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Results Round-Up | 16.03.19

By Simon Harrison

The Manchester Football League fixture list took a huge blow this weekend with only seven games going ahead.

Storm Gareth was severe enough to cause the fixtures scheduled for artificial surfaces to be postponed with the amount of rain that has fallen.

Division One
Bolton Lads & Girls Club hosted Pennington in the only game from the division on Saturday, the 20th game of the season for both sides.

It was the visitors who would take all three points courtesy of a 4-1 win which sees them move to the top of the table, leapfrogging Altrincham Hale. Heath Ainscough, Ross Farrington, Dane Grimes and Obua Hashim Mugalula all scored for Pennington to strengthen their title and promotion aspirations.

Division Two
Moorside Rangers move up to fourth with a 3-1 home win against Manchester Gregorians. Liam Dunn, Michael Gill and Callum McNichol each scored once to ensure their side claimed the points and took the title race to next weekend.

Division Three
It rained goals at Leigh Sports Village as 12 were scored in the game between Leigh Athletic Res and Stockport Georgians Res. It was the visitors who would be the happier of the two as they won 7-5, their third victory in their last six outings.

Division Four
Tintwistle Athletic Res put a dent in Heywood St James’ promotion hopes by beating them 5-3 on Saturday. Anthony Rodrigues, Elliott Smallwood, Josh Stevenson, Aiden Woolleson and Adam Rawcliffe all scored for Tinny, moving them up a place to sixth.

Murray Trophy
Avro Res sealed their place in the last four of the Murray Trophy after seeing off Breightmet United at the Vestacare Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Oliver Froggatt scored a hat-trick, Mason Dunkley and Mike Barnes-Gott both netted a brace and Charlie Fuller, Brad Coe and Rico Stewart scored once to round off a 10-1 victory.

Open Trophy
Royton Town Res progressed to the Semi Final stages following their 3-0 win over local rivals Springhead Res. The Division Four side saw off their higher-ranked opposition in the impressive victory to keep up hopes of a league and cup double.

Manchester League Cup
East Manchester Academy claim bragging rights after they breezed past Manchester Central Res in this Quarter Final tie. The hosts put their name in the hat for the last four with a 6-0 victory. Phil Montgomery (2), Eduardo Lamb, Max Perry, Josh Gilhome and Chris Neild all scored for East to ensure their side join Chadderton EDS who have already progressed.

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