Rochdale Sacred Heart made it two wins from two in midweek as they continue to make use of their games in hand.
On Tuesday night Danny Wolstenholme scored a hat trick in a 7-3 win away to Dukinfield Town. Curtis Williams added a brace along with strikes from Hamilton Rescova and Jonny Thompson, cancelling out Daniel Parkinson’s hat-trick for Town.
They followed that up with a narrow 3-2 win at struggling AFC Monton on Thursday night, a vital three points to give the league table a better look for Sacred Heart. Hamilton Rescova and Matthew Dell scored along with a gift of an own goal to see them past AFC Monton who remain a place off the bottom.
Hindsford were also in action as they inflicted Bolton County’s first defeat of 2018, winning 7-1 at Squires Lane. Brad Brown scored hit a hat-trick and was supported by a Ryan Brody brace plus Anthony Glover and Adam Lynch goals for The Tonics while Tom Axon-Smith notched County’s consolation, leaving them in ninth.
Chadderton Res took one step closer to promotion as they dismissed Hollinwood 5-2 on Broadway. Ashley Ainsworth added three more to his already-large goal tally with Jake Jacobs and John Rogers getting the others.
Three wins from their remaining three games would potentially see Chaddy crowned as champions on goal difference. Looks like it’s going to the wire with them and Beechfield United.
Tintwistle Athletic moved up to second place with a very good 3-2 win at home to Uppermill. They now sit five off the leaders with a game in hand but only three goals separate them and third-placed Bolton Lads & Girls Club.
Radcliffe Juniors also kept the pressure on the league leaders with a 3-0 win at home to Irlam Steel. The three points mean that Radcliffe would be champions if they win all their remaining five games.
Rochdale Sacred Heart Res moved to within a point of sealing the Division Three title after they picked up a good win against Dukinfield Town Res (pictured). Michael Aiden and James Taylor both scored twice to add to Will Kinder’s penalty to see them to a 5-1 victory, Sam Owens scored Town’s consolation.
Wythenshawe Amateurs Res’ 4-1 win away to Manchester Gregorians Res means RSH will have to wait until the weekend at least to crack open the bubbly. Rhys Jones scored twice, Luke Hibbert and Stephen Herdman once sealed the Ammies’ fifth straight win.
Both RSH and Ammies are in great form as they meet in the Open Trophy final on Wednesday night which promises to be a fantastic tie.
Wilmslow Albion Res produced a fantastic display to take all three points from their game with Manchester Gregorians Res. The defeat puts a dint in Gregs’ top four finish hopes with just two games left for them.
Stockport Georgians Res and Dukinfield Town played out a cracker of a game as they shared eight goals and the spoils as it finished 4-4 at Cromley Road. The result gives Georgians their second point in a week, their seventh overall and still have a chance of climbing to safety as they are nine points from safety with six games left.
Rochdale Sacred Heart A’s title hopes suffered a blow as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bolton County Res. The draw means they are now four points behind second place with a game in hand still well in contention for promotion, however.