Wednesday Sport: Blues stopper will miss Saturday’s visit from Stamford

LEEK Town are searching for an experienced replacement goalkeeper after Ben Chapman was hurt during Tuesday night’s 1-0 league defeat away to Chasetown.

The former Manchester City stopper injured his ankle after landing heavily and will miss Saturday’s NPL First Division South home game against Stamford.

Blues boss Neil Baker does not want to risk youngster Owen Wyatt who, despite his inexperience at a higher level, kept a clean sheet after Chapman’s forced departure.

Baker said: “Owen did well when he came on. He didn’t concede, but this can be an unforgiving league and perhaps it’s a bit too early for him to be thrown in from the start.”

Chasetown claimed the points with a fifth minute goal from their new signing Jacob Lovatt from Spalding United.

ROCESTER moved up one place to 17th in the Midland League Premier Division table by collecting a point from a six-goal thriller at Boldmere St Michaels.

The Romans had James Frost to thank for levelling the scores at 3-3 in the 94th minute.

The visitors found themselves trailing to a Ryan Nesbitt goal after only three minutes, but Joe Brockley scored direct from a free kick to equalise.

Romans shipper Martin Smyth fired his side ahead from the penalty spot, but Ben Usher-Shipway levellled for the home side close to the hour-mark.

Joe Lyne put  Boldmere after 67 minutes from a free kick and the hosts looked to have the points in the bag before Frost struck for Rocester at the end.