Dalians beat title rivals to extend lead
LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE AFL
DESPITE some heavy rain on the previous day it was virtually a full programme of games with three Manchester Amateur Cup ties and a busy league programme.
Parrs Wood Celtic have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks and they kept up their momentum to brush aside North Walkden 8-1 and march into the next round of the Manchester Amateur Cup.
Joining them are Irlam Tigers who kept local bragging rights as they saw off their second team 3-0.
It was much closer in the other match which saw Radclyffe and Moorside Rangers seconds locked at 1-1 with Rangers winning the penalty shoot-out by 4-1.
Rochdalians increased their lead at the top of the Premier division with a 4-2 victory over High Lane.
Whalley Range moved into second spot after beating Waterloo in an excellent game.
Netting for Range were Danny Heffernan (two), Tim Kinsella and Dillon Moth.
Salford Vics kept up their hot run of form to keep in touch with the top three as they beat Trafford United 4-1 to overtake Milton who lost a close contest by 3-2 at Wood Lane to Mellor who came back well after conceding an early goal.
Division one leaders Dom Doyle were in hot form as they walloped Stoconians 10-0 while Chorltonians stayed within three points with a 3-0 win over Swinton.
Chorlts defended well to keep a clean sheet and at the other end some clinical finishing produced winning strikes from Andy Power, Johnny Trodden and Aaron Rodger.
Goals galore for Oldham Vics who won 10-3 at Hooley Bridge Celtic.
It was much closer at AFC Oldham who beat Didsbury 2-1 and Moston Brook shared four goals with Bury Ams.
It’s tight at the top of division two as the top three teams all won to stay within two points of each other.
Whalley Range seconds lead the pack after a 5-2 win over Hollingworth with the goals flowing from Jordan Walsh (two), Dean Ryan, Graham Phillips and Ishmail Barker.
Newton stay a point adrift with a comfortable 4-2 win over Spurley Hey and Manchester Polonia cruised to a big win over Santos.
Thrills galore at Chorltonians seconds with the home team emerging with a breathless 7-5 win over Mellor seconds in a game featuring hat-tricks from Ollie Williams and Finn Nixon and a single from Taylor Nixon for Chorlts.
Close too at Bedians who led 2-0 with a double from Chris Skiffington before Rochdalians bagged a late goal to have Bedians hanging on for victory
South Manchester seconds had Chris Lyden and Jordan Harper netting in a close and feisty 2-2 derby at Urmston Town.
In division three Dukinfield Athletic stay on top of the pile with an efficient 3-0 win at Milton seconds as Signol Athletic stay in second spot and increased their goal difference with a big win over Heaton Mersey.
Village Manchester enjoyed their first league win of the season beating Abacus Media seconds 4-2, a score matched by Stoconians seconds at Aldermere and the other game ended in a 3-1 win for Mellor thirds against Salford Vics seconds.
Elton Lib Hargreaves extended their lead at the top of division A with a gritty 1-0 win over AFC Oldham seconds as Rochdale Galaxy were held 2-2 by Signol Athletic seconds.