Diamonds make the long trip to East Suffolk on Tuesday evening to take on Leiston FC in Southern League Premier Central action. It’s one of the longest trips Diamonds will make this season.
The game will be played at: Leiston FC, Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium, LTAA, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4DQ
Tel: – 01728 830308
Ticket prices as follows: Adults £11, Concessions £8, Students with ID £6, U16’s £2
There is no parking for travelling supporters at the ground and so are asked to park a short walk from the ground. The address and post code for this parking area is ‘NURSERY SCHOOL, WATERLOO AVENUE, LEISTON IP16 4HF. Parking is FREE.
Leiston FC are another of Diamonds opponents who have been around since the 19th century. Founded in 1880 and like many at that time linked to a local industry, in this case, Engineering Works. Playing mostly in local Suffolk leagues they moved through the Eastern Counties League and into the Ryman League in recent years before being allocated to Southern League Premier Central. A best finish at Step 3 was achieved in 2017/2018 season with a 5th place finish and a play-off tie which saw a close defeat to Dulwich Hamlet.
Leiston made it to the FA Cup First Round Proper in 2008 as one of only three teams to have reached that stage from the Extra Preliminary Round. Fleetwood Town were the opponents who were held to a home draw in front of over 1,200 before defeat in the replay.