Hot­shot Downes Cup op­po­si­tion

Stockport Times West - - SPORT -

WHALLEY Range joined Be­di­ans in the last eight of the Lan­cashire Am­a­teur Cup with a hard-earned 4-2 win over Stan­dish St Wil­freds.

They had gone be­hind twice in the first half, ei­ther side of Con­nor Downes’ goal, be­fore the same player drew them level.

Downes then added two more goals to see his side into the last eight.

In the Premier di­vi­sion South Manch­ester missed the chance to go clear at the top as lead­ers Rochdalians had their game at Castle­ton post­poned.

South were sec­ond best for much of their derby with Chorl­to­ni­ans, hav­ing fallen 4-1 be­hind in the sec­ond half.

Although they pulled back two late goals, it was too lit­tle too late.

Mel­lor beat AFC Old­ham 4-0, Parrs Wood Celtic won 5-2 at Mos­ton Brook, while Be­di­ans were 1-0 vic­tors at Old Ash­to­ni­ans.

Di­vi­sion One lead­ers Go­van Ath­letic lost 5-4 at Sig­nol Ath­letic, Ea­gle FC beat Hoo­ley Bridge Celtic 3-0, while Gorse Hill lost 4-1 at Tintwistle Ath­letic.

There were goals galore in Di­vi­sion Two, where lead­ers Whalley Range won 9-3 at AFC Bury Town, High Lane beat Mel­lor 6-1, Sal­ford Vics saw off Old Strets 8-0, Spur­ley Hey de­feated Chorl­to­ni­ans 5-4, Ard­wick edged out Urm­ston Town 4-3 and Rochdalians pre­vailed 4-2 over Sto­co­ni­ans.

Di­vi­sion Three lead­ers Deans lost their first game of the sea­son, 3-2 to Castle­ton, while Staly Lions beat Old­ham Vics 5-0, Mos­ton Brook won 3-1 at Parrs Wood Celtic and Chea­dle Hulme Villa lost 1-0 to Traf­ford United.

Di­vi­sion A pace­set­ters Sal­ford Vics also lost, 3-2 to Old Strets, New­ton cruised past Whalley Range 3-0 and South Manch­ester beat Ash­to­ni­ans 4-2.

Al­der­mere stayed top of Di­vi­sion B after a 3-2 win over Bur­nage Metro, Sal­ford Vics won 5-3 at Aba­cus Me­dia, Mel­lor lost 3-1 to Mil­ton, Tintwistle Ath­letic beat AFC Old­ham 3-0, FC Bury Town saw off Be­di­ans 4-0, Deans had a 5-3 suc­cess over Spur­ley Hey, while Sto­co­ni­ans won 5-2 at Staly Lions.


Hill­gate kept up their un­beaten record in Di­vi­sion D with vic­tory over Be­di­ans, while Tintwistle Ath­letic went down 4-1 at Sto­co­ni­ans.

AFC Old­ham went top of Di­vi­sion E with a 5-1 win at Go­van Ath­letic, Whalley Range lost 6-1 to Droyls­den JFC, Bury Ams beat Staly Lions 2-0 and Chorl­to­ni­ans saw off Old Strets 4-2.

Ge­off Gar­nett

Whalley Range FC beat Stan­dish St Wil­freds in the Lan­cashire Am­a­teur Cup

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