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Hillians too strong for Leiston

The Hillians returned to league action with a home fixture against a strong Leiston side. However, the difference in league positions would not affect the Hillians, who had a pair of good Cup wins. The game started at a fast past, with the Hillians on top. The deadlock was broken on 34 minutes by Lucas Rodrigues, his first goal since returning to the club. Leiston searched for an immediate response, but could not break the Hillians down. The second half started very much as the first half did, with the Hillians looking to add another. Dangerman Lee Harding made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute, continuing his excellent run of form. However, the game would take a turn in the 86th minute, as Hillians captain Gary Elphick was sent off for a reckless challenge, meaning the Hillians would play the remainder of the game with 10 men. As the game petered out, goalkeeper James Shaw was called into action and made some excellent saves. Leiston managed to pull one back through Joe Jefford in stoppage time, but it was too little too late. The Hillians took a deserved 3 points, and go into Tuesday’s game against Tooting and Mitcham United full of confidence.

Charlie Kelly

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