LEEK gained a confidence-boosting 6-0 victory over Barton in the Midlands Men’s Hockey League Premier Division last weekend.
Leading scorer Charlie Thackstone bagged a brace and Rich Cordon, Nathan Smith, Wills Hebitch and James Gough completed the scoring.
This Saturday Leek travel to face Loughborough Town, the team immediately above them in the table, in fourth spot, who battled out a 4-4 draw at third placed Khalsa last weekend.
Harborne and Belper lead the race for National League status, both on 20 points – five points ahead of Leek.
Saturday’s full list of Premier Division fixtures is as follows: Harborne (1st) v West Bridgford (11th); Stourport (10th) v Khalsa (3rd); Lichfield (7th) v Belper (3rd); Loughborough Town (4th) v LEEK (5th); Worcester (12th) v Bournville (6th); Rugby & East Warwickshire (8th) v Barton (9th).