Semi Final Stages

1 month ago By MFL Admin

The first of the semi finals in the Manchester Football League cup competitions take place this weekend.

The clocks went forward on Saturday night/Sunday morning, so it is only right that we look forward to the first of the semi finals this weekend.

We get underway with The Bridgewater as both games are scheduled for Saturday 1st April (No, this is not a joke!).

The top two form teams Westbury Sports Club Reserves and Leigh Athletic Reserves go against each other as they battle it out at Little Lever Sports Centre for a place in the final. The winner of those two will meet the winner of Manchester league newcomers Bolton County Reserves and Rochdale Sacred Heart A as they clash at Radcliffe Road.

Saturday 8th April sees three semi final fixtures schedueled with both Open Trophy ties and a Murray Shield tie.

2016 Runners Up, Rochdale Sacred Heart Reserves hope to go one further this season but have 2014 winners Springhead Reserves in their way who will have their own ambitions of lifting the trophy again this season. Those two take each other on at Fox Park.

In the other side of the draw, Walshaw Sports Reserves host Atherton Town Reserves at Fearns Community College.

The Murray Shield will have one finalist confirmed on Saturday 8th April as Manchester Gregorians host Manchester Central in what looks to be a cracking Manchester Derby at Platt Lane.

We will have to wait a week before we see the other finalists as holders East Manchester entertain Walshaw Sports at Wright Robinson in hope of defending their cup crown.

Saturday 22nd April sees both Gilgryst Cup semi finals scheduled.

2015 Winners Avro look to make another final appearance as they host AFC Monton at The Lancaster Club. 2015 Runners Up, Royton Town hope to do the same as they welcome Rochdale Sacred Heart to the Oldham Academy,

Full Fixtures

01.04.17
Bridgewater Cup

Westbury Sports Club Res v Leigh Athletic Res
Bolton County Res v Rochdale Sacred Heart A

08.04.17
Open Trophy

Rochdale Sacred Heart Res v Springhead Res
Walshaw Sports Res v Atherton Town Res

Murray Shield
Manchester Gregorians v Manchester Central

15.04.17
Murray Shield

East Manchester v Walshaw Sports

22.04.17
Gilgryst Cup

Royton Town v Rochdale Sacred Heart
Avro v AFC Monton

Cup Final Venues and Dates

Bridgewater Cup - 26.04.17 @ Shawe View, Trafford
Open Trophy - 03.05.17 @ Shawe View, Trafford
Murray Shield - 05.05.17 @ Ewen Fields, Hyde United
Gilgryst Cup - 12.05.17 @ Ewen Fields, Hyde United

Good luck to all the teams involved!!

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