Leek Town boss disappointed fixture with Spalding United was postponed

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Leek Town manager Ant Danylyk was left frustrated as their fixture with Spalding United was postponed.

The pitch at Harrison Park failed to recover from the damaged caused at last week’s Integro League Cup tie against Glossop North End.

The cup game, which The Hillmen ended up winning 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw on January 31st, was played during persistent rain. It continued through the night and the following days, leaving groundsman Chris Hermiston with the unlikely chance of getting the pitch ready in time.

Manager Danylyk said: “Looking back at the state of the pitch following the Glossop game it was in an awful state and the following days brought even more rain so I wasn’t surprised that the game was called off.

“It was frustrating because I wanted to put a halt to our recent poor form with the introduction of three new players to help with the run in,” the boss commented.

“Saturday would have been ideal for bringing fresh players in as we had lost a little character and physicality in the side.

“The two big lads I’ve signed in Jon Beaumont and Francino Francis will add to the physical side of our game in abundance whilst British Army midfielder Peter Williams joins the club on recommendation and made his debut last week.”

Beaumont will be a familiar face to the side, having already spent a spell at the club last season before moving to Newcastle Town at the start of the current campaign. He made 29 appearances for the Blues, scoring two goals.

Francis began his career at Stoke City before experiencing spells several clubs including Watford, Hednesford and Tamworth.

Williams joined the club on a joint registration deal from Hinckley A.F.C.

Leek’s next game will come on Saturday 11th February, away to Northwich Victoria in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier – First Division South.

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