Tim Grice now just one goal short of an historic double-century in a Blues shirt

Blues record scorer Tim Grice.

TIM Grice went within a whisker of achieving a landmark tally of 200 goals in a Leek Town shirt in his team’s 2-0 win at Lincoln United in the BetVictor NPL on Saturday.
The club all-time record scorer netted his 199th goal in the 38th minute in helping Blues made it 15 wins from 16 games to stay two points clear at the top of the South East Division.
He then went close to achieving his double-century on several occasions, before breaking clear from the halfway line in added time and unleashing a low shot which flew just wide of the far post.
Grice, on the 24 league goals mark for the season, could have made it all happen tomorrow (Tuesday) night, when Stocksbridge Park Steel were due visit Harrison Park, but the NPL has now cancelled all fixtures until further notice, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Grice joined Leek from Eccleshall in 2011 and since when he has made more than 360 appearances for the club.
Leek chairman Jon Eeles told The Sentinel’s Jim Hannah: “The general feeling at the club is Tim is playing his best football and I believe this is the coaching of manager Neil Baker over the past three seasons.
“I can’t say enough good things about Tim, as he is a thoroughly nice person and he seldom gets booked.”