Boro back in ac­tion with big vic­tory

Rochdale Observer - - SPORT - BEN SIM­MONDS

LIT­TLE­BOR­OUGH have started the New Year as they mean to go on, as they beat El­ton and Wal­shaw 5-3 in the New­bold Tyres Premier Divi­sion.

Jack Holt’s brace along with goals from Marco Petrillo, Will Kinder and Matty Dell helped Boro over the line in what was a hard-fought game.

De­spite El­ton open­ing the scor­ing, the lat­ter part of the game was dom­i­nated by Boro and all told this set­tled the en­counter.

Man­ager Jamie Roche said: “We de­served the win in the end. For us in par­tic­u­lar it was a good win be­cause we haven’t played a game since the 19th Novem­ber.”

Rochdalians also man­aged a 5-0 win in the New­bold Tyres Premier Divi­sion against strong-out­fit High­field.

De­spite hav­ing an early penalty ap­peal waved away, Dalians pushed on to score four be­fore half-time.

Lu­cas For­shaw scored a quick-fire hat-trick be­fore Lewis Mahoney also struck for the vis­i­tors be­fore the in­ter­val.

In the sec­ond pas­sage of play Shamir Con­way made it 5-0 de­spite an im­prove­ment in High­field’s per­for­mance.

Mark McCor­mack com­mented on his side’s ef­forts:

“It was great to see us [Rochdalians] to put in such a great all round per­for­mance to­day.”

Dalians now look to con­tinue their win­ning ways against Old Loom as they pre­pare for their next fix­ture.

Else­where, in the Sun Chem­i­cal Divi­sion One Cartshaft se­cured a 4-1 win against MPG, to move within five points of league lead­ers Chad­der­ton.

Adam McNally scored Cartshaft’s opener but af­ter the in­ter­val MPG equalised.

Af­ter a strong mid­field bat­tle Joe Free­man fol­lowed up af­ter miss­ing a penalty to put Cartshaft ahead, which tilted mo­men­tum in their favour.

Scott Daw­son fur­thered their ad­van­tage, be­fore Jor­dan Cooper sealed Shaft’s sixth win of the sea­son.

Also in the Sun Chem­i­cal Divi­sion One Broad­way Celtic clinched a 3-2 win over Free Trade Tav­ern.

Free trade started the match as the dom­i­nant side, find­ing them­selves 2-0 up in­side 20 min­utes.

How­ever, Hen­son, Sc­holes and Buzz helped Broad­way to get ahead in the match.

Broad­way’s man­ager Mark Heath said: “We had a man sent off with 10 min­utes to go, so I’m proud we man­aged to hang on to get the vic­tory. It was nice to start the year with a win.”

PL W D L F A GD Pts War­dle 7 7 0 0 33 9 24 21 Lit­tle­bor­ough 6 5 1 0 31 14 17 16 Mid­dle­ton Tn 8 4 1 3 41 32 9 13 Rochdalians 8 4 1 3 20 13 7 13 Lime­side KG 8 4 0 4 25 28 -3 12 MBS 5 3 1 1 24 21 3 10 High­field 6 3 0 3 17 11 6 9 Cop­pice United 8 2 0 6 17 42 -25 6 El­ton & Wal­shaw 7 1 0 6 16 26 -10 3 Old Loom 7 0 0 7 12 32 -20 0

PL W D L F A GD Pts Chad­der­ton 8 7 0 1 41 16 25 21 Cartshaft* 12 6 0 6 22 24 -2 16 Wardle­worth 7 4 1 2 19 18 1 13 Old­ham GPO 9 4 1 4 16 20 -4 13 Free Trade Tav 8 4 0 4 19 19 0 12 Broad­way Celtic 8 2 2 4 18 19 -1 8 AFC Kears­ley 7 2 1 4 16 17 -1 7 Av­enue 8 2 1 5 9 17 -8 7 MPG 5 2 0 3 7 18 -11 6 * de­notes points ad­just­ment

PL W D L F A GD Pts Walmer­s­ley CC 5 4 1 0 18 13 5 13 Sports­man 5 3 2 0 11 6 5 11 Lit­tle­boro 2nds 4 3 0 1 17 6 11 9 N Man Li­ons 7 2 2 3 16 18 -2 8 Gar­den­ers Arms 5 2 1 2 16 15 1 7 D of Welling­ton 7 2 1 4 16 18 -2 7 Catholic Club 5 2 1 2 10 13 -3 7 Wood­house Utd 5 1 0 4 13 21 -8 3 Chaddy End OB 5 1 0 4 9 17 -8 3

PL W D L F A GD Pts Lit­tle­boro CCFC 9 8 0 1 39 9 30 24 Don­key FC 8 6 0 2 23 11 12 18 H Crompton Vic 9 4 2 3 25 22 3 14 Game Cock 7 4 1 2 23 14 9 13 FC Low­er­house 8 4 1 3 18 20 -2 13 Lo­s­tock FC 4 2 1 1 6 5 1 7 Jockey 5 2 0 3 15 14 1 6 Roch Dy­namos 8 1 2 5 17 31 -14 5 AFC Swan 9 1 2 6 13 39 -26 5 Royal Oak 9 1 1 7 17 31 -14 4

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