Results Round Up | Saturday 22nd February

By Simon Harrison

The continuation of the bad weather saw over half of the scheduled fixtures postponed on Saturday.

There were just ten games played across the league and various cup competitions.

Division One
In the only league fixture which survived the recent downpours, Tintwistle Athletic heaped more misery on bottom team Leigh Athletic with a convincing 8-0 victory. Tinny have now moved to within a point of the top four and have games in hand on the teams in fourth and second.

Gilgryst Cup
Two of the three planned Gilgryst Cup games went ahead after all teams agreed to move venues.

As their league positions would suggest, it was close and went the distance as third placed Springhead hosted second placed Dukinfield Town at East Manchester Academy. The two sides couldn’t be separated in 90 minutes after it ended in a 4-4 draw but it would be Dukinfield Town who progress to the semi finals with a 4-3 win on penalties.

It was also a close-fought encounter at St Johns Park where Walshaw Sports hosted Bolton County in the other Gilgryst Cup tie of the day. Only one goal was required to separate the sides with Walshaw edging it 1-0 to put their name in the har for the last four.

Murray Trophy
Wright Robinson was the venue where Hollinwood hosted Govan Athletic in this Murray Trophy tie. It was the Division One side who would enjoy the wet and windy conditions the most as Govan won 4-2 to seal their place in the next round.

Open Trophy
All four home teams won their respective Open Trophy ties on Saturday afternoon.

Altrincham Hale Res eased their way past Leigh Athletic Res at Blessed Thomas Halford School with an emphatic 10-0 victory. Beechfield United also kept a clean sheet as they won 3-0 against Atherton Town Res at Salford Sports Village.

Boothstown Res overcome Division Four top team Dukinfield Town A at Ordsall Leisure Centre in a six-goal affair. The hosts keep their chances of a double alive in a confidence-boosting 4-2 win.

Walshaw Sports Res made it a good day for the club as they completed and first team and reserve team double. A 2-1 win over Govan Athletic Res puts them in the next round and make it five straight wins in all competitions.

Manchester League Cup
There were plenty of goals scored in the two games of the first round of the Manchester League Cup.

After sealing their place in the Manchester Amateur Cup final last weekend, Chadderton EDS followed it up with another win in a cup competition. Chaddy won 5-1 at home to Atherton Town A to make it three-straight home wins.

It went all the way at Hacken Bridge where Bolton Lads & Girls Club Res hosted Tintwistle Athletic Res. The two sides played out a 4-4 in 90 minutes but was the home side who would progress after winning 4-3 on penalties.

Where next?

LEAGUE STATEMENT The FA have updated their stance on football in light of the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Cup Competitions - Draws Announced The draws for the next rounds of our cup competitions can now be announced.

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