Sanders' late show earns Leek stunning away victory
LEEK Town left it late to secure a 1-0 victory at high-flying Stamford Town.
The Lincolnshire side had won their last five home matches, but that run came to an end in the final minute thanks to Tim Sanders' strike.
Stamford started well, with Ricky Miller shooting wide, but then the Blues got into their stride and Dan Shelley had a shot well saved.
Peter Wright headed wide and second-placed Stamford went close when Andy Hall hit a shot against the bar.
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The Blues, though, more than matched their rivals, and were rewarded when Sam Hall played in Sanders, who finished in fine style to push Leek into the top half of the table.
NEWCASTLE Town also enjoyed a profitable afternoon in Lincolnshire.
Castle recovered from a goal down to seal all three points with a 2-1 victory at Lincoln United.
Ben Garrick hit the bar for the home side in the first half, but that was the closest either side came to scoring before the break.
Lincoln broke the deadlock in the 66th minute when Garrick showed good control before firing into the net.
Newcastle hit back in the 79th minute when a scramble in the Lincoln box ended with Andy Nicholls knocking the ball home from close range.
It was only Newcastle's second away game since early November and they clinched victory with a goal two minutes from time.
Callum Kenny laid the ball off to Nathan Sutton and he fed substitute Kyle Diskin, who found the net with a superb effort from the right.
Manager John Diskin, pictured, said: "It was a cracking win for us, and a great way to get the Kidsgrove defeat out of our system.
"We made one or two changes, brought a few youngsters in, and generally shuffled the pack.
"It was a bit against the run of play when we fell behind, but the lads hit back very well to get the win."
KIDSGROVE played the majority of their home encounter with Mickleover Sports with 10 men, but still earned a 1-1 draw.
Paul Taylor was sent off after 15 minutes for his part in a melee following a poor challenge on team-mate John Johnstone.
Mickleover had only won one of their previous seven games, but sensed glory when Martyn Smyth gave them a 42nd-minute lead with a volley into the far corner.
Grove were playing their first game since talisman Liam Shotton's departure to Singapore, but they fought back well after the break and scored a deserved equaliser in the 83rd minute.
It came from the head of James Curley, who rose to nod home a corner.