Current champions, Hindsford returned to a familiar position of top spot on Saturday following their victory over Old Alts. The Tonics romped to a 5-0 win at Squires Lane to make it three straight wins and complete the league double over their opponents.
Dukinfield Town secured their first league win since August when they met Chadderton Res on Saturday afternoon. Town fought their way to a 7-1 victory which sees them move up to fourth place and are now just two points off the pace with a game in hand. Oumar Camara netted the hosts’ only goal on a miserable afternoon at the Ark Fleetech Stadium.
It was a stalemate at St Johns Street where Springhead welcomed the visit of Rochdale Sacred Heart. Matthew Barlow scored ‘Head’s goal in the 1-1 draw as they failed to return to top spot so they slip down to second. Ryan Booth claimed Hearts’ goal on the afternoon who stay in ninth place.
Elton Vale moved to within a point of the summit after a convincing 4-0 win versus Bolton Lads & Girls Club. Shane Birtles, James Bridge, Shaun Carey and Adam Plimley all scored on a successful day for Vale who are back in the promotion places.
Moorside Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by East Manchester in an even contest at Agecroft Farm. Tyler Cooke had given Rangers a first half lead but East drew level in second half from the penalty spot to share the spoils to leave the teams in sixth and eight respectively and on 13 points.
Bolton United stay in second place but go level on points with the league leaders after their 4-1 away win at Irlam Steel. United have played a number of games more than the teams around them but they continue to impress in the debut season.
Connor McIvor and Max White goals earned AFC Monton all three points in their encounter with Hindsford Res on Saturday. The Ammies now sit third and just three points off the summit with a game in hand while Hindsford remain in seventh.
After picking up their first victory in around 18 months last time out, Breightmet United have followed it up with another big and move up another two places to ninth. Gary McShane and Neil Thompson got United’s goals in their 2-1 win against Astley & Tyldesley who remain bottom and still without a point.
The biggest scoreline of the day came at Fox Park where a relentless Rochdale Sacred Heart Res put Hollinwood to the sword. The hosts romped to a 14-0 (Fourteen) win which moves them up to fourth and five points from the promotion places. Lewis Wild (5), Jack Doolin (3), Lewis Greaves (3), Josh Hughes, Harry Royds and Ryan Taylor all found the net on what was a one-sided affair.
Elton Vale Res are the new league leaders in Division Three after brushing aside Manchester Gregorians Res at Belle Vue. Vale went on to win 6-1 thanks to goals from Ben Plimley (2), George Bourne, Tyler Roscoe and Luca Ellis which knocks Gregs down to third.
Walshaw Sports Res drop to second spot after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Dukinfield Town Res but Sports are now two points clear of third place. Town remain in fourth place and three points behind their opponents.
East Manchester Academy lifted themselves off the bottom and they secured their first points of the season as they saw off Bolton County Res at Wright Robinson. The hosts ran out 7-4 winners and are two points off safety.
Kenan Roddy-Webb and Callum Viner both scored for Chadderton EDS in their 2-0 win at home to Rochdale Sacred Heart A which sees them consolidate fifth place and puts them five points clear of their opponents.
It was second versus first in Division Four as Dukinfield Town A hosted Royton Town Res and it was a close tie in which the hosts came out on top. Duki were 2-1 winners on the afternoon which sees them overtake Royton to go to the top of the pile.
Boothstown Res have moved within a point of the new leaders with an emphatic 5-1 win when they travelled to Leigh Athletic Res. Jake Dawber, Daniel Fitch, Mason Sutherland, Michael Walsh and Lewis Gregory all scored for Boothstown who still boast a 100% start.
Altrincham Hale Res extended their unbeaten run to three games with a 4-2 win at Old Alts Res, their first on the road this season. Elliot Vernon and Ryan White scored for Alts but it wasn’t to be for them on the day as they drop to a place off the bottom.
A Jordan Hindley hat-trick helped his Heyside Res to a 7-2 win when they hosted Pennington Res on Saturday afternoon. Neil Hardman, Mark Pyatt, Ryan Slater and Lee Woolfenden also found the net for Heyside while Ethan Evans got both of Pennington’s replies.
Dukinfield Town Dev cut the gap at the top to four points after they narrowly squeezed past Springhead A. The visitors ran out 3-2 winners as Scott Attersal and Adam Webb scored for the hosts.
Adam Spencer scored the only goal of the game as Bolton Lads & Girls Club Res saw off Uppermill Res at Hacken Bridge Road. The win keeps them third and now just four points off the pace.
Govan Athletic Res made it back-to-back wins on Saturday when they travelled to Salford Sports Village to take on Moorside Rangers U21’s. Michael Lawton’s brace was added to by James Bird to complete the 3-1 win.
Beechfield United Res and Atherton Town A played out an eight-goal thriller in which both teams were made to share the spoils. Ben Martin (2), Stephen Rafferty and Calam Williamson all scored for Town to earn their side a point.
Wythenshawe Amateurs Res put their name in the hat for the next round of the Murray Trophy after seeing off Hindley Juniors in the first round. The Ammies won 3-0 at the Manchester Health Academy and now await their opponent in round two.
Manchester Challenge Trophy
Heyside came out on top of the all-MFL affair tie in the Manchester FA Challenge Trophy with Heywood St James. Mark Hopwood, Jordan Schofield and Chris Rogers all scored first half goals in the 3-1 win while Adam Howe got the hosts’ reply.
Lancashire Amateur Shield[b][/b]
Manchester Gregorians bowed out of the Lancashire Amateur Shield as they were beaten 3-2 at Euxton Villa. There were successes in the other ties for our MFL sides as Pennington (1-0 v Hesketh Bank) and Atherton Town (3-2 v Blackpool (Wren) Rovers) both progressed to the next round.
Cheshire Amateur Cup
Stockport Georgians were beaten 3-0 when they travelled to Heswall for their Cheshire Amateur Cup tie with Heswall.
Manchester Amateur Cup
Springhead Res bow out of the Manchester Amateur Cup (4-1 v Eastlands) while FC Unsworth progress by the same scoreline (v AFC Middleton).
West Riding Challenge Cup
Uppermill were beaten 4-1 when they welcomed Tadcaster Magnet to the Oldham Academy North.
West Riding Challenge Trophy
Uppermill Res were 2-0 winners when they hosted Cowling in the West Riding Challenge Trophy.
Derbyshire Junior Cup North
Tintwistle Athletic Res cruised through to the next round when they saw off AFC Creswall in an 8-1 win.