BLUES LIFT CHARITY SHIELD
Blues picked up their second trophy of their pre-season programme when they lifted the Leek Post Charity Shield with a fine victory over Leek CSOB.
Blues turned in a professional performance and were three goals up at half time following strikes by Marc Grocott, Chris Budrys and Tim Grice.
After the break Leek kept up the pressure and increased their lead on the hour mark when Alex Morris netted a cracker.
Further goals followed when Budrys completed his hat-trick with strikes in the 71st and 88th minutes the latter coming from the spot after Jordan Johnson had been hauled down.
There were a number of creditable performances in the game but Blues midfielder Marc Grocott picked up the Man-of-the-Match award.
Leek: Jaaskelainen, Faulkner, Morris, Grocott, Curley, Chadwick, Stevenson, Maguire, Grice, Budrys, Shelley. Subs; Green, Johnson