League leaders and defending champions, Hindsford added three more points to their tally as they swept aside Manchester Gregorians on Saturday. The Tonics romped to a 4-0 victory at Squires Lane to ensure they stay at the summit.
Springhead remain on the leaders’ tails and stay level on points thanks to a last-gasp winner from Paul Stevenson to see off Dukinfield Town. The late goal was his second of the game and added to Leighton Stephenson’s earlier strike to keep his side in the title race in their 3-2 win at St Johns Street.
Bolton County are up to third and sit three points off the pace but have two games in hand, thanks to their 3-1 win at Heywood St James. Matthew Ormrod, Matthew Leatham and Jordan McLoughlin all scored for County at the Phoenix Ground while James Conroy netted the hosts’ consolation.
Rochdale Sacred Heart recorded their first win since August on Saturday when they left Oldham Academy North with all three points. Curtis Williams and Jack Holt scored the goals for the visitors to lift their side up a place to eight.
Stockport Georgians made it four straight league wins when they travelled to Salford Sports Village to take on Beechfield United. Sam Noar (2), Tom Russell and Adam Gardiner all scored for Georgians in their 4-1 win which takes them up to seventh.
Old Alts pulled off a superb result after they got the better of Pennington on Saturday afternoon. Kerrim Calliste, Patrick Ettore and a Dave Drinkwater penalty earned their side all three points in the 3-1 win at Jubilee Park while Daryl Cope netted the hosts’ goal who finished the game with ten men.
League leaders, Boothstown had the chance to extend their lead at the top but Middleton Colts had other ideas with the hosts winning this one. Colts moved to within four points of their opponents and still have a game in hand over them which puts them in the mix with the chasing pack.
George Bowers was the hero of the day for Atherton Town as his goal was the difference when his side travelled to Platt Lane to take on Govan Athletic. Bowers’ goal earned Town a 1-0 win to take them up to third and a point off the leaders.
Altrincham Hale move up two places to eighth following a 6-3 win over Leigh Athletic. The win is Hale’s first since September while Leigh are still looking to get off the mark in what’s been a difficult start to the campaign.
Bolton Lads & Girls Club are now sixth thanks to Craig Bingham who scored all three goals in their 3-1 win over Uppermill. Jake Jacobs got the hosts’ reply but it was BLGC who enjoy their afternoon at Churchill Playing Fields.
Astley & Tyldesley registered their first point of the season when they left Wright Robinson with a 3-3 draw against Hollinwood. Tom Roberts (2) and Alex Addison scored the goals for the visitors, meaning the point was their first of the season and will hope it can kickstart their campaign.
AFC Monton are the new leaders of Division Two following a 2-0 win at home to Bolton United. Lewis Adams and Chris Baguley scored the goals for the Ammies who now sit at the top via goal difference.
Rochdale Sacred Heart Res remain in fourth but are now just two points off the leaders following their narrow 4-3 win at home to FC Unsworth. Lewis Wild, Josh Brierley, Harry Royds and Lewis Greaves all scored for Rochdale in the seven-goal thriller to go three points clear of their opponents.
Wythenshawe Amateurs Res put Hindley Juniors to the sword when they met on Saturday afternoon with the visitors running out 7-0 winners. The win moves the Ammies up a place to fifth and they now sit three points off the summit.
Hindsford Res returned to winning ways when they went to the Recreation Ground to face Irlam Steel, a side who have struggled for form of late. The Tonics won 3-1 and stay in seventh place but move eight points clear of the team below them.
Walshaw Sports Res failed to maintain the pressure on at the top as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Stockport Georgians Res. Walshaw remain in second and are still in the title race while Georgians sit a place off the bottom
Elton Vale Res took advantage and moved two points clear at the top after they won 2-1 away to Bolton County Res. Declan Guy and Tyler Roscoe both scored for Vale in the victory to put daylight between them and the rest. Danny Hill scored County’s goal before being sent off later on the game to compound a disappointing afternoon for the hosts.
Dukinfield Town Res move up to third after their narrow win at home to Chadderton EDS and are now three points off the leaders. Town ran out 2-1 winners at Woodhams Park to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
After notching their first points and win of the season last week, East Manchester Academy made it two wins in a row after they welcomed Uppermill Res to Wright Robinson. The hosts cruised to a 9-0 victory and move out of the relegation zone.
Rochdale Sacred Heart A ended their four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win at Manchester Gregorians Res which sees them stay in sixth place. Gary Nash scored twice and Will Jones once for the visitors to close the gap to four points between the two sides.
It was a stalemate at Butler Park where Atherton Town Res welcomed Springhead Res. Nicholas Benson scored for the visitors while Calam Williamson netted Town’s goal who finished the game with ten men.
Dukinfield Town A ensured they stayed top of the lot when they won 5-2 away to Moorside Rangers Res. Luke Saxon and Thomas Smith-Monks scored for Rangers but it wasn’t to be for the hosts on the day as they drop a place to ninth.
Boothstown Res stay hot on Duki’s heels following their 2-1 win at home to Heyside Res and remain a point off the leaders. Lewis Gregory and Mason Sutherland both scored for Boothstown while Michael Shepherd got the visitors’ reply who finished with ten men.
Pennington Res ensure it is as you were in the top three as they too picked up maximum points from their outing to Leigh Athletic Res. Dominic Shepherd and Ethan Evans both scored twice while Luke Davies, Gareth Markland, Jacob Qureshi-Bolan and Matthew Aspden score once in the 8-1 win for Pennington.
Tintwistle are the biggest movers of the day after their 6-1 win at home to Altrincham Hale Res. Goals from Josh Bridge (2), Harry Newton, Adam Rawcliffe, James Wilson and Josh Stevenson see their side move up to fifth after starting the day in ninth.
Hindsford Dev have extended their lead to seven points at the top to the division after their tight affair with Bolton Lads & Girls Club Res. The leaders edged the seven-goal thriller by the odd goal, clinching it 4-3. Reece Rowinski (2) and Adam Spencer both scored for the hosts but couldn’t prevent their side from narrowly missing out on the points.
There were more goals at Howe Bridge where Atherton Town A welcomed the visit of AFC Monton Res. Ruben Rose scored twice and Luke Jones scored once for the Ammies in their 3-2 win with Owen Seenan and Gareth Slater both scoring for Town.
Breightmet United Res couldn’t make it back-to-back wins when they welcomed Moorside Rangers U21’s to Moss Park. Andy Piper scored United’s consolation as Rangers went on to win 4-1.
Bolton United Res were convincing winners when they took on Beechfield United Res as they went on to win 5-0. The result moves Bolton up a place to seventh while Beechy drop a place to fifth.
Nine goals went in at Abraham Moss Community School where Walshaw Sports A hosted Springhead A. Springhead came out on top with a 6-3 win courtesy of goals from Joel Hollin (2), Lewis Oldham, Jehoshua Osemwonta and Conor Ratcliffe.
High flying Division One side welcomed the visit of Division Two side for this Murray Trophy first round tie. It was the hosts who progressed thanks to goals from Lee Bruce (2), Jack Alderson, Shane Birtles and Liam Mulhall while Mike Barnes-Gott scored for the holders, Avro in the 5-1 scoreline.
Manchester Challenge Trophy
It was an all-MFL affair in this Manchester FA Challenge Trophy semi final as Premier Division side Heyside hosted Division One side Moorside Rangers. Danny Shryane and Kaden Stanistreet had put Moorside into the lead after Carl Caffrey had given Heyside a 1-0 lead at the break. However, a hat-trick from Adam Dale ensured the top flight team progress to the final where they will face Denton Town.