If Blues make a point at the seaside, rain won’t stop fans beach party

Leek Town boss Neil Baker.

COME around 4.45pm tomottow (April 27), Leek Town fans could be ready to party on the beach at a North Wales coastal resort.
It all depends, of course, if the Blues can gather in at least a point from their excursion to Collwyn Bay, or if results elsewhere go their way should they fail to achieve their goal.
What was planned to be an enjoyable trip to the seaside was put on hold by party-poopers Chasetown’s 1-1 draw at Harrison Park on Easter Monday.
At least Blues have a superior goal difference over their play-off rivals. It means they require solitary point, rather than three, for them to maintain their promotion challenge.
It was beginning to look that Blues had begun to fluff their lines again with a late season collapse, after suffering three successive defeats in the early part of March.
But Captain (Neil) Baker called upon all his reserves to steer his ship through the stormy waters that threatened their desire to sail on into the Evo-stik NPL Premier Division.
The outcome has been an unbeaten run of eight games that has taken Blues to within metres of safety of a Welsh harbour.
The irony is that stormy weather caused chaos when the two teams tried to meet for the corresponding clash at Harrison Park earlier in the season.
The first attempt was postponed and the re-scheduled fixture abandoned after only 15 minutes play, after heavy rain transformed the pitch into a sea of mud.
Unbelievably, heavy rain (according to the Met Office forecast) could yet again have a significant impact on tomorrow’s return clash at the Red Lion Foods Stadium.
Should Blues secure the result they need to secure their place in the promotion play-offs, however, it’s unlikely it will stop their travelling fans from throwing that beach party.

This will be Colwyn Bay’s last game in the English non-league set-up before joining the Welsh Premier League next season, so there’s likely to be a big turnout for the game. Around 200 Blues fans are expected to make the journey.

Neil Baker said: Colwyn Bay will be looking to go out on a winning note, but let’s hope we can go there and spoil their party.”