Leek youngsters make progress in national hockey cup

LEEK Hockey Club Under-18s boys’ have won through to the last 16 of the National Cup.

They did so with a revenge 2-1 victory at home to last season’s runners-up Beeston.

Leek were cruelly knocked out the 2016-17 competition by their visitors on penalty flicks.

Beeston must have thought they were on for a repeat success after taking an early lead.

However, strikes from Charlie Thackstone and Dexter Hammonds gave Leek victory.

The Leek lads now face Doncaster at home in the next round on Sunday, February 4.