Blues take advantage of Cleethorpes seeing red with late winner

Leek Town 3, Cleethorpes Town 2.

A COVID-capacity 400-strong crowd saw Blues come back from behind twice to make three wins from their three home starts to date in the NPL South East Division.

The visitors from Lincolnshire were down to 10 men for the entire second-half down after having a player red-carded just before half-time.

Josh Venney was sent off just 60 seconds after Alhagi Toury-Sisay had given Cleethorpes a 43rd minute lead.

The 20-year-old Spanish striker, signed by Cleethorpes on a short-term loan from League Two Grimsby Town, netted from close range following a corner kick.

In a bizarre incident the referee initially awarded a penalty kick but then changed his mind and allowed the goal to stand.

Rob Stevenson levelled for Blues in the 52nd minute only for Harry Middleton to regain the lead for Cleethorpes 11 minutes later.

Blues kept up the pressure and were rewarded when substitute Will Saxon - on for Stevenson after 58 minutes - equalised in the 77th minute

Olly Harrison then grabbed the winner for The Baker Boys in the 83rd minute.

Resluts (10/10/20):-

Northern Premier League

South East Division

Belper Town 2, Worksop Town 2; Glossop North End 0, Kidsgrove Athletic 0; LEEK TOWN 3, Cleethorpes Town 2; Market Drayton Town 1, Ilkeston Town 5; Newcastle Town 6, Carlton Town 1; Sheffield FC 1, Loughborough Dynamo 2; Spalding Utd 1, Chasetown 3; Stamford 5, Stocksbridge Park Steels 0; Sutton Coldfield Town 0, Lincoln Utd 6; Wisbech Town 0, Frickley Athletic 4.

Picture: Rob Stevenson hit the target again for Leek Town to level the scores.


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