2021/22 Fixtures

By Simon Harrison

We can now reveal the August fixtures for the upcoming season.

Once the North West Counties Football League release their fixtures we will then be able to finalise and confirm ours. This is due to there being Clubs that have teams in both leagues i.e. Avro, Chadderton and Daisy Hill.

The Premier Division, Division One and Division Two kick off their campaign on Saturday 7th August while Divisions Three, Four and Five begin theirs on Saturday 28th August.

Premier Division
Hindsford, who were the last team to lift the Premier Division trophy, kick off their 2021/22 campaign with a visit to Radcliffe Road where they face Bolton County. Beechfield United welcome Chadderton Reserves to Salford Sports Village for their opener.

Crossford Bridge will be the setting where Old Alts host Heyside while Manchester Gregorians and Stockport Georgians will meet at Belle Vue Sports Village. Heywood St James travel to Fox Park to take on Rochdale Sacred Heart and Walshaw Sports welcome Gilgryst Cup winners Springhead to Sycamore Road.

Old Alts take on Heyside at Crossford Bridge and Royton Town host Dukinfield Town at their new home of the Vestacare Stadium.

Division One
Murray Trophy finalists East Manchester travel to Blessed Thomas Holford to face Altrincham Hale as the race for promotion to the top flight begins in Division One.

Wilmslow Albion welcome Uppermill to Oakwood Farm for their opener while Tintwistle Athletic go to Elton Vale. Butler Park is where Atherton Town and Moorside Rangers will kick off their season and Bolton Lads and Girls host Govan Athletic at Hacken Lane

Division Two
We have four new teams and one team returning for the 2021/22 season.

Two of the new teams face each other on the opening day as AFC Burnley host Bolton Borough at Scholes Park. Daisy Hill Development travel to Gin Pit Fields to take on Astley and Tyldesley and Hollinwood host Avenue at Oasis Academy for their first taste of MFL action. Returning to the MFL are Manchester Central who host Leigh Genesis.

Hindley Juniors host Oldham Community at Park Road while Bolton United travel to Avro Res at the Vestacare Stadium. Murray Trophy winners AFC Monton begin their campaign against Breightmet at New Alder Park.

Division Three
The reserve teams in Divisions Three, Four and Five kick off their season a little later than those in the top three divisions.

The last winners of the division, Uppermill Res begin their campaign with a trip to Elton Vale Res who were runners up in the same season.

Open Trophy winners Walshaw Sports Res host Bolton County Res while Dukinfield Town Res travel to Cromley Road to face Stockport Georgians Res. Fox Park is the venue of Rochdale Sacred Heart Res versus Altrincham Hale Res and Hindsford Res and Manchester Gregorians Res will meet at Squires Lane.

Springhead Res will kick off their season with a trip to Butler Park to face Atherton Town Res.

Division Four
Beechfield United A host AFC Monton Res at Salford Sports Village in a local derby to kick off their campaigns.

Heywood St James Res travel to Old Alts Res and Pennington Res are also on the road as they go to Dukinfield Town A. Boothstown Res welcome Tintwistle Athletic Res to Bridgewater Park and Atherton Town A host Moorside Rangers Res.

Division Five
We welcome back Chadderton EDS to the MFL after a brief period of absence and they begin their return at home to Hollinwood Res.

Govan Athletic Res welcome Pennington A to Platt Lane for their opener while Wilmslow Albion Res host Bolton Lads and Girls Res.

Astley and Tyldesley Res host Dukinfield Town Dev at Gin Pit Fields to round off the opening fixtures.

Opening Day Fixtures

Saturday 7th August 2021

Premier Division
Beechfield United v Chadderton Reserves
Bolton County v Hindsford
Manchester Gregorians v Stockport Georgians
Old Alts v Heyside
Rochdale Sacred Heart v Heywood St James
Royton Town v Dukinfield Town
Walshaw Sports v Springhead

Division One
Altrincham Hale v East Manchester
Atherton Town v Moorside Rangers
Bolton Lads and Girls v Govan Athletic
Elton Vale v Tintwistle Athletic
Wilmslow Albion v Uppermill

Division Two
AFC Burnley v Bolton Borough
AFC Monton v Breightmet United
Astley and Tyldesley v Daisy Hill Development
Avro Reserves v Bolton United
Hindley Juniors v Oldham Community
Hollinwood v Avenue
Manchester Central v Leigh Genesis

Saturday 28th August 2021

Division Three
Atherton Town Res v Springhead Res
Elton Vale Res v Uppermill Res
Hindsford Res v Manchester Gregorians Res
Rochdale Sacred Heart Res v Altrincham Hale Res
Stockport Georgians Res v Dukinfield Town Res
Walshaw Sports Res v Bolton County Res

Division Four
Atherton Town A v Moorside Rangers Res
Beechfield United A v AFC Monton Res
Boothstown Res v Tintwistle Athletic Res
Dukinfield Town A v Pennington Res
Old Alts Res v Heywood St James Res

Division Five
Astley and Tyldesley Res v Dukinfield Town Dev
Chadderton EDS v Hollinwood Res
Govan Athletic Res v Pennington A
Wilmslow Albion Res v Bolton Lads and Girls Res

The rest of the August fixtures can be found on our website here

NB - Fixtures are subject to change.

Where next?

2021/22 Promotion and Relegation Please see below the ups and downs planned for the upcoming season.
Registrations Please see below the notice with regards to registrations for the upcoming season.

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