Johnson scores three goals in four minutes for Blues

LEEK TOWN 4 MICKLEOVER SPORTS 2

JORDAN Johnson, pictured below, stunned Blues visitors from Derbyshire with a quick-fire early hat-trick.

Johnson’s three goals came in the space of four minutes with the game barely started.

Mickleover were left stunned as the striker struck in the third, fifth and seventh minutes.

The Evo-Stick NPL Premier Division hit back through Andy Dales on the half-hour.

Mickleover were denied a further response by a couple of fine saves by Will Jaaskelainen.

Blues had to wait until the 67th minute to restore their three-goal advantage through Tim Grice.

Mickleover then hit back again through John McGrath from a free kick seven minutes from time.

Leek Town: Jaaskelainen, Green, Kearns, Curley, Chadwick, Grocott, Stevenson, Maguire, Grice, Johnson, Shelley. Subs: Morris, Baker, Faulkner, Grimshaw.

Blues new boss Neil Baker is to leave Crewe Alexandra as head of recruitment after 25 years with the League Two club.