It’s 30 and counting for goal-machine Leach

Danny Leach
Danny Leach

In-form striker Danny Leach will be looking to fire Hailsham Town to victory in their top of the table clash against East Preston this Saturday.

Leach became the first player in Sussex this season to hit 30 goals, and boss Ken McCreadie lavished praise on his striker, “I brought him into men’s football four or five years ago when he was young, so I know what he can do and I know how he plays.

“He seems to do the business for me everytime he plays for me, but you can’t do it yourself, you need your team-mates and we’ve been excellent in assisting our strikers this year.”

The Stringers will be without Jamie Salvidge with a hamstring injury, and defender Tom Riddiford, who damaged ankle ligaments in Hailsham’s 3-0 win at Wick last weekend.

McCreadie however, is unconcerned, “I’m not too bothered at this stage about the injuries as it gives other people a chance – we’ve probably got a Division one squad, so we’ll cope with the rigours of the season.”

With East Preston notching 62 goals in 15 games, and being the only team to defeat Hailsham so far this season, the Stringers will need to be at their best to exact revenge on the league leaders at the Lashmar.

But McCreadie is quietly confident, “We always say if you keep a clean sheet you have a great chance, so if we keep it tight at the back, we have a frontline that can hurt them.

“And who have we got up front? Someone called Danny Leach.”