Results Review - Saturday 13 November

By Simon Harrison

We take a look at the results from across the Manchester Football League on Saturday 13 November where a minute silence was observed before each fixture.

PREMIER DIVISION

Hindsford secured consecutive back-to-back wins on the road and a second clean sheet in two games after they travelled to Old Alts on Saturday. Goals from Alex Honeyball, Rico Stewart and Harvey Furey secured a 3-0 win for the Tonics and remain top of the table.

Bolton County stay within three points of the leaders following their 2-1 win at home to Chadderton in a game which the visitors finish with ten men. Tom Axon-Smith netted a brace for County with Tyler Berry scoring for Chaddy at Radcliffe Road who suffer a fifth-straight league defeat.

Manchester Gregorians are up to eighth on the back of their fourth win of the season, overtaking their opponents in the process. Joshua Ripley scored twice for Gregs in the 5-3 win over Beechfield United with Sam Kirby, James Purfield and Sam Boylan getting the others.

Dukinfield Town’s unbeaten start to the season has come to an end after they were edged out by Stockport Georgians in a tight affair at Cromley Road. Oliver McFayden and Dean McGregor both scored for the hosts in the 2-1 win as Mitchell Andrew scored Town’s reply.

Walshaw Sports gave their survival chances a huge boost on Saturday as they move up a place to twelfth, overtaking Heyside after beating them 4-1 at St Johns Park. Both teams now sit four points off the bottom having played two games more.

Heywood St James put Springhead to the sword to secure all three points, winning 4-0 at the Phoenix Ground. It was the fifth time they have scored four or more times on home soil with Elliot Collinson, Martin Cosgrave, Alexander Kempton and Aaron Nuttall all scoring on this occasion.

DIVISION ONE

With league leaders Boothstown not in action on Saturday, second place Bolton Lads and Girls failed to use one of their games in hand to retake top spot as they fell to a 4-1 defeat at home to Uppermill. Ashley Ainsworth and Josh Barlow both netted a brace to condemn the home side to a second defeat of the season with Keane Mills scoring Bolton’s goal.

Elton Vale’s form continues to slump as they suffered a fourth-straight home defeat against Moorside Rangers. Robel Kesete scored twice in the first half with Liam Martin pulling a goal back in the second period but the hosts couldn’t recover to deny Moorside who are now level points with Vale.

A single Adam Cooper goal proved to be the difference at Platt Lane as the two Athletics went head-to-head. Despite finishing with ten men, it was Tintwistle Athletic who would be victorious in only their second win of the campaign and deny Govan Athletic a chance of moving up to second place.

Wilmslow Albion are now six points adrift at the bottom following their 2-1 defeat at home to East Manchester. James Plumber had originally put the hosts in front from the penalty spot but the visitors quickly turned it around with an equaliser from Josh Rushby and a Tom Beswick penalty to give East the three vital points.

DIVISION TWO

Bolton United dropped points for the first time this season as they went down 3-2 at the hands of Astley and Tyldesley. Alex Crowder, Nathan Haigh and Ben Smith all scored for Astley who move to within five points of the promotion places. Sakeel Abdullah and Amin Munshi both scored for United who remain five points clear at the top.

Second place Bolton Borough couldn’t capitalise on United’s slip up as they fell to defeat on the road also, going down 2-0 at Avenue. Jake Edwards and Malaki Gordon both scored for the hosts helping them bounce back from defeat the previous week to secure their first clean sheet at home this season.

Breightmet United moved out of the bottom two places after securing their first win of the campaign, overcoming Oldham Community at Moss Park. United were 4-2 winners and are now a place and a point above the Oldham outfit.

Manchester Central suffered their first defeat in a month as they lost 5-2 at home to Hindley Juniors. Daniel Dolling and Harry Massey both scored for Central but the visitors pressed on to secure three points to move up to ninth in the table.

AFC Burnley picked up their fourth win of the season on Saturday, all of which have come away from home. Winning 6-3 against Hollinwood, the Burnley side have moved to within four points of their opponents and are now eleven points clear of the bottom two. Ben Glendon scored a hat-trick and Niall Sawley netted a brace in this win for the Burnley outfit.

Full Results

Premier Division
Beechfield United 3-5 Manchester Gregorians
Bolton County 2-1 Chadderton Reserves
Heywood St James 4-0 Springhead
Old Alts 0-3 Hindsford
Stockport Georgians 2-1 Dukinfield Town
Walshaw Sports 4-1 Heyside

Division One
Bolton Lads and Girls 1-4 Uppermill
Elton Vale 1-2 Moorside Rangers
Govan Athletic 0-1 Tintwistle Athletic
Wilmslow Albion 1-2 East Manchester

Division Two
Astley and Tyldesley 3-2 Bolton United
Avenue 2-0 Bolton Borough
Breightmet United 4-2 Oldham Community
Hollinwood 3-6 AFC Burnley
Manchester Central 2-5 Hindley Juniors

Division Three
Manchester Gregorians Res 0-7 Rochdale Sacred Heart Res
AFC Monton Res A-A Royton Town Res
Altrincham Hale Res 5-5 Uppermill Res
Boothstown Res 1-2 Stockport Georgians Res
Dukinfield Town Res 5-1 Bolton County Res
Hindsford Res 0-2 Elton Vale Res

Division Four
Chadderton EDS 4-4 Wilmslow Albion Res
Leigh Genesis Res 3-1 Hollinwood Res
Dukinfield Town A 2-5 Govan Athletic Res
Tintwistle Athletic Res 2-2 Old Alts Res
Moorside Rangers Res 2-2 Pennington Res

Lancashire Amateur Shield
Blackpool Wren Rovers 1-2 Atherton Town
Pennington 1-2 Fulwood Amateur
Rochdale Sacred Heart 4-1 Winstanley Warriors
Royton Town 1-1 (Pens 4-5) FC St Helens Town

West Riding Trophy
Springhead Res 5-0 Midgley United

Where next?

Results Review - Saturday 20 November We cover off the results from across the Manchester League as we edge closer to the end of the calendar year.
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