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Leek & District Sunday League

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 25, 2013

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Leek & District Sunday League

ELMOS Celtic's previous league game was on November 24, when they narrowly beat Biddulph Town Diamonds 4-2 following their success in the Sentinel Cup, Macclesfield Cup and Sunday Premier Cup.

On Sunday, they faced an in-form Vale Hoppers who have not lost in the league since September 22.

Elmos started the quicker of the teams and took the lead after only 10 minutes, thanks to a great cross from Greg Johnston that found Jim McMullen to score.

Sam Pettit doubled Elmos' lead five minutes later with a great header at the far post, and the tall centre-back got his brace shortly afterwards, when he rose above the Hoppers defence to get on the end of a free kick.

Greg Johnston broke down the left wing, beating his marker to cut inside, and then smashed the ball into the bottom corner of the Hoppers net to make it 4-0.

Elmos had still not finished and got their fifth goal five minutes before the end of the first half, the result of a well-delivered free kick from Tom Bourne finding Pettit unmarked at the far post hit to complete his hat-trick.

Vale Hoppers rallied at half-time and to their credit did not concede another goal.

Valiant continued their unbeaten run in all competitions and maintained top spot in the league for the eighth week on comfortably beating Biddulph Town Diamonds.

All the damage was done in the first half, with goals coming from Ricky Mallen (14 mins), Joel Dawson (28 mins) and Rory Corden (38 mins).

Although Valiant dominated the first half, Biddulph made more of a game of it during the second half and their opponents for large parts of the game.

But just when the Diamonds thought they had a chance of clawing a goal back, the in-form Rocky Dunn-Fox scored to make it four.

In truth, it was a well deserved victory for Valiant but Biddulph did themselves proud.

This weekend, will see both Valiant sides facing each other battling it out for both pub bragging rights.



Elmos Celtic 5 Vale Hoppers 0; Biddulph Town Diamonds 0 Valiant 4.



Wellington v Elmos Celtic (Ant Roden); Bayern Red Lion v Wellington United (Alex Perkin); Hare & Gate Strollers v Leek Snooker Centre (James Smith); Valiant v Valiant Troggs (Dave Critchlow).

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