Leek Towns first game of the new season saw them away to Endon FC and it was the home side who applied the early pressure. Endon kept the ball well and had the visitors chasing the game and having to defend. Endon forced an early corner which was cleared well by the Leek defence but the home side kept pressing forward. Endon finally opened up the scoring when Leek conceded a free kick just outside the box. Leeks keeper Aaron Thomas organised his defences but a superb free kick from Endons number five saw the ball hit the back of the net in the top corner.
Endon continued to press but it was the visitors who broke on the counter attack and forced the home keeper to make a great save from a shot by Leeks forward Kieran Lazenby forcing the corner but Leek failed to take advantage. Again the home side pressed forward keeping Leeks defence and keeper busy, Leek eventually levelled the score from the counter attack when a fine shot by Lazenby found the back of the net.
With the score level play was end to end, both teams tried to take the lead only for Leeks Niall Sharkey
to be denied a goal by Endons keeper which saw the ball to fall to the feet of Damit Wimalasooriya
who found the back of the net for his first Leek Town goal.
Endon came back strong with shots going wide and a save by Leeks keeper Aaron Thomas. A poor goal kick from leek saw the ball fall to the feet of Endons number fifteen who found the back of the net to even the score right on the stroke of half time.
It was the visitors who came out for the second half with all guns blazing, a change in formation saw Leek apply the pressure on the home side and soon took the lead with a goal from Kieran Carley
. Leek continued to attack and saw a shot from Corey Williams
go just wide of the post, Endon had no answer to Leeks fine passing and soon found themselves picking the ball out of the back of the net again with another fine goal from Carley. Endon tried to get back in the game but Leeks defence and midfield stood firm and soon found another goal from newcomer Ash Lockett. The frustration from the home team was evident and Leek took advantage with some great football which saw Carley score his hatrick. Another new signing Jordan Kelly
played a fantastic through ball to Wimalasooriya who again found the back of the net for his second of the game. Kelly soon got himself on the score sheet with the last goal of the game, a great away win for Leek Town with the final score: 2-8.