On Saturday Hednesford will bring the curtain down on their 2022/23 season but opponents Leiston will be looking forward to their participation in the play-offs next week. Following midweek wins for Coalville and Tamworth, Leiston’s title winning hopes have gone but they cannot finish lower than third place and will be relishing a home tie against either Nuneaton or Rushall.
Hednesford signed off their home campaign with an impressive 4-0 win against Needham Market on Thursday which extended their unbeaten home record to six games. However they will have to improve their away form if they hope to come home with anything on Saturday. Hednesford have picked up just nine points on the road with wins at Rushden & Diamonds and Bedford and draws at Redditch, Hitchin and Mickleover. Leiston have the best home record in the league winning 15, drawing four and losing just one game to Kings Langley, giving them a points return of 49 compared to 34 away from home. Their leading scorers are Will Davies (29) and Ben Fowkes (16). Hednesford and Leiston have met four times previously with a record of two wins each.
5 th Nov 2022 Hednesford 1-3 Leiston.
Dec 2021 Hednesford 4-0 Leiston.
25 th Sept 2021 Leiston 2-1 Hednesford.
Nov 2019 Leiston 0-3 Hednesford.
Leiston play at The Watson & Hillhouse Stadium, Victory Road, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4DQ. The ground has a capacity of 2,250 with 300 seats and they’ve played there since 1921. The record attendance was 1250 for the FA Cup First Round Proper game against Fleetwood in 2008 while this season’s best league attendance was 356 when they played Needham Market.
Kick off will be at 3pm. Admission is £11 adults, £8 concessions, £6 Students (with ID) and £2 U16s.