Evo-Stik First Division South - Market Drayton Town 1 Leek Town 2
LEEK Town continued their early season good form with a hard-fought victory at Greenfields .
Twice in the opening four minutes, Ben Chapman was called upon to make vital saves.
With 20 minutes gone, there were signs that Leek were finding their feet and Dan Shelley went for glory but fired wide
Leek finally took the lead in the 36th minute when skipper Sam Hall crossed for Shelley to beat the keeper.
After the break, Leek called the tune and in the 65th minute they increased their lead. Matt Bell curled a corner in to the near post, where Tim Grice powered in a header from close range.
Chances were then few and far between but almost on the stroke of full time, Drayton pulled a goal back through Paul McMullen – but it was all too little too late.
Deep into added time, Leek almost restored their two-goal advantage when a shot by Andy Kinsey was blocked in the six-yard box.
Kinsey followed up but hit the upright – then saw his third effort cleared off the line.
Market Drayton: Read, Bennett, Edmunds (Ledwards 72), McMullen, Askey, Hedley, Campbell, Whieldon, Harry (O'Neil 65), O'Reilly, Millington (Donaldson 58). Subs not used: Davies, Haughton.
Leek Town: Chapman, Smith, Jackson, Hall, Espley, Chadwick, MaGuire, Shelley, Grice (Kinsey 77), Shotton (Johnson 73), Bell. Subs not used: Donnelly, Danylyk, Lowe.
Man of the match: Niall Maguire Attendance: 134