Matt Blake has left Leiston after the Blues’ 3-1 home defeat to Needham Market in the League Cup on Tuesday night.
Blake joined Leiston in the summer of 2016 and went on to score 42 goals that season, 29 of which were in the Ryman Premier Division, and helped him win the golden boot in the division. Blake helped Leiston win the Suffolk Premier Cup in 2018 against Bury Town, a game in which he opened the scoring in a 3-0 win. He also notched a hat-trick in the same competition in the final to help the Blues beat Felixstowe & Walton United 3-2. Against Leatherhead in 2018, he came off the bench to score two goals and help Leiston get a 2-2 draw against Leatherhead that proved vital in securing a play-off place.
In total, Blake played 153 times in all competitions for Leiston, netting 79 times.
Matt said last night: - ‘I’d like to thank everyone at Leiston. It’s been a great journey and we have achieved a lot over the past three seasons. These are unbelievable moments that I will never forget. I wish the club all the best in the future and it is time for me now to move on and begin a new chapter. Take care everyone.’
Everyone at Leiston FC would like to thank Matt for his efforts in a Leiston shirt over the past few years and wish him luck in the future.