Dalians show no signs of slowing at top
THERE was limited action in the Premier division but Rochdalians marched on relentlessly at the top of the table, preserving their 100 per cent record and extending their lead to five points over Milton as they won 8-2 at Old Ashtonians.
It is much closer in division two as Hooley Bridge Celtic took over at the top with a vital point in an excellent 3-3 draw at Swinton.
Irlam Tigers stay in the mix with a comfortable 6-3 home win over AFC Oldham and Parrs Wood Celtic look a real threat as they won 11-1 at Oldham Vics.
The other two games saw the points shared as Bury Ams drew 3-3 with Chorltonians and Didsbury drew 2-2 hosting Stoconians.
Newton kept up their 100 per cent record at the top of division two as they grafted out a 2-1 derby over Hollingworth.
Manchester Polonia moved into second spot with a 3-0 win at Rochdalians seconds which keeps them level on points with Whalley Range seconds who beat Mellor seconds by the odd goal in five..
It was honours even in the local derby between Chorltonians seconds and South Manchester seconds in a 3-3 deadlock.
No problems for Spurley Hey in a 9-4 romp against Santos.
With division three leaders Signol Athletic in cup action Chadderton Park took full advantage to close the gap at the top to two points with a 4-2 win over Milton seconds.
Aldermere kept level with them as they accounted for Heaton Mersey.5-3.
Dukinfield Athletic lost out in a nine goal thriller against 100 per cent Radclyffe 4-5 with the Athletic goals coming fromLiam Gregory (three) and Karl Farrell.
Plenty of goals in the other games with Stoconians seconds beating Salford Vics seconds 8-3 and Mellor thirds with a 5-3 win over Village Manchester.
Elton Lib Hargreaves are out on their own in division A with a 5-0 win over Spurley Hey seconds taking them four points clear of Moston Brook seconds who were held 3-3 in their local derby with Chadderton Cott.
Dukinfield Athletic seconds beat AFC Oldham seconds 4-2 with the goals provided by Chris Meredith (two), Andy Petrenko and Dylan Whaley with their Mom being Matty Tarr.
Draw specialists Unicorn Athletic did it again as they drew 2-2 at Rochdale Galaxy and another close affair saw Trafford United seconds with 2-1 at Signol Athletic seconds.
Old Strets second stay well clear of the pack in division B after walloping AFC Stockport 8-1.
Early goals from Matthew Hignett, Jamie Campbell and Danny Cad set up the win for Strets.
AFC Oldham thirds were also convincing victors by 4-0 over Bury Ams seconds and they move into joint third place with Hillgate who lost 3-0 to Parrs Wood Celtic who moved above them into second spot.
The other three games were close contests with wins for Moston Brook thirds by 4-3 at Hooley Bridge Celtic seconds and Staly Lions by 3-2 over Didsbury and sharing six goals were Chadderton Cott seconds and Chorltonians Athletic.
Hollingworth seconds kept up their bright start in the L and C as they stay top of division D with a 4-2 win over Chadderton Park seconds.
Keeping pace with them are Govan Athletic with a 6-3 win over Moston Brook fourths and Deans who kept an immaculate clean sheet in a 4-0 win over previously unbeaten Old Stretfordians thirds.
Irlam Tigers seconds won 2-0 at Chorltonians Albion and Bury Ams A won 3-1 at Stoconians fourths.