The Non-League Football Paper - - RYMAN PREMIER - By David Mar­riott

RAM­PANT Leiston hit Burgess Hill for six to main­tain their pro­mo­tion chal­lenge and push the Hil­lians closer to the drop zone, striker Matt Blake help­ing him­self to four.

Nei­ther side tested ei­ther keeper in the first 20 min­utes. But it was a false dawn for the hosts.

Leiston took the lead on 22 min­utes when Gareth Heath played in Niko Muir who slot­ted the ball past Hil­lians keeper Josh James.

Leiston dou­bled their lead two min­utes later when the ball fell to Blake who turned well and fired his shot into the back of the net.

Leiston the had a goal was dis­al­lowed, while the Hil­lians had chances of their own,

Jonah Ayunga fired a shot wide and Jack Brivio’s header well saved by Leiston keeper Ja­cob Mars­den.

Leiston put the game out of sight on 39 min­utes when Seb Dun­bar’s cross from the left was tapped home by Blake.

Blake com­pleted his hat-trick just be­fore half­time, find­ing the empty net when Toby Point­ing col­lided with James.

Leiston be­gan the sec­ond half as they fin­ished the first with Blake get­ting his fourth of the game with a cool fin­ish on 47 min­utes.

Gareth Heath rounded off the scor­ing, flick­ing the ball over a de­fender and vol­ley­ing home on 70 min­utes.

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