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Results Round-Up | 27.04.19

By Simon Harrison

We cover off the results across the league from Saturday after the remainder of April’s fixtures were played.

Premier Division
Three of the four remaining top flight games went ahead on Saturday with the title race and relegation battle all wrapped up on the previous weekends.

Dukinfield Town rounded off their campaign with a smashing 5-3 win over Bolton County to ensure a tenth-place finish. County end the campaign in eighth despite Kieran Hennessy, Tom Axon-Smith and Liam Stewart goals on the day.

Stockport Georgians’ penultimate game of the season was their highest win margin after they won 3-0 at Manchester Gregorians. Luke Flanagan, Adam Gardiner and Sam John got the goals at Belle Vue while Gregs finish in seventh place.

In the final game of the day, Springhead secured sixth spot with a 2-0 victory over Old Alts who had avoided the drop last weekend. Jack Donlan and Ryan Fagan scored the goals for the hosts to end the season with an unbeaten run of 5 games.

Division One
Heywood St James clinched the Division One title following their victory over Tintwistle Athletic. Charlie Minshull scored the only goal of the game at West Drive to seal the points and sees his side crowned champions.

Having secured promotion a few weeks ago, Pennington are confirmed runners up after bringing their season to a close with a win away to bottom team Govan Athletic. Daryl Cope scored a hat-trick for the visitors in their 4-1 win with Conrad Stanistreet getting the other while Haydn Fraser got Govan’s reply.

Uppermill finish their 2018/19 campaign with a 3-1 win at home to Bolton Lads & Girls Club to finish in eighth. Tom Simpson’s brace was added to by Tommy Bunn at Churchill playing fields, ensuring their opponents finish inside the bottom three.

Division Two
Avro Res have done all they can to try and secure promotion after their 5-2 win at home to Wythenshawe Amateurs Res. Rico Stewart led the line well by netting a hat-trick and was joined on the score sheet by Chrissy Howells and Mason Dunkley to give Avro the best possible preparation ahead of their Murray Trophy final on Wednesday.

Division Three
Elton Vale Res moved back to the summit following their 5-0 win over relegated Wilmslow Albion Res. A goal each for Lewis Benson, Peter Hickford, Andy Holt, Tyler Roscoe and Stuart Telfer put the pressure back on Uppermill who drop to second place but have a game in hand in what is a tight battle at the top for the title.

Dukinfield Town Res moved up to third place with a narrow 1-0 win over Leigh Athletic Res and gives them a fighting chance of promotion with three games left to play.

After missing out in the Manchester League Cup final in midweek, East Manchester Academy bounced back with a 4-2 win over Bolton County Res. The win all but guarantees a sixth-place finish with two games remaining.

Pennington Res move up to ninth following their 2-0 win at home to Rochdale Sacred Heart A on Saturday. Declan Daly and Luke Davies got the goals at Jubilee Park, bouncing back from their midweek defeat.

Fresh from their cup success, Chadderton EDS followed it up with another victory, this time at Crossford Bridge where they faced Old Alts Res. David Evans got Alts’ reply but Sam Traynor and Joe Ray both scored twice in the 4-1 win.

Division Four
Royton Town Res kept their promotion hopes on track after a 5-2 win at home to Altrincham Hale Res. Town are now a point off the top two with a game in hand and have it all in their own destiny.

Where next?

Results Round-Up | 04.05.19 We cover off all the results from Saturday afternoon in the penultimate weekend of the 2018/19 Manchester Football League campaign.
Results Round-Up | 20.04.19 We take a look at the results from the league and cup as we approach the final weeks of the 2018/19 season.

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