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Spalding United
Leek Town
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Full time Attendance 242

GOALDEN GRICE TAKES IT TO THE FINAL DAY

Two goals from Tim Grice helped Leek win 3-1 at Spalding United and ensured the race for the play-offs goes to the final day.

Grice's brace also made him the club's all-time record goal scorer as he took his career tally to 153 goals.

Spalding had not won a home game in 2018 but got off to a good start when Ben Davison glanced the ball past Danny Roberts from a long throw after 18 minutes.

Dan Trickett-Smith then came close with a volley from just inside the box that went just wide, before Michael Duggan made a fine save to keep out Scott Lycett's header following a corner on the half-hour mark.

Blues kept pushing for an equaliser and Sam Hall saw his effort deflected just wide and Darren Chadwick put a free header over the bar.

Crucially the goal finally came a minute before half-time when Rob Stevenson set up Grice to score with a simple finish.

It took Grice only four minutes of the second half to come up with his record-breaking 153rd goal and it was a peach as he produced a great finish to chip perfectly over Duggan from the edge of the box.

Luke White wasn't far off producing an equaliser for the Tulips but his long-range curling effort was just over.

Trickett-Smith saw a 30-yard volley well-held by Duggan, but deep in added time the keeper mis-controlled the ball and it bounced off him to Trickett-Smith who finished to make it 3-1.

There was further delight for Leek with the news that none of their rivals for the remaining two play-off spots had managed a win, meaning that although not in their hands Blues will go into next Saturday's game at home to Stocksbridge still with a chance of claiming a play-off place.

Team: Roberts, Green, Richards, Grocott, Lycett, Chadwick, Maguire, Hall, Grice, Trickett-Smith, Stevenson

Subs: Lemon, Bailey, Kearns, Bavanganga

Attendance: 242

Photos courtesy of Spalding Today

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Basford United 42 100
2. Alvechurch 42 85
3. Frickley Athletic 42 82
4. Bedworth United 42 74
5. Chasetown 42 73
6. Stamford 42 71
7. Leek Town 42 68

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