Results Review - Saturday 18 September

By Simon Harrison

We take a look at the results on Saturday 18 September from across all five divisions in the Manchester Football League plus county cup competitions.

Saturday 18 September 2021

PREMIER DIVISION

Rochdale Sacred Heart still lead the way at the top of the table despite them falling to their second defeat of the season on Saturday when they welcomed Chadderton Reserves to Fox Park. Matthew Rowson and Michael Kearney both scored for the hosts in the 5-2 win for Chaddy with Josh Kerr getting two goals and Tyler Berry, Matthew Wilkinson and Joe Ray getting the others.

Second placed Hindsford took advantage and closed the gap and now only goal difference separates the two sides. The Tonics, who have two games in hand, picked up a 3-1 win at Manchester Gregorians with Alex Honeyball scoring a brace at Belle Vue. Shaun Sithole scored the other goal for the visitors with Bhodan Semehen netting Gregs’ reply.

After suffering defeat last time out, Bolton County bounced back to winning ways when they welcomed Old Altrinchamians to Radcliffe Road. Mahal Shereen, Carl Airey and Faisal Raisi all scored in the 3-0 win which moves them up to third spot while the visitors are a place off the foot of the table.

Royton Town picked up their first point of the season on Saturday in a local with Springhead which ended 1-1. Liam Wood opened the scoring by giving the hosts the lead just before the break but Jordan Jones-Waite’s header on the hour levelled things up and meant both teams would take a point each.

Beechfield United sit in fifth spot following a good 2-0 win at home to Walshaw Sports. Neither side created much in the first half but Beechy edged it. Walshaw missed a second half penalty at 0-0 before Callum Davies scored twice to seal all three points for United.

The highest scorers of the day were Stockport Georgians who hit Pennington for six at Cromley Road, making it back-to-back wins. William Parry scored four in the 6-0 victory with Kyle Wych and Dean McGregor scoring the others, sealing the three points which takes them up to sixth place.

DIVISION ONE

The top two teams remain unbeaten after healthy wins on the road on Saturday and only goal difference separates them after five games. League leaders Bolton Lads and Girls left Butler Park with a 4-1 win thanks to a Keane Mills brace, Robbie Gibson and Habtamu Ayele goals. Matt Jackson scored Town’s reply who remain without a win.

Elton Vale are in second place following a 5-2 win against Wilmslow Albion. Wes Brown (2), Kelvin Trippier, Adam Plimley and Jack Alderson scored the goals for Vale at Oakwood Farm with Josh Connolly and Kieran Casey scoring Albion’s replies.

Boothstown secured a second consecutive home win when they welcomed Altrincham Hale to Bridgewater Park. Ben Oldroyd and Ryan Cain scored the goals in the 2-0 win which keeps them in third place and are just three points off the leaders.

Uppermill picked up their second win of the season when they travelled to West Drive to face Tintwistle Athletic. Ashley Ainsworth scored twice in the 5-1 win, as did Josh Barlow with Leighton Stephenson getting the other. Tinny are still on the look out for their first win and remain rooted to the foot of the table.

East Manchester are also still searching for their first win but their 2-2 draw with Govan Athletic on Saturday was their third of the season. The MOM performance of East’s goalkeeper proved crucial as his side equalised with almost the last kick of the game to nick a point. Dean Gibson and Jake Ambrose scored the goals for East while David Badrock and Siyam Muhammad both netted for Govan.

DIVISION TWO

Bolton United inflicted a heavy defeat on Oldham Community, compounding a difficult start for the visitors. United romped to a 14-2 win which keeps them three points clear at the top of the table after six games. Nadir Patel (6), Amin Munshi (5), Uwais Patel, Muhammed Seedat and Sakeel Abdullah scored the goals for United while Alberto Fortes and Carmel Toulomba got Oldham’s replies.

Hollinwood are just behind the leaders after a victory at MFL newcomers Cavaliers. Hayden Wardle (4), Alex Brown (3) and Georgi Terry scored the goals for the visitors in the 8-0 win at William Scholes PF and leave Cavaliers rooted to the bottom.

Also winning well on the road were Manchester Central who are now in ninth place after their 6-0 victory against Hindley Juniors. Gabriel Wiwoloku’s hat-trick was added to by a Fuhud Kasali brace and a Ruben Lawal strike to seal consecutive wins for Central.

Breightmet United clinched their first point of the season and are off the mark following a 5-5 draw with Daisy Hill Development. Adam Haslam (2), Gary McShane, Lewis Haslam and George Amponsah all scored for United while Lewis Shore (2), Karl Farrell, Alfa Umaro and Wasium Husein scored for Daisy, who stay in twelfth but move onto five points.

The spoils were also shared at Stanley Sports Hub where AFC Burnley and Astley and Tyldesley drew 2-2. Niall Sawley scored twice for Burnley and Keeran Parker did the same for his Astley side. The point moves the visitors up to third place but Burnley remain in tenth.

FULL RESULTS

Premier Division
Beechfield United 2-0 Walshaw Sports
Bolton County 3-0 Old Alts
Manchester Gregorians 1-3 Hindsford
Rochdale Sacred Heart 2-5 Chadderton Res
Royton Town 1-1 Springhead
Stockport Georgians 6-0 Pennington

Division One
Atherton Town 1-4 Bolton Lads and Girls
Boothstown 2-0 Altrincham Hale
Govan Athletic 2-2 East Manchester
Tintwistle Athletic 1-5 Uppermill
Wilmslow Albion 2-5 Elton Vale

Division Two
AFC Burnley 2-2 Astley and Tyldesley
Bolton United 14-2 Oldham Community
Breightmet United 5-5 Daisy Hill Dev
Cavaliers 0-8 Hollinwood
Hindley Juniors 0-6 Manchester Central

Division Three
Altrincham Hale Res 2-2 Stockport Georgians Res
Dukinfield Town Res 2-0 AFC Monton Res
Elton Vale Res 3-0 Bolton County Res
Hindsford Res 4-2 Manchester Gregorians Res
Royton Town Res 20-0 Beechfield United A
Springhead Res 4-3 Boothstown Res
Uppermill Res 1-4 Atherton Town Res

Division Four
Astley and Tyldesley Res 3-2 Chadderton EDS
Moorside Rangers Res 2-2 Govan Athletic Res
Old Alts Res 4-5 Wilmslow Albion Res
Pennington Res 1-1 Leigh Genesis Res
Bolton Lads and Girls Res 4-2 Atherton Town A

Manchester Challenge Trophy
Heywood St James 2-4 Avro Res

Lancashire Amateur Cup
AFC Monton 6-0 AFC Wigan Reserves
Bolton Borough 10-0 Morecambe Hawks United
Eccleston and Heskin H-W Rochdale Sacred Heart Res
Havelock Inn 2-7 Avenue

Where next?

Results Review - Saturday 25 September We cover off the results from the final weekend of September.
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