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Leek Cup sixth round - Norton United 1 Cheadle SMU 3

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

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SMU MADE the journey to Norton United for the second week in succession.

SMU led at the break 1-0 as the result of a well taken Joe Price penalty, after a Mitchel Finney cross had caused problems in the box and Stuart Hannah was brought down.

After the break, SMU's youngsters continued to play well and increased their lead twice, with Hannah scoring both from opposite flanks as he latched onto through balls.

Norton came back with 15 minutes to go when Hughes scored what turned out to be no more than a consolation goal. So well did SMU play that Norton started to lose their composure and in the last minute, a player from both sides was sent off, with SMU feeling somewhat aggrieved at their red to say the least.

This deserved victory shows SMU have the capability of getting into the top tier.

Manager Pete Booth said: "We have been inconsistent this season and it has cost us at times. We seem to be able to beat the better sides but struggle against those around us."

SMU have great store of local talent within 12 youth sides, but the club is always on the look-out for newcomers.

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