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Results Round Up | Saturday 26th October

By Simon Harrison

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.

Premier Division
There were just two games played on Saturday in the top flight with the action affecting the bottom half of the table. Royton Town and Old Alts met at the Oldham Academy North as bottom hosted second bottom and it was a tight affair between the two sides. Patrick Ettore’s solitary strike was enough to seal the points for the Altrincham side to lift them up four places to eleventh.

The day’s other game saw Walshaw Sports host Beechfield United with the home side two points behind their opponents going into the game. The visitors picked up all three points with a 2-1 win to make it four unbeaten to leave Walshaw two places and a point off the bottom.

Division One
Boothstown used their game in hand to go three points clear at the top of the table after they brushed off Wilmslow Albion on Saturday afternoon. The league leaders romped to a 10-3 win to vastly improved their goal difference which could be crucial in the title race.

Uppermill enjoyed their afternoon when they welcomed Leigh Athletic to Hathershaw School with just three points separating both teams. A Ben Ford hat-trick helped Uppermill to a 5-0 victory with Tom Simpson and Darren Scanlon also scoring in their second win of the season.

Middleton Colts recorded a 5-3 win over East Manchester on Saturday which sees them move up two places to fourth. Colts are now just four points off second place with a game in hand over the top two sides while East remain in ninth.

Govan Athletic doubled their points tally as they saw off Altrincham Hale on Saturday afternoon. The hosts nicked the tight affair by a single goal and close the gap to four points between the two sides with them having five games in hand.

Division Two
Avro Res have regained top spot but lost their 100% start after they were held to a 3-3 draw at home to Wythenshawe Amateurs Res. The draw sees Avro go to the top albeit by goal difference while Ammies remain in fifth.

Previous league leaders Bolton United suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat at home to Rochdale Sacred Heart Res. Heart recorded their fifth-straight win thanks to a Harry Royds hat-trick plus Ryan Taylor, Khalid O’Sullivan and Lewis Greaves goals at St Johns Park.

Division Three
Manchester Gregorians Res remain top of the table despite losing 3-2 at home to Dukinfield Town Res on Saturday as Town now sit three places and four points behind the leaders.

Winning by the same scoreline were Chadderton Res who hosted Atherton Town Res on Saturday afternoon. The win is Chaddy’s second of the season and move up three places to fifth while Town remain in ninth.

Division Four
Altrincham Hale Res registered their second win of the season with a 5-2 victory at home to Dukinfield Town A. The win denied Town the chance to go to the summit to boost their own chances of avoiding relegation.

Heywood St James Res enjoyed their afternoon when they travelled to Leigh Sports Village to take on Leigh Athletic Res. Jimmes routed their hosts in a 7-2 win and are now three points off the top despite sitting in sixth.

Division Five
There was just one game in Division Five on Saturday as Bolton Lads & Girls Res hosted Govan Athletic Res at Hacken Bridge Road. Ashley Womack’s double helped the hosts to their 3-2 win with Danny Brown getting the other Bolton goal while Jonatan Hermana-Posadas got on the score sheet for Govan.

Where next?

Results Round Up | Saturday 2nd November We take a look at the results across the Manchester Football League as we head into November.
Results Round Up | Saturday 19th October 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.

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