Blues Beat Slippery Skem in the Snow

Four superb goals by Leek Town’s evergreen striker Tim Grice was more than enough to defeat lowly Skelmersdale United on a bitterly cold and snowy night in Burscough.

Grice looked sharp from the off and it took just twelve minutes for him to open his account after successfully negotiating a one on one with the Skem keeper. He capitalised on a defensive error to slot home his second. The pick of Grice’s goals was his fourth – a great move with some sublime passing featuring new signing Aaaron Opoku. Grice was close to adding a fifth following an excellent save from Sam Ashton. The Skelmersdale keeper got down low to a shot from Leek’s Tom Carr – the ball popped up kindly for Grice who couldn’t quite get the contact needed on his header.

Both of Skelmersdale’s goals came by way of penalties. Both were expertly put away by a very impressive Elliot Morris who was a constant thorn in the visitor’s side. Leek defender Scott Wara conceded both penalties. He was very relieved when the referee looked likely to blow for a third following a coming together between Wara and Skem’s Milne only for the assistant referee to  indicate there was no foul.

The Blues were impressive on the night. Leek were down to the bare bones following injuries to several first team regulars and those coming into the side acquitted themselves well.

Lucas Baker was very impressive on Leek’s left wing. The youngster proved that he was more than capable of holding his own in the starting eleven.

After the game Neil Baker spoke with Moorlands Radio’s commentary team Tony Walley and Dave Stringer. [Listen below]

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