Results Round-Up - 28.04.18

By Simon Harrison

Here is a round-up of all the action across the Manchester Football League this weekend.

Premier Division
With the top three teams not in action, Springhead had the chance to close the gap as they travelled to AFC Monton. Ryan Hanson, Owen Minnock and Leighton Stephenson scored to give the visitors the win to move them to within four points of third place. Robert Cooke scored the Ammies’ consolation at New Alder Park.

Dukinfield Town came from three behind to nick a point from their trip to Rochdale Sacred Heart. Johnny Thompson, Hamelton Rescova and Curtis Williams put the hosts into a 3-0 lead before the break but Town battled back to earn themselves a draw.

It was also a point each for Bolton County and Stockport Georgians who shared four goals at Radcliffe Road. Liam Short scored twice for the hosts to give them a comfortable lead but Georgians fought back through Oliver Hemlin and Joe Bevan.

Walshaw Sports moved up to ninth place following their 3-2 win at Manchester Gregorians with Matt Carr inspiring Walshaw’s comeback with two goals.

Division One
Beechfield United bounced back from last weekend’s defeat with a 5-2 win at struggling Wilmslow Albion. Having already secured promotion, the league leaders maintained their title challenge with just one game remaining.

Chadderton Reserves guaranteed Premier Division Football next season with a thumping 7-1 at home to Elton Vale. Ashley Ainsworth added four to his already-impressive goal tally, Niall Barnes, James Curley and Michael Brickhill while Jamie Treanor claimed Vale’s solitary goal.

Chaddy remain three points behind the leaders with two games left to play so it looks like its going down to the wire.

Bottom team Westbury Sports shocked their hosts as they won 3-1 at Atherton Town. All the goals came in the second half with Lewis Benson getting two and Sam Howe getting the other for the visitors while Mark Prince scored for Town. The result keeps Westbury’s chances of survival in tact as they now require at least ten points from their last six fixtures.

Hollinwood brought their league campaign to a close with their 2-2 draw at Chapel Town while Leigh Athletic and Boothstown also drew 2-2 at Leigh Sports Village, Milo Ogden and Danny Eaton getting on the scoresheet for the ‘Tics

Division Two
Bolton Lads & Girls Club picked up a 5-2 win at Irlam Steel to push the title race down to the last game. There is just two points between them and leaders Altrincham Hale with one game left each. However, Radcliffe Juniors can also have a say in where the title will end up as they can still top the lot, having five games left to play.

Govan Athletic picked up maximum points in their penultimate game of the season as they beat Breightmet United 2-1 at Moss Park. David Monanda and Nathan Hind scored to give them the win in what’s been a fantastic second season for Govan.

Division Three
Congratulations to Rochdale Sacred Heart Res who clinched the Division Three title after their 4-2 win at Hindsford Res. The champions won their sixteenth game of the season at Squires Lane and have only dropped four points so far. An incredible season so far and more silverware could be added as they contest the Open Trophy final on Wednesday night.

Moving up to third are Wythenshawe Amateurs Res who recorded a 4-0 win at home to Atherton Town Res. Rhys Jones scored twice in addition to Luke Hibbert and Ben Wilde goals to keep the Ammies on track for a runner- up spot with seven points needed from their remaining five games.

Walshaw Sports Res moved up to fifth after defeating Stockport Georgians Res in a seven-goal thriller. Sam Corbishley scored twice and Matt Moran getting the other for Georgians but it wasn’t to be enough and they remain bottom of the pile.

Springhead Res sit one place off the bottom despite taking a point off Manchester Gregorians Res. Kieran Hilton was on target for the hosts who need to win both of their remaining games to have a chance of staying up.

Division Four
It’s as you were at the top of the table with both East Manchester Academy and Elton Vale Res both winning their respective games.

East scored a division-record 14 goals in their win at home to Leigh Athletic Res. Danny Williams scored five, George Etchells, four, Max Perry two and Danny Booth, Dean Gibson and Tom Beswick scoring once to see their side remain in top spot.

Elton Vale Res stay level on points with the leaders following their 4-0 win at home to Old Alts Res with Kyle Carter, James Flynn, Dominic Howell and Reece Howarth getting a goal apiece.

Rochdale Sacred Heart A kept their promotion and title hopes alive following a 2-1 win at Pennington Res. With two games to go, Sacred Heart need to win both their remaining games and hope other results go their way if they are to play in Division Three next season.

Division Five
The race is still on at the top as both Chadderton EDS and Uppermill Res picked up maximum points on Saturday.

Leaders Chaddy made it thirteen wins-in-a-row, the latest coming against Tintwistle Athletic Res. Matthew Wilkinson scored twice, Stephane Mawawa and James Dwyer once in a 4-1 victory, Matt Daniels getting Tinny’s reply.

Matthew Walton and Joe Ireland were on target for Uppermill Res as they registered a 2-0 win at Boothstown Res, clinching promotion in the process.

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