Results Round-Up 15.09.18

By Simon Harrison

We take a look at the results in and around the Manchester Football League from Saturday 15th September.

Premier Division
The gap at the top of the table has been cut to four points following a draw for the league leaders. Hindsford hosted Manchester Gregorians to which the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw, a point to add to Gregs’ win against second placed Heyside last time out.

Heyside bounced back from that defeat with a narrow 1-0 win at home to Old Alts on Saturday as Adam Dale’s goal secured the three points to move his side to within two points off the top.

Rochdale Sacred Heart extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 5-3 win at home to Stockport Georgians to cement themselves in third place while the defeat leaves Georgians in the bottom three.

Chadderton Reserves and AFC Monton make up the other two places in the bottom three, both of which suffered heavy defeats at the weekend. AFC Monton are still to register a point after they were on the wrong end of a 10-1 defeat. Cory Knight scored five, Josh Frith netted a hat-trick and Daniel Burns added a brace in an emphatic win to move Central up to seventh. Daniel Leigh scored Monton’s consolation.

Chadderton Res came away from Radcliffe Road on the back of a 7-1 defeat to Bolton County. Jordan McLoughlin scored a hat-trick, Tom Aspen scored twice in addition to Josh Evans and Godwin May goals.

Dukinfield Town moved out of the relegation zone with a very timely 3-0 win at home to a ten-man Springhead. Darren Green, Damien Healy and Jack Saw all scored to inflict a second defeat for Head in as many games.

Royton Town secured a 4-1 win at home against East Manchester ensuring they stay in fourth place. Michael Moss scored twice with Daniel Gilmartin and Robert Flynn scoring the others at the Oldham Academy, Chris Neild netting for East who drop a place to eleventh.

In the day’s other game, Walshaw Sports got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Beechfield United.

Division One
Heywood St James created a three-point gap as they beat Bolton Lads & Girls Club 2-1 at Hacken Bridge. The win stretches their 100% start to 7 games as they remain the only unbeaten team in the division.

Tintwistle Athletic collected only their second point of the season after they left Butler Park with a 2-2 draw against Atherton Town. Ryan Heapy and Jordan Lloyd scored for Town after Tinny opened the scoring early on but the visitors levelled it up in the second half to earn themselves a draw.

Boothstown sit in third spot after their 4-1 win at home to an inconsistent Leigh Athletic. Town stretch their unbeaten run to six games while The Tics remain in ninth despite the defeat.

There were goals galore in the other games in the division as 20 goals were scored in three games.

Elton Vale were 5-3 winners at home to Wilmslow Albion with Sheldon Barrington, Harvey Booth, Jack Lawder, Mark Severs and Jon Stephenson all scoring for Vale while Harry Maylett and a Nathan Johnson (2) scored for Albion.

Altrincham Hale edged a seven-goal thriller by the odd goal as they faced Uppermill at Churchill Playing Fields. Nathan Driscoll scored twice and Ben Ford once for Uppermill but a brace each for Leigh Sproston and Liam Paterson meant Hale clinch all three points.

Govan Athletic secured their second win of the season as they edged past Radcliffe Juniors at Cams Lane, being on the right end of a 3-2 scoreline.

Division Two
Irlam Steel remain top of the pile following a thumping 13-0 win away to Breightmet United. Kane Brannagan (5), Gary Prescott (3), Nick Petrou (2), Dan Johnson and Mark Jones all scoring for the only unbeaten team in the division.

Hindsford Res remain two points behind the front runners after their 4-1 win away to Manchester Gregorians Res while third placed Middleton Colts eased to a 4-0 win at home to Atherton Town Res. Ryan Alessandra, Jamie Diamond, Jonathon Munson and Kacy Samuel all scored to Colts.

Moorside Rangers fell to their first defeat of the season as they were beaten 4-1 at home to Avro Res. Kaden Goodman was on target for Rangers but Max Davidson’s brace, Joey Fallon and Ashley Wallen’s goals meant the men from Vestacare Stadium got back to winning ways.

Wythenshawe Amateurs Res emphatically brushed aside Walshaw Sports in a 7-0 win at Manchester Health Academy to move them up to tenth while Rochdale Sacred Heart Res move into seventh with a 2-1 win at Astley & Tyldesley.

Hindley Juniors secured their first win of the campaign in a 6-4 success at home to Hollinwood, a win that moves them up a place.

Division Three
Bolton County remain in top spot despite dropping points for the first time since the opening day’s defeat. They could only take a point away from their tie at Stockport Georgians Res as Tom Helsby and Jack Kirk scored in a 2-2 draw.

Rochdale Sacred Heart A moved to within a point of the leaders with a 7-2 win at home to Chadderton EDS and are joined on 9 points by Uppermill Res and Dukinfield Town Res.

Uppermill were 5-2 winners at Old Alts Res as Jack Shaw scored twice to add to Chris Barlow, Lee Rainford and Kieran Hilton goals at Crossford Bridge. Paul Miller and Elliott Vernon netted for Alts who sit in seventh place.

Dukinfield Town were also on the road and picked up a 4-1 win at Springhead Res. Joseph Cole, Aidan Horrocks, Peter Susca and Dan Towey all scored for Town while Jack Beasley got Head’s consolation.

Division Four
Royton Town Res continued their perfect start with a 3-1 win at Altrincham Hale Res. Jack Barnes scored twice, Jack Howard got the other to keep his side top of the table.

The only other side with a 100% start, Heywood St James Res remain three points back following a comfortable 5-1 win at home to Astley & Tyldesley Res.

Govan Athletic Res move up to ninth with a 4-2 win at Atherton Town A thanks to goals from Oladeji Ojenji, David Roddy, George Stevens and Abdul Lodhi.

Heyside Res Res and Manchester Central Res both doubled their points tally with big-scoreline wins. Heyside were 8-1 winners over Dukinfield Town A, Danny Fox getting Town’s goal while Central registered a 5-1 win against Moorside Rangers Res. Jazzie Marong netted twice, Harjas Singh, Teon Jacko and Olly Wright scored the others at The Manchester College with Jason Wood scoring for Rangers.

Tintwistle Athletic Res also moved onto six points with a 4-1 win at home to Bolton Lads & Girls Res thanks to two goals from Josh Westmerland plus further strikes from Matt Daniels and Joshua Casulli.

Lancashire Amateur Cup
Pennington eased into the second round of the competition with a 9-1 win away to Appley Bridge.

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