Non-league football: Leek Town suffer home defeat to Halesowen
LEEK Town's five-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 home defeat by Halesowen Town.
Second-half goals from Luke Corbett and Ben Haseley's penalty ensured the Blues' play-off rivals secured the spoils at Harrison Park.
Peter Wright went close for Leek in the opening period, but Halesowen keeper Paul Evans was in fine form.
Halesowen took the lead on the hour-mark when Corbett was afforded too much space in the area and he fired a shot past Ben Chapman.
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Evans kept out further efforts from Wright, Dan Shelley and Ant Danylyk, before his side completed their win two minutes from time.
Michael Thomas brought down Jean-Michel Gueyes in the box and Haseley made no mistake from the spot for his 34th goal of the campaign.
NEWCASTLE Town grabbed a last-minute equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at in-form Belper.
The home side had won their last six matches, and started strongly, with Newcastle keeper Dave Parton called into action to deny Simon Harrison.
Nathan Sutton went close for Castle, before Belper grabbed the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Parton parried Shaun Tuton's effort, but Glyn Cotton was on hand to tap home the rebound.
John Diskin's side plugged away in the second half and were rewarded in the 90th minute.
James Askey, grandson of former Port Vale winger Colin, weaved his magic to arrow a shot into the corner to level matters.
KIDSGROVE Athletic were forced to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw at Northwich Victoria.
Grove had their chances to break the deadlock with James Curley (twice), John Johnstone and Shane Reaney all going close.
They did eventually make their pressure count, however, in the 81st minute.
Paul Taylor produced a superb through-ball, and Curley took it in his stride to plant his shot beyond keeper Steve Dickinson.
Northwich, who had won eight of their previous 11 matches, salvaged a point three minutes later when Alex Taylor headed in Scott Harries' cross to deny Kidsgrove.