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Results Round Up | Saturday 21st September 2019

By Simon Harrison

We take a look at the results across the Manchester Football League on Saturday 21st September with plenty of action in all six divisions.

Premier Division
The top flight’s top two sides met at St Johns Street as Springhead hosted league leaders Bolton County in the hot Oldham sunshine. It would be the home side who would clinch all the points thanks to the two Matthew Barlow’s scoring, adding to Leighton Stephenson’s effort to see their side move up to the summit. Tom Axon-Smith got County’s goal as they fell to their second defeat of the season.

Pennington remain in third place and are now just two points off the top following their impressive victory when they welcomed Dukinfield Town to Jubilee Park. Obua Hashim Mugalula and Japhet Mukendi both scored for the hosts, who finished the game with ten men, to see off Town in their first taste of defeat this season.

Heywood St James moved up three places to fourth after their trip to Old Alts saw them pick up a 2-1 win. Martin Cosgrave and Cameron McKay were on target for Jimmies who are in great form at Crossford Bridge where Anthony Hughes got the hosts’ reply.

Chadderton Res got their first victory of the campaign at the eighth attempt when they welcomed Manchester Gregorians to the Ark Fleetech Stadium. Oumar Camara scored a crucial hat-trick to help Chaddy on their way to the 4-2 win with Jack Ward netting the other.

It was a stalemate at Crompton House where Heyside welcomed defending champions Hindsford for the afternoon. The 2-2 draw does no great favours for either team but a point is better than what they both got from their last respective outings.

Stockport Georgians were without a win in their last four league games but that run ended with a 4-1 success at home to Rochdale Sacred Heart thanks to Adam Gardiner who impressively scored all four goals. The win keeps Georgians in ninth but Rochdale have now lost their last four and drop to seventh.

Royton Town ended a run of four straight defeats after beating Beechfield United 2-1 at Salford Sports Village. It was Town’s second win of the campaign which moves them up four places to tenth while United to a couple of places off the bottom.

Division One
Boothstown remain top of the table and now hold a three-point lead after their thumping of Uppermill at Churchill Playing Fields. The 9-1 defeat leaves Uppermill three points off the bottom in what’s been a disappointing start for them.

Tintwistle Athletic made it back-to-back wins when they travelled to Atherton Town who were sitting in second place at the start of the day. Josh Bridge, Joe Elliott and Harry Newton were all on target in Tinny’s 3-1 win which sees them replace town in second spot. Jordan Lloyd netted Town’s reply at Butler Park who drop to fourth.

Middleton Colts secured their fourth-straight win on Saturday when they welcomed the visit of Altrincham Hale to Hopwood Hall. Steven Reid and Jack Yates scored Hale’s goals while Ryan Burgess, Steve Cass and a Jamie Diamond double helped Colts to a 4-2 win and are now sitting in third.

After two heavy defeats, East Manchester bounced back with a much-needed win at home to Leigh Athletic. East registered the 4-3 win at Wright Robinson to leave Leigh without a point from their first five games.

Moorside Rangers moved up to seventh after they tasted victory for the first time in over a month. Chris Jonah, Jack Davies and Callum McNichol all scored for Rangers in the 4-2 win with Adam Smullen and Ibrahim Thiam registering for the hosts.

Division Two
FC Unsworth remain top of the table despite being held by Wythenshawe Amateurs Res. Both teams keep their unbeaten status intact following the 2-2 draw which isn’t the worst result for either team at this stage of the season.

AFC Monton capitalised on Unsworth’s stutter and have cut the gap at the top to just a single point after they won 4-1 against Hollinwood. Two goals from Chris Baguley set the visitors on the way to victory and was added to by Wesley Bancroft and Liam Foster at Wright Robinson.

Avro Res maintained their 100% start to the season with an 8-0 win at home to Breightmet United and are just two points off the leaders. Liam Bennion (2), Mason Dunkley, Max Davidson, Leon Tessier, Brad Coe, Chris Howells and Rico Stewart all scored at the Vestacare Stadium.

Hindley Juniors secured back-to-back wins when they welcome Astley & Tyldesley to Harrison Playing Fields. The hosts ran out 5-2 winners to leave their opponents yet to register a point so far.

Hindsford Res and Bolton United met at Squires Lane and produced an epic spectacle with the game consisting of 12 goals and red cards. Hindsford came out of the game with all three points, despite finishing the game with 10 men, winning 7-5 thanks to a hat-trick from Brad Brown, a Nathan Orrell brace in addition to Liam Fitzmaurice and Chris Hopwood goals.

Division Three
Walshaw Sports Res sit top of the league and boast a 100% record after their 4-1 win over Stockport Georgians Res. The win means they’re one of three teams who have a perfect start to the season while Georgians have one point from their first three outings.

Dukinfield Town Res have won both of their games, the latest coming in the 9-0 win at home to Uppermill Res. Town have played a game less than the three teams above but have a better goal difference.

Elton Vale Res are a place further back but have also won on both of their outings following a 2-1 win at home to East Manchester Academy. George Bourne and Tyler Roscoe scored Vale’s goals to inflict a third-straight defeat for East.

Bolton County Res edged out Springhead Res by the odd goal in five to clinch their first win of the season. A Blaise Amani brace helped the cause with Danny Hill getting the other for County while Adam Webb and Sheldon Casey-Clarke scored for Springhead.

Manchester Gregorians Res started the day at the top of Division Three but now sit in third after being held to a 2-2 draw by Chadderton EDS. The point is Chaddy’s second of the season whereas it ended Gregs’ perfect start to the season.

Rochdale Sacred Heart A moved up to second place following their 1-0 win at home to Atherton Town Res. The victory sees them move above Manchester Gregorians Res on goal difference while Town are still to get off the mark for the 2019/20 season.

Division Four
Jake Dawber’s brace helped Boothstown Res to a 4-1 win over Old Alts Res on Saturday to see his side move to the top of the table. Joe Cox and Mason Sutherland also scored for the hosts while Rob Beaumont got the visitors’ reply.

Tintwistle Athletic Res finally got their season underway as they hosted Dukinfield Town A at West Drive. Scott Carhart, Josh Stevenson and Sam Swann all scored in the 3-2 win to get Tinny off to a winning start.

Jason Wood struck three times to help his Moorside Rangers Res earn themselves a 5-2 win at home to Altrincham Hale Res. Charlie Smith Monks and Alex Bardsley also found the net for Rangers to move them up to third while Chris Booth and Liam Paterson got Hale’s goals at Agecroft Farm.

Royton Town Res registered the biggest win of the day in the division as they cruised to an 8-0 win at home to Pennington Res who had started the day in pole position.

Division Five
Dukinfield Town Dev remain top of the table thanks to their 4-1 win at home to Moorside Rangers U21’s. The win is their third from three games and their impressive goal difference is why there are there.

In second place are Hindsford Dev who picked up a 2-1 win over Govan Athletic Res at St Georges Park. Alex Hunt was on target for the hosts with Chris Wyche getting Govan’s reply.

AFC Monton Res were in great form as they won 9-1 against Uppermill Dev at New Alder Park. Alex Beddows scored a hat-trick, Harry Stevenson a brace and Cale Byers, Zach Faulkner, Luis Mareus and Michael Platt scored the rest while Chris Buckley got Uppermill’s reply.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club Res made it two wins from two when they welcomed Springhead A to Hacken Bridge. Ashley Womack (2), Danny Brown, Chris Tyldesley and Alex Buchannan all scored in a 5-1 victory with Robert Berry getting Springhead’s consolation.

Beechfield United Res travelled to Moss Park on Saturday to take on Breightmet United Res where they enjoyed a 9-0 victory. The win sees Beechy move four places up to third while the hosts stay rooted to the bottom.

Bolton United Res got their first win of the season when they hosted Atherton Town A at St Johns Park. A 1-0 scoreline adds to the point they got from their first outing and gives Town their first defeat of the season.

Where next?

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.
Results Round Up | Saturday 14th September We review the results from across the Manchester Football League as we reach the middle of September and a large portion of our teams return to league action after being on County cup duties last week.

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