Dalians sink Marsh with seven goals
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.