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Results Round Up | Saturday 19th October

By Simon Harrison

After a few weeks of heavy rain, the MFL fixture schedule was almost P-P-free this weekend with just four games falling foul of the weather.

Premier Division
With league leaders Pennington losing to Chadderton Res on Friday night, Springhead had the chance to overtake them when they travelled to Salford Sports Village where they faced Beechfield United. Ashley Ainsworth and Leighton Stephenson both scored for ‘Head but it wasn’t enough on the day as the two sides battled out a 2-2 draw.

Manchester Gregorians claimed their first win of the season when they welcomed Royton Town to Belle Vue. The home side ran out 5-1 winners to overtake Town and move up to eleventh place, condemning Royton to their eighth defeat of the campaign.

Jamie Pickering and Sam Noar both scored in Stockport Georgians’ 2-0 win over Dukinfield Town which sees them move up two places to seventh. The win is their third-straight victory while Duki are without a win since August.

Hindsford picked up their first league win since August after they came away from Bolton St Catherine’s Academy with all three points. The champions were 3-1 winners against Walshaw Sports to move up to places to sixth spot.

Division One
With league leaders Boothstown not in league action on Saturday, Tintwistle Athletic had the chance to go level on points with them when they hosted Uppermill. Adam Rawcliffe, Josh Stevenson and a Harry Newton brace saw Tinny to a 4-2 win with Josh Barlow and Darren Scanlon getting Uppermill’s replies.

Elton Vale are now just four points off the leaders following their 2-1 win at bottom team Leigh Athletic. Shane Birtles and George Pierce scored for Vale to condemn the Latics to their eighth-straight defeat and are yet to claim their first point this season.

Atherton Town are now in fourth place after they beat Bolton Lads & Girls 2-0 thanks to goals from Jordan Lloyd and Gareth Shaw.

Wilmslow Albion stay two points behind Atherton after they won 5-3 against Altrincham Hale. Kieran Casey (2), Ibrahima Thiam and Ahmed Ben Ramadan all scored for Albion.

Division Two
Bolton United are the new leaders in Division Two after they win 4-1 at home to Astley & Tyldesley. The victory sees them go a point clear albeit by having played two/three games more than everyone else in the top five.

FC Unsworth are just two points off the leaders after their big win over Hollinwood at Wright Robinson. The visitors came away with all the points following a 7-2 win over the Oldham outfit.

Hindsford Res returned to winning ways with a comfortable 5-0 win at home to Irlam Steel. The victory sees them move up a place to sixth

Rochdale Sacred Heart Res and Wythenshawe Amateurs Res shared the spoils at Fox Park as the two sides played out a 3-3 draw with neither team benefiting from the result.

Division Three
Manchester Gregorians Res regained top spot on Saturday following their 2-1 win at Rochdale Sacred Heart A. Gregs now sit 2 points clear after taking advantage of Walshaw Sports not being in action.

Elton Vale Res couldn’t use one of their games in hand to full effect after they were held at home to Stockport Georgians Res. Dom Moss and Ryan Dolan got the goals for Georgians whilst George Bourne and Jude Hurley got Vale’s goals.

East Manchester Academy are still to register their first point of the season after their latest game ended in a 2-1 defeat at home to Springhead with Jack Beasley and Ryan Fagan both scoring for the visitors.

Bobby Graham, Ben Martin, Leighton Mills and Owen Seenan all scored for Atherton Town Res after they won 4-3 at home to Bolton County Res. The win was Town’s second of the season and are just a point behind Bolton.

Division Four
Royton Town Res now sit top of the table following their 4-2 win at home to Moorside Rangers Res. Brandon Fry and Paul Parker got Moorside’s goals but it wasn’t to be on the day for the visitors.

A Dominic Shepherd hat-trick helped his Pennington Res to a 5-2 win at home to Altrincham Hale Res and was joined on the score sheet by Alex Pitchford and Kaiden Stanistreet at Jubilee Park.

Dukinfield Town A registered a 7-1 win over Leigh Athletic Res which sees them move up a place to fourth and just two points off the leaders.

Heyside Res narrowly squeezed past Heywood St James Res by the odd goal as they won 2-1 at Crompton House with Blake Roberts getting Jimmies’ reply.

Tintwistle Athletic Res won 3-0 at home to Old Alts Res thanks to goals from Charlie Coxon, Will Lowe and Auden Woollenson.

Division Five
There were plenty of goals across the division with all five games resulting in home wins. Hindsford Dev won 3-2 at home to Bolton United Res as did Breightmet United against Dukinfield and Govan Athletic Res against Beechfield United. Alasdair Breed, Nick Jordan and Jonatan Hermana-Posadas all scored for Govan Athletic.

Moorside Rangers U21’s registered their first win of the season after they won 5-2 at home to Springhead A with Thomas Roberts and Joel Hollin scoring for ‘Head.

Luke Pitchford’s two goals helped his Atherton Town A cruise to a 3-0 win at home to Uppermill Dev. Trevor Jones got the other goal at Howe Bridge to leave Uppermill rooted to the bottom of the table.

Lancashire Amateur Shield
Bolton County bow out of the competition after a narrow 3-2 defeat at home to Turton.

Manchester Challenge Trophy
Denton Town knocked out holders East Manchester to put their name in the hat for the last four while Moorside Rangers join them in the semi finals after they saw off fellow MFL side Boothstown.

Northern Cup
Dukinfield Town Res crashed out of the competition, losing 4-2 penalties after the game finished 3-3 in 90 minutes.

Stockport Senior Cup
Old Alts progress to the next round after their 2-1 home win over Cheadle Heath Nomads. Sean Dorsey and David Ashmore both netted for the hosts to seem them through.

Where next?

Results Round Up | Saturday 26th October We take a look at the results from the weekend in what was a heavily-affected fixture schedule, ultimately ending October with a damp feeling.
Results Round Up | Saturday 28th September The MFL schedule was heavily hit by the severe wet weather on Saturday as a large number of fixtures were postponed.

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