There were just two games played in the top flight on Saturday which involved teams near the top and at the bottom.
Rochdale Sacred Heart made it three wins from three as they moved level on points with third place. Their 3-0 win away to Beechfield United was their third-straight victory and puts them to within six points of the leaders and hold a game in hand.
Down at the bottom of the division, Manchester Gregorians made it back-to-back draws after it finished 1-1 in their game at Royton Town. The point gained for Gregs reduces the gap to two points from safety but they have played three games more than the two teams above them.
Bolton Lads & Girls Club hosted Middleton Colts in the only game to take place in Division One on Saturday. It was the visitors who would take all three points in what was an enthralling game at Hacken Bridge Road where eight goals were scored. Colts won 5-3 and move to within five points of the leaders.
Stockport Georgians Res moved themselves two places and two points clear of the relegation zone after picking up a valuable three points from their game at home to Manchester Gregorians Res. Stockport edged the seven-goal thriller 4-3 to give their survival chances a boost and are now three points behind their opponents.
Hindsford Dev missed out on the chance to go top of the table after they were held to a 3-3 draw at home to Dukinfield Town Dev. The point gained takes Hindsford to within a point of the leaders but have played a number of games more than the teams around them.
It was also a stalemate in the game between Walshaw Sports A and Beechfield United Res where they played out a 1-1 draw. The result helps Walshaw by steering them a further point clear of the bottom spot and are now two points and a place away.
Moorside Rangers U21’s also eased their worries of finishing bottom after they secured a well-needed three points from their game at Govan Athletic Res. Rangers won 3-2 at Platt Lane to put them up to eighth and are seven points clear.
Division One team Altrincham Hale sealed their place in the Quarter Final after seeing off Breightmet United 6-1 at Blessed Thomas Halford School. Hale won 6-1 to breeze past the division two side.
There were also wins for Wythenshawe Amateurs Res and East Manchester who both overcame away fixtures against Bolton United and FC Unsworth respectively.
Tintwistle Athletic are the fourth team to put their name in the hat after they won 2-0 at home to Wilmslow Albion.
Manchester Amateur Cup
Chadderton EDS sealed their place in the Manchester Amateur Cup final after they saw off Irlam Tiger in a close-fought semi final. The MFL side progressed to the final showdown following their 2-1 win.
Heyside Res had the chance to make it an all-MFL affair in the final but it wasn’t to be for them this year as they bow out at the last four stage. Eastlands go on to the final where they will face Chadderton EDS after the 5-2 win.