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Chasetown FC’s clash with Leek Town abandoned because of fog

Chasetown's players look on as the fog closes in

Chasetown’s players look on as the fog closes in. Pic: Pamela Mullins

A dramatic midweek evening of football ended prematurely for Chasetown FC when fog caused a 51st minute abandonment.

Leek Town had taken an early lead after John Bateman had denied Jordan Johnson but was helpless as Tim Grice netted the rebound.

The hosts dominated every aspect of the first half but the visitors scored a shock equaliser with their first attempt at goal as substitute Nathan Waite fired beyond Ben Chapman at the near post.

Then, Chasetown stunned their hosts when Paul Sullivan’s long range effort was only parried by Chapman and Danny Griffiths drilled home the loose ball.

Incredibly, a half dominated by the hosts still saw the visitors hit the cross bar with Griffiths the unlucky man.

After six minutes of the second period the referee took the view that his assistants could not see across the field of play due to worsening fog and after a five minute suspension of play he called a halt to proceedings.

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