Leek Town return to league action at home to Widnes

LEEK Town return to league action after their Emirates FA Cup exit at Chorley with a visit from Widnes tonight (7.45pm).

A three-goal blitz in frenzied six-minute spell in the first half saw National League North leaders halt Blues progress on the Wembley trail.

Blues job against the 10-game unbeaten Magpies was made harder by the absence of goal poachers Tim Grice and Dan Trickett-Smith who have netted 12 times between them this season.

Widnes like Blues occupy a mid-table position in the Evostik Northern Premier League West Division table, with the latter holding a one point advantage over their visitors.

Elsewhere tonight Rocester are way to Ilkeston Town in the Midland League Cup.

Leek CSOB turn out at Pointon Park for the first time this season this Saturday, when Ashbourne FC are the visitors in the Staffs County Senior League Premier Division.

Park manager John Barratt has given the go-ahead after pitch maintenance during the summer months was affected by the prolonged spell of hot weather.