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By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 02, 2014

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LEEK Town defenders Matt Bell and Dan Smith both reached milestones for the club in recent weeks.

Bell, who notched up 100 appearances for the club in the recent victory over Chasetown, originally signed on loan from Blue Square Premier side Mansfield Town in March 2012.

Bell joined the club on a permanent basis in July 2012. He was previously a member of the reserve set-up at Port Vale.

Smith, who made his 100th appearance in the home win over Lincoln last week, is now in his second spell at the club, having spent three months at Harrison Park from August 2006 making 22 appearances.

Smith subsequently played for Nantwich Town and Rocester before signing for Kidsgrove in July 2008, where his performances at right back led to him being named Supporters Player of the Year in each of those seasons.

He returned to Blues in July 2012 and was named both Supporters and Players Player of the Season, and in the Division One South Team of the Year.

Meanwhile, striker Tim Grice is also due to make his 100th appearance in the home game against Sutton Coldfield Town on Wednesday, to complete the ton-up trio. Grice joined Leek in September 2011 from North West Counties League side Eccleshall.

He began his career in the Stoke City academy and was also on the books of Aston Villa before going on to play for Wolstanton United and Alsager Town. He has made a big impression at the club, with 42 goals in 78 appearances in his first two seasons, and was top scorer in 2012/13 with 22 goals.

THE CLUB is staging a Community Day at Harrison Park this Saturday, when Carlton Town are the visitors.

The event is being sponsored by Your Housing Group and entry to the game will be free for all children on production of the Community Day poster, obtainable from the club's website or from the Post & Times office.

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