An own goal was enough to give Stoke City their first away win of the season in the Championship on Saturday at Norwich City, in a game that was largely controlled by the home side. Martina’s cross was turned into his own net by Swiss defender Timm Klose on 35 minutes. The Potters were able to hang on to their slender lead for a victory that has seen them climb to 14th in the League table.
In Division Two there was disappointment for both our local sides as Port Vale slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Grimsby Town whilst Macclesfield Town conceded a penalty on 82 minutes which was converted to give Notts County the victory at the Moss Rose.
In the Emirates FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Kidsgrove Athletic overturned all the odds to earn a replay against Evo-Stik Premier League side Workington away despite being without 6 players through injury and/or suspension. The game finished 0-0, there will now be a replay at the Novus Stadium this coming Wednesday night. The game will be featured live in our Midweek Sports Special on our designated Sports Player on the Moorlands Radio website at MoorlandsRadio.co.uk.
Leek Town thumped Prescot Cables 4-0 at Harrison Park in the Evo-Stik Division 1 West League in our commentary game on the Saturday Sports Show. Two brilliant finishes by Rob Stevenson, a penalty, converted by Darren Chadwick and a second quality free-kick in 4 days scored by Jordan Johnson ensured an emphatic victory by The Blues, to lift them up to 6th place in the league table.
Newcastle Town beat Glossop North End 1-0 nil at home, courtesy of a Rod Orlando-Young strike.
In the Hallmark Securities Premier League Hanley Town suffered their first loss in five when they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home to Litherland REMY.
Abbey Hulton United were beaten on penalties by Rylands in the Hallmark Securities Division 1 League Cup, the game finished 2-2 at full time.
Leek CSOB beat Eastwood Hanley 4-0 at home in the Staffs County Senior League. This convincing win sees Old Boys stay top of the League, 3 points clear of Silverdale Athletic.