Blues face another marathon journey

LEEK Town face another marathon three-hour journey by road, when they travel up into northern Lincolnshire to Cleethorpes Town this Saturday.

Blues skipper Darren Chadwick.

It will be their second 200-plus miles return journey since entering the new South East Division of the BetVictor NPL last month.
The opening day of the season saw them travel the 122-miles to Wisbeh Town, in Cambrideshire, which kick-started their run of eight wins on the bounce.
Tuesday night’s 2-1 win at home to Ilkeston Town, after trailing to a fourth minute goal, sets them up nicely for this Saturday’s seaside trip to the North Sea Coast.
Blues were indebted to a double-strike from their skipper Darren Chadwick for sealing their sxith straight win, which took them six points clear at the top of the table, helped by second placed Stamford being beaten 3-0 at home by Carlton Town.
“I thought we were the better side,” Chadwick told Leek TV after the game.
Blues went close on a number of occasions before the sending off of Ilkeston goalkeeper Richard Stainsby in the 77th minute was the turning point of the game.
Stainsby was red-carded after taking out JakeTwyford when the former Stoke City youngster had the goal at his mercy. Chadwick made no mistake from the spot.
Four minutes later Chadwick found the back of the net again, this time direct from a free kick.
Ilkeston almost levelled in the closing minutes, as the visitors hit back, but they were denied by a smart save from Dave Roberts
Ilkeston finished with nine men when late substitute Alex Marshall was ordered off, after being yellow-carded in the 93rd and 96th minutes of added time.