Leiston FC

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.

Fixtures

(15)
7:45 pm
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(37)
3:00 pm
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Leiston

Results

(36)
3 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Leiston

Attendance: 712
Man of the Match: Jesse Akubuine
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(18)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 236
Man of the Match: Ty Deacon
Captain: Alex Collard
Postponed
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Leiston FC

2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston FC vs AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 214
All Ticket?: Pay at the Gate
Man of the Match: Tom Lorraine
Captain: Tom Lorraine
Leagues/Competitions
Southern League Premier Division Central
Seasons
2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23
Home

Joint Manager Darren Eadie

Nationality
engEngland
Current Club
Leiston

Joint Manager Chris Wigger

Nationality
engEngland
Current Club
Leiston

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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