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Results Round Up | Saturday 28th September

By Simon Harrison

The MFL schedule was heavily hit by the severe wet weather on Saturday as a large number of fixtures were postponed.

No games went ahead from the Premier Division with only a handful a fixtures going ahead in each of the other divisions.

Division One
Elton Vale took advantage of being the only top five side in action and they now sit in third place following their win over Bolton Lads & Girls Club who were just a place below them before the weekend. Adam Plimley (2), Jack Lawder, Lee Bruce and Jack Alderson all found the net at Hacken Bridge for Vale’s 5-0 victory.

Haydn Fraser and Nathan Hind both scored once to give Govan Athletic their first win and points of the season as they hosted Wilmslow Albion. The victory moved Athletic off the foot of the table and are now just four points off their opponents.

Leigh Athletic are now the only team to get off the mark and replace Govan at the bottom after their 4-1 defeat at home to Altrincham Hale. Andy Nugent (2), Jack Yates and Leigh Sproston scored Hale’s goals at Leigh Sports Village to grant them their first win on the road this season.

Division Two
Bolton United bounced back from a defeat last time out by hitting five against Hindley Juniors and move up to third as a result. United were 5-1 winners on a wet afternoon ay St Johns Park and are now just a point off the summit.

Irlam Steel were back in action on Saturday after a four-week wait and returned with three much-needed points following a 5-0 win over Breightmet United. It’s their first win of the campaign, albeit on their fourth game and are now a point behind the two teams immediately above them.

Division Three
It ended all-square at St Matthews where Chadderton EDS hosted Manchester Gregorians Res. The two sides played out a 2-2 draw and prevented Gregs from returning to the top should they have won while Chaddy still search for their first win of the season.

Division Four
League leaders Boothstown Res were pushed close in their game with Altrincham Hale Res but retain top spot with following a 3-2 win at Blessed Thomas Halford School. Drew Hamblett’s brace was supported by a Dan Fitch goal for the visitors to overcome Lewis Carthew’s double for the hosts.

Royton Town Res stay three points behind the leaders after they picked up more of a comfortable win as they saw off Leigh Athletic Res at The Oldham Academy North. Town ran out 5-1 winners to inflict a third-straight defeat for the Tics.

Division Five
Moorside Rangers U21’s are still on the search for their first points of the season after they were beaten 4-0 at home to AFC Monton Res. The win moves the Ammies up three places to fourth but have now played at least a game more than the teams in close proximity.

Manchester Challenge Trophy
Holders East Manchester are through to the Quarter Final stages for the third year in a row after seeing off fellow MFL opposition. East won 4-3 against Avro Res at Wright Robinson to put their name in the hat for the last 8.

Where next?

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.
Results Round Up | Saturday 21st September 2019 We take a look at the results across the Manchester Football League on Saturday 21st September with plenty of action in all six divisions.

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