Francis Leaves Leiston

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Winger Joe Francis has decided to call time on his spell with Ryman League Premier Division club Leiston after his contract expired earlier this month.

The Ipswich-based winger, who joined the Blues from Lowestoft Town back in the summer of 2013, scored 14 goals in all competitions this season from forty-nine appearances.

He has made 136 league appearances, scoring 42 goals in total, and was a key member of the squad.

The 30-year-old recently celebrated the birth of his second son and had this to say on his decision to leave: “My two boys are the main reason I am leaving Leiston and the Ryman League as the travelling is too much.

“I have loved my time at Leiston and I have nothing but the upmost respect for everyone involved at the club”.

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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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