Dalians sink Marsh with seven goals

Middleton Guardian - - LEISURE -

LAN­CASHIRE AND CHESHIRE AFL

THERE was an abun­dance of county and do­mes­tic cup ac­tion on a busy day in the league.

Premier divi­sion lead­ers Rochdalians led the way for the L and C in the Lan­cashire Am­a­teur Cup as they trounced Marsh United 7-1.

Sec­ond-placed Mil­ton fol­lowed their ex­am­ple with an­other big 8-1 win at Walmer Bridge.

Divi­sion one high-fliers Hooley Bridge Celtic kept up the good work as they wal­loped Black­burn United 7-2.

Divi­sion three side Al­der­mere gave a good ac­count of them­selves as they en­ter­tained Wyre Villa be­fore go­ing down.4-2- a score­line re­peated by Old Ash­to­ni­ans as they lost at AFC An­der­ton.

It was even closer for El­ton Lib Har­g­reaves as they went down by the odd goal in five to Morecambe Roy­als but Be­di­ans were well beaten 6-1 by Ast­ley and Tyldes­leyJFC..

Ac­tion in the Manch­ester Am­a­teur Cup saw Parrs Wood Celtic keep up their hot league form as they trounced He­ston 7-1 and Swin­ton joined them in the next round as they beat a de­ter­mined Mos­ton Brook sec­onds by 4-2.

Ir­lam Tigers were taken all the way to penal­ties by Beech­field United af­ter nei­ther side found the back of the net in nor­mal time with Tigers win­ning the shoot out by 4-3.

Old­ham Vics put some poor league form be­hind them as they beat Manch­ester Gre­go­ri­ans sec­onds 2-1 and Sal­ford Vics sec­onds ac­counted for Dids­bury FC by 4-2..

Mak­ing an early exit were Urm­ston Town af­ter los­ing a penalty shoot out 6-5 at Manch­ester North End and South Manch­ester sec­onds by 5-2 at North Walk­den.

Vil­lage Manch­ester had a close con­test with Chad­der­ton Park sec­onds be­fore win­ning 2-1 in ex­tra time and Chad­der­ton Park firsts made it a dou­ble as they won 6-3 over Heaton Mersey.

Draw spe­cial­ists Unicorn FC were cel­e­brat­ing af­ter pick­ing up their first win of the sea­son against Manch­ester Celtic com­ing back from a goal down with a penalty from Ra­mone Wil­liams and a cheeky back heel from Ben McKie to win 2-1.

No joy for Chorl­to­ni­ans Villa beaten 8-1 at Failsworth Dy­namo, Traf­ford United sec­onds by 9-1 at Hey­wood St James, Dids­bury sec­onds by 2-0 to Deans, Parrs Wood Celtic sec­onds by 4-0 to East Manch­ester Academy. and Old Stret­for­dians thirds by 4-1 at Booth­stown sec­onds.

With the top two teams in the Premier divi­sion in cup ac­tion it gave the chas­ing pack a chance to close the gap and South Manch­ester moved into third place af­ter a thrilling 4-3 win over Sal­ford Vics.

It was nip and tuck all the way with South’s scor­ers be­ing Paul Sun­der­land (two, one a penalty), Tu­fail Baloch and Azuka Otutu with Keenan Switzer bag­ging a brace in the Vics spir­ited re­sponse

Water­loo avenged last week’s cup de­feat by Aba­cus Me­dia with a 4-1 win and Old Stret­for­dians got back into win­ning ways with a 2-0 win at Mel­lor.

Gary Potts’s stock con­tin­ues to rise as one of the bright­est young man­agers in the Land C, hav­ing guided Traf­ford United to a well de­served 4-2 vic­tory over Whal­ley Range.

Just two games in divi­sion one and Dom Doyle had to work hard for three points win­ning 4-3 at Bury Ams to leapfrog Hooley Bridge Celtic in top spot.

There were only two games in divi­sion two with Manch­ester Polo­nia mov­ing to the top of the ta­ble with a 6-0 win over Mel­lor sec­onds and Holling­worth were equally em­phatic beat­ing Rochdalians sec­onds 7-1.

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