Hindsford extend their unbeaten start to 10 games with a 1-0 win against Springhead. A first half penalty proved to be the difference between the sides as Springhead finish the game with nine men at Squires Lane, giving The Tonics a four-point lead at the top with a game in hand.
With Heyside on cup duties, Rochdale Sacred Heart moved up into second place with a 3-1 win at Walshaw Sports and took advantage of Royton Town’s defeat at Bolton County. A Tom Axon-Smith goal gave County the lead but despite being down to nine men, Town levelled things up just before the half time break but Matt Latham was on hand to score County’s winner with just over ten minutes left.
Stockport Georgians picked up their second win of the season with an emphatic 4-1 victory at home to Dukinfield Town. Oliver Hemlin scored twice with Callum Campbell and Michael Rodden getting the others for Georgians while Damien Healy netted for Town.
Manchester Gregorians picked up three points at home to Old Alts following their 3-2 win at Belle Vue. Mark Duncan and substitute Kerrim Calliste got Alts’ goals but couldn’t prevent Gregs moving up to sixth place.
Heywood St James lost their 100% start but still sit top of the pile with their lead cut to just one point. Jimmies dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a 3-3 draw at home to a resurgent Atherton LR Res who are now unbeaten in four.
Pennington capitalised on the slip-up with a comfortable 2-0 win as Daryl Cope and Daniel Gunning both scored second half goals to give the men from Jubilee Park all three points.
Elton Vale remain in third place following a nail-biting 4-3 win at Radcliffe Juniors. Tyler Roscoe, Sheldon Barrington and a Jon Stephenson brace gave Vale a commanding 4-0 lead but the hosts almost completed the comeback but ultimately fell a goal short.
Atherton Town moved up into sixth with a thumping 5-0 win at home to Bolton Lads & Girls Club. A Matt Jackson hat-trick, Danny Kerr and Jordan Lloyd strikes sealed their side’s third win of the campaign.
Leigh Athletic sit in eight after their 2-0 win at home to Uppermill, two places and one point above Wilmslow Albion who were 1-0 winners at Govan Athletic.
Hindsford Res move top of the table with a 5-1 over Astley & Tyldesley, going one point clear, taking advantage of Irlam Steel being on cup duties.
Middleton Colts keep themselves up with the front-runners and are two points off the pace with two games in hand thanks to a 3-2 win at Moorside Rangers. Ryan Burgess, Lewis Byrne and Nathan Daly all found the net for Colts to maintain their great start to their debut season.
Atherton Town Res move up to fourth after scoring four in their game against Breightmet United. Benjamin Hyde’s hat-trick and Kenzie Bibby’s goal secured the win for Town in a 4-2 win at Moss Park.
Rochdale Sacred Heart Res also benefitted from a 4-2 scoreline as they collected all the points from their tie with Walshaw Sports Res. Levi Simic netted twice, Jack Doolin and Harry Cottrill both scoring once for Heart at Fox Park.
Wythenshawe Amateurs bounced back from defeat least week with a 4-3 away win against Hindley Juniors, their third win of the season and move up to eighth as a result.
It’s very tight at the top of the table as just three points separate the top six places.
Elton Vale Res still lead the way, albeit by goal difference and a game in hand, following their 4-2 win at home to Chadderton EDS. James Flynn, Ben Plimley, Kyle Carter and Ole Unsworth were all on target at Elton Vale Sports Club.
Bolton County Res remain in second spot with a 4-2 win at Springhead Res to keep the pressure on the leaders. Michael Leslie and Joe Raftery found the net for the hosts who remain in eighth.
Dukinfield Town Res cruised to a 6-1 win at Old Alts to keep themselves in third place and in touching distance of the leaders who are just one point away. Thomas Collins and Augustin Yarwood both scored twice along with Joseph Cole’s solitary strike earnt their side three points with Sam Owen netting for Old Alts.
Uppermill Res missed out on an opportunity to top the table as they fell to a 5-3 defeat at home to Pennington Res. Heath Ainscough scored twice, Matthew Chadwick, Luke Davies and Kaiden Stanistreet all scoring once for the visitors in a victory that lifts them out of the bottom two, Dylan Fitzgerald (2) and Jack Caldwell scoring for Uppermill.
East Manchester Academy travelled to Firgrove Playing Fields to face Rochdale Sacred Heart A as Fifth hosted sixth. The two sides played out a stalemate as the game ended 3-3 as Ross Oldroyd, Gary Nash and an own goal counted for RSH while Paul Brown, Adebisi Adegoke and Sean Talbot were on the score sheet for East.
Stockport Georgians Res picked up their first win of the season and are now unbeaten three after they left Oakwood Farm with all three points. An own goal and Ben Marsland’s strike sealed the 2-1 win over Wilmslow Albion Res to lift Georgians off the bottom of the table for the first team this season.
League leaders Royton Town Res lose their 100% record but remain unbeaten after they were held to a 3-3 draw at home to Heywood St James Res. Blake Roberts (2) and Ash Spencer were on the score sheet for Jimmies who also boast an unbeaten start.
Altrincham Hale Res remain three points behind following a 4-2 win at home to Govan Athletic Res. Gage Eme and David Roddy netted second half goals for the visitors who stay in tenth.
Manchester Central Res move up to third with a 7-2 win over Dukinfield Town A at Manchester College. William Ehikhamen scored a hat-trick, Amos Dadet a brace and further goals from Dario and Chieku Thiam sealed the win. Ben Mason got both goals in reply for Duki who are a place off the bottom.
Moorside Rangers Res romped to a 9-0 win away at Tintwistle Athletic Res which sees them move up to fourth place. Paul Parker’s hat trick was added to by braces from Jason Wood, Jack Small and further goals from Luke Saxon and Charlie Smith-Monks at West Drive.
Heyside Res were 4-2 winners over Boothstown Res as the two sides met at Crompton House, a win that sees them move up to seventh and are now a point behind their opponents.
Atherton Town A were winners for the second time this season as they left Bolton Lads & Girls Club Res with all three points. Ben Kindley and James Mahon with Town’s goals and Gregg Carr with BLGC’s goal.
Manchester Challenge Trophy
It was a decent day for the Manchester League sides as all but three made it through to the next round. Avro Res, Beechfield United, Heyside, Manchester Central and Boothstown all progressed while Chadderton Res, Hollinwood and Irlam Steel bow out.