Worksop Town

Saturday 28th September 2019 15.00
Northern Premier South East Division

Worksop Town 0 Leek Town 4 HT: 0-2 Att: 339
Short 15, Grice 34, Kirby 52, Stevenson 85
from Sandy Lane


Rushall Olympic

Date: TuesdayAug 24 2010
Ground: Dales Lane 
Comp: Unibond South Division One 
Match: Rushall Olympic 2 Leek Town 0 HT: 1-0 ATT: 119
Hamilton 20, Ludlow 46 
Additional: Entrance £7.00, Programme £1.50, Coffee/Tea £0.80
Dales Lane in pictures

This was Leek’s first away match of the season, having drawn their opener 2-2 with Spalding, recovering a point from 2-0 down.  Despite the shaky start at home I had high expectations for their first away game.

After a great start Rushall finished, like Leek, mid-table last season. They are the highest placed of the four non-league clubs of North Walsall, at step four. The others – Pelsall Villa, Walsall Wood and Bloxwich are all at step six. Continue reading “Rushall Olympic”

Mickleover Sports

Date: Saturday 26 March 2010
Ground: Station Road
Comp: Unibond Division One South
Match: Mickleover Sports 2 Leek Town 0  HT: 0-0 ATT: 229

Graves 55, O’Connell 73

Additional: Entrance £6 (Children FREE), Programme £1.00, Coffee/Tea £0.80

Station Road in pictures

After a few months of Leek Town taunting their fans with play-off aspirations one week, only to dash them the next, they were now sitting in the last play-off spot after a cracking 4-2 win over Cammell Laird. Today they were away at runaway leaders Mickleover Sports. There was an anticipatory buzz around Leek they they could upset the league leaders and further cement a play-off berth, giving rise to an unusually high away following at Station Road. Continue reading “Mickleover Sports”

Belper Town

Date: Tuesday December 1st 2009
Ground: Christcurch Meadow
Comp: Unibond Div One South (step 4)
Match: Belper Town 1 Leek Town 1 HT: 1-0 ATT: 167
                         Stevenson 2: Ashman 90
Additional: Entrance £7, Programme £1.50, Coffee/Tea £0.80

Christchurch Meadow in pictures

Watching Leek Town this season started out idyllic, seeing six wins out of six to start with, including a 5-1 win at home to Brigg and a 1-0 away FA Trophy win over local rivals Kidsgrove. As it inevitably would, things went downhill a bit, with a lot of frustrating home draws mixed with a 5-2 defeat at Carlton. I was still enjoying following a team again, though, despite Leek reaching terminal velocity down the Unibond South table. Continue reading “Belper Town”

Cammell Laird

Date: Tuesday November 17th 2009
Ground: Kirklands
Comp: Unibond Div One South
Match: Cammell Laird 2 Leek Town 0 HT: 1-0 ATT: 101                
Morgan 13, Corrigan 61
Additional: Entrance £7, Programme £1.50, Coffee/Tea £0.80

Kirklands in pictures

This match was very much a ‘what the hell am I playing it’ excursion, joining an embarrassingly long list. Driving to Birkenhead on a school night, in driving rain, to watch a Leek performance every bit as awful as the dank weather. And I didn’t even have my first choice camera, so my pictures were awful, too. Continue reading “Cammell Laird”

Carlton Town

Carlton Town ProgDate: Saturday October 24th 2009
Ground: Bill Stokeld Stadium
Match: Carlton Town Leek Town 2  HT: 2-1 ATT: 97
Gent 26, Ball 38 Jenkins 64p, Whitman 73, 76: Johnson 1, Cope 89
Additional: Entrance £7, Programme £1.50, Coffee/Tea £0.80

Bill Stokeld Stadium in pictures

Carlton Town 24-10-09 002Leek Town were in need of a win here. Their early season table topping form was deserting them. They came in to this game down in sixth with Carlton mid-table. Continue reading “Carlton Town”

Leek Town update 19-09-09

prog v Spalding 19-09-09Unibond League South
Sep 5 Leek Town 1 Stamford 0 HT: 0-0 ATT: 272
           Miller 51
Sep 12 Shepshed Dynamo 1 Leek Town 1 HT: 0-1 ATT: 141
              Ramsay 90                  Corden 6
Sep 19 Leek Town Spalding 0 HT: 1-0 ATT: 276
              Cope 39


Leek stay top of the league after another 1-0 victory today, against Spalding. Two weeks ago they weren’t on top form, but managed to beat Stamford 1-0, thanks to an acrobatic strike from Miller in the second half. Stamford would’ve felt aggrieved at not getting a point there, though. It was a slim victory. Continue reading “Leek Town update 19-09-09”

Leek Town 2009-10

Leek v Brigg 25-08-09Aug 22nd Leek Town 3 Mickleover Sports 2 HT: 3-2 ATT: 229
Unibond League South

Aug 25th Leek Town 5 Brigg Town 1 HT: 3-0 ATT: 216
Unibond League One South

Mickleover Sports was my first home game as a Leek Town fan. If I wasn’t already addicted on the Saturday, then I certainly was on the following Tuesday at home to Brigg. It wasn’t just the high scoring wins; it was the old routine of being a fan of one club, the familiarity, the same faces, stands and pubs beforehand. The willing of your team to win, rather than the polite attendance of a couple of random ones. It reminded me of days at the Goldstone Ground in the eighties, when I went to every home game. Continue reading “Leek Town 2009-10”

Willenhall Town

Prog Willenhall v Leek 18-08-09
Ground: Noose Lane
Date: Tuesday 18th August 2009
Match: Willenhall Town 1 Leek Town 2 HT: 1-1 ATT: 92
Warren 39: Griffiths 27 (og), Hawthorne 52
Comp: Unibond Division One South
Additional: Entrance £6 Programme £1.50 Coffee/Tea 50p Chips 80p
Noose Lane in pictures


Willenhal Town Noose Lane 001

My first game following Leek Town and their first away game of the season, after a 3-3 draw at home to Loughborough on the opening day. Their opponents for tonight’s game, Willenhall Town, from the Black Country, between Wolverhampton and Walsall. I believe they are the furthest south in the division. They started off on Saturday with a 3-0 defeat at Belper; this is on top of a ten point deduction for going into administration a few months back. Willenhall Town are very fortunate to be playing at all, having been saved from the brink of extinction.
Willenhall Town are known as the Lockmen, due to the Town’s history of making locks and keys. The town has a population of about 40,000 and just to the north is an area called New Invention. I can’t find out why it is so called. What was the invention? Continue reading “Willenhall Town”