Friday, 12 September 2008

The Leeky road to the top of the league: Leek CSOB v Wigan Robin Park preview

Right I'll fess up - as Tony Soprano might say to Dr Jennifer Melfi - I know absolutely nothing about Leek CSOB so if in doubt consult good old Wiganpedia

Tony Soprano is Ryan Edwards!!

So here we go

Leek County School Old Boys Football Club (usually shortened to Leek CSOB) is an English football club based in Leek, Staffordshire

The club was formed in 1945 and has been in continuous existence since then. They were Leek Minor League champions and Leek & Moorland League champions in 1962, and also won a number of local cups.

In 1984 CSOB were among the founder members of the Staffordshire Senior League. They won the championship of the league (which by this time had changed its name to the Midland League) in 1996, which gained them promotion to the North West Counties Football League Division Two. Two years later they were promoted to Division One, but lasted only three seasons at this level before being relegated back to Division Two, where they remain to this day (although it is now called Division One).

What I also know is that they play in red and white - so it's Orange & Navy for the Robins, they play at Leek Town's Harrison Park - where I spent a boisterous night watching Wigan Athletic many years PW (Pre-Whelan) and they currently lie ninth in the league with five points from five games. They did however lose just 1-0 away at unbeaten Cheadle Town in the week and by all accounts played well.

Harrison Park

The Robins will look to build on their fine victory at AFC Liverpool and should welcome back Ryan Small - if he hasn't run off with one of his mum's bridesmaids and Adam Whittle and Dean Callaway from injury. Meanwhile Darren Mullen should be well at home in Leek as it is well-known for it's antiques!!

It'll be a quieter away terrace than of late as the Wigan Robin Bastards will mainly be found in the stadium next door to th'athletics stadium watching Latics but rest assured they will be back for the long (and drunken) trip to Holker Old Boys

Oh and can anybody give me a lift as it looks like a 'mare to get to!!

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