Dalians hit six to move top of ta­ble

Rochdale Observer - - SCHOOL NEWS -

THE first round of the Cheshire Ama­teur Cup saw a big exit for L and C teams but Premier divi­sion high-fliers High Lane bucked the trend as a com­fort­able 7-2 vic­tory over Al­trin­cham Hale saw cruise into round two.

Else­where there were de­feats for Mel­lor by 1-4 host­ing Ellesmere Town, Sto­co­ni­ans by 2-7 against New­ton Ch­ester and Duk­in­field Ath­letic by 5-0 to Lo­s­tock Gralam.

Premier divi­sion ac­tion saw Rochdalians again look­ing im­pres­sive as they gave Water­loo an in­sight into their de­but sea­son in the divi­sion with a com­fort­able 6-3 win mov­ing them to the top of the ta­ble.

South Manch­ester stay level with Rochdalians with a 5-2 win at Sal­ford Vics cour­tesy of strikes from Azuka Otutu (two), Rob An­der­son, Keifer Greig (penalty) and Paul Sun­der­land with a su­per strike.

Mil­ton stay on the heels of the top two after pick­ing up a point in a well con­tested 1-1 draw with Old Stret­for­dians.

Dom Doyle opened up a three-point gap at the top of divi­sion one with a close 3-2 win over Parrs Wood Celtic to re­tain their 100 per cent record.

Chorl­to­ni­ans joined five other teams on six points as they in­flicted the first de­feat of the sea­son by over Ir­lam Tigers by 3-2.

After Bury Ams be­gan the sea­son with two wins their for­tunes have changed as they suf­fered their sec­ond suc­ces­sive de­feat los­ing by the odd goal in three to Mos­ton Brook.

Hoo­ley Bridge Celtic stay in the mix keep­ing an im­mac­u­late clean sheet in a 2-0 win at AFC Old­ham and Dids­bury join them after a 3-1 win over Old­ham Vics.

New­ton top divi­sion two after their sec­ond win by 3-2 at Mel­lor sec­onds.

It was also close at Be­di­ans as they won their lo­cal derby by 2-1 against Chorl­to­ni­ans sec­onds.

Steve Han­ley net­ted first for Be­di­ans with the re­turn­ing Rob Rat­cliffe net­ting the win­ner.

There was also a spe­cial cameo ap­pear­ance by Rob’s 68-year-old fa­ther­could be the old­estever player to make an ap­pear­ance in the L and C.

Manch­ester Polo­nia de­fended solidly to beat Holling­worth 2-0 and South Manch­ester sec­onds scored the only goal of their game with Rochdalians sec­onds.

The close­ness of the divi­sion was re­flected in a 2-2 draw be­tween Whal­ley Range sec­onds and Spur­ley Hey with Danny Mo­ran and Kane Berke­ley on tar­get for Range.

In divi­sion three Aba­cus Me­dia sec­onds and Sig­nol Ath­letic are lead­ing the way on six points as Aba­cus ac­counted for Sal­ford Vics sec­onds 3-2 and Sig­nol Ath­letic won by the same score host­ing Mil­ton sec­onds.

Chad­der­ton Park scored the only goal of the game at Vil­lage Manch­ester while Mel­lor thirds were too hot to han­dle in a 9-0 win over Heaton Mersey.

It is a sim­i­lar story in divi­sion A with El­ton Lib Har­g­reaves in top spot after a 4-2-2 win over Duk­in­field Ath­letic sec­onds.

AFC Old­ham sec­onds join them on six points with a 3-1 win at new boys Uni­corn Ath­letic.

Chad­der­ton Cotts be­gan their new life in the league in im­pres­sive style with a 6-2 vic­tory over Duk­in­field Ath­letic sec­onds who had MoM Chris Mered­ith net­ting both of their con­so­la­tions.

The divi­sion’s game of the day saw Rochdale Galaxy share ten goals with Mos­ton Brook sec­onds.

Flix­ton Ju­niors also shared the spoils in a 1-1 dead­lock with Sig­nol Ath­letic.

It was their first day of the sea­son in divi­sion B and mak­ing an im­pres­sive start were AFC Stock­port with a 7-1 win over Dids­bury sec­onds.

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