The Baker Boys will resume playing as proud league leaders

LEEK Town are not expecting to return to immediately return to action after lockdown is lifted on December 2.

Club chairman Jonathan Eeles, pictured, said: "I think it is unlikely when they lift the lockdown - which I believe they will - that matches will start on the Saturday (December 5).

"The players will probably need a couple of training sessions at least, maybe that Saturday and Tuesday.

"It would cause a bit of a problem if we started straightaway, so we could be looking at December 12 [away to Stamford].

"But it's not just us, it's lots of other clubs in the same boat as well," he added.

Whatever date the Northern Premier League decides Blues will resume as leaders of the South East Division, commanding top spot on better goal difference than Loughborough Dynamo below them.

The Baker Boys signed off away to Ilkeston Town, where they produced a rallying second half performance after trailing 1-0 at the interval to win 3-2.

It was Blues sixth league win of the campaign and was gained by two goals from Dan Trickett-Smith, back with the club on loan from Port Vale, and Marc Grocott.

Eeles says Blues are well positioned to weather the storm of a loss of income from postponed games as a result of lockdown.

The club has enjoyed bumper home crowds this season, either full capacity (400) or near full-capacity, unlike some other clubs in the NPL who are reported to be struggling financially.

Eeles said: "We will be fine because the funds generated have been spent wisely and the stewardship of the club is very good."


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