 2012, 13:03
Good luck, Terry. :x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 14, 2012, 17:03
Sudbury 2 - 3 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on January 14, 2012, 17:19
Well done.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 14, 2012, 19:46
Frickley Athletic 2 - 1 Chorley.

Apparently, Chorley were awful, despite leading until the 75th minute.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2012, 20:24
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 17, 2012, 19:07
Leiston  fc v Thamesmead town tonight. if all goes to plan we could go top tonight  :D


But as the best laid plans..watch this space.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 17, 2012, 19:49
I'll be keeping one eye on Twitter while watching the FA Cup Replay with the other!

Good luck, Leiston.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 17, 2012, 23:14
2 -2 down to 10 men and they score in the 88th min..feels like a loss. but at least we are top of the leagure for now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 18, 2012, 11:34
always is going to feel like a loss, but a point is still a point - especially if you are a Liverpool fan and they are playing at home
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 18, 2012, 22:10
Lancashire FA Trophy Semi Final:

Wigan Robin Park 0 - 5 Chorley.

(At Lancs FA - Leyland)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 18, 2012, 22:29
:congrats2:   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 21, 2012, 22:45
Leiston 3 - 1 Heybridge Swifts 1  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 21, 2012, 23:00
 :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 21, 2012, 23:49
Buxton 1 - 3 Chorley.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 27, 2012, 19:50
Tomorrow ..away to Harlow Town

 league table  (http://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/isthonenorth)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 27, 2012, 19:59
That's a biggie - one of those games that can define your season.

Good luck Leiston.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 27, 2012, 21:38
Good luck!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 28, 2012, 16:55
Harlow 0 - 3 Leiston   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 28, 2012, 18:25
Well done, Leiston.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 28, 2012, 18:27
Chorley 2 - 2 Stafford Rangers.  Att. 1086

A point against the league's current form side.  Play Chester at home next week and definitely need something for the match to continue our push for a play-off place.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on January 29, 2012, 09:27
Two decent results there then.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 02, 2012, 18:16
Walked across the field this afternoon and it's still frozen  :woot:  not looking good for the weekend and the weather is getting wuss.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 02, 2012, 20:02
you need some under floor heating.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 03, 2012, 13:54
Pitch Inspection 9am Tomorrow morning, should have snow overnight tonight plus another load Saturday night...not looking good but now it means a midweek rearranged game for Waltham Forest which is a lot better.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 03, 2012, 15:23
yeah probably not going ahead then.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 04, 2012, 08:10
No way is it going ahead ...snow here already  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 04, 2012, 10:46
Yep game definitely off  :cry:  now what...going to be a long day "drinking"  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 04, 2012, 11:10
Chorley vs Chester postponed due to frozen pitch.  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2012, 11:14
We're still waiting for it, but it's coming!  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 04, 2012, 11:16
And with it, chaos...
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2012, 11:30
I'm hoping it will be gone by tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 04, 2012, 11:46
What follows could be worse. :( Rain and freezing temperatures, the roads are likely to be sheet ice.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2012, 11:56
The temperatures don't look to be too bad here in the following few days, hovering around -1 to +2, but yes, ice could be an issue.  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 04, 2012, 12:45
It better not go into next week, I have a flight... to go to +35C don't you know  :devil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 04, 2012, 12:47
The temperatures don't look to be too bad here in the following few days, hovering around -1 to +2, but yes, ice could be an issue.  :(

It's much colder here, depending which web site you believe, but the last two nights have reached -9.8C, so I'm going with the pessimistic ones. :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 04, 2012, 12:48
It better not go into next week, I have a flight... to go to +35C don't you know  :devil:

Ah shaddup. ;D Mind you, they may have a whip round for the aircraft fuel while you're there, Sam. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2012, 13:19
I think I'd rather it was -1 than +35, but somewhere in between would be nice.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 04, 2012, 14:18
Ah shaddup. ;D Mind you, they may have a whip round for the aircraft fuel while you're there, Sam. ;)

flying BA so that shouldn't be an issue.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 04, 2012, 16:44
:x: ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 04, 2012, 21:45
I'll be glad when i get kicked out of here
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 04, 2012, 21:47
What, the forum?  No chance!  We can't afford to let you go.  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 04, 2012, 22:39
Nooooo I mean footie club. . . been hear since 14:30 now 22:35 . . my liver had had enough  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 09, 2012, 20:26
Getting withdrawal symptoms here ....no football for ages  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 10, 2012, 06:23
darn frost. You need a team in a hot country to watch too
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 10, 2012, 07:24
Our footie pitch is still covered in 10cms of snow   :-\
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 10, 2012, 10:05
you need to get a plough out.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 10, 2012, 18:48
Worksop Town vs Chorley - Postponed.   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 10, 2012, 19:09
hope you hadn't started to travel.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 16, 2012, 20:56
Leiston have sold there top striker to Lowestoft Town  ::)  so much for the chairmans ambition? to gain promotion this season.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 16, 2012, 21:52
At least their not going into liquidation!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 17, 2012, 19:18
What about  This  (http://www.greenun24.co.uk/non-league/colchester_united_striker_craig_arnott_joins_leiston_on_loan_1_1212699) for a new signing  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 17, 2012, 21:56
:congrats2:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on February 18, 2012, 01:23
he better start banging them in fast.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 18, 2012, 23:07
Great Wakering Rovers 0 - 4 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 19, 2012, 00:31
Chorley 1 - 0 Matlock Town.  Nothing to add, except that it was the worse match I have seen for many a season, but a win is a win and it takes us back to second in the table.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 21, 2012, 19:23
Longest journey of the year tonight .... Thamesmead FC v Leiston FC
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2012, 21:17
Good luck!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 22, 2012, 07:11
Thamesmead 0 - 1 Leiston    :thumbs:

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A fourth minute goal from Gareth Heath gave Leiston three huge points in South London on Tuesday evening. It was a gutsy display from the Blues to stretch their unbeaten League run to eighteen games


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To quote a phrase ‘its good to win ugly’ and this was certainly an ‘ugly’ win but we must not lose sight of how important a win this is. Leiston were resolute throughout with some superb defending against a very lively home side. But to travel to South London midweek and return with three points is a massive achievement from a ninth straight away League win and a third successive clean sheet on our travels


Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 22, 2012, 07:56
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 25, 2012, 13:10
Thank flip for a home game today...been going mental here  ;D


Leiston v Romford
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 25, 2012, 18:24
Ashton United 3 - 1 Chorley.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 25, 2012, 18:48
Leiston 3 - 2 Romford
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 26, 2012, 10:38
Leiston 3 - 2 Romford

Rather and emotional day yesterday..my old mate (Mark Billy Gissing) passed away last week. School Friend/Mate/playing Colleague RIP Billy.


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Both sets of players and all supporters impeccably joined in a minutes applause for former Leiston Player, Manager and Chairman Mark ‘Billy’ Gissing who sadly passed away recently
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 26, 2012, 12:27
Sorry to hear that, Terry.

:rip:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2012, 21:28
Indeed.  I haven't got to the point yet, where 'old mates' are dying off,  Must be quite hard to deal with.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Den on February 27, 2012, 21:46
I check the Wrexham Leader on line every evening just to see if my name is in the recent deaths and everyone forgot to tell me.  :)x
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 27, 2012, 22:10
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 28, 2012, 08:32
Careful, Den, that's asking for a bit of creative hacking.  :devil:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Den on February 29, 2012, 18:18
Well I have not featured yet  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on February 29, 2012, 18:22
Give me time.  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Den on February 29, 2012, 22:10
If you notice me on there will you let me know?  ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 01, 2012, 09:01
Of course, Den. I have the address somewhere.  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 03, 2012, 11:38
Back on Topic  :cussing:


Brentwood v Leiston  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 03, 2012, 18:06
Chorley 1 - 0 Mickleover Sports.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 03, 2012, 18:08
Brentwood 0 - 1 Leiston . 4 points clear now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2012, 18:15
Good result!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 03, 2012, 18:18
Nice one, Terry.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 03, 2012, 19:54
Excellent.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 04, 2012, 08:23
Breaking new records now..1st time ever at this level  :)

20 Games unbeaten
10 Succesive away wins.
4 points clear.
Manager of the month for February.


It just does'nt get better than this..living the dream......bad times will come but hey ho.


Tuesday night on our travels to a nuetral ground to play higher oposition in the Semis of the suffolk premier cup.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 04, 2012, 09:49
Good luck for Tuesday, Tery.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 04, 2012, 10:59
:x: Terry. :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 04, 2012, 11:38
Great news!  Good luck, Terry!   :thumb: :x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 05, 2012, 16:43
The amount of rain we've had today..no way is that game going ahead  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 07, 2012, 08:25
 Well the game did go ahead..1 -1 AET and lost on Pens  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 07, 2012, 10:59
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 07, 2012, 21:43
Unlucky.  A horrible way to lose.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 09, 2012, 09:48
Onwards and Upwards....3 home games on the trot now...good job for season tickets ;D

Chatham Town
Walthan Forest
Waltham Abbey

I would go for 2 wins and a draw out of that?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2012, 13:51
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 09, 2012, 16:42
Not looking good  :bawl:

To much media interest Tomorrow  >:(  Radio/press....rumour has it TV , don't need it.<<<< full stop  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 11, 2012, 00:17
Leiston 4 - 0 Chatham  :thumbs:


Only 9 more cup finals  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 11, 2012, 08:27
Lol
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 11, 2012, 11:35
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 11, 2012, 13:48
Nice one, Leiston!  :)

Blank day for Chorley yesterday, prior to Mondays night's Lancashire Trophy Final vs Kendal Town at Bolton Wanderers Reebok Stadium, a competition which, in its previous guise of the Lancs Junior Cup, Chorley easily hold the record of winners by a country mile.  When I was a nipper, it was invariably Chorley vs Wigan Athletic in the final (when Wigan were the country's top non-league club) and Chorley were their bogey team.  TBH, I can't remember us ever losing to them.  Probably the most memorable final was at Wigan's old ground, Springfield Park, in the 1978 final when Graham Barrow won it for us with a header from a corner in the last move of the match.  Graham later went on to play for Wigan and manage them as a league side.

Should be a close game tomorrow.  Kendal score plenty goals, but haven't kept a clean sheet all season>  Only yesterday, they had a hard fought 3-2 win away at Rushall Olympic, a team that doesn't take any prisoners, so (hopefully) they'll still be suffering the effects of that ordeal. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 11, 2012, 18:32
Good luck Tomorrow night Dave  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 11, 2012, 18:55
Cheers, Terry.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 12, 2012, 22:40
Lancs FA Trophy Final:

(Reebok Stadium, Bolton)

Chorley 2 - 1 Kendal Town

Att. 2673

 :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 12, 2012, 23:12
Good one Dave...  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 13, 2012, 22:17
Leiston 6-0 waltham .


Still at club
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 13, 2012, 23:49
 :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 14, 2012, 00:25
Just got home  :)x

That was aImpressiveve win tonight...Ruthles
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 14, 2012, 10:40
:laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 14, 2012, 10:53
Ohhhh my heed  8-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 14, 2012, 12:29
A good English fry up should sort that out!  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 14, 2012, 19:36
Leiston 6-0 waltham .

Great stuff!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 14, 2012, 19:37
Ohhhh my heed  8-)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 16, 2012, 19:13
Well another home game tomorrow, 3 on the trot lets hope for maximum points....getting a bit nip and tuck now  :dunno:

Leiston v Waltham Abbey....onwards and upwards  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 17, 2012, 17:43
Leiston 2- 1 walthame abbey
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 17, 2012, 18:06
Leiston 2- 1 walthame abbey
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 17, 2012, 18:07
Back to league action this weekend.

Worksop Town 1 - 5 Chorley.

We beat them 4 - 1 at our place earlier in the season.  They must be sick of the sight of us now!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 18, 2012, 00:34
This is getting a bit of a habit  ::)

Just got home after being at the game since 14:00  :laugh:

Tough game today..but still 3 points om the board ...  :thumbs:


Also well done Dave  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 18, 2012, 18:59
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 18, 2012, 21:44
Not the prettiest of games...but it was points. Must have been one of our worst games for a while.

Quote
The Blues came from behind to secure the points against a very determined Waltham Abbey side. The visitors took an eleventh minute lead but this lasted all of sixty seconds before Luke Hammond swept home the equaliser. Leon Ottley-Gooch's 28th minute header from Luke Hammond's corner turned out to be the winner as the Blues had to withstand some sustained pressure in the second period
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 23, 2012, 20:34
Only 7 more cup finals  ;D

Ilford v Leiston.

After 3 home games we are on the road tomorrow to London? the 3 home games produced 9 points ..so the pressure is on.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 24, 2012, 16:59
Ilford 2-3 Leiston plus second in league lose . 7 points clear
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 24, 2012, 17:15
 :congrats2:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 24, 2012, 17:20
Ilford 2-3 Leiston plus second in league lose . 7 points clear

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2012, 17:21
:welldone:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 24, 2012, 17:22
Massive game at Chorley today vs Hednesford, who we were above in third place in alphabetical order before kick off, both teams having identical records.

Chorley 5 - 1 Hednesford.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2012, 17:27
Wow!   :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 24, 2012, 18:59
Good day all round Dave  :thumbs:

might stay at the club now  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 25, 2012, 02:22
Epic
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 26, 2012, 16:56
Quote
Newcomers move closer to title
10:26 25 Mar 12

LEISTON moved closer to taking the Ryman North title at the first attempt yesterday (Saturday), scoring twice in the last four minutes to snatch a 3-2 victory at Ilford and open up a seven-point gap at the top with six games to play.
 
Ilford, just two points above the relegation zone, snatched a shock lead on the half-hour through Loui Hazlewood. Stuart Boardley levelled the scores after 54 minutes, only for a Blake Saker own goal to restore Ilford's advantage with ten minutes left.
 
Sheridan Driver put Leiston back on terms in the 87th minute and Gareth Heath converted a last-minute penalty to bring the title closer. It also made Leiston the first team in the division to be sure of at least a play-off spot.
 
Second-placed Enfield Town left themselves with much to do if they are to win automatic promotion after slipping to a 2-0 defeat at Maldon. The damage was done by Junior Luke’s fierce shot on the half-hour and Sos Yao’s strike with 20 minutes left.
 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 26, 2012, 17:29
:x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 26, 2012, 20:56
Looking good, Terry.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 29, 2012, 19:38
Ground grading Achieved (http://www.greenun24.co.uk/non-league/ambitious_leiston_s_ground_improvements_receive_the_green_light_1_1334684)  :thumbs:


Houses on top of the picture...TR's mansion  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 29, 2012, 21:17
Great news!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 30, 2012, 08:54
Season ticket prices will be up next week. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 30, 2012, 13:29
Frozen for next season  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 31, 2012, 11:00
Leiston v Redbridge ...1st of the 6 cup finals  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 31, 2012, 12:09
Good luck!   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 31, 2012, 13:40
Good luck.  With Chorley away at Stocksbridge today, I'll be following both games on Twitter.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 31, 2012, 16:55
Stocksbridge 0 - 3 Chorley.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on March 31, 2012, 16:59
 :thumbs:

Closer and closer, Dave.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 31, 2012, 18:08
Leiston - Redbridge  1 - 1 second place lost again now 8 points clear 5 games left
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 01, 2012, 18:39
Quote
REDBRIDGE ended Leiston's ten-match Ryman North winning streak with a 1-1 draw in Suffolk yesterday (Saturday), but Leiston still took a step closer to the title.
 
Danny Smy gave Leiston a good start, scoring after eight minutes, but they were unable to build on their lead and Joe Gardner’s reply midway through the second half gave the Motormen deserved reward.
 
Leiston, though, moved eight points clear with five games left as Enfield Town crashed to a 3-0 home defeat against Harlow, their first defeat at their new stadium.
 
To make matters worse, Harlow were reduced to ten men as early as the 23rd minute when Jeff Hammond was given his marching orders.
 
Hawks shook off the blow and took a 2-0 lead by half-time with a scrambled effort by Luke Marshall and a Dave Cowley free-kick. Bertie Brayley’s solo effort in the 67th minute made quite sure.
 
Harlow remained sixth, two points behind Tilbury who maintained their play-off spot with a 2-0 win at Heybridge. Emiel Aiken gave them the lead on the hour, snapping up the rebound after Alex Read’s penalty was saved, and Tom Wraight added the second.
 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 02, 2012, 12:09
Another massive game in our fight for a play-off place tonight versus Bradford Park Avenue.  Bradford have recently overtaken us in third place, having won their game in hand, and are currently one point better than us, with a one goal better goal difference.  The league's two form sides going head to head.  I think that whoever wins tonight is guaranteed a place in the play-offs.  Will probably end up a boring 0-0 draw!   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 02, 2012, 12:14
Good luck!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 02, 2012, 12:39
Indeed. :x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 02, 2012, 19:12
Leiston manager Mark Moresly has won his 2nd manager of the month on the trot and the third this season  :thumbs:

Quote
LEISTON’S Mark Morsley has scooped his third Macron Manager of the Month award in just four months.

 

Morsley, whose side are eight points clear at the top of Ryman League Division One North, was today announced as the March winner for the division.

It is the second award in as many months for Morsley and is just reward for leaders Leiston’s continued good form as they are currently unbeaten in 25 League games and on course for promotion to the Premier Division in their first season at Step 4 level.

Managers of the month in the other divisions went to Craig Edwards of Premier Division leaders Billericay Town and Dulwich Hamlet’s Gavin Rose, whose side lead Division One South.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 02, 2012, 22:02
Lost 1 - 0.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 02, 2012, 23:26
Leiston manager Mark Moresly has won his 2nd manager of the month on the trot and the third this season  :thumbs:

:woot:

Lost 1 - 0.   :(

:bawl:

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 06, 2012, 09:20
Big Big weekend coming up?

Saturday: Tilbury v Leiston....Tilbury are 5th in th etable and fighting for a play off place.


Monday: Leiston v Needham Market...Needham are 3rd in the table and are looking to gain some revenge after we trashed them 0 - 5 over at there place...there is no love lost between these 2 sides  :o:


If everything goes to plan..we could in theory wrap the league title on Monday  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 06, 2012, 09:26
Good luck!  Hope the whether holds!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 06, 2012, 10:01
Time to :x:...
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 07, 2012, 16:02
1 - 0 down and down to 10 men..not looking good  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 07, 2012, 16:37
1 - 1...COYB  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 07, 2012, 16:53
Lost 3 - 1  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 07, 2012, 17:36
Bad luck, Terry.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 07, 2012, 17:46
Chorley 3 - 2 Chasetown.

With Hednesford losing again, we are now eight points clear of sixth place and are virtually guaranteed a play-off place.  With FC United of Manchester losing and Bradford Park Avenue and Marine only managing draws, third place looks a possibility, although we have to play Chester (who need just one more point for the title) and Bradford at our place, so there is still plenty to play for.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 07, 2012, 17:55
Good luck with that, Dave. :x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 07, 2012, 18:03
That was our 20 match unbeaten record gone..I don't think in my life time will I ever see that happen again  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 07, 2012, 18:10
Many have never seen it, Terry.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 07, 2012, 18:11
Sorry to hear that, Terry.  All winning runs come to an end at some point. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 07, 2012, 18:37
Twenty matches unbeaten is something special.  I remember Chorley going seventeen unbeaten in the mid 1980s in the season we were promoted to the Conference, but, ManU and Arsenal excepted, I can't remember any other team in any league in the football pyramid managing twenty unbeaten.

I'm sure that blip will be forgotten when you win all remaining games this season and storm into the Premier Division, Terry.   ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 07, 2012, 19:12
I done my team an Injustice  :o:

Quote
Morsley is too long in the tooth to take anything for granted, even if his side are on a 25-game unbeaten run in the league, and within touching distance of back-to-back promotions.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 09, 2012, 12:04
The big one today (local Derby)

Leiston v Needham Mkt  big big crowd expected.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2012, 14:02
Good luck, Terry.

Chorley away to Kendal Town today.  As I wouldn't even think of going near the M6 towards the Lake District on a Bank Holiday Monday and I'm not paying £16 on the train from Chorley, I'll be following both Chorley's and Leiston's matches on Twitter.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2012, 17:03
Kendal Town 1 - 2 Chorley.

As Northwich and Chester drew 1-1, Chester are champions and Northwich are virtually guaranteed second spot and a play-off place.  Of the other play-off places, we are now third and as Fc United of Manchester and Bradford Park Avenue both lost, we are all but there.

I'll now hand over to Terry, who will have more good news!   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2012, 17:05
Just to add, there were 5009 on at Chester today.  Must be a record attendance at this level of football.

Edit:  I've just been reliably informed that the actual record is held by Wigan Athletic, who had a gate of over 8000 vs Stafford Rangers in the 1960s!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 09, 2012, 17:06
Leiston 3 - 0 Needham mkt.

Enfield drew 1 - 1 we are now 7 points clear with 3 games left . . Enfield away next week
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2012, 17:10
I think that an obese female will be clearing her vocal chords at this very moment, Terry.    ;D

Well done, Leiston.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 09, 2012, 17:26
:music: Nearer my god to thee :music: ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 14, 2012, 08:54
The nerves have started  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 14, 2012, 09:56
Ah, but started what, Terry? ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 14, 2012, 11:09
Trembling,headach,can't stop thinking about footie...oh wait thats my hangover from last night  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 14, 2012, 11:11
 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 14, 2012, 11:22
130 mile round trip today...COYBB  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 14, 2012, 11:55
Good luck, Terry!   :x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 14, 2012, 12:05
BREAKING NEWS!  Apparently, Chorley have made the play-offs without having to kick another ball in anger, after second placed Northwich Victoria (who were left homeless earlier in the season) have been particularly naughty and have reneged on a debt agreement with their creditors.  It looks as if they will now be thrown out of the league.

Not how I would have wanted to make the play-offs, but that club has been controlled by some dodgy characters for a long time.  Hopefully, it will now go out of existence and the Northwich fans will be able to start up a fan-owned club, as Chester and FC United are.

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/vics/news/9629631.Club_s_creditors_still_awaiting_payment/r/?ref=rss

http://evostikleague.pitchero.com/northern-premier-league---press-statement-8647/



Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 14, 2012, 12:45
Messy business, Dave. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 14, 2012, 18:36
Lost 3 - 1 sqeaky bum time
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 14, 2012, 20:41
Nantwich Town 1 - 0 Chorley.    :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 15, 2012, 12:08
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 15, 2012, 12:19
And the worst bit was the 150 mile round trip to watch  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 21, 2012, 06:05
Today could be a pivotal day in the History of Leiston FC:

2 games left 4 points ahead of 2nd place and Leiston today travel to 2nd placed Enfield  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 21, 2012, 09:54
Good luck!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 21, 2012, 09:55
Good luck, Terry.   :x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 21, 2012, 09:58
Massive game today vs Bradford Park Avenue at home.  Last game of season.  If we win, then we play both the Play-Off Semi Final and the Final at home.  Should we lose, the Semi is at home, but the Final would be at Bradford if Bradford win their semi final match.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 21, 2012, 10:40
Toes crossed for you both.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 21, 2012, 16:59
Chorley 3 - 1 Bradford Park Avenue.  Att. 1277  :)

Unless Northwich win an appeal against expulsion, we play FC United of Manchester at home next Saturday.
 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 21, 2012, 17:01
Lost 1 - 0 . 90minute pen
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 21, 2012, 17:03
Lost 1 - 0 . 90minute pen

They're putting you through it, Terry.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 21, 2012, 17:54
 :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 27, 2012, 07:30
The very last game of the season I hope  :blush: 1 point between us and Enfield we have a home game against Potters Bar while Enfield play Greys Athletic..Grays need there win to cement there play off place..BUT...will the game at Leiston go ahead!! the pitch is water logged and the league insist that all games go ahead either Saturday or Sunday if Saturdays game is cancelled, becuase the play offs start on Tuesday  :crazy:

Worst thing for me is I have got to work all weekend..but what ever day the match is on I will leave off @ 15:00   :o:


Good Luck Dave  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 28, 2012, 16:18
Leiston game off  >:(

And now just found out that Enfield are 1 up (pen)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 28, 2012, 16:28
Bad luck, Terry. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 28, 2012, 17:04
Evo Stick Northern Premier League Play-Off Semi Final:

Chorley 0 - 2 FC United of Manchester.   :bawl:

Ah well, sh1t happens.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on April 28, 2012, 17:48
Not a good day for either of you, Dave. :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 29, 2012, 11:53
Called off again this morning..was hoping it would be on this afternoon..ho hum.


Now scheduled for Tuesday 1st May. :-\

A game we must win as Enfield are now 2 points in front?????
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 01, 2012, 17:19
GAME ON TONIGHT   ;D

Hope it goes ok  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 01, 2012, 18:51
Good luck, Terry!   :x:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 01, 2012, 22:10
Champions 6 - 0  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2012, 22:12
 :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 02, 2012, 00:15
:bawl: :bawl: :bawl:


WHATS with the crying?   champions now  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on May 02, 2012, 07:46
 :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2012, 11:26
Oh, I wondered what the frown was!  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on May 02, 2012, 14:45
maybe he didn't want to end?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 02, 2012, 16:59
 :congrats2:   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 05, 2012, 16:01
Bored now...now what?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 05, 2012, 16:52
Olympics?  :yawn: :scoot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 06, 2012, 09:01
NO!!  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 17, 2012, 06:49
Exciting times ahead read  Here  (http://www.lfc.leistonfc.co.uk/index.php/8-lfc/547-foley-mann-join-the-blues)   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 17, 2012, 06:54
On the up, Terry.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 17, 2012, 19:59
2 more big signings to be announced shortly  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 18, 2012, 18:59
Danny Thrower 24 year old left sided midfield attacker  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 22, 2012, 23:01
Another one  :thumbs:

Quote
Leiston Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of defender Thomas Wray from Brantham Athletic FC. The very versatile Wray is a former Irish Premier League defender where he appeared for Ballymena United, Dungannon and Institute and has appeared in the Intertoto Cup and Irish Cup Final during his time in Ireland. The former Ipswich Town and Leeds United Youth player becomes the third signing for the Blues this month and all at the club wish Thomas the very best at Victory Road.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 22, 2012, 23:17
:welldone:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 23, 2012, 07:19
Exciting times, Terry.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 24, 2012, 19:34
Exciting times, Terry.   :thumb:

Yes indeed  :thumbs:

Now found out that the 1st training session, BBC cameras wil there as we in there "terms" we are a very small team fighting above our weight.

Also been invited to sponsor the 1st home match in the Ryman premier league  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 25, 2012, 19:22
Step 3 now been confirmed  for both Dave and myself.

STEP 3 – ISTHMIAN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Club From
Bognor Regis Town IL 1S Step 4
Bury Town IL P
Canvey Island IL P
Carshalton Athletic IL P
Concord Rangers IL P
Cray Wanderers IL P
East Thurrock United IL P
Enfield Town IL 1N Step 4
Hampton & Richmond Borough FCS
Harrow Borough IL P
Hastings United IL P
Hendon IL P
Kingstonian IL P
Leiston IL 1N Step 4
Lewes IL P
Lowestoft Town IL P
Margate IL P
Metropolitan Police IL P
Thurrock FCS
Wealdstone IL P
Whitehawk IL 1S Step 4
Wingate & Finchley IL P


STEP 3 – NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Club From
AFC Fylde NPL 1N Step 4
Ashton United NPL P
Blyth Spartans FCN
Buxton NPL P
Chorley NPL P
Eastwood Town FCN
Hednesford Town NPL P
Ilkeston NPL 1S Step 4
FC United of Manchester NPL P
Frickley Athletic NPL P rep
Grantham Town NPL 1S Step 4
Kendal Town NPL P
Marine NPL P
Matlock Town NPL P
Nantwich Town NPL P
North Ferriby United NPL P
Rushall Olympic NPL P
Stafford Rangers NPL P
Stocksbridge Park Steels NPL P
Whitby Town NPL P
Witton Albion NPL 1N Step 4
Worksop Town NPL P
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 25, 2012, 20:07
Cheers, Terry!  :)

Although it's always difficult to predict, Fylde, FCUM, and Hednesford look like our main rivals for promotion next season.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 25, 2012, 20:20
depending on dates. Me and a few lads are looking to make Bognor and Margate a weekend away  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 28, 2012, 17:04
 team of the Year  (http://www.greenun24.co.uk/non-league/award_winning_leiston_are_aiming_high_1_1390554)   ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 28, 2012, 21:21
:welldone:  Leiston.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2012, 22:02
:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :congrats2: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on June 12, 2012, 22:28
Terriffic news me thinks  :thumbs:



Leiston Football Club are delighted to announce a two year main kit sponsorship deal with Red 7 Marine who operate from a number of strategic bases within the United Kingdom including Ipswich.
 


Red 7 Marine is a leading provider of Offshore Oil and Gas and Marine Renewables products and services, Maritime and Inland Subsea Engineering and Marine Engineering services. Red 7 Marine retains a wide and varied client base within the Offshore Oil and Gas, Marine Renewables, framework, public and private sectors.
 
The National outfit will take over as main kit sponsors from Victory Car Sales who have served the club brilliantly as main kit sponsors for eleven years but will now turn their attentions to other sponsorship streams within Leiston FC.
 
The two year deal was concluded by Red 7 Marine Managing Director Nick Offord and Leiston FC Manager Mark Morsley this afternoon and the club are delighted to welcome Red 7 Marine to Victory Road.
 

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on June 12, 2012, 22:30
 :congrats2:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on June 13, 2012, 09:49
Every little helps... :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on June 18, 2012, 12:13
Another new signing  Seb Dunbar  (http://www.lfc.leistonfc.co.uk/index.php/8-lfc/570-another-new-signing-added-to-squad) Ex Ipswich Town
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 07, 2012, 09:04
Another new signing?  Rhys Darg  (http://www.lfc.leistonfc.co.uk/index.php/8-lfc/578-striker-movement)


Plus the FA cup starts soon  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 06, 2012, 20:00
It's nearly here  ;D 1 more Saturday to go before the Glorious 18th  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 15, 2012, 19:57
3 days  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 18, 2012, 07:54
It's here  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 18, 2012, 10:54
 ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 18, 2012, 21:53
1-1 at home with a crowd of 200 plus........not a bad start to a higher league
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 18, 2012, 21:57
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 19, 2012, 17:09
Stocksbridge 4 -5 Chorley.

Didn't see the game. as I've been away all weekend, but I was following it on Twitter. 

Chorley began the new league campaign on Friday night by just edging a nine goal thriller away to Stocksbridge.  Went behind on the quarter hour mark, before levelling five minutes later through Kieran Kilheeney.  Stocksbridge retook the lead within four minutes, only for Chorley to equalise ten minutes later through Adam Roscoe and send the teams in all square at half time.  A goal three minutes after the break put Stocksbridge ahead for the third time in the game and when they went 4-2 up with twenty minutes remaining it looked like curtains for Chorley.  However, a goal from Tom Ince from the restart gave Chorley hope and when he put the ball in the net again three minutes later it looked as if it was anybody's.  Within another three minutes Chorley were in front due to Andy Russell and in a frantic final few minutes both sides could have doubled their tally - at least it seemed that way following the match on Twitter.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 19, 2012, 18:48
You know when you've made it when your results flash up on Sky Sports  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 19, 2012, 19:20
You know when you've made it when your results flash up on Sky Sports  ;D

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 22, 2012, 17:11
Chorley 1 - 2 Witton Albion.

Abysmal performance.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 22, 2012, 18:09
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 22, 2012, 19:14
4-5 - sounds like a cracking game!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 23, 2012, 20:13
Sorry this is late  :o:

Canvay Island 2 - 0 Leiston  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 23, 2012, 21:29
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 25, 2012, 17:46
Chorley 2 -0 Grantham.  God knows how they played in the rain we've had to endure here today.  I certainly didn't go out in it and it would seem that I was not the only one who stayed at home, as the attendance was a very disappointing 529 - the lowest at home for a league match for several seasons.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 26, 2012, 09:58
Is this league to high for us?

Wealdstone 2 Leiston 0  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 26, 2012, 10:54
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 26, 2012, 12:43
Just need to settle in.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 27, 2012, 16:54
Marine 2 - 0 Chorley.  It looks as if it could be a long season!   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 27, 2012, 17:46
Leiston 1 - 1 Bognor regis.    1 - 0,  10 mins to go and backs to the wall...mind you played with bare 11 ..to many injurys  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 02, 2012, 08:27
Well done yesterday Dave

Playing today!! as Kingstonian share AFC Wimbledons ground. I hear on the grape vine we have so many injurys and holidays and are down to the bare 11 ...and thats not good, trouble being a small team in a big league with limited budget?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 02, 2012, 12:24
Chorley 1 -0 Ilkeston.

Good luck for today, Terry.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 02, 2012, 19:27
Lost 3 - 1  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 04, 2012, 21:56
Witton Albion 1 - 3 Chorley.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 04, 2012, 22:33
 :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 08, 2012, 16:59
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

Chorley 2 - 0 Nantwich  :)

I'll hand over to Terry who should have more good news.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 09, 2012, 08:20
5 - 1 for us in th eFA cup   ;D  score line flattered us a bit. but 1st win of the season  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 09, 2012, 09:35
Great!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 10, 2012, 19:19
Quote
Leiston have been drawn away to Badhsot Lea of the Combined Counties Premier Division in the FA Cup with Budweiser Second Round Qualifying. The match will take place on Saturday 22nd September. Badshot Lea FC are based just outside of Guildford and on Saturday knocked joint leaders of the Ryman League Division One Folkestone Invicta out of the FA Cup 3-2. More details will follow.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 15, 2012, 19:11
Chorley 1 -2 Hednesford.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 15, 2012, 23:30
Leiston 3 - 1 Hastings      :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 15, 2012, 23:42
:welldone: Leiston.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 18, 2012, 19:38
Just seen on Twitter we have lost our goalie? wondered why Andy Plummer had been training with us? ex Ipswich Town and Irish League keeper (guessing though)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 18, 2012, 21:49
Blyth Spartans 1 - 3 Chorley.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 18, 2012, 22:30
Well done Dave  ;D

Was totally wrong with the keeper? his name is Danny Potter formely of Cambridge and Torquay.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 22, 2012, 17:05
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round:

Chorley 1 - 3 Frickley Athletic

 :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 22, 2012, 17:08
:bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Rik on September 22, 2012, 17:31
Bad luck, Dave.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 22, 2012, 20:41
Leiston 0 - 2 up after 60 mins and lose 4 - 2  :ack: fa cup
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 22, 2012, 22:41
Not a good day, Terry.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 29, 2012, 16:56
FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round:

Chorley 1 - 3 Whitby Town.  >:(

Very poor side this season, reflected in the appalling attendance of 388 - the worse for quite a long time.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 29, 2012, 19:32
:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 29, 2012, 23:30
leiston 2 - 1 Hendon  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 30, 2012, 11:56
:welldone:  Terry.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 30, 2012, 17:04
Yesterday we had our 1st look at the new  Goal Keeper  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Potter) Danny Potter...must say I was impressed. :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 07, 2012, 14:31
Leiston 1 - 1 Canvey Island. should have been all 3 points but a draw was welcome.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 07, 2012, 18:52
Eastwood 0 - 1 Chorley.  :)

Didn't go as I have beer festivals to attend on three out of four Saturdays in October.  Apparently, we won "ugly", but the three points somehow keep us joint second, one point off top with a game in hand, even though we are playing like a bucket of toss at the moment.

Worryingly, after last week's poor home attendance, the supporters coach (which is usually fully booked) took only ten fans to the game.   :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 13, 2012, 18:56
Rushall Olympic 0 - 0 Chorley.

Apparently, the game was stopped for nearly twenty minutes when a Rushall player did what looked like a Fabrice Muamba shortly after clashing with a Chorley player.  Thankfully, it was nothing worse than a fractured rib and a collapsed lung.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 16, 2012, 21:44
Chorley 1 - 4 AFC Fylde

All Fylde's goal scored by recent Chorley strikers who couldn't get a place in the team - Adam Farrell hat trick and Jack Dorney got the other.

Says it all really.  Time for a change at the top.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 20, 2012, 16:56
Chorley 5 - 1 Frickley Athletic.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 21, 2012, 09:57
Right, back on track  ;)

Today we played top of the table and going into the 91st minute the mighty Leiston were 2 -0 up..then the inevitable happend 4 mins extra time and we conceded a sloppy goal then 1 min later conceeded a Pen..


2 - 2  ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on October 21, 2012, 12:19
Argh. That most have been highly annoying. Did someone forget their oranges!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 23, 2012, 21:45
Matlock Town 1 - 0 Chorley.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on October 23, 2012, 22:23
Matlock who?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on October 23, 2012, 22:24
learn something new everyday then.. http://www.matlock.gov.uk/
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 23, 2012, 22:31
Surprisingly, it's the county town of Derbyshire!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 23, 2012, 22:32
 ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 27, 2012, 10:02
Tough tough FA Trophy v  Met Police Led to believe they are a dirty side and don't take any prisoners  o:)


Possibly a pitch inspection as its dark as night here abd tem 3c and raining.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 27, 2012, 20:42
Leiston 1 - 1 Met Police.

Replay Tuesday night.   thought the coppers played well today..no change there then  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 27, 2012, 21:10
Does anyone ever dare to beat them?  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 28, 2012, 08:16
Grantham 0 - 1 Chorley.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 30, 2012, 19:18
Met police v Leiston in an FA Trophy replay...shall be glued to twitter tonight   :thumbs:


Leiston are Suffolks remaining team  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 30, 2012, 19:28
Good luck, Terry!   :thumb:

We have a league game away to Stafford Rangers, so I'll also be glued to Twitter - following both matches!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 30, 2012, 20:44
0 - 0 at the mo...looks like a nasty injury to one of our youngest players..ambulance called  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 30, 2012, 21:44
Stafford Rangers 1 - 0 Chorley.

Wouldn't mind being at the Leiston game!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 30, 2012, 22:04
3 - 4 Dave... nail biting  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 30, 2012, 22:09
3 - 4 Dave... nail biting  :blush:

It was exciting enough on Twitter!  Lol.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 30, 2012, 22:47
Mrs was watching sky sports news just before she was watching the Arsenal extra time and this flashed up  :thumbs:

(https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv489%2Fhook7%2Fleistononsky.jpg&hash=d7aea8646e715c763a777df835ffc690)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 31, 2012, 12:47
 ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 31, 2012, 13:05
Just realised that in the last FIVE away games, we have conceded just two goals but have amassed just seven points out of a possible fifteen.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 03, 2012, 22:47
Leiston  v Lewes 1-1

Fortress Leiston still unbeaten  after 12 months
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 04, 2012, 00:48
Chorley 1 - 1 Worksop Town.

Was expecting worse against the current form team, who have been scoring for fun just of late.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 06, 2012, 23:38
Leiston lose there year long record @ home 1 - 2 to Margate ...although we had 80% of the play.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 06, 2012, 23:41
Lancashire FA Trophy 2nd Round

(Chorley won it last season)

Kendal Town 2 - 1 Chorley

Very poor side this season.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 07, 2012, 09:49
Leiston lose there year long record @ home 1 - 2 to Margate ...although we had 80% of the play.


Quote
Leiston 1
Margate 2

Half time: 1 - 2

Kick off: 19:45, Tuesday, November 6 2012

LEISTON surrendered their unbeaten year-long home league record to Margate, despite a tremendous second-half display.
The home side led on 19 minutes when Gareth Heath headed home Danny Smy’s clever knock across.
But the lead lasted just three minutes when a trip by Smy on Rook saw Stubbs level from the spot.
On the stroke of half time a clever lob from Avery gave Margate the lead after Danny Potter had spilled from Starkey.
The second half saw Leiston batter the visitors but despite constant pressure they could not get a deserved equaliser.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 09, 2012, 19:28
FA Trophy tomorrow.

Leiston v Hampton & Richmond  :woo:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 10, 2012, 00:17
Good luck, Terry!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 10, 2012, 20:46
Ashton United 3 - 2 Chorley.

Worryingly, although in sixth place (one point behind the play-off places) if the chasing pack win just half of their games in hand we will be down to 14th.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 10, 2012, 22:37
We willhave to play all over again at there place...1 -1  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 13, 2012, 18:58
Tonight is a Biggy..Replay v Hampton & Richmond at there Gaff in the FA Trophy.


Winners @ home to either Chelmsford city of Dover.


Another nail biting night on twitter  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 13, 2012, 21:04
I've just checked the stats, and this thread is now the No 2 topic (by replies), second only to the Groaner thread.  Keep it up, guys, and you'll be top of the league by Christmas!   :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 13, 2012, 22:17
3 - 0 half time .


3 - 2 full time hampton hanging in at full time.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 18, 2012, 11:25
Another bad day at the office, this time loosing 5-1 to champions elect Whitehawk who ply there trade in Brighton (5 hour) bus journey.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 18, 2012, 11:40
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 18, 2012, 13:04
Chorley 0 - 1 North Ferriby United.  Lost to an injury time winner to the league leaders.  Could have ended our chance of a play off place as we would need to win 16 out of 24 games to get 75 points (75 points usually put a team in the play offs) but I can't see where the next win is coming from.   :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 21, 2012, 07:17
Ryman league cup.


Leiston 1 - 1 Soham Town Rangers. leiston lose on Pens  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 24, 2012, 17:10
Match today at home.  The two best supported, but under performing teams in the league.

Result:  Chorley 1 - 2  FC United of Manchester.

Attendance: A very disappointing 1130.  As FCUM usually take 1000 away, god knows how few Chorley fans turned up.  I wasn't there as I have a very bad cold.

Got to start thinking about avoiding relegation now, because if the teams below us win just half of their games in hand of us, we are almost in the relegation mix.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 30, 2012, 14:45
Whoops Iv'e been slipping  :blush:


Last 2 games 2 -2 on both.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 02, 2012, 09:05
Leiston 1 - 0 Carshalton ...that moves us up the league nicely.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 02, 2012, 09:23
Postponed yesterday.  Should have been away at Buxton, but with Buxton being the highest town in England at over 1,000 feet, it was never going to be fit to play in the current weather.  Still, at least we didn't lose!  Mind you, didn't stop us sliding further down the table as the teams in seventh and eight both won one of their games in hand of us and overtook us.  At the moment, looking at the games in hand others have over us, we should be thirteenth.  As an example, AFC Fylde are one point behind us, but have six games in hand and Buxton, in thirteenth, are five points behind us with five games in hand, yet some idiots here think we might make the play-offs.  I know these teams underneath will take points off each other, but at worst they only need to win 40% of their games in hand to overtake us.  We're fooked!   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 08, 2012, 18:57
Met Police 0 - 1 Leiston.


Moving on up  8-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 09, 2012, 16:27
Ilkeston Town 1 - 0 Chorley

One point from the last 21 in the league.  To be honest, without checking, I can't remember the last time we won.  Must have been late September or early October.   :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 11, 2012, 23:42
Leiston travelled 120 miles to Thurock (London) tonight only to have it called off 90 mins before KO (rant)    :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 15, 2012, 20:36
Our third straight 1 - 0 win..moving on up  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 15, 2012, 21:56
Chorley 1 - 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels.

A solitary point against the only side in the league that has played more games than us and has just fifteen points from their 24 matches.  To make it worse, SPS played half the match with ten men.

Just not good enough.  Down to tenth now, but with teams below us having up to six games in hand and only being one or two points behind, our real league position is around fifteenth.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 18, 2012, 21:55
Tonight a short trip to Bury Town Fc

After Leiston were 1 - 3 up ..then had a man sent off.


Final Score 3 - 3

The run continues  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 26, 2012, 12:05
Game on  :thumbs:

Passed an 8 30 pitch inspection.


Leiston v Enfield
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 26, 2012, 17:08
Leiston 3 - 1 Enfield ...good afternoon  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 26, 2012, 21:44
Good evening...  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 27, 2012, 09:22
Chorley 1 - 0 Marine.

Didn't go as it was lashing it down with rain.  Perhaps I should stay away more often!   ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 29, 2012, 18:30
Chorley 2 - 3 Whitby Town.

After Wednesday's shock result against third place Marine, it was back to normal today against (were) fourth from bottom Whitby.  One of only four matches played - the rest were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.  We really need some postponements now because, as things stand, we are still in the top half of the table when out real position is about sixteenth if you take into account that teams below us are one, two or three points behind with up to seven games in hand.  This is causing some to rest on laurels which is a dangerous thing to be doing.   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 01, 2013, 11:23
Local Derby today ..away to Lowestoft, just 20 miles up the road........but have a family get together  :ack:  never mind huh..you only have 1 family.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 01, 2013, 11:28
You do, Terry.  Have a nice day!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 01, 2013, 17:20
No way was I going to travel 50 miles up the M6 on New Year's Day to watch Chorley take on a team that has lost most of its squad to financial problems and, apparently, is having to depend on local lads from the pub league to put eleven players on the pitch. They say that the table doesn't lie and Kendal Town have just fifteen points from nineteen games this season.  However, they must be even worse than their results suggest:

Kendal Town 1 - 4 Chorley.

Priceless, because if it had gone the other way, they would have only been ten points behind us with six games in hand.  Then I really would have started to worry.  As it is, we look like a mid-table finish now.   :-\
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 01, 2013, 19:08
After missing todays game through playing happy families..

Leiston were winning 0 - 1 with 2 minutes on the clock remaining and gave away to a late goal for a draw where on all reports should have been all 3 points.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 03, 2013, 17:14
Leiston and the Manager have been awarded the team of the month for December.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 05, 2013, 17:48
Hardly seems to matter, after the very sad news that I have just read, but Chorley lost 3-1 at title favourites, Hednesford.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 06, 2013, 10:53
Yet another draw at home 0 - 0 to one one of the title chasing pack.

Now 9 games unbeaten
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 12, 2013, 11:20
Whoops missed a game  :blush:

Midweek suffolk premier cup 1/4 finals v woodbridge

Leiston 1 - 0 Woodbridge in one of the worst games I have seen for 4 years.

Today we have one of the longest trips of the season down to Margate in kent over 3 counties away  :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 12, 2013, 12:25
Then you'll need this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs4-lxrTK-8   ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 12, 2013, 14:44
The team bus got to Margate and it gets called off...I bet our management team were spitting feathers  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 12, 2013, 18:14
Chorley 1 - 0 Blyth Spartans.   :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 15, 2013, 07:04
No Goal keeper on the books? somethings up.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 19, 2013, 06:20
2 weeks without a game..getting the shakes.   :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 19, 2013, 11:01
At the moment, no game is a relief for me!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 23, 2013, 19:12
Looks like the gaqme is off again this weekend.  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 26, 2013, 10:35
Supprisingly the game @ Hampton & Richmond is on..COYB  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 26, 2013, 12:10
Quote
Chorley manager Garry Flitcroft believes the enforced break in the NPL Premier Division fixture list could work in his side’s favour.

The recent icy weather conditions have forced every league game in the division since January 12 to be postponed.

And many teams, who are already behind in terms of games played, could find themselves facing a huge backlog of fixtures from now until the end of the season.

Chorley have played more league games than anyone else in the divsion and are, perhaps, in the best position to deal with the interruption in the fixture list and the possible consequences it poses for the rest of the season.

Despite a troublesome season, which has seen the Magpies lose one more game than they have won in the league, they are still only two points outside a position in the top five .

And Flitcroft believes if his men can move into the play-off zone by beating bottom side Eastwood Town at Victory Park this weekend, it could have a huge bearing on the rest of the season.

He said: “I think it will have a huge psychological effect if we can get into a play-off spot.

“A lot of teams, with the way the weather has been, have a lot of games still to play – that could work in our favour.”

Flitcroft, though, concedes that the only way his men can contemplate being in the promotion shake-up come May is if they put together a sustained run of wins together.

He is buoyed by the fact that they have won three of their past five games after a run of seven games without a win. Their last outing was a battling 1-0 victory over Blyth Spartans at home.

He added: “It has been a little frustrating not having games because, to be fair, we have been on a good run – winning three of our last five games.

“Fingers crossed the game will be on tomorrow. Eastwood are bottom of the league and it’s a game we would expect ourselves to win, but there are no easy games in this division.

“A lot of sides come to Chorley and play 4-5-1 and make it difficult for us to break them down.

“But Eastwood are fighting for their lives and they need wins, so they might come out and have a go against us, which might make it easier for us.”

Flitcroft was also pleased to see his men keep a clean sheet in their last match which was a big boost to under-fire goalkeeper Jack Cudworth.

He said: “Jack has made mistakes, but he kept a clean sheet in the last game and that has given him a big lift.”

Chorley have kept themselves active during the cold snap by training at the indoor facility at Blackburn Rovers.

They are likely to be without Dale Whitham (appendicitis), Tom Walker (suspected broken arm) and long-term absentee Keiran Walmsley tomorrow.

http://www.lep.co.uk/sport/football/non-league-football/flitcroft-eyes-up-play-offs-1-5352701


That would be OK if the teams below were well behind on points with loads of games in hand, but there are teams one or two points behind with five, six or seven games in hand!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 26, 2013, 14:57
Incredible. .game off after the team got all the way to london  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 26, 2013, 18:31
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 29, 2013, 23:52
Tonights game was on  :o

Leiston 1 -1 Wealdstone on a very windy night ..Wealdstone 2nd in the table and favourites to win the league.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 01, 2013, 18:56
Leiston Manager resigns? didnt see that coming.

Quote
with regret we have accepted the resignation of first team manager Mark Morsley. Mark and I had a meeting yesterday and he felt he had taken the club as far as he could. After further dialog with Mark this morning I accepted Mark`s resignation with immediate effect. I would like to put on record that Mark and Leiston Football Club have achieved almost the impossible over the past two seasons and with his guidance we realised his and our dreams of playing in the Ryman Premier League. My Vice Chairman Peter and I, along with everyone at the club which Mark every success in the future both with his business and his football career.
 
 
 
I am delighted to announce that Lee Norfolk will take over as care taker manager and will be in charge of team affairs tomorrow. Lee who has the full support of the Club and the Coaching staff is relishing the challenge and I'm sure you will join me in wishing Lee all the best in his new role at the Club.
 
 
 
Chairman..
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 02, 2013, 10:48
After what would have been an embarrassing defeat two seasons ago, but is now expected, to a lower league team at home last Tuesday in a cup match in front of just 117 spectators (mercifully, I wasn't one of them) Chorley return to league action today with a short trip to AFC Fylde.  Fylde are currently two points and two places below Chorley, but have seven games in hand.  Don't be surprised if I am back here later to report a very heavy defeat.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 02, 2013, 21:00
OMG!  AFC Fylde 0 - 1 Chorley.

Apparently, backs to the wall stuff, then a very late winner.  I didn't see that coming.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 02, 2013, 22:36
1 hour before KO, big snow storm...game called off  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 03, 2013, 11:26
That's a bummer, Terry.  I saw on Twitter that it had been called off, but I'm sure it described it as a downpour on there!

I now have a problem.  Since I've stayed away (because it would be more exciting listening to fishing on the radio than watching some of the dross that has been on display at Victory Park this season) the league results have improved slightly.  Do I go back, or am I a jinx on the team?  It's a dilemma!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 06, 2013, 06:49
Leistons 10 game unbeaten run went last night in a snowey Victory road 0 - 2  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 06, 2013, 17:10
Chorley Player-Coach in BBC Spotlight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20377333 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20377333)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 09, 2013, 09:57
Today long travel to the smoke playing Harrow Burrough with Lee Norfolk Ex (ipswich and Colchester) and Steve Folley Ex (ipswich and Norwich coach) in charge of 1st team affairs  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 09, 2013, 12:12
Good luck!   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 09, 2013, 14:14
Good luck, Terry.  I'm off to watch Chorley at home to Rushall, but I'll be keeping my eye on Twitter and the footy scores app on my phone.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 09, 2013, 16:47
Back home.  Walked off with 20 minutes left and losing 1 - 6.  Apparently, since I left Rushall have missed a penalty.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 09, 2013, 18:37
1 - 3 to Leiston. Listened to it live on the radi
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 09, 2013, 18:44
Full time:

 Chorley 1 - 6 Rushall. 

That scoreline was flattering to Chorley after 70 minutes and, reading comments on the forum, it didn't get any better.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 09, 2013, 18:44
1 - 3 to Leiston. Listened to it live on the radi

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 10, 2013, 12:59
Picked this up on the Chorley FC unofficial forum.  One of the regulars has posted:

Can I ask, who picked the Chorley man of the match? Stevie Wonder?!

Adam Roscoe did more in that game than the team put together.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 16, 2013, 16:53
What a rolla coaster of a game that was

Leiston 5 - 4 east thurock
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 16, 2013, 17:01
What a rolla coaster of a game that was

Leiston 5 - 4 east thurock

Seemed extraordinary when following it on Twitter, Terry!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 16, 2013, 17:03
Frickley Athletic 0 - 1 Chorley.  :)

Last seven games in all competitions - WLWLWLW.

Away at Buxton next week where we should lose.  At least we're consistent.  ;D

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 17, 2013, 09:19
For the 1st time this season our defence looked very very shakey  ??? but 3 points on the board.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 21, 2013, 07:07
No Goal keeper on the books? somethings up.

Another new goal keeper on the books?  thats 6 for the season.  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 21, 2013, 20:03
Thurock v Leiston Tonight.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 21, 2013, 22:16
Thurock 0 - 3 Leiston
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 21, 2013, 22:33
Well done, Leiston.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 23, 2013, 09:35
Back off to the smoke this afternoon v Carshalton , next home game 9th March  :o

Leiston are now finding there feet after starting life in the highest league that they have ever been in (Isthmian Premier) 1st 10 games were all against favourites to win the league but now with a fairly settles side and a manager (temp) who is not afraid to play attacking football unlike the previous manager (Morsely) whcontinuouslyly played just one up front even at home games, Leiston are now comfortably mid table and only a few points from the play off.
I personally think we have more than peaked and before the end of the season we have to put a new grandstand in to house 100 extra fans (wtf) we have an average attendance of 203 and at the moment we have enough grandstand coverage to keep 1000 fans dry? so why do we have to have another grandstand at a cost of c£10,000 all extra cost and the dugouts also have to be moved to the east side of the pitch away from one of the main stands we will struggle to make and at least break even at the end of the season. I have been to several away games and no way are they the same standard as what we have to be at ?? maybe it's because we are new boys and the clubs who have been in the league for years don't have to modernise.


Rant over.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 23, 2013, 10:20
Chorley's match at Buxton off due to frozen pitch.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 23, 2013, 17:32
Another good win on the road Carshalton 1 - 3  Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 23, 2013, 18:32
Well done, Terry.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 23, 2013, 20:28
Thanks Dave, hope they persuade the caretaker manger to take the team forward.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 23, 2013, 20:54
Well, he does seem to be doing well, at least from the outside looking in!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 26, 2013, 07:06
Another away day to Margate on the Kent coast 300 mile round trip  :bawl:  tonight.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 26, 2013, 23:08
Lost 2 - 0 ..ho hum
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 02, 2013, 09:47
Another away game this week end...SUNDAY WTF ....v Cray Wanderers.


PS looks like a new Manager is wanted at the end of the season  ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 02, 2013, 17:06
Chorley 1 - 0 Matlock Town.   ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 03, 2013, 11:03
See that on the Sky sports screen yesterday afternoon when watching the Reserves. well done to Daves team.


While watching our reserves play yesterday it all kicked off  :o  I think the race card was used ...whoops The visitors didnt use the Hospitality afterwards as they new they were in the wrong, it's a pity really as the Referee was a young girl (18 or 19) who was officiating her 1st match at this level and it had to kick off. The Suffolk FA referees coach was there watching and even he got involved on the pitch? did'nt think he was allowed on the pitch though..more to come I think.


Mind you the food they didn't eat afterwards was most welcome after a Saturday session  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 03, 2013, 11:14
Mind you the food they didn't eat afterwards was most welcome after a Saturday session  :thumbs:

:lol:

Good luck for today, Terry.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 03, 2013, 18:40
Just got back from the club after following LFC on twiiter .


0 - 0 ...
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 09, 2013, 09:31
Game off today after 24 hours of rain and more to come possibly snow. Now what am  :-\
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 09, 2013, 23:42
FC United of Manchester 1 - 3 Chorley.   :o

Unbelievably, since the 6-1 mauling by Rushall Olympic last month, we have now won 5/6 in the league and could even make the play-offs!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2013, 10:53
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 10, 2013, 11:08
That's a good result v FCUM  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 10, 2013, 14:39
Thanks, gents. 

The goals (courtesy of FCUM TV) can be seen via the link below.  Worth watching just for the FCUM commentary!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7lGodGZkVY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7lGodGZkVY)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 16, 2013, 14:51
Well were off to Hastings today  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 16, 2013, 17:53
Hastings 0 -1 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 16, 2013, 18:25
We were down on the south coast today.  Had a lovely blustery walk along the seafront at Seaford, with no one else around!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 16, 2013, 20:03
Hastings 0 -1 Leiston  :thumbs:

:welldone: Leiston.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 16, 2013, 20:06
Chorley 2 - 1 Buxton.

Incredibly, up to ninth and only three points off the play-off places.  Play Eastwood next week who are bottom on just twelve points with a goal difference of -71, while those above us play each other so some will drop points.  Still unlikely, but possible.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 17, 2013, 08:52
Same to you Dave  8-)

On current form we are up there with the best. if you notice out of the top 6 form teams ..ALL Suffolk  :o:


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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 20, 2013, 11:34
Last nights game v Hendon called off due to a water logged pitch after 2 days of terrential rain  :woot:

All Roads lead to Needham Market on thursday for the semi final of the suffolk premier cup (it will be called off)  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 22, 2013, 17:26
Lost 2 -1 in the semi final  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 23, 2013, 20:53
New Manager has been appointed..................... but sworn to secrecy  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 24, 2013, 12:21
Danny Laws has been appointed the Manager @ with emmediate effect. It's a funny old world  :)  Danny is the PE teacher @ Leiston High and he has left Needham Market where our previous Manager has gone too and was going to work along side him. now we have robbed them lol
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 26, 2013, 21:57
Nantwich Town 0-1 Chorley.

That's seven wins out of the last eight in the league!  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 26, 2013, 22:50
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 27, 2013, 08:05
Bognor Regis 1 - 1 Leiston. not a bad point on the road  8-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 30, 2013, 11:19
Biggest local derby ever today  :woot:


Leiston v Lowestoft ...could be record league attendance'


Lowestoft could be league Champs if they will all there games in hand.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 30, 2013, 19:25
Whitby Town 1 - 1 Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 30, 2013, 21:14
Biggest local derby ever today  :woot:


Leiston v Lowestoft ...could be record league attendance'


Lowestoft could be league Champs if they will all there games in hand.

How did it go?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 31, 2013, 10:15
Leiston 0 - 0 Lowestoft with a gate of 650 ish.


Sorry for the late posting but was unable to post last night  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on March 31, 2013, 20:40
lol
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 01, 2013, 17:12
Lost 1 - 0 today v Enfield FC   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 01, 2013, 17:14
Chorley 5-0 Kendal Town  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 01, 2013, 19:11
:woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 06, 2013, 17:34
Chorley 2 - 0 Stafford Rangers.

Only a couple of points of the play-offs now, and the teams above (Fylde being the exception) have at most a couple of games in hand.  We just have to carry on winning and see what happens.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 06, 2013, 23:03
Leiston 3 - 0 Wingate .

Should have been more.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 10, 2013, 07:02
Away to Hampton last night:

 0 - 1
 1 - 1
 1 - 2
 1 - 3
 2 - 3
 3 - 3

and thats how it finished...point away from home..thats not bad.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 12, 2013, 16:35
Games thick and fast now  :o

Last night: Leiston 2 - 1 Thurock.

Leiston are now safe and cannot be relegated  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 13, 2013, 17:17
After the long Journey down to Lewes I can report that Leiston came away with a very good 0 - 1 win  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 14, 2013, 00:05
Worksop Town 1 - 0 Chorley.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 16, 2013, 23:19
Leiston 0 - 3 Concord Rangers . Possibly the best side we have seen this season  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 16, 2013, 23:26
Ouch!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 19, 2013, 06:11
Leiston 0 - 1 Hendon

To many games now, Saturday,Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday for the last 2 weeks. No excuses though  ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 19, 2013, 19:56
Yeah, the harsh prolonged winter has certainly taken its toll.  The Northern Premier League has actually extended the season by an extra week.  As we no longer get anything like a summer in this place any more, I don't know why the football authorities don't move the season to April to November.  It isn't as if it would affect summer sport as the vast majority of cricket matches are rained off these days.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 20, 2013, 19:19
Doesn't really mean much at this end of an up and down season:

Chorley 1 - 1 Ashton United.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 20, 2013, 21:05
Yeah, the harsh prolonged winter has certainly taken its toll.  The Northern Premier League has actually extended the season by an extra week.  As we no longer get anything like a summer in this place any more, I don't know why the football authorities don't move the season to April to November.  It isn't as if it would affect summer sport as the vast majority of cricket matches are rained off these days.  >:(

Hence another reason to get into T20.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 21, 2013, 14:28
Still at work here  >:(

Sunday afternoon KO (15:00 against league leaders Whitehawk who if they beat Leiston will be crowned league champions this afternoon...hopefully I will only miss the 1st 10 mins  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 21, 2013, 20:15
Lost 0 - 2 ... don't often moan about refs but this one today was diabolical  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 21, 2013, 22:35
How much did you miss though?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 22, 2013, 19:27
15 mins,  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on April 23, 2013, 19:02
So not bad then.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 24, 2013, 06:17
Last home game of the season tonight  ???

 v Kingnstonians
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 24, 2013, 22:09
Buxton 1 - 1 Chorley.

Now mathematically impossible to make the play-offs.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 25, 2013, 06:07
What can I say, 2 - 0 up with with 10 mins to go and game ended 2 -2 ,  3 years back and this would have been seen as a brilliant result, this just show how far we have come when we go home dissapointed with a result like this.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 27, 2013, 20:30
Concord Rangers 0 - 0 Leiston


Final game of the season a respectableble mid table position in our first season at this level. Well happy with that  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 28, 2013, 00:09
Well done, Leiston.  A great effort for the first season at that level.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 28, 2013, 00:11
Away today at top of the league and this season's surprise package:

North Ferriby United 1 - 0 Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 28, 2013, 06:12
Thanks Dave  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 25, 2013, 10:01
I miss my football  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 25, 2013, 13:45
Me too, Terry.   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on June 01, 2013, 18:53
Last game of the season Tomorrow night?

Brazil v England...don't know why I bother though  :-\
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on June 22, 2013, 09:11
Pre Season has started to gather pace  :D

7 new signings and great signings they are indeeed, so much so that the top 2 teams from our area are now slagging us off because we have pushed the boat out and having a chat with th echairman last night it doesnt look if we will stop in this league long  :thumbs:.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 01, 2013, 13:41
Training starts tonight  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on July 09, 2013, 11:21
I've been slagging Chorley FC off on Twitter all weekend for cancelling a pre-season friendly against Charnock Richard, a village side just a mile out of Chorley who play in the West Lancashire League - community spirit and all that. Now I'm eating humble pie as it has been replaced by a match against a Manchester United XI.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 21, 2013, 10:08
The "Leiston" team is virtually unrecognisable from last season with only a hand full left, the new manager is certainly making his mark.

Looks like a lot of dosh is being thrown about to get us to the conferencece?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 28, 2013, 19:14
Nice run out yesterday against Braintree town who are in the conference south ..leiston won by 2 - 0 .......... totaly outclassed them, I know it's only a friendly but there manager was livid lol.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on July 28, 2013, 20:43
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on July 28, 2013, 21:34
Nice run out yesterday against Braintree town who are in the conference south ..leiston won by 2 - 0 .......... totaly outclassed them, I know it's only a friendly but there manager was livid lol.

too damn right, I'd have been rather upset.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 09, 2013, 12:25
Ok folks, the season starts tomorrow with a whole new team to look forward to watching. Tomorrow Home v Cray Wanderers.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 09, 2013, 12:26
Good luck!    :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 09, 2013, 18:40
A whole new team? Gosh sounds like you have been the most busy team in the transfer market! Good luck!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 10, 2013, 10:30
Only 34 players left from last season, looks like a lot of money has been thrown about, and yesterday we signed a keeper from Colchester Utd  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 10, 2013, 21:45
34?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 10, 2013, 23:19
Ok..typo   :crazy:

Lesiton 4 - 1 Cray Wanderers  Att 224 > p**sed  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 11, 2013, 00:25
;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 11, 2013, 11:51
Fell better now the full breakfast has been done  :leer:  ready for more  :icon_booze2:

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The Blues welcomed back keeper Shaun Philips back at the club for another spell in goal on loan from League One Colchester United & began the game attacking the Estate End in front of a decent crowd for the seasons opener. However, despite the emphatic scoreline it was the actually the visitors who started the brighter with the lively Ibemere a threat early on wide on the right, however Leiston took the lead on 9 minutes with their first real move of note. Luke Hammond's superb pass released Joe Francis who ran into acres of space & finished calmly past Walker. To be fair the visitors deservedly drew level on 26 minutes & Tommy Whitnell's smart finish was no more than their busy play deserved, but Leiston came back into game and as the first half drew to a close Ottley-Gooch hit the bar for Leiston with a glancing header from Francis' corner. Neither side made any changes at half time with the game evenly balanced at one apiece, but it was the home side who came out after the break with far more intent & looked threatening throughout and put 3 unanswered goals past Walker in the Crays goal. On 54 minutes Craig Parkers smart finish from inside the box, after Boardleys quck throw in put the Blues 2-1 up, then on 72 minutes an acrobatic volley from captain David Head from inside the area put clear daylight between the two sides & the win was sealed with 5 minutes remaining  with a clinical breakaway goal from Gareth Heath, Francis released Parker who strode forward & deftly played in last years leading scorer who confidently dispatched the ball across Walker & into the corner. It was a fine goal that sealed an excellent opening day for the Blues & a fully deserved win based on their second half performance.

 Leiston: Philips, Saker, Boardley, Head (C) Tann, Hammond, Parker, Heath, Barrett (Ruel)  Ottley-Gooch (Henry) & Francis (Crisp) SNU Webster & Dougdale

Cray Wanderers: Walker, Day, Wedgeworth, Stavrinou, Freeman, Young, Saunders, Davisson, Bremner,Whitnell & Ibemere Subs: Sprosen, Wybrow, Estrada, Ogunbiyi & Hall.

Att 224

Man of Match Blake Saker
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 11, 2013, 22:25
Great start then!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 17, 2013, 18:33
Whoops 2 games to report  :blush:  Wednesday lost 3 -2 v Grays Athletic who scored the winner in the 89th minute.


And on today where we visited
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Carshalton Athletic 0 Leiston 1

Ryan Crisp's first ever goal in the Ryman Premier League earned the Blues a second win of the season. In a pretty drab encounter Crisp glanced home Gareth Heath's 75th minute free kick to seal the win.

Report to follow
   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 17, 2013, 20:38
First competitive match of the season:

Barwell 1 - 3  Chorley.

Good start.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 18, 2013, 18:52
Nice, big crowd there?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 20, 2013, 22:39
Chorley 3 - 3 Ashton United.  Att. 633

3-0 up after 51 minutes, then that manager of ours made three substitutions on the hour, changed the formation and we fell apart.

Deja f*****g Vu.

When will he learn that if it ain't broke, don't fix it?  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 21, 2013, 19:11
New manager?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 22, 2013, 07:13
Another tough match this week? 7 players out through Holidays and Injury as well.

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Leiston 1 Hendon 0

A sweetly struck free kick from Stuart Boardley on the hour earned a much changed Blues there third win in four games. It was Stuart's 50th League goal for the Blues and settled an evenly fought contest.
Photos of game have been uploaded to thew gallery. Also, Photos of Saturday's match V Carshalton are available to view. Regards to John Heald

Leiston 1-0 Hendon FC

Leiston recorded their second successive 1-0 win tonight at Victory Road in a hard fought fixture against a robust & direct Hendon outfit

The home side came into the game missing a number of key players through injuries & gave a first start of the season to full back Jack Cole & new signing from Cambridge City Matt Lock made his debut, while Hendon included ex Chelsea defender Michael Duberry in the centre of their defence. The Blues kicked off attacking the Estate End & after a succession of excellent Boardley corners early on it was the visitors who forced the early pace, the lively Jefferson Louis headed straight at Philips on 5 mins & the same player held of Adam Tann before seeing his shot acrobatically tipped over by the home keeper. Leiston responded & Francis stung the hands of Hendon keeper Horlock, then Hendon Captain Casey Maclaren was booked by Referee Pawley for an aerial challenge with Boardley that left the Leiston player bloodied from a cut above the eye. With 10 minutes of the first half remaining the Officials were called into action again, Gareth Heath released Ryan Crisp who was clattered by the visiting keeper who escaped with just a yellow card as the Leiston forward was running away from goal. Just before half time the visitors really should have gone ahead, following some great link up play between the Hendon forwards. Junior Morias chested the ball into the path of Louis, but his ferocious shot smashed Philip's crossbar, there was still time for the speedy Morias to race past a Leiston defender, but lob just wide as the visitors ended the first half just on top.

Half time 0-0

Neither side made any changes at the break & early in the half a great run from Joe Francis ended with a good shot that again tested the Hendon keeper & Leiston went ahead on the hour mark through Stuart Boardleys 25 yard free kick that seemed to deceive Horlock & nestle in the bottom corner of the net, it was the Leiston midfielders 50th goal for the Blues & would prove to the games decisive moment. Leiston now had their tails up & nearly went further ahead moments later, great work again from Francis wide on the left saw his swerving cross palmed into the path of Gareth Heath who acrobatically volleyed just over. Midway through the half Hendon introduced substitute Rankin, a player with plenty of football league experience & the game was now becoming increasingly open, Hendon's Lee O'leary hit the base of the post & Jefferson Louis then headed wide when he really should have at least tested Philips as Hendon searched for an equaliser. On 78 mins a superb cross from Francis was headed onto the outside of the post by Rhys Henry & despite some conserted Hendon pressure their last real chance of the match saw Louis once again manoeuvre himself into a good position, but drag his shot wide. After 4 minutes of time added on the Referees whistle brought an end to proceedings & 3 hard earned & very welcome points for the Blues.

Back to back wins in this, the toughest of leagues is a commendable achievement & successive clean sheets is also most welcome as tonight's visitors certainly gave no quarter with their physical approach & the excellent Jefferson Louis was a constant threat throughout, however this narrow & important win means we now go into the Bank Holiday weekend derby fixtures against Bury Town & Lowestoft with a little momentum with 3 wins out of our first 4 games.

Leiston - Philips, Cole, Ruel, Tann, Jefford, Boardley (Capt) Lock, Heath, Crisp, Henry & Francis SNU - Kerridge, Watling, Sprague, Westren & Webster

Hendon - Horlock, Seeby, Taggart, Maclaren (Captain) Fisher, Duberry, Diedhiou, O'Leary (Rankin) Louis, Angol & Morias Subs - McCluskey, Murray, McCann & Hornet

Att 212
R Bugg Trading Man of the Match: Adam Tann
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 24, 2013, 22:04
Today ..we had a slight blip  :laugh:


Leiston 0 - 4 Bury . just put it down to a bad day at the office.  :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 26, 2013, 11:54
I bet Bury went home quite happy though...
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 26, 2013, 12:09
Saturday:

Chorley 0-0 Whitby Town

Today we play joint leaders and title favourites £ylde ........ err I mean Fylde away from home. During pre-season they were putting five or six past Conference and Division 2 sides without reply, so anything from there would be a massive bonus.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 26, 2013, 15:28
I just hope it doesn't become a goal fest for them then!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 26, 2013, 17:08
AFC Fylde 0-1 Chorley.  Att. 588

Couldn't go due to family commitments, but there must have been a big following from Chorley. Although £ylde are bank-rolled by a multi-millionaire, they play on little more than a field with a couple of empty shipping containers as changing rooms and refreshment area in a tiny village between Preston and Lytham St Annes and get a usual crowd of around 120.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 27, 2013, 19:12
Yesterday another local Derby just up the road to Lowestoft and another defeat 3 - 0 ho hum.  :cry:  playing with 10 players don't help neither
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 27, 2013, 19:57
So Fylde are one we should watch out for then...

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on August 27, 2013, 19:58
Yesterday another local Derby just up the road to Lowestoft and another defeat 3 - 0 ho hum.  :cry:  playing with 10 players don't help neither

Early send off?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 27, 2013, 20:46
0 - 0 after 38 mins. very even up till then  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 01, 2013, 06:05
The wheels have truly come off  >:( 3rd defeat on the trot and losing to the bottom team with an 90th minute goal.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 01, 2013, 10:51
Frickley Athletic 0-0 Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 03, 2013, 21:42
Chorley 6 - 2 Trafford. Att. 621  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 07, 2013, 12:54
At a wedding this afternoon, so will miss the game vs Stafford Rangers at home. Stafford have had a hard time of it over the last few years, being relegated from the Conference and then the Conference North and almost going into Liquidation at one point. After six games, they are currently propping up the table with 0 points and a goal difference of -10, so if Chorley can get into gear there might be another goal fest on the cards.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 08, 2013, 11:19
Chorley 3 - 0 Stafford Rangers. Att. 896

Up into second place as Ilkeston and FC United Manchester dropped points.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 08, 2013, 11:28
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 09, 2013, 19:31
1 - 1 away to Margate (longest trip of the season)  against favourites to win league...at least we scored this week in over 4 games  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on September 10, 2013, 06:46
You can never complain about a point away from home... especially with that journey
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 10, 2013, 21:45
Matlock Town 1 - 2 Chorley.

£ylde drew at Nantwich.

Chorley go top.  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 11, 2013, 20:01
Another bad day at the office as Leiston lose yet again on their travels 4 - 1 v Billericay who we play this Saturday in the FA cup.  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 14, 2013, 17:29
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

FC United of Manchester 0 - 1 Chorley  Att.1318
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 15, 2013, 09:25
Billericay 2 - 0 Leiston 1st Q round of the FA cup and £3000 lost  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 15, 2013, 11:03
Ouch!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 17, 2013, 22:11
Skelmersdale United 1 - 0 Chorley.

First defeat of the season in a competitive match.  Skem overtake Chorley at the top.  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 17, 2013, 23:05
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 21, 2013, 17:21
Chorley 1 - 0 Kings Lynn.  :)

With Skelmersdale losing, Chorley now joint top with £ylde on 21 points.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 23, 2013, 17:51
Leiston 2 - 3 Hornchurch............................... that's 7 defeats on the bounce, something has to give soon than laster.


Ps sorry for the late report, working all week end  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 24, 2013, 22:02
Chorley 3 - 0 Blyth Spartans  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 24, 2013, 22:48
:woo:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 25, 2013, 07:05
When is this run going to end  >:(  Leiston 0 -2 Canvey Island    :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 25, 2013, 07:15
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 28, 2013, 23:04
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round:

Vauxhall Motors 4 - 0 Chorley.

No great loss - it's not as if we were ever going to win the thing.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 29, 2013, 19:55
Leiston game called off because our team was stuck on the M25 for 5 hours  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 29, 2013, 21:43
Leiston game called off because our team was stuck on the M25 for 5 hours  :ack:

Yeah, Terry, I saw it on Twitter.

It is probably the most bizarre postponement since an FA Cup Qualifier had to be called off when the away team coach got lost and turned up in Norwich instead of Northwich, Cheshire, some years ago.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 07, 2013, 19:40
Headlines on sky sports centre Leiston did not turn up  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 07, 2013, 19:41
Leiston v Hampton and Richmond 0 - 0 ....so much has gone wrong. something definitely not right   :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 08, 2013, 17:59
Last Saturday:

Stamford 1 - 1 Chorley.

Thankfully, £ylde and Blyth Spartans also drew, so our league position didn't change.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 13, 2013, 08:58
Oh dear..where do I start  :(

Met Police 2 - 1 Leiston
1 - 0 after 4 mins, sub came on for an Injured Leiston Player on 13 mins and was sent off on 30 mins (tw@t)  ::) we draw level just before half time and concede an 87th minute winner. Also today we had another new keeper the 5th this season and was given MOM from the Met Police team lets hope Danny Gay stays for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 13, 2013, 11:41
Ouch!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 13, 2013, 14:27
Because yesterday's scheduled home tie vs Rushall Olympic was postponed due to Rushall being reinstated in the FA Cup due to their last opponents fielding an ineligible player, we might now be looking at eight weeks, YES 8 WEEKS, without a Saturday home match.

Last Saturday home game - 21st September, Chorley V Kings Lynn

Next scheduled Saturday home game - 16th November, Chorley V Frickley Athletic

EIGHT weeks later!!

A victory at Whitby Town in the FA Trophy could result in a 2nd round home match on 2nd November, but that is not guaranteed.  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 14, 2013, 19:38
Oh Dear?

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It is with regret that Leiston Football Club announces the resignation of First Team Manager Danny Laws. Danny held a morning meeting with Chairman Andy Crisp where he tendered his resignation that was amicably accepted by the Leiston Chairman with immediate effect.

Danny took over from interim Manager Lee Norfolk at the end of March and helped the club achieve a highest ever position in the club’s history, a twelfth placed finale at Step Three in the Ryman Premier Division. After a successful pre-season and the acquisition of several experienced personnel, expectations were high at Victory Road especially after a good start to the season. Sadly results have declined culminating in just one win (a Suffolk Premier Cup win at Haverhill Rovers) in eleven matches and this has seen the Blues enter the relegation places. Although Danny has resigned from his position of First Team Manager he has not severed ties with the club and he is still fully supportive of what the club is trying to achieve on and off the field.

The club would like to place on record its thanks to Danny for his outstanding contribution in the short time at the club not just with first team matters but in helping shape the club as a whole.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 14, 2013, 22:50
Onwards and upwards?  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 15, 2013, 22:30
Nantwich Town 0 - 1 Chorley.

Now joint 2nd with £ylde - one point behind leaders Skelmersdale United, but with a game in hand.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 19, 2013, 16:59
FA Trophy First Qualifying Round

Whitby Town 0 - 1 Chorley.

Desperately need a home draw for the next round. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 19, 2013, 22:21
Leiston 0 - 3 Wealdstone... at this moment in time  I hate football, new management from Monday.  :bawl:  lets hope it's positive
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 21, 2013, 06:55
New Management team in place. Steve Pitt & Steve Ball. only time will tell.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 21, 2013, 07:44
Fingers crossed for a change in fortunes!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 21, 2013, 19:20
Quote
Steve Pitt has been appointed first-team manager and Steve Ball will be rejoining as first-team head coach. Pitt is a well-respected manager in the non-League scene and has enjoyed a fine season to date at Bishop`s Stortford in his role as an assistant to Rod Stringer in the Skrill South and also played a big part with a scouting role at the club.

The experience he has picked up at a higher level will for surely pay dividends as he takes over the number one seat at Leiston Football Club.

He has a wide network of players and contacts which will certainly benefit Leiston as a club as they look to lift themselves out of the relegation area.

Steve Ball needs no introduction in these parts and Leiston are delighted that he has rejoined the club he help make successful in winning the Eastern Counties League Premier Division and then the Ryman League Division One North.

Ball is not only a top quality coach but he has a certain interaction with the players and knows how to get the best out of them.

Ball admits that the success he enjoyed when involved at Leiston first time around stood him in good stead when applying for his current position at Colchester United.

He now feels it`s time to pay back some of that trust and rejoin a club he has a huge affection for. Leaving the club will be Neil Reader, who was assistant to former manager Danny Laws and will not be involved in the new set-up.

Reader spent a great deal of time and hardwork whilst involved with the club particularly after Law's departure.

Another departee is Liam Gurney, who was part of the first-team staff and, like Reader, did a great deal of work for the club.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 21, 2013, 21:57
Because yesterday's scheduled home tie vs Rushall Olympic was postponed due to Rushall being reinstated in the FA Cup due to their last opponents fielding an ineligible player, we might now be looking at eight weeks, YES 8 WEEKS, without a Saturday home match.

Last Saturday home game - 21st September, Chorley V Kings Lynn

Next scheduled Saturday home game - 16th November, Chorley V Frickley Athletic

EIGHT weeks later!!

A victory at Whitby Town in the FA Trophy could result in a 2nd round home match on 2nd November, but that is not guaranteed.  :ack:


Another AWAY draw - this time at either Soham Town or Grantham, whoever wins their replay.  Even more worrying is that if we win that match, the next round is on Saturday 16th November and we could get drawn away again, the result of that being that our eight weeks without a home game on Saturday could extend to NINE bloody weeks!  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 26, 2013, 18:48
Worksop Town 1 - 4 Chorley.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 26, 2013, 18:51
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 26, 2013, 22:03
East Thurock 1 - 2 Leiston.


Onwards and upwards
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 26, 2013, 22:17
 :thumbs: Go, Leiston!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 29, 2013, 21:45
You've just gotta laugh.  :laugh:

Chorley were away (again!) tonight at Trafford.  Rivals, moneybags Fylde, were away at bottom club, Droylesden, who usually lose 5-0.  At kick off time, I was thinking to myself that if we can win 1-0 and Droylesden only lose 5-0 to £ylde, it will have been a decent night.

Scores:

Trafford 0 - 5 Chorley.  :thumbs:

But:

Droylesden 0 - 10 £ylde.

Droylesden have now shipped sixty goals and have scored just nine, and we're only a third of the way through the season!  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 29, 2013, 21:55
Bloody hell!   :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 02, 2013, 17:00
FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round:

Soham Town Rangers 1 - 2 Chorley.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 02, 2013, 22:18
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 04, 2013, 22:24
For all my ranting about us potentially not having a home game on SATURDAY for nine weeks, we actually haven't had ANY matches at home for six weeks.  That long wait will end tomorrow night with a league match vs Matlock Town.

Incidentally, we have also drawn tomorrow night's opponents in the final qualifying round of the FA Trophy at home on the 16th November - which will be eight weeks to the day since our last Saturday home game.

'bout bloody time.  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 05, 2013, 22:15
Chorley 3 - 1 Matlock Town  Att 595

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 05, 2013, 23:50
 :thumbs:
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Post by: chorleydave on November 09, 2013, 17:14
Stafford Rangers 1 - 3 Chorley.

Skelmersdale lost and £ylde drew, leaving us top of the league, two points in front of Skelmersdale and five points in front of £ylde, with a game in hand of both.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2013, 18:30
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 10, 2013, 09:24
2 -2 v Maidstone top of the table , after Leiston went 0 - 2 up the second half was going to be tough?
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Post by: chorleydave on November 12, 2013, 21:50
Some "mickey mouse" Cup First Round.  (Matches that I don't go to, even on those rare occasions when we play in Chorley.)

Kendal Town 1 -  3 Chorley
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 15, 2013, 06:44
I can officially say that we have no strikers on the books now as the last striker has now gone out on loan for 1 month ..what do I know about football?????   :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 16, 2013, 17:08
First Saturday home match since 21st September, and only second home match including midweek since then.

FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round:

Chorley 2 - 0 Matlock Town

Fantastic match. End to end stuff.  Scored in 83rd and 92nd minutes.

In with the big boys now in the 1st Round proper.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 17, 2013, 09:44
Leiston 2 - 2 Billericay , 1st home match in a month 1- 0 up in 45 seconds then 1 - 2 down in 75 mins deserved equaliser and could have nicked it in the last minute but sure signs that we are a team again.

2 games against top half teams and looking good and not out of our depth.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 17, 2013, 11:17
It's looking better, Terry.  :thumb:
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Post by: chorleydave on November 19, 2013, 22:21
Lancashire FA Trophy 2nd Round

Chorley 3 - 2 Atherton Collieries.

I'm not saying that the manager was not taking it seriously tonight, but the great Matt Jansen starting at Left Back?  Perhaps he would have taken it more seriously if he had realised before the game that victory tonight is the first time in the club's 125 years history that Chorley have won ten games in a row! 
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Post by: Simon on November 19, 2013, 23:06
:congrats:
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Post by: TR on November 21, 2013, 10:09
Suffolk Premier cup.  Brantham A 1 - 2 Leiston (semi final for 3rd year)...Now that's just 1 defeat in 6 games. the momentum is gaining pace. :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 21, 2013, 21:55
 :thumbs:
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Post by: chorleydave on November 23, 2013, 16:56
Chorley 2 - 1 Ilkeston.  Att. 1017

Couldn't make it today due to family commitments. Eleven wins on the bounce now.  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 23, 2013, 18:07
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 24, 2013, 08:25
Lost 3 -1 to Champions elect today Wealdstone  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 26, 2013, 22:47
Just got back from a bloody cold Lowestoft where we hammered them  1 - 4 in the Ryman League cup., my Christ was that cold..still can't feel me feet  :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 26, 2013, 23:39
Get something warm down your neck!   ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 27, 2013, 16:56
Leiston Sack Manager after 30 odd days  :dunno:
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Post by: TR on November 30, 2013, 22:04
Vindicated .... Leiston 6 - 1 Enfield  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 30, 2013, 22:31
 :thumbs:  On the rise, Terry!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 30, 2013, 22:38
FA Trophy 1st Round:

Chorley 2 - 1  Curzon Ashton

A tough cup tie against the team that are top of the league below us and unbeaten so far this season.  Took the lead on four minutes, only to go down to ten men on the half hour.  Hung on for just short of a hour until Curzon got a deserved equaliser on 87 minutes.  This seemed to galvanise Chorley who suddenly found fresh legs and swept up the field to score a superb winner in the second minute of four added on.

Twelve in a row unbeaten now.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 02, 2013, 18:31
A good day to be a Chorley FC supporter.  First, we have won the Club of the Month award for the second month running, having won all eight matches we played in November, then we get a home draw against either Dartford or Forest Green Rovers (they have to replay) from the Conference in the second round of the FA Trophy.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 02, 2013, 19:12
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 03, 2013, 21:40
Droylsden 0 - 5 Chorley.

Back to the top of the league - two points clear of second placed Skelmersdale United, with two games in hand of them.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 03, 2013, 22:56
 :danceban: :danceban: :danceban: :danceban: :danceban: :danceban:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 05, 2013, 06:53
New management team in place, Steve ball ex Arsenal and Norwich / Colchester has taken the helm. Steve has stepped up from being 1st team coach to Manager, and I couldn't be more happier with his promotion , a real players manager.   :thumbs:
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Post by: chorleydave on December 07, 2013, 17:28
Long winning run comes to an end.

Chorley 1 - 2 Barwell  :bawl:

Might as well get used to losing, as next Saturday it's Conference side Forest Green Rovers in the 2nd Round of the FA Trophy.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 07, 2013, 18:23
:bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 08, 2013, 13:12
ThE run continues under new Manager Steve Ball.

Theamsmede 2 - 4 Leiston . that's now 16 goals in 4 games.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 10, 2013, 22:39
Lancashire FA Trophy Quarter Final

Chorley 2 - 0 Ramsbottom United
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 10, 2013, 23:42
Tonight game is probably the best I have ever seen a game at this level?

Leiston 5 - 2 Bognor Regis and the game could have gone either way  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 14, 2013, 18:08
FA Trophy 2nd Round:

Chorley 0 - 0 Forest Green Rovers.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 14, 2013, 21:10
Leiston 4 - 1 Grays ..what can I say, that's 20 odd goals in 4 games. now a respectable mid table position.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 17, 2013, 22:55
OMFG!

FA Trophy 2nd Round Replay

Forest Green Rovers 0 - 0 Chorley

Chorley win 3-1 on penalties.

Listened on Radio Gloucestershire, as the three hour journey on a work day wasn't possible.  Played the high flying Conference full timers off their own park.  Could (and according to the commentator should) have had five, with two last ditch clearances off the line and a nailed-on penalty turned down in the dying seconds of normal time.

Chorley goalie, Sam Ashton, who had been a spectator for 120 minutes, then turned hero - saving three of the four penalties Forest Green took in the shoot out.  Went like this:

Chorley miss - Ashton saves:   0-0

Chorley score - Ashton saves: 1-0 Chorley

Chorley score - FGR score:  2-1 Chorley

Chorley score - Ashton saves:  3-1 Chorley

Chorley win 3-1.

Now into last 16 vs another Conference side, Tamworth, who currently are next to bottom of the English "Fifth Division".  More of the same, please.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 17, 2013, 23:15
Quote
Magpies keeper Sam Ashton saved three penalties on Tuesday night at Forest Green Rovers to send Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Chorley through to the last 16 of the FA Trophy.

Garry Flitcroft's trophy hunters will fly the flag for the Evo-Stik NPL at Tamworth in the competition's Third Round in January after Ashton's heroics finally separated the sides at the Conference Premier outfit's New Lawn after the replay went all the way to extra-time and penalties without a goal. The battling display in Gloucestershire, described by one Magpies official as 'magnificent', followed the sides' 0-0 stalemate at Victory Park on Saturday.

Chorley picked up £6,000 in prize money for their 3-1 win in the shoot-out and now travel to the Conference Premier's Lambs on Saturday January 11 with a quarter-final berth and another £7,000 in prize money up for grabs.

http://www.evostikleague.co.uk/shoot-out-triumph-in-gloucestershire-17522/ (http://www.evostikleague.co.uk/shoot-out-triumph-in-gloucestershire-17522/)
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Post by: Simon on December 17, 2013, 23:30
:santa:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 19, 2013, 23:48
We've made the BBC News!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25431637 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25431637)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 20, 2013, 07:02
:woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 21, 2013, 19:31
Chorley 0 - 0 Buxton

Eleven tired players, a wet and heavy pitch and a scrappy game.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 22, 2013, 13:29
Game postponed v Crays bottom the league
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Post by: TR on December 26, 2013, 08:14
Home game today against local rivals Lowestoft weather permitting as heavy rain again over night  :ack:  13:00 KO

If the game does go ahead expecting a gate in excess of 500 today a good money spinner, if not it will just be a boozy day instead.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 27, 2013, 00:16
Marine 0 - 1 Chorley.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 27, 2013, 08:12
Leiston 0 - 1 Lowestoft and a gate of 545...plus a hangover  8-)
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Post by: chorleydave on December 27, 2013, 14:20
Here's something to read while you work off that hangover, Terry.

http://www.groundhopperunited.com/2013/12/2013-stadium-28-victory-road.html (http://www.groundhopperunited.com/2013/12/2013-stadium-28-victory-road.html)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 27, 2013, 16:26
Thanks Dave, read it this morning. I have Tweetdeck set to watch anything related to "Leiston"  ;)
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Post by: chorleydave on December 28, 2013, 17:18
Stocksbridge Park Steels 2 - 2 Chorley.   :-\

Poor result, really, as Stocksbridge are third from bottom and had four put past them at home two days ago.  Additionally, Skelmersdale lost to form team Worksop.  A golden opportunity to pull clear of main rivals for the title missed.  As it stands, Worksop now leap Chorley into second place by two points, although we have three games in hand of them.  Skelmersdale still top, four points ahead of Chorley having played three games more.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 28, 2013, 23:17
Another bad day at the office. Hendon 3 - 1 Leiston.   will find out more tomorrow  :-X
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Post by: chorleydave on January 01, 2014, 22:39
Chorley 3 - 1 AFC Fylde   ;D

What would have been seen earlier in the season as a six-pointer, turned into a routine win.  Two goals in injury time at the end of the first half saw off the millionaires and sent the most hated club in our league slide to tenth in a table they topped earlier in the season.

Worksop lost at Matlock, putting us back in second place, three points behind Skelmersdale United with three games in hand of them.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 02, 2014, 11:55
Bury v Leiston called off after the 2nd inspection on new years day.
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Post by: chorleydave on January 02, 2014, 22:10
A neutral's view of yesterday's match.

http://wherestheteahut.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/chorley-3-afc-fylde-1.html (http://wherestheteahut.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/chorley-3-afc-fylde-1.html)
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Post by: TR on January 04, 2014, 11:19
Another game off again today  :ack:
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Post by: chorleydave on January 04, 2014, 11:32
Looks as if our match against Grantham Town is ON.  We are lucky in that the owner is also the owner of Preston North End, so the PNE ground staff look after the pitch.  With professionals looking after the pitch, we have fewer home postponements than other non-league clubs in the north west.
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Post by: chorleydave on January 04, 2014, 11:38
Interestingly, six miles down the A6, Bamber Bridge from Division One North are also ON.  Mr Hemmings owns them, too, and the Preston ground staff maintain their pitch.
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Post by: chorleydave on January 04, 2014, 17:53
Chorley 3 - 1 Grantham Town.  Att. 813

Good game on a heavy pitch.  Came back from conceding early to take all three points.

Worksop lost 2-3 to £ylde, while Skelmersdale could only manage a 2-2 draw at Whitby.  Now one point behind Skem with three games in hand and four points ahead of Worksop - again having played three games less.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 04, 2014, 18:52
I'm surprised it wasn't all flooded.  Everywhere else seems to be.  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 07, 2014, 19:21
Yippee game on V Dulwich Hamlet  ;D
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Post by: chorleydave on January 07, 2014, 22:16
Just been on Twitter to catch the Leiston score and, apparently, we had a match tonight in some mickey mouse cup.  Only recognised one of the starting 11, so I presume the rest of them had come from Darwen FC Academy, who we have some sort of agreement with.  Should keep the senior team fresh for the FA Trophy last 16 tie away to Conference strugglers, Tamworth, on Saturday.

Chorley 1 - 4 Witton Albion  Att. 282

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Post by: Simon on January 07, 2014, 22:54
Ouch!   :bawl:
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Post by: TR on January 07, 2014, 23:37
Leiston 2 -1 Dulwich (2nd in the table)  :thumbs:
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Post by: chorleydave on January 11, 2014, 18:26
FA Trophy 3rd Round:

Tamworth 1 - 1 Chorley

Att. 1209 of which a confirmed 507 were from Chorley.

Replay Tuesday night at Victory Park, Chorley.  Kick off 19:45.
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Post by: chorleydave on January 11, 2014, 18:32
Short report on today's match:

http://bit.ly/KceTev (http://bit.ly/KceTev)
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Post by: TR on January 11, 2014, 19:39
Leiston 2 - 2 Lewes.  Fairly even game, result about right  ;)
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Post by: chorleydave on January 14, 2014, 23:20
FA Trophy 3rd Round:

Chorley 2 - 2 Tamworth (aet)  Att. 1393

Tamworth won 6-5 on penalties after nine penalties each.

Went down after ten minutes, only to equalize on 25.  Laid siege to the Tamworth goal for the next 20 minutes, but couldn't find the net.  Went 2-1 down on the hour, only to equalize in injury time.  Should have had a penalty in the dying seconds for a clear handball that everyone in the ground saw, except for the referee.

Battered them in injury time, particularly the second half - a half of goalmouth scrambles, but Tamworth survived.  I don't watch penalties, so left at the final whistle, only to find we had lost in the shoot out after being in front all the way through it until the death.
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Post by: TR on January 18, 2014, 17:14
Wingate & Finchley 0-1 Leiston  good 3 points away from home  :thumbs:
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Post by: chorleydave on January 18, 2014, 18:51
Well done, Leiston!  Climbing that table now.  :thumb:
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Post by: chorleydave on January 18, 2014, 18:58
Season defining match today against Skelmersdale United, who have topped the table for most of the season with Chorley in second, albeit with games in hand.  Started today four points behind with four games in hand.

Chorley 4 - 1 Skelmersdale United  Att. 1,968

Now one point behind with four games in hand and a better goal difference of 16. I know that it's only January and strange things can happen in football but, barring a catastrophe, today's result should really have won us the league and automatic promotion.
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Post by: TR on January 21, 2014, 22:00
Canvey Island 2 - 3 Leiston.  0 - 3 @ half time. bet we were hanging in there @ the end  :D
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Post by: chorleydave on January 21, 2014, 22:19
 :thumbs:
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Post by: chorleydave on January 25, 2014, 17:43
Blyth Spartans 3 - 1 Chorley

Some things are just meant NOT to happen and Chorley topping this league is one of them!  With Skelmersdale having no match today, this was our chance, but in spite of going in front on twenty minutes and (apparently) dominating the match, two goals in two minutes from the home team right on half time left us in second spot, one point behind with three games in hand.  >:(
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Post by: TR on January 27, 2014, 07:05
No game for us, water logged pitch, at least Margate now will have a 400 mile round trip midweek  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 01, 2014, 18:00
With Skelmersdale United having no game due to a waterlogged pitch, this was yet another chance for us to overtake them at the top of the league.  Thankfully, there were no mistakes this time - a routine win in awful conditions.

Chorley 3 - 0 Stamford.

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Post by: Simon on February 01, 2014, 18:43
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 02, 2014, 17:03
I see that flash up on sky sports Dave  :D

No match for us again this week, that's 2 weeks now  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 02, 2014, 20:21
Met Police who play in our league, they have won 9 drawn 9 and lost 9 ..................999 lol you couldn't make it up  :laugh:


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Post by: chorleydave on February 02, 2014, 22:49
:lol: Brilliant!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 04, 2014, 19:52
Finally a game tonight, Bury Town FC v Leiston. Local Derby  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 04, 2014, 22:13
Bury 0 - 2 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 05, 2014, 22:03
Just back from a ten minute trip down the road to the Lancashire FA HQ.

Lancashire FA Trophy Semi Final:

AFC Darwen 0 - 2 Chorley    Att. 690

Played at the County Ground, Leyland.

Will be back next week for the second semi final between AFC Fylde and our localest rivals, Bamber Bridge.  Fylde are on a roll at the moment, having won their last seven league matches, but are currently lying third in the league - three points behind Chorley but having played four games more.  Fingers crossed that we meet Brig in the final.

Final to be played Monday, March 17, at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton.
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Post by: TR on February 07, 2014, 17:54
Game off tomorrow :(  v Kingstonian  which Martin Tyler (sky tv ) is coach.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 08, 2014, 17:05
Kings Lynn 0 - 2 Chorley.  :)

Massive win.  First of three tough matches in a week - today, followed by Tuesday at home to Frickley Athletic and next Saturday at home to FC United of Manchester - who are still smarting after we took over from them as highest attendance of the season when we had 1,950 against Skelmersdale a couple of weeks ago.

I know that Skelmersdale fans, on their forum, have been saying that this week is their chance to make up some ground on Chorley.  However, they have also been saying that if Chorley can take seven points from the three games it's as good as over.  Fingers crossed.
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Post by: chorleydave on February 11, 2014, 21:53
Chorley 2 - 0 Frickley Athletic

Now five points ahead of Skelmersdale with a game in hand and nine points in front of third placed £ylde with two games in hand.

We won't have a better chance of winning the league and automatic promotion than this. It's Chorley's to lose now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 11, 2014, 22:42
 :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 15, 2014, 07:40
Pitch Inspection 09:30 today.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 15, 2014, 19:32
The game was on...BUT? Hornchurch 4 - 2 Leiston , ho hum  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 15, 2014, 21:49
Chorley P - P FC United of Manchester

Says a lot about this winter's weather. The first time in my lifetime that Victory Park has succumbed to a waterlogged pitch!

Not a bad day though, has the only two teams who might realistically challenge us for the title, Skelmersdale United and AFC Fylde both dropped points.

Ashton United 1 - 1 £ylde

Ilkeston 2 - 1 Skem

We stay 5 points clear of Skem, but now with two games in hand and we are 8 points in front of £ylde with three games in hand of them.  I would say that it is now a two-horse race, Chorley and Skem, as we would have to lose six of our last fourteen matches to let £ylde in - and that's if they win their last eleven matches.
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Post by: chorleydave on February 17, 2014, 22:32
Lancashire FA Trophy Semi Final:

AFC Fylde 2 - 0  Bamber Bridge   Att. 320

Played at the County Ground, Leyland.

Final to be played at the Reebok Stadium (Bolton Wanderers) on Monday March 17th.

AFC Fylde vs Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 18, 2014, 17:27
Another away game tonight v Cray Wanderes (bottom table)  bet we lose lol  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 18, 2014, 23:12
I'm saying nowt, except that I followed it on Twitter and it read like a great match.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 19, 2014, 07:04
Twitter was confusing after 90 Mins  :crazy:

It looked like we missed a pen after 90 mins but the pen was missed before we levelled after 94 mins.

2 -2
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 21, 2014, 19:14
Today Leiston signed ex Ipswich Town player Fabien Willness (43) until the end of the season  :blush:  hope for me yet  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 22, 2014, 20:46
Leiston 1 - 1 Met Police... yawn, worst game of the season  ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 22, 2014, 23:23
Grantham 1 - 1 Chorley

Can't decide whether it's an away point gained, or two points dropped.  ???
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 25, 2014, 22:02
Chorley 0 - 1 Rushall.  >:(

Squeaky bum time.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 25, 2014, 22:03
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 25, 2014, 23:38
Leiston 1 - 0 Margate  ;D


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Post by: chorleydave on March 01, 2014, 17:48
Witton Albion 2 - 2 Chorley

Two goals in the last seven minutes rescued a point at fourth from bottom Witton.  Not a good result by any means, but could have been worse.

Other results:

Blyth Spartans 1 - 1 AFC £ylde

Matlock Town 2 - 1 Skelmersdale United

Worksop Town 3 - 2 Stocksbridge Park Steels

Leaves Chorley four points clear of Skem with a game in hand and five points clear of Worksop with a game in hand.  Worksop move up to third at the expense of Fylde.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 01, 2014, 19:29
Hampton and Richmond 0 - 2 Leiston. takes us up nicely up to 9th.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 01, 2014, 21:39
It's looking good, Terry.  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 02, 2014, 06:06
Not bad for a small town of 6k  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 04, 2014, 22:02
Chorley 0 - 1 FC United of Manchester  (Tom Greaves 90+3)  Att. 2171

A truly awful game, played by a Chorley side who have faded since losing on penalties to Tamworth in the FA Trophy six matches ago and an FCUM side whose support is far better than their team merits.

This result has blown the title race wide open.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 04, 2014, 22:09
Chorley looking knackered.  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 04, 2014, 23:02
:aarrgh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 07, 2014, 16:11
Forgot to post during week re the Suffolk premiere cup as we lost 2 -1 and like chorly looking knackered but new this would happen as we have a very small squad.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 08, 2014, 18:38
Massive game today against form team, Worksop Town, who seem to have come from nowhere to third in the last few weeks.  Was expecting a high scoring match as Worksop score plenty goals, but concede almost as many - 97 for, but 71 against before today's game.

Chorley 1 - 0 Worksop Town  (Keil O'Brien 18)  Att. 1151

A massive win given our recent wobble.  As a bonus, arch rivals for the title, Skelmersdale United, lost at home for the first time in over two years - going down 1 - 2 to Grantham.

Chorley now 4 points ahead of Skem with a game in hand and 6 points ahead of £ylde with a game in hand.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 08, 2014, 22:23
Leiston 1 - 0 Maidstone (second in the league)   :thumbs:


not a great game but a great result  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 09, 2014, 00:30
Wow! What a result!  :welldone: Leiston.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 11, 2014, 20:42
Was looking forward to the game tonight, Carshalton from Surry stuck in RTA just outside London , game called off @ 19:15  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 15, 2014, 17:40
Bognor Regis 0 - 0 Leiston, a good 4 hour drive down to the south coast and a brilliant point from another to 4 side  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 15, 2014, 18:30
Rushall Olympic 1 - 0 Chorley  :bawl:

Skelmersdale lost again and go third. However, the chasing pack all won. Chorley now three points ahead of second place £ylde with a game in hand.  However, I don't think that is relevant now, as Chorley and Skem are in free fall.  My prediction for the end of the season is:

1) AFC Fylde
2) Worksop Town
3) FC United of Manchester
4) Chorley
5) Skelmersdale United

Worksop will beat Chorley in the first play off and FCUM will beat Skem in the second play off.  The play off final will be won by Worksop and FCUM will fall at the last hurdle for the fourth season in a row.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 15, 2014, 18:33
I was in Littlehampton today, so just up the road, Terry.  What a lovely day it's been!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 17, 2014, 21:48
Lancashire FA Trophy Final:

AFC Fylde 4 - 1 Chorley   Att 2384

Played at Reebok Stadium, Bolton.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 22, 2014, 08:37
It's a big one today home match v Wealdstone the runaway leaders of the Ryman premier league also a BIG CROWD  expected as it's the BIGGEST league game in Suffolk  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 22, 2014, 15:04
Good luck, Terry.  :thumb:

Chorley are still top - just - but I'll be absent today as I have to be somewhere at four o clock.  However, if we don't beat Nantwich at home, we will be in serious danger of not even making the play-offs.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 22, 2014, 22:41
Chorley 5 - 1 Nantwich Town   Att. 829

£ylde, Worksop and FC United of Manchester all won, too - FCUM beating Skelmersdale 3 - 1 at Skem.  It is remarkable that all Chorley supporters wanted SKELMERSDALE to do us a favour today and take points off United, seeing that a month ago Skem looked like our only realistic rivals for the title!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 23, 2014, 10:49
BIG BIG crowd today witnessed a very lack luster Leiston were well beaten 0 - 2 to say that was disappointing was an understatement  :crazy:  not 1 shot on target
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 26, 2014, 08:36
Harrow 1 - 1 Leiston no report yet  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 26, 2014, 22:17
Ashton United 2 - 1 Chorley.

Now second behind FC United of Manchester who won away at Witton Albion last night.  I'm beginning to wonder if I have missed something and David Moyes has taken the reins at Victory Park, as only he could engineer a decline like this.  We were 1/18 ON to win the league a month ago.  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 29, 2014, 18:45
Ilkeston FC 2 - 3 Chorley.

A win is a win, but nevertheless we have to be careful not to celebrate too loudly.  We let in two goals to a team who, according to their pie man, have only managed to draw a single save from the opposition goalkeeper in their last two home matches.

Other result at the top:

FC United won 2-1
Skelmersdale United drew 3-3
Ashton United won 2-0
Workshop Town won 4-3
AFC £ylde won 2-0

Still second on goal difference to FC United, two points ahead of Worksop and three points ahead of £ylde.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 29, 2014, 22:38
Enfield 1 - 3 Leiston ...just gets better  :P
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 01, 2014, 22:17
Chorley 1 - 0 Witton Albion

FC United vs Grantham postponed.

Rushall Olympic 2 - 2 AFC Fylde

Therefore, we are back at the top, three points in front of FCUM with identical goal difference, but having played one game more. Five points clear of £ylde.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 05, 2014, 17:11
Top vs bottom and a chance to put some daylight on the goal difference between Chorley and FC United of Manchester.

Chorley 13 - 1 Droylsden.

We were 5-0 up after twelve minutes but then took the foot off the gas.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 05, 2014, 17:16
Just saw that on sky Dave  :laugh:

leiston 3 -0
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 05, 2014, 17:50
Wow! I checked at half time and it was scoreless. Must have been a good second half, Terry!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 08, 2014, 23:08
Massive match tonight which, had there been a winner, could have been the title decider.

FC United of Manchester 2 - 2 Chorley  Att. 4152

The large 1000+ travelling contingent saw us take the lead on twelve minutes, but then go down to ten men when striker, Darren Stephenson, inexplicably got himself a straight red on the stroke of half time by hauling down and then chinnning an FCUM defender.  Silly boy!  It was then backs to the wall but, incredibly, we got a second in our first venture into the FCUM half since the break on the hour mark.  We then defended heroically, only to concede two in the last eight minutes.

Still top, three points and eleven goals better than FCUM, having played a game more and three points and thirteen goals ahead of £ylde who won tonight and stay third.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 08, 2014, 23:11
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 09, 2014, 17:21
Leiston 0 -0 Kinstonians.  yet more points gained off the top 6 teams and playing most of the match with 10 men. best game I have seen for a while even if it was 0-0  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 09, 2014, 22:13
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 12, 2014, 17:49
Chorley 3 - 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels.

An awful game, but I'll take a win no matter how it comes at this stage!

FC United of Manchester 1 - 2 Buxton

£ylde had no game.


Six points ahead of FC and £ylde, having played one game more.  Realistically, with our massive goals advantage, we need to win two from the last three to take the title and that's assuming the other two win all their remaining games.

Surely, we can't slip up now - but seeing we should already be well out of sight I'm not counting my chickens just yet!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 12, 2014, 18:36
How we won 3 - 1 I will never know.  6 changes to the team including a reserve keeper and missing a pen in the first 10 mins going a goal behind then winning 3 - 1 .... its a funny old game  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 15, 2014, 23:36
That was a typical end of season game were we played a team that was already relegated 0 - 1    lots of supporters unhappy and I don't disagree 1 bit after that load of s**te  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 19, 2014, 21:28
A game that was totally different from last weeks debacle, Leiston yet again defeated another top 4 team 2 - 3 away from home and done the double over Dulwich. what I cant understand how we can lose to a team relegated last week then beat a top 4 team ..beggars belief  :-X   
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 19, 2014, 22:24
Whitby 1 - 1 Chorley

AFC Fylde 1 - 2 Grantham

Stamford 2 - 3 FC United of Manchester

That realistically puts £ylde out of the title race.  Chorley one point ahead of FCUM with two games to play.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 19, 2014, 22:29
As a side note, Skelmersdale United, who were top of the league for two thirds of the season (albeit having played more games than Chorley, who at that time looked like their only serious rivals) lost again today, are bottom of the form table over the last ten matches and can't even make the play-offs!

Incredible.  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 21, 2014, 17:18
Chorley 4 - 0 Marine  Att. 2128

FC United of Manchester 3 -2 Ashton United

Chorley were one minute off winning the league, but FCUM score more last minute winners than big United used to when Ferguson was manager.  It's all down to next Saturday now.  Chorley travel to Buxton and FCUM travel to Barwell.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 26, 2014, 19:04
Buxton 0-2 Chorley.

Champions!

Scored dead on half time and then hung on until the last minute when we broke and bundled the ball into the net.

1500 Chorley fans invaded the pitch.

I'm wrecked!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 26, 2014, 23:14
Home and wrecked!  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 27, 2014, 00:48
:congrats2: to Chorley!!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 27, 2014, 09:25
Argh....my head!  :ack:

The goals.

http://bfctv.net/201314-buxton-vs-chorley-the-goals/ (http://bfctv.net/201314-buxton-vs-chorley-the-goals/)

Final whistle.

http://bfctv.net/201314-buxton-vs-chorley-the-final-whistle/ (http://bfctv.net/201314-buxton-vs-chorley-the-final-whistle/)

Lift the trophy.

http://bfctv.net/201314-buxton-vs-chorley-lifting-of-the-trophy/ (http://bfctv.net/201314-buxton-vs-chorley-lifting-of-the-trophy/)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 29, 2014, 15:15
Well done Dave, out season fizzled out but still managed a respectable 9th place after flirting with relegation.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 29, 2014, 22:25
Thanks, Terry.  :thumb:

Good effort from Leiston to have made the top ten in only the second season at that level.  Hopefully, we'll be meeting up in the Conference Premier soon!  :thumbs:

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 30, 2014, 07:18
Evo Stik Northern Premier League Play-Off Semi Finals:

FC United of Manchester 1 -2 Ashton United

AFC Fylde 3 - 1 Worksop Town

So the play-off jinx continues to haunt FCUM.  That is four seasons in succession that they have made this stage and failed to progress, including the last three finals.  Their reputation for late winners came back to bite them as, first, Ashton equalised in the 94th minute of normal time - five minutes having been added on for stoppages - and then won the match with the last touch of the match from a corner on 122 minutes.  Fylde, apparently, coasted it.

Final:

AFC £ylde vs Ashton United at Fylde on Saturday.  May the best team win, just as long as it's Ashton.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 10, 2014, 19:06
Oops! 

6th May 2014

Play-off Final:

AFC Fylde 1 - 1 Ashton United

£ylde won 4-3 on penalties and join Chorley in the Conference North.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 24, 2014, 08:52
So many rumours flying about re Signings.. ;D  the grape vive believes that Leiston are hell bent on promotion this coming season.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 03, 2014, 08:52
Yesterday was the final PSF, now for the big KO next week..where has the summer gone  :o

I see Chorley KO against our old neighbours Lowestoft FC, Hope you stuff them Dave  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 03, 2014, 09:38
Thanks, Terry!  :thumbs:

All the best for the new season, Leiston.   :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 08, 2014, 19:13
Well our Reserves have now moved up a league and are now playing where our 1st team were playing 6 years ago in the Eastern Counties league 1  :thumbs: and as it happens they KO tonight at home  :D  hope it's a good game  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 08, 2014, 19:47
Good luck for the season, Terry!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 09, 2014, 21:05
Well the mighty LFC gained 3 points today by winning  3 - 4 today... ;D  shame Lowestoft gained a draw with a last minute goal against Dave's team   :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 09, 2014, 23:29
Yep.  Lowestoft were first out of the blocks and scored after 32 seconds and then dominated for the next fifteen minutes or so.  Chorley gradually took control of the game and equalised with a mass goalmouth scramble - Harry Winter getting the vital touch after what seemed like an age.  A converted penalty by James Dean looked to have secured all three points against a Lowestoft side who seemed happy to settle for a draw, only to be outdone in the third minute of the four added on.

In fairness, the outstanding player was the Lowestoft Keeper who pulled off fantastic saves time and time again to keep his side in it right until the end.

Nevertheless, it did feel like two points lost rather than a point gained at full time.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 09, 2014, 23:30
Well the mighty LFC gained 3 points today by winning  3 - 4 today...

Good result, Terry.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 12, 2014, 21:50
Colwyn Bay 0 - 2 Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 12, 2014, 23:55
 :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 13, 2014, 07:08
Sorry it's late. Leiston 2 - 1 Billericay  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 16, 2014, 18:36
Oxford City 0 - 0 Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 17, 2014, 00:10
Leiston 0 - 2 Dulwich (champions elect)  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 20, 2014, 07:18
Leiston 4 - 0 AFC Hornchurch now that was a cracking match to watch.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 20, 2014, 11:45
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 22, 2014, 17:31
Another home game tomorrow that's 4 on the Bounce  :D 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 23, 2014, 21:41
Wait for it? Leiston 5 - 0 Peacehaven   :D  This run will end in tears soon  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 23, 2014, 22:04
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 23, 2014, 22:30
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 23, 2014, 22:30
Chorley 2 - 0 Stalybridge Celtic
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 25, 2014, 17:05
Bank holiday Monday (wet) Witham 1 - 1 Leiston fair result in the slippery conditions  ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 25, 2014, 22:39
Bank Holiday "derby" fixture versus title favourites Barrow.  Barrow is about 35 miles from Chorley as the crow flies, but about 80 miles by motorway and road so, needless to say, I didn't bother on a night like this. However, from a couple of text messages I received, it looks as if we were taking a lesson from the "Manchester United School of Shambolic Defending".

Barrow 4 - 0 Chorley

Glad I stayed at home, warm and dry!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 26, 2014, 00:02
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 26, 2014, 19:36
Although we only drew 1 - 1 away from home, it was enough to move us up the table to 3rd  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 30, 2014, 17:59
Chorley 2 - 1 Brackley Town   :)

Good three points, considering we played over 50 minutes with ten men.  What is of concern is the appalling discipline this season - that's three sent off in the last four games.  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 31, 2014, 09:50
Margate 1 - 1 Leiston.  Although Margate are top of the table with an 100% record before today we held out until the 92nd minute before they equalised and that draw put us down to 4th place.  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 03, 2014, 17:22
What an awful game last night? Leiston 1 - 2 East Thurrock..nothing more to say  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 06, 2014, 23:00
Tamworth 0 - 3 Chorley   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 06, 2014, 23:32
That showed the Brummies!  :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 07, 2014, 21:38
Just had the sad news that Phil Marsden, who was our captain in the famous FA Cup run of 1986 has died of cancer. Phil is the player who splits the defence to put through Charlie Cooper through for the first goal in our 3-0 defeat of Wolves in the First Round.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5brRV7HRjE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5brRV7HRjE)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 07, 2014, 22:12
:rip:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 07, 2014, 22:41
Whoops forgot to put yesterdays game on?  Leiston 1 - 1 Met Police. I bet that's the last game our centre forward plays  ::) 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 09, 2014, 21:40
Chorley 1 - 0 North Ferriby United.  :)

Chorley go top!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 09, 2014, 22:17
 :woot: :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 09, 2014, 22:26
Wait until Terry reports - if he ever manages to catch his breath!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 09, 2014, 22:52
If it was a good result, we'll have to wait until he sobers up!   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 10, 2014, 19:37
Hampton & Richmond 4 - 6 Leiston ............... following it on twitter last night  :o  sorry for the late report but am on 12 hour shifts at work at the moment  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 13, 2014, 19:03
Worcester City 2 - 0 Chorley  :bawl:

Down to third. £ylde go top.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 13, 2014, 23:41
Just got home  ;)

FA Cup: Haverhill 0 - 2 Leiston ..£3k in the coffers  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 14, 2014, 04:21
 :thumbs:  Go Leiston!  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 20, 2014, 21:58
Chorley 2 - 0 Hednesford Town.  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 21, 2014, 20:11
After having 95% of the game Leiston lost 2 - 0 to Hampton Borough..it's a funnt old game  ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 23, 2014, 23:00
Back to winning ways, Tunbridge 1- 2 Leiston .  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on September 23, 2014, 23:39
:woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 24, 2014, 18:31
:welldone: Leiston.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 27, 2014, 22:37
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round:

Chorley 1 - 0 Glossop North End

A dour match against a team three leagues below, but a win's a win.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 28, 2014, 08:24
FA Cup 2nd Q Round

Hendon 4 - 1 Leiston no reports as of yet so can't really comment  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 01, 2014, 17:51
Whoops the wheels have well and truly fell off as we fell to bottom of the table VCD athletic 1 - 2 ..not a good game to be at  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 04, 2014, 18:04
Chorley 4 - 0 Harrogate Town   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 04, 2014, 18:43
:woot:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 05, 2014, 08:18
Kingstonian 0 - 1 Leiston  back to winning ways  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 05, 2014, 08:30
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 06, 2014, 22:53
Hyde 3 - 3 Chorley

Finished the game with nine men. Are we going for the record number of red cards in a season?  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 11, 2014, 17:49
A short six miles straight up the A6 to local rivals Bamber Bridge for the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round:

Bamber Bridge 1 - 4 Chorley  :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 12, 2014, 09:22
Leiston 2 - 2 Enfield, dropped points again after conceding a late goal.  ???
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 18, 2014, 16:56
Solihull Moors 3 - 1 Chorley   >:(

Listened to the match on Magpiewatch.  Glad I didn't go - strong at home, but a very poor away side.  At least we finished with all eleven players on the field!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 19, 2014, 06:15
Maidstone 4 - 1 Leiston, well they aren't league leaders for nothing with Avg gates of 2000  >:(

Mind you 0 -1 after 5 mins then 2 -1 after 45 mins then we miss a penalty could have been a totally different game if that pen had gone in.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 25, 2014, 11:42
Massive game today - the final qualifying round of the FA Cup vs Halifax Town at home.  Expecting a crowd of 2000+.

Chorley Football Club is apparently being featured on Football Focus at 12:15 on BBC 1 today!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 25, 2014, 17:36
 Chorley 0-0 FC Halifax Town. 

Attendance 2,333 - including a respectable 487 who made the trip across the Pennines from Halifax.

A hard fought game with very few chances for either side.  Not much else to say, really.

Replay will be on Tuesday night at The Shay, Halifax.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 25, 2014, 18:51
The Football Focus piece from earlier today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29771521 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29771521)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 26, 2014, 06:12
Leiston 3 - 2 Bognor Regis.  plus the Manager resigned today to take up a full time job with Colchester Utd. :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 28, 2014, 21:59
FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round Replay:

FC Halifax Town 5 - 0 Chorley

Was never going to happen - a team that never loses at home against one of the poorest away sides you will see.  Doesn't help when your main striker is sent off on 19 minutes with a straight red.  I've lost count of the number of sending offs this season.  We must surely be the most ill-disciplined team in the country - it's every week.

Attendance was 1680, including 400 from Chorley.  I can't see this away following lasting much longer unless something drastically changes.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on October 28, 2014, 23:15
Oh dear!  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 29, 2014, 06:05
The new manager got off to a flyer last night. Leiston 3 - 0 Grays Athletic.

And the new manger is former Col U player Richard Wilkins.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 01, 2014, 16:59
Gainsborough Trinity 3 - 4 Chorley.

Listened in on magpiewatch.

A four goal spell in 11 first half minutes secured all three points.  Gainsborough came back strongly in the second half to make injury time more like squeaky bum time!

Most importantly, we finished the game with eleven men!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 01, 2014, 17:22
:thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 02, 2014, 06:14
FA Trophy Leiston 2 - 2 Leighton replay next Tuesday. 2 - 0 down but fought back to gain a very poor draw..plus I have never witnessed such a poor referee in my life..where do they get them from. Leiston player clean though on goal running towards goal and gets scythed down and the offending player was only cautioned  :-X
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 08, 2014, 22:13
Chorley 1 - 2 Boston United.

A lesson in football at this level.  First home defeat of the season, but it's been coming.  No complaints.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 10, 2014, 22:19
I know it's Monday but!!

Leiston played Canvey on Saturday and turned out 1 - 3 winners, I actually travelled down to Canvey to meet up with a guy that I had met on the Ship that I cruise with and his daughter sings on as an Entertainer. a good day was had by all. my 1 and only day off in November  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 10, 2014, 22:25
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 15, 2014, 16:54
Return match at Boston after last week's home defeat.

Boston United 0 - 0 Chorley

Chorley played with ten men AGAIN, after Harry Winter was sent off for the THIRD time this season!

It's embarrassing - on paper we must be the dirtiest side in English football.  :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 15, 2014, 20:02
Third time! Yikes.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 15, 2014, 22:22
Yep, Sam and because he's been suspended so often it's three sending-offs in just nine appearances!  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 16, 2014, 06:17
Leiston 3 - 2 Paulton (Bristol) in the FA Trophy. Now in the hat for the 1st round proper and you never know we could be playing Chorley next  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 17, 2014, 18:14
I've just heard that the regular culprit, Mr Winter, has been suspended for FIVE matches following his latest dismissal.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 17, 2014, 19:50
Yep, Sam and because he's been suspended so often it's three sending-offs in just nine appearances!  :o

Get rid of.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 18, 2014, 22:07
A rare midweek league match since we stepped up to the Conference North:

Chorley 3 - 0 Stockport County  Att. 1663

An unexpected win, seeing that half the regular starting eleven are either injured or suspended!  Mind you, with all the headcases suspended we did manage to keep eleven players on the field, which always helps!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on November 18, 2014, 22:15
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 19, 2014, 07:09
How many yellows?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 19, 2014, 07:10
How many yellows?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 19, 2014, 19:07
As far as I can recall, Sam, just the one - Adam Roscoe for a late challenge a couple of minutes after he had scored the opener.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 22, 2014, 18:36
Chorley 3 - 2 Hyde  Att. 1125

Sometimes you wonder if it's written in the stars and after watching Chorley stay in the play-off places after coming back from two goals down after 10 minutes to bottom of the table Hyde (formerly Hyde United until they were all but taken over by Manchester City) I'm now convinced that our name is on a play off place by the season's end!

It took Chorley thirty minutes to wake up, by which time we should have been three and could have been four goals down.  A leveler on the stroke of half time seemed to knock the stuffing out of Hyde and it was then only a matter of waiting for the winner.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 22, 2014, 21:29
Another fine home win of 2 - 0 against 6th place Wingate & Finchley ..its getting boring now  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: sam on November 24, 2014, 19:04
If you are still 6th at the end of the season it won't be!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 26, 2014, 06:13
If we are 6th at the end of the season it will be a relief as we just can't afford to get promoted to the northern/southern premier vanderama league. We are fighting above our weight now and a town of just 6k people and gates of c200  ;) just don't add up.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 29, 2014, 18:02
FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round:

Chorley 2 - 2 Stalybridge Celtic  Att.717

Nerves shot at!  Report below.

http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/sport/football/captain-teague-ensures-a-replay-for-magpies-1-6979849 (http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/sport/football/captain-teague-ensures-a-replay-for-magpies-1-6979849)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 30, 2014, 17:00
Leiston Game called off yesterday.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 02, 2014, 22:13
FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Replay:

Stalybridge Celtic 1 - 2 Chorley   :)

Chorley will be away to Guiseley AFC in the First Round Proper on Saturday 13 December.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 04, 2014, 15:23
Well done Dave  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 06, 2014, 18:31
Chorley 0 - 0 Colwyn Bay

Neither team would have scored if we'd carried on until tomorrow.

:yawn:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 06, 2014, 19:39
AFC Hornchurch 1 - 1 Leiston, any point away from home is good  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 09, 2014, 22:07
Lancashire FA Trophy Quarter Final:

Chorley 7 - 1 Darwen  Att. 302
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 09, 2014, 22:43
Wow!  :woot:  That's what you call a win!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 13, 2014, 19:20
FA Trophy 1st Round:

Guiseley  0 - 2 Chorley    :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 15, 2014, 07:08
FA Trophy 1st Round Bromley 2 - 0 Leiston   bang goes £5k  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 17, 2014, 11:13
5th v 4th last night

Leiston 0 - 1 Hendon  :( oh for a decent striker o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 20, 2014, 23:05
Dave wont be pleased on his trip to Suffolk?

Leiston are on a downward spiral after another defeat 1 - 2  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 21, 2014, 14:02
Not a happy chappy!

Lowestoft Town 3 - 1 Chorley   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 21, 2014, 15:21
Ouch!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 26, 2014, 21:59
Chorley 2 - 1 Bradford Park Avenue   Att. 1204

More like it!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 30, 2014, 09:47
I'm slipping up. forgive moi  :blush:

Boxing day match v away to Local club Bury Town FC 0 - 0  have been ill all over Christmas so didn't venture out to this match.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 30, 2014, 10:50
Sorry to hear that, Terry. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 01, 2015, 23:24
Leiston 1 - 1 Witham. what a terrible game...we didn't look like scoring? our goal was an OG if I had to mark that game it would be 2 out of 10  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 02, 2015, 00:23
Hangovers?  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 02, 2015, 11:28
Thankfully, Chorley's last two fixtures have been postponed.  I don't like festive season  footy one bit.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 06, 2015, 23:30
Football is a funny old game?

With 7 players missing through injury and illness and 1 high profile player been sold for a hefty fee to a higher league team and the reserves stepping up 5 leagues to play at a much higher level.

Leiston 3 - 0 Lewes , we talked before the game and didn't see that coming  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 07, 2015, 07:17
Good result!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 07, 2015, 21:41
 :thumb:  Well done, Leiston!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 10, 2015, 17:45
FA Trophy 2nd Round:

Chorley 3 - 3 FC United of Manchester  Att. 2254

The worst tie we could have possibly got in the FA Trophy saw the team with an unbelievable away record at Chorley visit Victory Park.  Since their formation, FCUM had played at Chorley nine times, winning seven, drawing one and losing just one.

Even though Chorley went in at half time two goals to the good, I don't think a single Chorley supporter was confident, even though FCUM now play in a lower league.  Our fears were confirmed when, with just six minutes left, FCUM went 3-2 up.  Thankfully, Chorley found something from somewhere and hit back instantly to take the game to a replay next Tuesday.

Great match by the way!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 11, 2015, 10:13
Leiston's match was called off after 2 pitch inspections? the last one an hour before KO so Margate had an 3.5 hour journey wasted. but it was not all gloom as we hardy supporters kept the bar busy all afternoon and night  ;D 8-)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 14, 2015, 07:01
3rd v 8th last night. and 8th beat 3rd 1 - 2 COYB

If you hadn't worked it out? Dulwich Hamlet 1 - 2 Leiston  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2015, 12:00
:thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 14, 2015, 18:19
FA Trophy 2nd Round Replay;

(Played at Curzon Ashton)

FC United of Manchester 1 - 0 Chorley

Att. 1393

Didn't bother going as in probably a dozen times I have seen Chorley play FCUM we have won just once.  They must wish they could play us every week!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 18, 2015, 10:58
Yesterday was 5th playing 8th, sadly we lost 1 -0 v East Thurock  :(  very unlucky by all accounts.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 18, 2015, 21:28
Hednesford Town 1 - 0  Chorley

Need somebody who can finish the sitters that we create for ourselves, because the current incumbents are about as useful as Mario bloody Balotelli.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 24, 2015, 21:49
Chorley 4 - 1 Gainsborough Trinity

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Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 24, 2015, 21:56
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 25, 2015, 13:04
Another bad ay at the office, losing 3 - 1 Met Police in Surry att 86  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 31, 2015, 18:54
A short journey up the M6 > M55 to AFC Fylde.  £ylde topped the table at the start of play, but Chorley is their nemesis - and so it proved again.

AFC Fylde 1 - 3 Chorley

Att 1023  (about 600 from Chorley!)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 31, 2015, 19:24
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 01, 2015, 09:34
Leiston 2 0- Hampton on a snowy afternoon and freezing my nads off and only 153 in the gate  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 05, 2015, 06:59
Only a 4 hour trip down to the south coast Peacehaven, but we did come back with a 0 - 4 win  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 05, 2015, 17:20
Well done, Terry.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 05, 2015, 20:02
We have over the last 2 weeks got shot of 2 high earners from the squad (trouble makers) and the team is performing so much better  :thumb:  Only 1 more high earner to go now and we can play with out any ego's  :D  I'm sure these guys bring the team down??
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 08, 2015, 09:21
Home loss to Kingstonians with an Oggy..0 - 1 draw probably would have been a fair reflection of the game  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 08, 2015, 10:48
Unlucky, Terry.  :(

No match yet again due to a frozen pitch. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 10, 2015, 22:10
A rare league match.

Stalybridge Celtic 0 - 1 Chorley

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 14, 2015, 17:14
Chorley 1 - 2 Gloucester City

Has there ever been a team in the history of the game with a worse conversion rate of clear cut chances?  How on earth these players miss some of the chances they get defies belief!  Dominate every single game, but it's a near miracle if they manage to score more than one of the dozen or so sitters they have.   :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 15, 2015, 09:59
VCD Athletic 2 - 2 Leiston Missed a pen in the last 10 mins vs the second from the bottom club. will we ever make the play offs, I doubt it  :dunno:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 17, 2015, 22:33
Lancashire FA Trophy Semi Final:

Holker Old Boys 0 - 3 Chorley

A short (three miles) trip to the County Ground in Leyland saw Chorley coast to an easy win against a team three leagues below.  Should have scored about ten, mind, but I'll take the three that we did manage to put away!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 18, 2015, 07:14
Leiston 0 - 1 Margate  :(  comments all round the ground after the game tonight saying that is the best non league game ever? have to admit it was pretty good if we had took our chances but there you go we didn't so 2nd in the table beat 8th in the table to dent our play off chances. onwards to next Saturdays match where we play top of the table Maidstone. should be interesting. :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 21, 2015, 17:47
Harrogate Town 4 - 1 Chorley.

Was sorely tempted to go and stay overnight, if only because I quite like the spa town of Harrogate.  Glad I didn't!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2015, 00:45
Ouch!   :(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 22, 2015, 09:12
Leiston 2 - 2 Maidstone. (top of the table)

After having a player sent off (new star striker) on 10 mins this was always going to be an up hill struggle. 0 - 2 at half time it wasn't looking good but then the fight back started!! the numbers were evened up 10 mins into the second half when a very sloppy sending off (bad ref) it was all Leiston after that and the game finished 2 - 2 with a crowd of 300 plus that game felt like a win?  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 24, 2015, 22:30
Chorley 1 - 1 Oxford City

Same old story - totally dominated the game, but couldn't get the ball between the sticks more than once.  I'm thinking of offering my six year old granddaughter as a striker, because even she couldn't miss some of the chances that this lot fail to put away!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 01, 2015, 08:38
Enfield 0 - 2 Leiston another hard working team performance away from home and moved us back up to 6th place.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 01, 2015, 08:53
Chorley 3 - 3 Worcester City 

Att 1128

Great game for the neutral.  I'm not going to go on about the number of sitters missed again - I'll quote a fellow fan from the semi-official forum:

Quote
Another cliche is immediately relevant -"if you don't take your chances you can't complain". Several very good opportunities -it was more difficult to miss than score=-were squandered -just like the Oxford game.

While someone else wrote:

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Please {manager} get Josh Hine some finishing practice. My God if he scored half his chances this season we'd be top of the league.

I suppose we should be happy with our position, seeing that this is our first season at this level for many years, but if this carries on we will be the most consistently dominant side ever to end up in the bottom half of a league table!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 03, 2015, 21:51
Chorley 2 - 2 Leamington

Att. 630

Didn't bother - too bloody cold!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 07, 2015, 17:56
Brackley Town 0 - 1 Chorley

Listened to the match live on Chorley FM.  (Yes, it is a real radio station, not just something that Peter Kay alludes to in his TV programmes!)  Glad I wasn't there.  Didn't seem to be much going on.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 08, 2015, 11:58
Grays Athletic 1 - 1 Leiston still in with an outside chance of the play offs..but I doubt it  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 14, 2015, 18:20
Chorley 2 - 2 AFC Fylde

Att. 1525

Seven points from the last possible 24 - and this when our play-off rivals have been dropping points too.  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 15, 2015, 15:36
Leiston 0 - 0 Harrow Borough neither keeper had a save to make that shows what its like when there is an easterly hoolie blowing on a rock hard bumpy pitch  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 16, 2015, 22:10
Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy Final:

Clitheroe 0 - 3 Chorley

Att. 1611

Played at Bolton Wanderers
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 21, 2015, 18:23
Stockport County 0 - 2 Chorley

Att 3411

Just back from the 30 mile jaunt to the other side of Manchester, along with the 700 or so who travelled from Chorley.   Stockport (10th) vs Chorley (9th).  Stockport odds-on favourites with the bookies, but we destroyed them.  If it wasn't for their keeper playing the game of his life the score would probably have been a world record, while the Chorley keeper only touched the ball once as far as I can remember.

Up to 7th now and back in the play-off places if we win our games in hand.

Edited:  Match report already online

http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/sport/football/match-report-stockport-county-0-2-chorley-1-7169036 (http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/sport/football/match-report-stockport-county-0-2-chorley-1-7169036)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 21, 2015, 19:18
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 21, 2015, 19:23
Same as Chorley's result.

Lewes 0 - 2 Leiston. don't know much about the win but that is a bloody good win down there  ;)

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 24, 2015, 10:57
We took our biggest beating of the season with a 4 - 0 drubbing to Billericay , player sent off in the 1st half didn't help our cause  :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 24, 2015, 21:38
Leamington 1 - 3 Chorley
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 28, 2015, 18:23
Massive match today for a place in the play-offs.  After the mid-week win at Leamington, we started the day in fifth, three points behind today's visitors with a game in hand and an identical goal difference.

Chorley 6 - 0 Tamworth

Att. 1392

Up to fourth now, level on 63 points with third placed Guiseley, who we have one game in hand of and play at Chorley on Tuesday night.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on March 28, 2015, 20:24
 :woot: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 29, 2015, 10:08
Another play off story  :D

Leiston 2 - 1 Tunbridge Angels still only 1 point behind the play off places ..fingers crossed plus 2 more players signed in yesterday (building for next season)  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 29, 2015, 12:01
 :thumbs:

Keep going, Leiston.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 31, 2015, 21:45
Chorley 1 - 0 Guiseley

Att.1011

Up to third.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 04, 2015, 17:49
Tricky trip to the Humber today to play last week's FA Trophy winners who were bound to be on a high.

North Ferriby United 3 - 4 Chorley.

Some tricky games still to come starting at home on Monday against leaders, Barrow, but (barring a complete collapse) we should really be certain of a place in the play-offs now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 05, 2015, 00:22
Leatherhead 1 - 0 Leiston , well that's our play off hopes dashed  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on April 05, 2015, 11:14
 :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 06, 2015, 17:29
Today we played already relegated Bury Town FC and I can honestly say that was the worst game of football I have seen all season.

Leiston 0 v  1 Bury TFC

Bah bloody humbug.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 06, 2015, 17:55
Chorley 0 - 0 Barrow

Att. 2556

Tamworth and Guiseley both lost, so we now need two points from the last three games to guarantee a play-off place

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 11, 2015, 17:26
Gloucester City 2 - 1 Chorley.

Tamworth won, Guiseley and Boston drew.

Squeaky bum time.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 12, 2015, 08:18
Bognor 2 - 2 Leiston an early lead for Leiston then pegged back and eventually behind drew level with the last kick of the game.  :blush:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 19, 2015, 13:47
Guiseley 2 - 1 Chorley.

However, Barrow beat Tamworth 4-1, so we are guaranteed at least fifth and a place in the play-offs.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 25, 2015, 11:25
Last game of the season where we face Hendon who will win the league if they beats us by 20 goals and Maidstone lose.. I bet we lose by at least 5 goals? it's historical  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 25, 2015, 12:02
Last league game of season here too.  Since last week, we have moved up to fourth, without even playing, after Guiseley were beaten in mid-week and we leapt above them on goal difference.  Depending on today's results we could end up third, fourth or fifth.  Personally, I hope we lose today and Boston and Guiseley both win.  That would put us fifth and (assuming that Barrow at least match AFC Fyldes result to win the league) we would then play £ylde in the play-off semi finals home and away.  As well as being £ylde's bogey team, it's only sixteen miles down the motorway to the village of Warton where they are based.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 25, 2015, 22:19
Chorley 0 - 0 Solihull

Att.1453

Worst possible outcome.  Guiseley lost, meaning we stay fourth and now have to play Boston at home on Wednesday and then at their place on Saturday in the second leg.  We don't beat Boston!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 26, 2015, 09:55
Hendon 2 - 1 Leiston, well little old Leiston finished a very respectable 9th in the Ryman Premier league after flirting with the play offs for most of the second half of the season it was not to be. But I'm happy with that  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 26, 2015, 12:43
Glad you had a good season, Terry.  Well done, Leiston!  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 29, 2015, 22:31
Vanarama Conference North Play-Off Semi Final 1st Leg:

Chorley 0 - 0 Boston United

Att 2022

Will be decided at Boston on Saturday.

In the other semi, unfancied Guiseley beat favourites Fylde 1-0.  Gives them something to take to £ylde on Saturday!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 02, 2015, 22:53
Vanarama Conference Play-Off Final 2nd Leg:

Boston United 2 - 2 Chorley

Chorley won 5-4 on penalties.  :)

Guiseley beat Fylde 2-1 at £ylde (3-1 on aggregate)

Final next Saturday at Chorley.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 03, 2015, 09:13
OOPS! Got carried away. It was the semi final yesterday!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 03, 2015, 10:15
Good luck Dave, fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 03, 2015, 16:56
Thanks, Terry.   :thumb:

Highlights below. Worth watching for Roscoe's spectacular equalizer to take the game into extra time with just twelve seconds of added on time in normal time.  Roscoe's goal is at about 5:20 in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvukIRy1aEw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvukIRy1aEw)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 10, 2015, 09:31
Vanarama Conference North Play-Off Final:

Chorley 2 - 3 Guiseley

Att: 3418

Winning 2-0 at half time. Second half was worst I've seen us play all season.  Well done to Guiseley.  They are there in the play-offs every season and it's come good for them at last, although how they will survive in the higher league with average gates of around 450 is anybody's guess.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on July 12, 2015, 13:31
Jack Kirkland Trophy:

Chorley 0 - 0 Preston North End

Att. 2022   (not bad for what is, after all, a pre-season friendly)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on July 12, 2015, 17:25
New Manager Dave ?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 06, 2015, 06:24
Only 2 days to go, Good luck Dave for the coming season.  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 06, 2015, 15:38
Cheers, Terry.  You too!   :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 08, 2015, 18:54
Poor start to the season:

Chorley 2 - 3 Nuneaton Town

Att 1011
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 09, 2015, 10:51
The only way is up!  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 09, 2015, 15:28
A Little bit late  :o:

Leiston 2 - 1 Kingstonian  against the pre season favourites. must admit we looked very good yesterday and with out a recognised keeper.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 10, 2015, 09:49
Good start, Terry.  :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 11, 2015, 21:48
North Ferriby Utd 4 - 0 Chorley

Could be a long season!  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 13, 2015, 10:58
Another late one?

Canvey Island 1 - 1 Leiston

A late goal from Canvey earned a draw for the Essex team  :bawl:
 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 16, 2015, 15:29
Merstham 0 - 2 Leiston, early doors as yet but 2nd in table after 3 games and unbeaten.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 16, 2015, 18:37
Corby Town 2 - 2 Chorley

At last, a point on the board.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 18, 2015, 22:38
Crucial bottom of the table clash against our old nemesis, FC United of Manchester.

Chorley 3 - 0 FCUM

Att. 1827

That has moved us from bottom to 12th in the table.

I'll now hand over to Terry, who has more good news!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 19, 2015, 07:26
League cup action last night,

Bury 0 - 3 Leiston. our old friends from west of Suffolk who have always had the upper hand in these local Derbies came unstuck last night.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 19, 2015, 12:47
Good result!   :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 22, 2015, 21:10
Leiston 3 - 1 Lewes .. Top of the League  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 22, 2015, 23:19
Worcester City 2 - 3 Chorley
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 23, 2015, 07:59
Leiston 3 - 1 Lewes and for the first time in Leistons History we sit at the highest lever we have ever been.and that's top of the table..we can dare dream  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 23, 2015, 10:15
Great stuff, Terry!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 25, 2015, 21:50
Enfield 0 - 2 Leiston ...............  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 25, 2015, 22:25
WOW!!!!  At this rate, Terry, we could be meeting each other next season - provided Chorley stay up, of course!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 29, 2015, 17:39
Leiston 2 - 0 Henson ....wow  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 29, 2015, 23:28
Chorley 0 - 1 Harrogate Town

Att. 1033

Unlucky not to get at least a point out of the game, but hey ho!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 30, 2015, 09:26
Leiston 2 - 0 Henson ....wow  :thumbs:

You all Knew I meant Hendon .... Beer talk  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 31, 2015, 19:54
Needham Mkt 2 - 2 Leiston (local derby) dropped down to second today on Goal difference.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 31, 2015, 20:00
You all Knew I meant Hendon .... Beer talk  o:)

I had no clue there had been an error!  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 31, 2015, 20:38
I would have edited my post, but danged if I can find the edit button...who's stole it  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on August 31, 2015, 21:00
It self destructs after a while.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 01, 2015, 00:17
Stalybridge Celtic 0 - 1 Chorley

Would normally have gone to the match as Stalybridge is normally an easy 50 minute train journey from Chorley, but as the Arabs rebuilt Beirut faster than it is taking Network Rail to rebuild six bridges and one tunnel in order to electrify the line, I couldn't be bothered to go by replacement bus service!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 05, 2015, 17:54
Leiston unbeaten run ends to table toppers Grays athletic 1 - 2 fair result.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 06, 2015, 16:40
Chorley 1 - 2 Alfreton Town

Att. 1143

The only positive is that the attendance was high again, but that will not be the case for much longer if they keep serving up dross.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 09, 2015, 22:51
Leiston 2 - 0 Enfield ..1st double of the season.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 12, 2015, 21:53
FA Cup 1st Q round. Leiston 1 - 0 AFC Dunstable .....................£3000 in the coffers  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 13, 2015, 01:31
Boston United 1 - 2 Chorley

Inconsistent, but I'll take the three points.   :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 15, 2015, 22:02
Chorley 1 - 0 Stockport County

Att. 1530
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 22, 2015, 18:40
While I was 3rd team (us) played second (Tonebridge Angels) and Leiston scored a winner in the 92nd winner.. :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 22, 2015, 22:45
Oops! Last Saturday's result from Terry's neck of the woods:

Lowestoft Town 2 - 0 Chorley

 >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 23, 2015, 23:52
Leiston 2 - 0 Brentford ..leage leaders by 2 points.. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 26, 2015, 21:51
Fa cup. Leiston 3 - 1 Tunbridge Angles .... :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on September 27, 2015, 09:57
FA Cup:

Chorley 2 - 0 Frickley

Attendance around 500 -very poor, but it was an early qualifying round against lower league opposition.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 27, 2015, 13:06
Plus not forgetting Dave..£4k in the bank  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 28, 2015, 13:46
FA Cup draw. Lesiton v Gloucester City  October 10th. with £7.5k to the winners. I believe Gloucester City  play in the sam eleague as Chorley  :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on September 30, 2015, 17:14
East Thurrock united 4 - 0  Leiston ...whoops. it was bound to happen sooner rather than later?  :cry:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 03, 2015, 23:42
Couldn't go today as I had other things to attend to.

Chorley 2 - 2 Solihull Moors

Att. 1205
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 04, 2015, 06:15
Leiston 3 - 1 Hampton & Richmond


Couldn't go to this match due to work commitments (someone has to keep the lights on) looks Like I missed a good match according to my son.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 10, 2015, 17:06
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round:

Whitley Bay 2 - 3 Chorley

Another £7500 in the bank!  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 11, 2015, 10:11
Bad day at the office. wont talk about the referee as some has to do it?

Leiston 1 - 3 Gloucester city and with a decent size crowd. out of the FA cup
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 17, 2015, 17:20
Chorley 2 - 2 Hednesford

Att. 1057
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 18, 2015, 00:09
I've missed a game. Leiston 1 - 3 East Thurrock in the league but still stay top on Wednesday night.

But today it was Leiston 4 - 2 Farnborough and still stay top of the league  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 18, 2015, 09:18
Looking good, Terry!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on October 28, 2015, 23:58
Ok now back on track. Leiston v Canvey 1 - 1 ..top of the table clash.  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on October 29, 2015, 14:11
Just back from a couple of days away to learn that we have been dumped out of this year's FA Cup by a team two leagues below.

FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round:

Friday 23rd October

Northwich Victoria 0 - 0 Chorley


FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round Replay

Tuesday 27th October

Chorley 1 - 2 Northwich Victoria  Att. 1020


Quite simply not good enough.  Absolutely fed up of watching hoof ball tactics and, apparently, that is exactly what another excellent crowd witnessed on Tuesday night.  Watch the gates start to fall now.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 01, 2015, 21:14
Worthing 1 - 3 Leiston in the FA Trophy..that's £2700 in the coffers?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 01, 2015, 22:10
Chorley 1 - 0 Brackley Town   Att. 982

I decided to give this one a miss and, from what I heard in the pub last night, I didn't miss much.  Still, a win's a win.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 07, 2015, 08:44
Pitch inspection today? not much hope with all this rain today!!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 07, 2015, 23:06
After a pitch inspection? Leiston 3 - 1  Merstham  to go back to second in the table with 2 Games in hand  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 08, 2015, 12:59
Stockport County 1 -3  Chorley

Att. 3408

Just shows that we can play good football on a decent pitch.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 14, 2015, 11:09
Fa trophy today and another home game I will miss boooo hoo
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 15, 2015, 17:35
Chorley 2 - 2 Bradford Park Avenue

Two up at half time, then sat back and paid the price.  Conceded yet another injury time equalizer at home - they've cost us eight points so far this season.  >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 16, 2015, 11:41
From what I can make out Leiston deserved to lose to a side 1 league lower than us.

Leiston 1-2 carenthians in torrential weather.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 22, 2015, 00:34
Curzon Ashton 4 - 2 Chorley    >:(

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 22, 2015, 14:12
leistons  match cancelled due to p**sing down of the rain and snow  :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 24, 2015, 22:40
Gainsborough Trinity 2 - 1 Chorley

I know what it is now!  The Chorley players have William Hill's on Chorley conceding most injury time goals in one season since the game was invented!!!!!

Unbelievable!   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on November 29, 2015, 23:27
VCD 0 - 0 Leiston. on all accounts a bore draw was about  right?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on November 30, 2015, 17:18
FA Trophy:

Chorley 0 - 0 Skelmersdale United

:yawn:

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 01, 2015, 22:30
FA Trophy replay:

Skelmersdale United 5 - 2 Chorley

Murdered by a team from the league below.  Bunch of bottlers.  Time for a mass clear out. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 05, 2015, 17:56
Bottlers 2 - 3 North Ferriby United

Two up. Winning 2-1 in last minutes of normal time, Conceded just as five minutes injury time was being announced and then lost to the last kick of the match again.

Somebody has taken time to post some statistics from so far this season onto the supporters' forums:

Alfreton H 1-0 up. Lost 1-2
Solihull H 2-1 up. Drew 2-2
Hednesford H 2-1 up. Drew 2-2
Northwich H 1-0 up. Lost 2-1
Bradford H 2-0 up. Drew 2-2
Curzon A. A 2-1 up. Lost 4-2
Skem A 2-1 up. Lost 5-2
NFU H 2-0 up. Lost 3-2

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 05, 2015, 21:13
Leiston 1 - 2 met Police in a very windy game. and I kid you not the winning goal for Met Police was by  A Billy Crook  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 14, 2015, 08:29
Lewes 1 - 1 Lesiton. Leiston took the lead on 5 mins and held it until the 94th minute  :ack: against rock bottom club Lewes.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 14, 2015, 21:33
Haven't had to watch a defeat this week as we've had no game!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 15, 2015, 14:06
Dulwich v Leiston tonight..I bet we get a result tonight as we tend to play better against the teams near the top.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 15, 2015, 23:18
Dulwich 1 - 1 Leiston.. a draw against top of the table is not bad?  :D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on December 15, 2015, 23:24
 :thumb:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 20, 2015, 09:12
Hendon 2 - 4 Leiston  :D :thumbs: :santa:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on December 27, 2015, 07:33
Boxing day!! that must be a local derby  ;D

Leiston 3 - 0 Needham Mkt  ..that result was worth standing in the wet with a season best crowd of 300 (not much) but for a town of our size (5k)  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on December 28, 2015, 22:24
Harrogate Town 2 - 4 Chorley

It's a pity we can't replicate our away form at home.  ::)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 04, 2016, 18:14
AFC £ylde 1 - 0 Chorley.

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 05, 2016, 09:22
With all this rain, 2 games now postponed due to water logged pitches. Tomorrow nights game must be in doubt as its bucketing down here.  :ack: :ack: :ack:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 06, 2016, 14:03
Its off  :o
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 06, 2016, 14:39
Dry here.   ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 07, 2016, 10:10
Suffolk is know as the driest county in England but the rain is relentless. there is no way the game will be played on Saturday. :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 10, 2016, 08:54
How wrong was I  ;D

The game went ahead but by the end the pitch resembled a ploughed field and truly messed up for the rest of the season.

Leiston 1 - 1 Burgess Hill Town. Leiston still sitting in the play off places.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 10, 2016, 12:00
Chorley 3 - 0 Corby Town

Att. 1011

Three easy points against a very poor side sitting next to the bottom.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 16, 2016, 17:40
Match postponed - frozen pitch.  Couldn't care less though as it allowed me to watch that fantastic win by England over South Africa in the cricket.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 17, 2016, 10:03
Ditto  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 20, 2016, 19:20
Its going to be bloody cold out there tonight  ;D
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2016, 21:15
It already bloody is!   :bawl:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 21, 2016, 09:33
I think we lost 0 - 2 brrrrrr it was minus 5c, fecking freezing.

(https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv489%2Fhook7%2Ffog1_zpsfn2e3ivt.jpg&hash=5312ee00028398fb33e8c86e49e3835c)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Simon on January 21, 2016, 09:44
Looks it!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 24, 2016, 09:15
Leatherhead 3 - 2 Leiston .. 3-0 down at half time and a draw would have been a fair result. but #swingsandroundabouts  o:)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on January 24, 2016, 15:20
Alfreton Town 1 - 0 Chorley   >:(
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on January 31, 2016, 11:39
Leiston 3 - 0 VCD one of those games where we made the other team look very poor. back in the play off positions..rumour mill working overtime at the club as we are about to sign 2 high profile players..<<<< watch this space.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 02, 2016, 22:54
Oops!  Forget to post at the weekend.

First:

Well done Leiston.   :thumb:

Secondly:

Sat 30th January

Chorley 1 - 1 Tamworth   Att.918

Usual story.  Dreadful match for 80 minutes.  Chorley then took the lead, only to concede at the death.  Eight points off the drop, whereas had we held on when in front at 90 minutes this season, we would be second in the table.

Finally:

Tuesday 2nd February

Chorley 3 - 2 AFC Fylde   Att. 832

£ylde were two up within ten minutes.  Best thing that could have happened.  Chorley suddenly came out of their coma and absolutely battered the rich boys.  Level by 34 minutes, should have been in front at half time and then came out and gave £ylde a lesson in football.  Took the lead on 70 minutes then (thankfully) shut up shop and claimed all three points.   ;D

Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 03, 2016, 08:09
After a 4 hour journey to Bognor on the south coast. Leiston came away 3 - 0 losers and down to 10 men. bet that was a nice long journey home... and out of the play off places to boot  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 08, 2016, 09:25
Looks like we nearly came away with a draw after being 3 - 0 at half time to Hampton and Richmond in the hurricane force winds? After scoring 3 late goals all directly from corners (record) !!! But alas it wasn't to be the league leaders scored a 4th so we came away 4 - 3 losers.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 11, 2016, 17:25
Another 4 concede mid week  :( this time away to Billericay 4- 1 im sure the slump will stop soon?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 12, 2016, 23:22
10th February 2016

Lancashire FA Trophy Semi Final

Chorley 3 - 0 Colne

Played at Lancashire FA Headquarters, Leyland.

Annual visit to Bolton Wanderers for the final will see us play Clitheroe or Padiham who play their tie at Leyland next Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 13, 2016, 22:29
Chorley 2 - 0 Worcester City    Att. 887
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 14, 2016, 09:11
Sorry for the long post. but this supporter summed up yesterday brilliantly  :blush:

Danny Cunningham is one of the more technically gifted players at this level, but his talent is, sadly, allied with a suspect temperament that has resulted in a poor disciplinary record. Today 45 minutes into the match he simply imploded, and, presumably, will not be seen in a Leiston shirt again. All this unraveled about 5 yards from where I was standing. Having collided accidentally with the referee Cunningham launched into a foul mouth tirade against the official which continued way beyond the point at which a wiser footballer may have shut up and taken a yellow card. Red cad was fully justified. What happened next was much, much worse. An elderly supporter mildly reproofed Cunningham for his language, at which the player, instead of going down the tunnel, started to head into the crowd to front up the Leiston fan. Boardley saw this and ran to intercept him and was then subjected to a tirade of threats with Cunningham repeatedly shouting 'Don't touch me' into Boardley's face from a distance of about 6 inches, while jabbing his finger at Boardley's face. Rossis and another member of the bench hurried over and eventually managed to shepherd Cunningham down the tunnel. An utter disgrace.
 As for the match, Finch was injured so Winter played up front supported by a clearly unfit Heath. Leiston were dire-not a single attempt on goal in the first half and only a brilliant Jones save from a ball thumped towards the top corner kept the scores level. There seemed to be no aim to the play, precious little midfield support (again) for the lone striker, and a ragged back line who seemed unable to keep their defensive shape.The second half saw more purpose but only a couple of chances and a sterling rearguard action was only undone in the last couple of minutes when Wingate's skillful wing play saw Patch turned inside out (though he missed a chance to clean out man and ball) and the low hit cross to the near post turned past Jones. There are two schools of thought regarding the team at the moment-the first is that we are just in a minor slump and the second is that we have played poorly all season and now the luck has run out. I subscribe to the latter view, especially as the players don't seem able to take tactical instruction from either Jones behind them or Wilkins from the bench. If you play one up front the midfield need to support, if you press the ball, everyone has to, if you want to hold a defensive line, all 4 defenders have to be in the same line. The players seem unaware, or unable, to understand this most basic of tactical necessities. Until they do, we will continue to struggle.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 17, 2016, 00:35
Chorley 0 - 1 Gloucester City     Att. 668

One of the most boring football matches I have ever watched, played in horrible conditions which are reflected in the poor attendance.  Gloucester City had nothing to offer, save an early goal when Chorley had switched off completely, and we were even worse - Chorley manager, Matt Jansen, called the performance "lacklustre", an understatement if ever there was one!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 17, 2016, 07:48
Brentwood FC 0 - 2 Lesiton. back on track tonight with half a side out and the "reserves" coming in and doing a job. Att 98  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 23, 2016, 18:17
Hednesford 1 - 3 Chorley.

Jekyll and Hyde this lot!
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 23, 2016, 18:19
Oops!  Made a mistake the other week.  It's Lancaster City vs Padiham tonight to decide who we will meet in the final of the Lancs FA Trophy.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 24, 2016, 12:15
Saturdays game was a game to forget. cant even remember the teams name but we lost 3 - 0  :ack: and they are already relegated  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on February 27, 2016, 22:20
Chorley 2 - 0 Lowestoft Town     Att.913
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on February 28, 2016, 08:54
Leiston 3 - 1 Leatherhead back to winning ways and not a pretty match to watch but 3 points to bring us back to 2 points of the play offs.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 06, 2016, 08:07
Harrow Borough 0 - 0 Leiston. still a point away from home is good?
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Post by: chorleydave on March 06, 2016, 12:26
AFC Telford 2 - 0 Chorley
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Post by: chorleydave on March 12, 2016, 19:08
Chorley 2 - 0 Boston United    Att. 834

Didn't go today as I had family matters to attend to.  Apparently Chorley played well against a team who started the day just outside the play-off places.  Now only six points off the play-offs ourselves.  Can we do it?  Nah, too inconsistent at the moment.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 13, 2016, 08:15
Grays Athletic 0 Blues 2

Latest run of form continues at Grays Athletic

A goal at the end of either half earned the Blues a first ever away win against Grays Athletic. Man of the Match Gareth Heath opened the scoring with a classy finish while substitute Jake Taylor scored his first League goal of the season in the final minute to seal the victory.

Just outside the play off again. ;)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 15, 2016, 22:00
Lancashire FA Trophy Final:

Chorley 2 - 2 Lancaster City

Chorley won 3-1 on penalties.

I don't like penalty shoot outs, but I have to hand it to Chorley goalie, Sam Ashton, he must be the world's best at stopping the ball from 12 yards.  In the last three penalty shoot outs we have faced, he has let in just two!  Last night he saved the first three and only had to face four because Chorley missed the first!

Four times in the last five seasons and a record seventeen times we have won this competition.  It's true to say that Chorley are the biggest club in the competition and some folk think that we shouldn't enter.  I wonder if those same folk were saying that when Wigan Athletic were non league and the biggest club in the competition, but we beat them almost every season in it?  Shouldn't the smaller Lancashire clubs get the chance for their moment of glory like we used to when Wigan were in it?
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 20, 2016, 21:40
Chorley 2 - 0 Curzon Ashton    Att. 823

Have a trapped nerve in my lower back, so only lasted until half time.  However, I did see both goals and Chorley dominate for 45 minutes against a surprisingly poor Curzon side.
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Post by: Simon on March 20, 2016, 22:28
Ouch, I know how painful that is, Dave.  Get to an osteopath.  It might cost you a few quid, but he should be able to fix that in one or two visits, and it's well worth the expense to be free of that pain.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on March 21, 2016, 21:45
Thanks, Simon.  I think an osteopath is coming to work on Thursday as part of a push to show that the place has the interest of the welfare of its staff at its heart.  (Do I sound cynical?)  I might just pay them a visit.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 22, 2016, 06:47
2 matches to report on?

Harrow Borough 0 -2 Leiston

Leiston 1 - 2 Tonbridge Angels

Typical end of season football with the squad void of players either due to suspensions or Injury or unavailability. only the Suffolk County Final to look forward to.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 27, 2016, 09:12
Burgess Hill 1 - 1 Leiston. any point away from home is good. especially after a 9 hour round journey  :woot:
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Post by: chorleydave on March 28, 2016, 17:36
Time to do some catching up:

Today - Monday 28 March:

Chorley 0 - 0 Stalybridge Celtic   Att. 867  :yawn:


Saturday 26 March:

FC United of Manchester 2 - 0 Chorley   Att. 4150


Wednesday 23 March:

Bradford Park Avenue 1 - 0 Chorley   Att. 382





Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on March 29, 2016, 21:03
Leiston 1 -1 Billericay ...typical end of season game.  :bawl:
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Post by: TR on April 03, 2016, 09:16
Well that's our play off hopes well and truly scuppered as another 2 pints dropped after our 3rd game on the trot that's ended in a draw? no chance now of catching them up.

Staines 2 -2 Leiston.
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Post by: chorleydave on April 03, 2016, 09:58
Tamworth 2 - 1 Chorley

One point from the last twelve!  Incredibly, because results keep going our way, we can still mathematically make the play-offs - but I hope we don't because this team is nowhere near good enough for the National League Premier.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 10, 2016, 19:37
Lesiton 1 (8th) v 1 Dulwich (5th) fair result...plus we got drenched  :ack:
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Post by: chorleydave on April 11, 2016, 15:08
Chorley 3 - 1 Gainsborough Trinity    Att. 634

Man of the Match was the referee, who received a standing ovation as he was leaving the field for allowing the match to carry on in the worst playing conditions I have ever witnessed.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 15, 2016, 06:22
only 3 games left. where has that season gone? no chance of the play offs now but still finishing higher season on season, personally I think we are shooting well above our weight for a town of our size 5.5k and crowds that avg 160.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 17, 2016, 06:25
Leiston 0 - 2 Bognor. missed the last game of the season due to work commitments (nuclear outage 12 hour days ) so until I read the reports it would be hard for me to comment.  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 17, 2016, 14:20
Brackley Town 1 - 1 Chorley
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on April 24, 2016, 05:59
I can happily say that Leiston have finished the season with a record of finishing the highest place and record points in the clubs History by finishing eighth in the Ryman premier League with 72 Points, at one stage we were looking a good bet to get into the play offs but with a limited budget and small squad it was not to be. now what for the summer? #Holidays #eurofootball #moreholidays  :o: :o: :o: :o:
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on April 24, 2016, 14:23
Cricket season now and that is my priority.  Therefore, I will not be going to any more footy matches (home or away) until around the middle of September.

First:  :welldone:  Leiston.  :thumbs:


Solihull Moors 0 - 3 Chorley

Solihull won the league a couple of weeks ago and have nothing to play for.  This (apparently) has manifested itself by them showing little interest in the last couple of matches they have played.  No surprise then that Chorley, who also have nothing to play for but a high a finish as possible, won easily according to the sixty or so supporters who made the trip.

One match left and it looks as if we will finish eighth too.  A little disappointing as we were 30 minutes from promotion last year, but with the upheaval caused by the manager's decision to completely retire from football just two weeks before the start of this season, I'll take that.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on May 01, 2016, 18:46
Chorley 2 - 1 AFC Telford 

Att. 1204

Didn't go as I was at the cricket (brrrrr!) but a decent finish to the season against the "team of the second half of the season" who looked dead and buried as early as Christmas but then went on a great run which saw them avoid relegation by one point!

Chorley finish the season in eighth place.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on May 26, 2016, 06:00
Its started? highest ever league position, But!! football has been crap. something had to give as supporters started walking with there feet.  :facepalm:

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Blues boss Richard Wilkins has left Victory Road


Leiston Football Club have parted company with Manager Richard Wilkins. After taking over from Steve Ball in October 2014 the former Bury Town boss saw the Victory Road side claim their highest ever finish in the Ryman Premier Division last season and also reached the final of the Suffolk FA Premier Cup at Portman Road but after a meeting last night, both parties agreed to an amicable parting by mutual consent.
 



 
The Blues finished eighth last season in their fourth season at step three, leading the division for a spell before falling short of the play offs in the closing months of the season. But the manor of some of the displays caused a few ripples of unrest among the home faithful.

Chairman Andy Crisp said on the departure, “It is with regret that Richard and the Football club has parted ways. Richard had worked hard to succeed and has achieved our highest ever League finish along with a cup Final appearance and we are extremely grateful for all his efforts. Over many months the club has continued to evolve towards more youthful changes and some hard work in the background has seen the foundations being placed to build a club structure rather than solely concentrate on a team. We remain focused on being competitive in the very challenging Ryman Premier Division, a level that we are punching above our weight in, but we will continue to fight it out against well established sides in large catchment areas and with better support. Our aims remain the same, to challenge at the top end of the League and to be pushing for a play off place.”

A further announcement on the new Managerial set up will be made in due course.
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: TR on August 07, 2016, 09:38
This year, sorry to say there will be no more reporting on LFC through the pages of PC Pals. :)
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: Clive on August 07, 2016, 09:57
Is it all over Terry?  Even Accrington Stanley made a miraculous recovery. 
Title: Re: The Chorley and Leiston Thread
Post by: chorleydave on August 21, 2016, 16:39
Haven't been anywhere near the footy yet, but here are Chorley's results so far this season:

Sat. 6 Aug

Chorley 3 - 3 FC United of Manchester    Att. 1937

Sat. 13 Aug

Kidderminster Harriers 0 - 0 Chorley

Tue 16 Aug

Chorley 3 - 0 Bradford Park Avenue     Att. 790

Sat. 20 Aug

Chorley 2 - 0 Boston United    Att. 1009