Leek Town come a Cropper at home to old rivals Kidsgrove Athletic


BLUES were sunk by a solitary goal from one of a number of their ex-players appearing in the Kidsgrove line-up.

Lee Cropper, on as a second-half substitute for Jon Beaumont, slid the ball over the line from a Tom France corner kick in the 72nd minute for the deciding goal against the old rivals.

Kidsgrove were deserved winners as the hungrier of the two sides, though Blues were unlucky not to gone ahead in the first half when Jordan Johnson struck the foot of the post.

Leek goalkeeper Ben Chapman received the man of the match trophy from sponsors Rail Trail.

Leek Town: Chapman, Green, Morris, Grocott, Scott, Lycett, Chadwick, Stevenson, Blake, Grice, Johnson. Subs: Kearns, Bird, Conlon, Tickett-Smith, Wyatt.

Pictured: Leek Town goalkeeper Ben Chapman receiving the man of the match trophy.

Leek Town are away to Carlton Town in the Evo-Stik  Northern Premier League this Saturday.

Last night’s results:-


First Division South: Chasetown 4, Sheffield FC 3; Frickley Athletic 1, Spalding United 0; Leek Town 0, Kidsgrove Athletic 1; Market Drayton Tigers 5, Newcastle Town 2; Stamford 1, Bedworth United 1.

CARABAO CUP third round: Bristol City 2 (Famara Diedhiou 50 mins, Matty Taylor 60 mins), Stoke City 0.