Leek see off Chasetown to secure semi-final game against the Valiants
Leek Town’s victory over Chasetown at Harrison Park last night ensured a semi-final spot against the Vale in the Staffordshire Senior Cup.
Port Vale Volunteer Lindon Roberts was there to run his eye over Vale’s opposition for the next round and he has kindly compiled a match report.
Wednesday 11th February 2015
STAFFORDSHIRE SENIOR CUP QUARTER FINAL
Leek Town 3 (0) v Chasetown 3 (1)
Leek win 3-2 on penalties
Leek Town won their twice postponed semi-final after a tight battle against Chasetown at Harrison Park last night. Both teams fielded ex-Vale players, with Chris Slater captaining Chasetown and Leek having Matt Bell on the field and Paul Donnelly on the bench.
minute as Turton slotted the ball into the far corner of the net from the right-hand edge of the boxthChasetown almost took the lead in the second minute so it was no surprise when they finally did in the 13
minute save in a one on one situation.thIt was only Leek ‘keeper Chapman who kept them to a single goal deficit at half-time with a 45
minute as Sullivan fired home from 20 yards to extend their lead but within a minute the home team were back in it as Grice’s deflected shot wrong footed Bateman in the Chasetown goal to bring it to 1-2.thChasetown looked home and dry in the 50
As the last 20 minutes were entered Leek equalised when substitute Shelley neatly curled a shot just inside the far post.
However, Chasetown regained the lead with a second goal from Turton and there were 3 minutes of the additional 5, gone when Leek forced the game into extra time with fullback Thompson putting the ball away.
Extra-time never looked like producing a winner and penalties saw Leek triumph 3-2 with Chasetown missing two and having another saved out of their five attempts.
So, Harrison Park it is for Vale’s semi-final tie at a date to be arranged; and as Leek already have a fixture pile-up who knows when this tie will be slotted in?
LINDON ROBERTS – Port Vale Volunteers Group