IF THERE WAS ever a game that proved Grays credentials as promotion candidates then this was it. It wasn’t winning ugly, it was far from it. In slippery conditions, this wasn’t easy but teams managed to play with a fair degree of skill and accuracy.
The key for Grays was the industry of Joe Sweeney, Harry Agombar and Kenny Beaney. They never stopped and showed that while the danger comes down the flanks, the creative hub is also abuzz with energy.
Grays scored just before half time when the Clarets handled in the area. Harry Agombar tucked it away and it was onward from there.
Leiston, for all their energy and drive never really had an outstanding chance. Late in the second half tricky winger, Ryan Heaney broke free, dribbled the ball under Andy Hall but the ball just trickled past the post.
Keeper Andy Hall was a rock all evening, had his best game for the club and illustrated why this may be one of the most significant games of the season for the Blues.