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North Staffs Junior Youth League Under 11s - Leek Town Rhinos 5 Biddulph Town Athletic 1

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

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RHINOS fans were rewarded with a breathtaking display of football, as the whole team produced their best game of the season in the league finale.

The step up from seven-a-side mini football to nine-a-side junior football has at times been a difficult one for the Leek side.

On this occasion, however, every player produced a five-star performance.

Luke Webster-Barks' pace was too much for the Biddulph defence, as he was brought down 15 yards out for Isaac Smith to hit home the first, with a well-driven free-kick.

Hayden Wood headed home another to double the lead before half-time.

The first half performance was undoubtedly Rhino's best display to date, with crisp passing and resolute defending when needed.

The second half saw Rhinos continue where they left off, with Dan Gilligan joining the fray and defending superbly.

Wood once again hit the net, following a clever ball from Beck Bromley.

Biddulph got one back from a corner, and earlier in the season this may have unsettled the Rhino's but there was no sign of any lack of spirit today, as they held their resolve and continued to attack.

Smith's set-pieces and particularly corners were a constant threat, and Leek were unlucky not to increase their lead.

Connor Casswell added the next with a wonder strike.

A Leek corner was half cleared and from 30 yards but Connor spotted the keeper off his line and struck a beautiful shot that dipped under the bar to rapturous cheers from the crowd and his fellow players.

Leek continued to press and Oliver Watson popped up on the back post from a Wood cross to hit the final goal.

Star player of the week was awarded to the whole team for a great display and team effort.

Next up for Rhinos is their defence of the Leek Cup in the final at Harrison Park on Sunday, May 11.

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