Crewe Alex visit attracted a big crowd to Pointon Park for Leek CSOB friendly

Kielan Bond holding the Staffs FA Vase as Ball Haye Green manager

IT was not surprising a big crowd assembled for Leek CSOB’s pre-season friendly against a young Crewe Alexandra XI at Pointon Park last night.
The prospect of seeing possibly a few of the game’s big names of the future was an opportunity not to be missed.
Former top players including Dean Ashton, Danny Murphy, David Platt and Neil Lennon all cut their teeth with the Alex before going onto bigger things.
Platt tops the lot as England captain during Euro 1992. He made no fewer than 62 appearances for his country and scored 27 goals along the way.
Last night’s game at the Cheddleton ground was a good work-out for CSOB, despite losing 4-2. New manager Kielan Bond’s ‘new-look’ team are expected to make an impact again the Staffordshire Senior League Premier Division this season.
Old Boys signed off last term with league runners-up honours and the Leek Cup to their name.
Bond has previously enjoyed three years at Ball Haye Green where he won the Staffs FA Vase in his final season.
He has also had short spells at Foley Meir and Hanley Town but he is now looking forward creating more success for CSOB in 2019-20.
More pre-season friendlies have been arranged including the annual encounter with Leek Town for the Chris McMullen Memoral Trophy at Pointon Park on Sunday, July 21.
CSOB’s next action is away to Kidsgrove Athletic next Thursday |(July 18) for the James Byrne Memorial.
This is followed by a trip to Stone Dominoes Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 20 and then a visit from Hanley Town on Thursday, July 25.