Leek 1st XV 44, Walsall 1st XV 10
SAM Hunt scored a personal triumph against visitors Walsall with a 23-point haul for Leek in Midlands Two West (North) on Saturday.
Hunt scored two of Leek’s five tries, all of which he converted ,and he also added three penalty kicks to his impressive total.
Hunt set the ball rolling for Leek after just two minutes with a penalty kick and though Walsall responded to go 5-3 up Leek went on to run out comfortable winners.
This impressive win keeps Leek in touch at the top of the table on a day that saw both remaining unbeaten sides falter.
Tom Fairhurst scored his first senior try for Leek and Adam Varley and Jack Newton Taylor added the other touch-downs.
This Saturday sees Leek away to Long Eaton in the third round of the Midland Intermediate Cup.
Long Eaton are top of Midlands Two East (North) with three wins from three starts.
Midlands Two West (North) is proving ultra competitive this season, with all teams now having lost at least one match after the first three games.
Both Camp Hill and Stafford lost respectively to Wolverhampton and Moseley Oak meaning Wolves top with 12 points. Camp Hill, Stafford, Leek, Newcastle and Longton are all on 10 points, with Moseley Oak below them on seven points.
Leek’s next league action sees them away to promoted Burntwood on Saturday, October 19.
The next home league fixture is against Camp Hill on Saturday, October 26 (3pm), when the club’s annual beer festival will offer an added attraction at Esterchem Park, Cheddleton (October 25-27).