Blues Babes kick off the new season with a win against Stoke City

LEEK Town Ladies kicked off the 2018-19 season in the West Midlands Regional Women’s League with a deserved 3-2 win at home to Stoke City Development.

The Blues Babes led 3-0 at half-time through goals from Chantelle Gallagher (2) and Katie Gibbons against the league newcomers.

Blues player-of-the-match Gallagher, pictured, provided the assist for Gibbons to open the scoring after 16 minutes.

The Potters hit back to reduce the deficit twice in the second half, but Ian Smith’s side stood firm to claim all three points.