Sneyd move joint top but Butch­ers are held to draw

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SNEYD have gone level on points with Staffordshire Knot at the top of the Pot­ter­ies and District League Premier Di­vi­sion after beat­ing their ti­tle ri­vals 3-1.

Knot man­aged to hold on to top spot, thanks to a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence of plus six, but im­por­tantly for Sneyd they have a game in hand.

Josh Thorpe (2) and Martin Stanyer scored for Sneyd.

Fors­brook out­fit Butch­ers Arms re­turned from their trip to The Plough Big­nall End with a point from a 0-0 draw.

Into Di­vi­sion Two where AFC Moor­lands moved into sec­ond place fol­low­ing an 8-1 home win over Chea­dle Town.

Adam Kent and Luke Hop­kins scored two apiece with strikes com­ing from Luke Shel­ley, Aaron Pro­taszczak, Dean Moores and Jonathan Glasby, with Matt Wood­ward on tar­get for Chea­dle.

FC Clay­ton moved off the bot­tom of the ta­ble after a 3-2 win at Ch­ester­ton AFC, thanks to goals from Matt Bar­low (2) and Jor­dan Hall.

Moor­croft Com­mu­nity made it six wins out of six with a 6-3 home vic­tory over Holditch Club with goals from Florin Bala­jel (2), Kirubel Assegid (2), Mben Achiles Man­fred and Alex So­modi, with Mike Hans­bury, Wil­liam Wint and Conah Merd­ment re­ply­ing for Holditch.

Red Lion Hartshill and The Wind­mill booked their place in the sec­ond round of the League Cup fol­low­ing wins over AFC Click and Knave FC re­spec­tively.

Leighton Jones, Daniel Holmes Doyle, Dwayne Jones and Ryan Humphreys were on the score­sheet for Red Lion, with Shaun Myles on tar­get for AFC Click.

And Drew Muller (2), Kieran Mul­lock and Joseph Hill net­ted for Wind­mill in their win over Knave (Ju­lian Pater­son, Shaun Bid­dulph).

Mark Nolan scored a hat­trick for New­cas­tle Town in their 7-0 win over Tean in the Vet­eran’s Di­vi­sion, while Bench & Bar beat Han­ley Town (Mark Nick­lin, Mick Machin) 3-2.

Green­hoff’s are through to the first round of the Sen­tinel Sun­day Cup fol­low­ing a pre­lim­i­nary round win over Chea­dle United, thanks to goals from Jake Al­cock, Michael Wil­son and Terry Docherty, but So­cial Ser­vices (James White­hurst) lost 5-1 at home to Rangers Sports & So­cial.

The Chea­dle derby match be­tween Rovers and Bird in Hand ended all square at 3-3 in the UTTOXETER AND DISTRICT LEAGUE Di­vi­sion One.

The draw pre­vented Rovers from go­ing level in points with Chur­net Val­ley.

Their scor­ers were Josh Ford (2) and Harry Smith, with Dan Brass­ing­ton, Nico Wat­son and Pish­dar Ali on tar­get for the Bird.

Kyle Es­plin, Rob Collins and Ryan Met­calfe scored for Bulls Head in their 3-2 home win over Tean Al­bion, while at the bot­tom end of the ta­ble, Uttoxeter Town beat Sud­bury Park 3-1 to move up one place.

Ross Bould, Aaron Lan­dells and Harry John­son earned the win for Town, with Lee Kemp­son net­ting the con­so­la­tion for Sud­bury.

One match went ahead in Di­vi­sion One and Ab­bots Brom­ley took full ad­van­tage to take over at the top with a 7-0 home win over Tuns FC 2014 thanks to goals from Will Maid­stone (3), Ben Matthews (2), James Steven­son and Ben Clarke.

Bramshall had El­liot Hod­son, Kieran Coates, John Thacker, Danny Coates, Brad Cope and Mark Old­ham on the score­sheet as they beat AFC Ip­stones 6-2 to reach the third round of the Char­ity Tro­phy and Tean Rangers (Jack Hay­lock-kirk­man, Steve Cope) were 2-1 win­ners over Sud­bury FC (Con­nor Gra­ham).

Chur­net Val­ley (Jake Perks, An­drew Coxon, Richard War­dle) beat Doveridge FC (Rob Easthope 2) 3-2 to reach the third round of the Ken Green Me­mo­rial Tro­phy and JCB Lake­side (Sam Bas­sett, Milo Twigge, Tom Con­lon) beat Stone Town (Ian John­son 2) 3-2.

In the Coors League, An­chor Ath­letic opened up a three point lead at the top of Di­vi­sion Two with an em­phatic 9-1 win at Holly­bush.

The Ten­ford side’s 100 per cent league record was never in doubt as they se­cured vic­tory thanks to two goals from Chris Crisp and strikes from Sam Golden, Danny Thomp­son, Adam Hy­land, Tom Whal­ley, James Tune, Jor­dan Heath and Kieron Scot­land.

Josh Thorpe, right, was on tar­get for Sneyd in their vic­tory over Staffordshire Knot.

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