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Staffordshire County Senior Football League - Featherstone 0 Leek CSOB 4

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 27, 2014

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OLD BOYS' healthy start to life back in the County League continued within the secure environment of Her Majesty's Prison Featherstone.

There was no 'get out of jail' card for the hosts, who gained promotion from Division Two at the end of last season.

Old Boys decision to quit the North West Counties League is paying handsome dividends.

They've left their home at Harrison Park, where they shared facilities with Leek Town, to set up facilities at the newly-opened Pointon Park in Cheddleton.

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Five wins out of five sees Dan Hyde's sitting at the top of the table.

Their latest success came thanks to goals from Zak Barker (2), Matt Anderson and Mark Fox.

Hyde said: "While we are very pleased with our start to the season, we are not getting carried away as it is only a start.

"There will be some tough games ahead and we have areas of our game which we must still improve on."

Redgate Clayton Reserves are three points below Old Boys in second spot

Second Division North

AFC Alsager 0 Leek CSOB Res 2

AFTER the disappointing result at Eastwood Hanley the previous week, Old Boys needed a much stronger performance at Alsager on Saturday – and they produced it, with a better shape and improved discipline worked on in midweek training.

Marco Da Silva, Jack Stubbs and Josh Bowery controlled the midfield throughout the first half.

Old Boys went ahead in the 25th minute when Bowery split the Alsager defence with a through ball for Sam Chawner to accelerate on to. Chawner unleashed a blistering shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

The visitors continued to have the lion's share of the ball and just before half-time, Chawner sped through the Alsager defence again to slot home his second goal.

Alsager came looking for a way back into the game and 10 minutes into the second half, they were awarded a dubious penalty for a push. However, the resulting spot was fired well over the bar.

It was a much-improved performance by Old Boys – and Stubbs in particular looks back to his best.

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