Lion lose a crunch clash
GOLDEN Lion’s bid for the Leek and District SFL title took a knock when they were beaten by their nearest challengers.
The Lion hosted second-placed Elmos Celtic at Windmill Street but suffered a 5-2 defeat, a result that narrows the gap at the top to one point.
Railway View’s search for a first win of the seaosn continues as they drew 2-2 with Waterhouses.
In the East Cheshire SFL Divison One leaders Queens took over top spot with a 4-3 win at home to Disley while Poynton Workmen’s Club enjoyed derby delight with a 2-0 victory over Poynton FC.
Poynton Legion suffered a 3-0 defeat at Westlands in the Second Division, but leaders Navigation won 3-2 at Burnage Metro to lead by two points from Marple Villa, who drew 4-4 with Dolphin Inn.
In Division Three there were defeats for Britannia, 2-1 at Ladybrook, and Richmond Rovers, who lost 2-0 to visitors Lord Byron.
Broken Cross Athletic had their first defeat of the season in Division Four. They were bested 6-2 by leaders AFC Bamboo, but Tytherington Juniors enjoyed a 4-1 win at home to Inter Cheadle seconds.
In League Cup action, David Lewis Centre couldn’t pull off a shock against top-flight strugglers North West Fire. Although Rob Spilsburg netted twice and Andy Brown and Omar Lamptey also scored, they fell to a 10-4 defeat.