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Grice’s 250th Appearance Lasts 25 Seconds!

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Leek Town look destined to spend another season in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South after a last-minute winner by AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Commenting after the game Blues’ boss Ant Danylyk said: “On the day I thought we were the better side especially in the opening half.

“The result wasn’t what we wanted but the performance was really good and I thought we were unlucky to be on the end of defeat.

“We pushed forward in the final 10 minutes and gave it a real good go and could have won it in the end.

“We created numerous chances to win the game, we looked comfortable on the ball and looked in control”, he added.

The big talking point at Harrison Park on Saturday was the injury sustained by leading scorer Tim Grice in the opening minute of the game.

Grice was playing his 250th game for the club but it lasted for only around 25 seconds when he won an aerial duel with a Diamonds defender before going to ground.

Immediately the referee waved on Blues’ team physio Ken Ashford and he was followed on by Leek’s medical team as treatment continued on the stricken striker.

Leek were also indebted to the mother of Blues’ assistant-manager Paul Donnelly – a retired paramedic – who assisted the medical team.

Eventually Grice was stretchered off, but the striker was later deemed to have suffered nothing more than a bump on the head and he later took to Twitter to praise the club’s medical team.

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