RUGBY Trentham 2XV 7 Leek 3XV 46
LEEK’S regular squad of regular payers was bolstered by the inclusion of veteran fly half Chris Mudd and the young Jack Newton Taylor. The visitors got off to a flying start when new recruit Paul O’Dell touched down – unfortunately, his conversion attempt fell a little short.
Leek pulled further away with a second try by O’Dell, which again was not converted.
Trentham pulled the score back to 10-7 within five minutes, with a converted try, then Leek increased the margin when some individual brilliance by Chris Mudd saw him chip and collect the ball for the try of the day.
The introduction of Hicks to fly half led to Leek running right in the second half.
Tries from Jason Carter (2) and Jack Newton-Taylor (3) were successfully converted by Hicks, plus three penalty points.
Leek are away to Stone this Saturday. All available players should meet at F Ball Park at 12.30pm.
Stafford U11s 7 Leek U11s 19
LEEK kept up their recent good form with a deserved win.
A well-contested first half was edged by Leek, who took the lead through Will Midwinter’s converted try.
The visitors second score went to Josh DeGale, finishing the half 0-12. Leek continued the second half as they had finished the first, with De Gale scoring his second try.
Good defensive work from Josh Cartlidge and Rowan Blanchard kept Stafford at bay until late in the game, when the home team’s scrum half dodged two defenders to cross the line.
Stafford U11s 7 Leek U11s 45
LEEK again came out of the blocks first with tries from Josh De Gale, Josh Cartlidge and Jenny Hesketh giving them a 21-0 interval lead.
The second half followed the same pattern, with Joel Hine scoring before Will Midwinter grabbed two tries.
Leek’s final try came from Max Hine following a determined run from Tom Leach. Stafford were rewarded for their commitment with the last try of the day.
Leek squad: Drew Pitts, Freddie Moss, Jenny Hesketh (1), Josh Cartlidge (1), Josh De Gale (3), Joel Hine (1), Josh Sales, Max Hine (1), Mitch Whilock, Rowan Blanchard, Sam Brereton, Sam Lloyd, Tom Leach, William Midwinter (3), Josh Rhead, Reagan Chell, Shane Salt.
Stafford U10s 6 Leek U10s 14
LEEK travelled to Stafford and played against the biggest team they have ever faced.
However, the visitors were not intimidated and Joe Byrne scored his first of three tries from the kick off.
Stafford rallied to reply but Leek took control with further tries from Sammy Cordon and Dominic Winwood.
Leek brought on their own giant at half-time in the form of Marcus Dawson, who twice went over with the opposition hanging onto him.
In the second match, Leek stepped up a level and Jack Fryer scored a brilliant try in the corner. Tom Rigby scored his first of his brace with a well worked scissors move.
The excellent Joe Byrne added a further two tries with Hayden Heath, Sam Hirst and another two from Marcus Dawson completing the scoring.
Leek showed real steel to beat a much bigger side and remain unbeaten for the season.