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Bostik League Premier club Leiston have announced that striker Matt Blake has committed to a further three years at Victory Road.

Blake had a fantastic inaugural season at step three, netting 42 goals in all competitions, 29 of which were in the Premier Division which helped him scoop the golden boot award.

Twenty-eight-year-old Blake has been attracting various suitors over the months but is happy to commit to the club for the future.

A happy Blues boss Glenn Driver said: “Agreeing a deal with Matt Blake to stay at the club is massive for all involved. He was without doubt the best striker I saw last season and for him to step up two leagues from the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division and score 42 goals was a terrific achievement. He is a level-headed guy and is great around the other players.

“Having Matt for the start of this season gives myself and Tony Kinsella a relief as he would have been very difficult to replace. I would like to thank the football club for supporting me in what is a massive signing for our club. I wish Matt all the best and I’m sure he will become a Leiston legend”.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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