THE SEVERE weather washed out many football matches across North Staffordshire on Saturday.
However, AFC Leek Town's Premier Division fixture at Keele University survived and saw the visitors win 4-1, courtesy of an Ernest Boateng hat-trick and a single from Kieron Wain. Dan Brundrett replied.
Hilton Harriers opened the scoring through Su Lynne at Newcastle Town after 35minutes. Jamie Atkinson added a second on 65 minutes and then followed up with his side's third goal five minutes later,.
In Division One, Tom Lloyd put Bradwell ahead after 16 minutes at home to Norton.
Tim Bowyer added a second on 20 minutes before Joe Pratt pulled a goal back for the visitors.
Lloyd added his second after the break before two goals from Josh Myatt brought the scores level. Aaron Sawyer scored the winner for Bradwell to take the points.
Two goals from Johnson for Hall Heath gave them the lead going into the break against Redgate, who replied with a brace from Whieldon and other strikes from Holland, Hollis and Dodd.
MMU took the lead at Sandbach through Garside. Gibson equalised before Denver and Roberts added a goal each to put MMU ahead into the break.
Stockton pulled a goal back in the second half, but goals from Horbury and Gordon for MMU saw them take the points.
In Division Two, Featherstone took the points against Longton, scoring eight.
There was a hat-trick for Garry Hampton and a brace from Benjamin O'Meara, along with singles by Antonio Richards, Craig Sudlow and Patrick Pugh. James Vernon scored a consolation goal for Longton.
Hawkins travelled to LA Holditch but a hailstorm just before kick-off saw the game postponed at the last minute.
Silverdale were three goals up 16 minutes into their Staffordshire FA Challenge Cup fourth round tie against Castleford when a hailstorm forced the game to be abandoned.
Wednesday, January 29
AFC Leek Town v Keele University; Eccleshall v Audley; Newcastle Town v Wolstanton Utd; Norton Utd v Hilton Harriers.
Knypersley Victoria v Congleton Athletic.