Avro’s perfect start continued with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Woodhams Park, that’s nine out of nine now, with Dukinfield Town their latest victims. Mike Stockdale and James Hampson finding the back of the net, Martin Parker netting for the home side who pushed the leaders hard to the last minute.
A fine 3-1 win at Walshaw Sports ensures that Wythenshawe Amateurs continue to press Avro at the top of the table, Dave Wright led the way with a brace of goals for the Ammies with Deneilson Osigwe adding their third.
Another team on a magnificent run are East Manchester, but they were made to work hard by a Stockport Georgians side that might just be finding their feet after a slow start, a Brad Byrne goal being all that separated the teams and leave the visitors unbeaten after eight games.
Heyside’s eye-catching start to the season has hit the buffers as they slipped to a narrow 1-0 loss at AFC Monton, and are now eight points adrift of the leaders, but the home side will be delighted to claim another win and move four points clear of the drop zone with Gary Prescott getting the goal.
There was an eight-goal thriller at Royton Town where the home side powered their way to a 5-3 victory over a gutsy Manchester Gregorians who stayed in touch until the hour-mark, Arron Scholes bagged two for Town, with James Done, Joe Jacombes and Keith Melvin adding the extras.
Prestwich Heys Reserves ended a recent run of sticky form with a 3-2 triumph over Springhead and stay in a mid-table slot, a point above their visitors. Adam Nuttall bagged a hat-trick for Heys with Leighton Stephenson getting Head’s replies.
The only draw in the Premier Division came at Bolton County where winless Old Altrinchamians claimed their first away point from a 1-1 scoreline, Jordan McLaughlin had put County in front but were pegged back as Jake Hodgson came off the bench to secure a point for the visitors.
The only Round One tie saw holders Rochdale Sacred Heart romp to a 7-1 victory at Hindsford, a victory that leaves Hearts on a fine run of form with only one loss in seven games.
After a couple of cup defeats, Chapel Town ended their poor form with a tight 4-4 home draw with a Leigh Athletic side with promotion ambitions, Liam Halliday and Tyson Elwin hitting two goals each for the home side. Keeran Parker netted a brace for Leigh with Matt Bablinski and Elliott Patrick getting the rest.
After last Saturday’s loss, Beechfield United bounced back in some fashion with a 4-0 victory at Westbury Sports Club to stay in second spot, Jamie Sinnott scored another two goals with Jordan Jones-Waite and Louis Duff also on target.
There was a stalemate at Oakwood Farm where Wilmslow Albion and Chadderton Reserves ended with a goal apiece, though both sides will probably with happy with a point as they look to climb the table. Niall Barnes was on target for Chaddy to take their unbeaten to four games in all competitions.
Hollinwood leap-frogged their visitors with a fine 5-3 victory over Elton Vale as the Oldham-side’s rollercoaster form continues, only the number of goals scored by ‘Wood now separates the teams in mid-table. A brace from Julius Kaba along with David Moliaf, Loma Kusende and Carlos Injai for Hollinwood while Liam Boswell, Shaun Carey and Mark Severs all netted for Vale
Pennington squandered a 3-0 lead as they went down 4-3 at the hands of Manchester Central. Matthew Chadwick, Ross Farrington and Sam Heyes put the visitors into a 3-1 lead at half time with Dan Jones getting Central's first half goal. Timmy Raheem scored twice along with another from Dan Jones to complete a great comeback and secure three valuable, and unlikely at one stage, points.
Tintwistle Athletic’s sensational start to the season was ended by a Bolton Lads and Girls Club side who have quietly moved in promotion contention, the visitors running out 4-2 winners, though their hosts stay on top of the table. Goals from Anthony Rodrigues and Sam Swann proved to not be enough this time around for Tinny.
Second-placed Altrincham Hale had to settle for a point from their visit to Irlam Steel, the sides drawing 2-2 with Reece Cropper and Darren Andrews netting for Steel.
Heywood St James found their shooting boots in time for the visit of Uppermill, an excellent 4-1 win moving them into fourth spot and within a win of a top two berth. James Conroy, Martin Love, Lamara Harrison and George Powell found the net for Jimmies with Tom Simpson replying for Uppermill.
Another side stealthily edging up the table are Govan Athletic, putting Breightmet United to the sword by four goals to one, David Badrock helped himself to two goals with Adil Ajmal and David Mouanda also netting whilst United slip a third consecutive defeat.
Hindley Juniors hosted Atherton LR Development in the day’s only Murray Trophy tie and it was LR who romped to victory at Harrison Playing Fields. A hat-trick from Obua Hashim, a Liam Ackland brace plus further strikes from Ricardo Pembele and Dom Shepherd sealed a 7-2 win.
Rochdale Sacred Heart Res maintained their 100% start to the season with a decent 4-1 win at home to Walshaw Sports Res who suffered their first loss of the campaign.
Avro Res got back to winning ways after last week’s defeat and stay in second place following their 2-0 home win to holders Stockport Georgians.
Third placed Royton Town were held in a 2-2 draw away to Manchester Gregorians keeping Town’s unbeaten start intact. Springhead Res edged a seven-goal thriller with Wilmslow Albion Res as they were 4-3 victors at St Johns Street. Atherton Town also netted four times as they surpassed Hindsford Res 4-1 at Butler Park.
Dukinfield Town Res were the highest scorers of the day thanks to a 5-0 win at Wythenshawe Amateurs Res.
There were four ties in Division Four on Saturday with plenty of goals in each game.
Pennington Res and AFC Monton Res shared eight goals at Jubilee Park as the hosts become first team to restrict the league leaders.
Hollinwood Res capitalized on Monton’s slip up by comfortably winning 3-1 at Old Alts Res while Elton Vale were victorious by the same scoreline in the home game versus Bolton County Res.
East Manchester Academy v Irlam Steel Res was the remaining tie of the day which saw nine goals scored at Wright Robinson. The hosts ran out 6-3 winners to inflict Steel’s second defeat from their three games.
Tintwistle Athletic Res were the eye-catching team on Saturday who scored an unbelievable FIFTEEN goals against Breightmet United Res. The final score at Moss Park was 5-15.
Bolton Lads & Girls Club Res were 5-3 winners in their game at home to league leaders Heywood St James Res to double their points tally.
Boothstown make it two consecutive league wins thanks to their 3-2 success at Altrincham Hale Res to keep them in the promotion-chasing pack.
Atherton Town A notched their first win of the season with a very close 3-2 win at Uppermill Res.
Leigh Athletic Res were clinical in their 6-0 win at home to Govan Athletic Res in the day’s only Bridgewater Cup fixture.
MANCHESTER CHALLENGE TROPHY
Boothstown slipped out of the Manchester Challenge Trophy after a 4-1 loss at Cheshire League side Egerton.
LANCASHIRE AMATEUR CUP
The League remain represented in this grand old competition thanks to a thumping 5-2 home victory for Radcliffe Juniors over Old Blackburnians, their reward is a home tie with Appley Bridge in Round Two.