Set fair for Stock­port sides in sec­ond half

Stockport Express - - Sport - LAN­CASHIRE AND CHESHIRE AFL

THE Lan­cashire and Cheshire AFL is en­joy­ing its 110th sea­son which will con­clude with a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion din­ner in May.

Be­fore then there is plenty to play for with keen com­pe­ti­tion in each of the eight di­vi­sions and four do­mes­tic cup com­pe­ti­tions.

Also some of the league’s teams have reached the lat­ter stages of County Cup com­pe­ti­tion with Aba­cus Me­dia look­ing for­ward to play­ing in the fi­nal of the Manch­ester Chal­lenge Cup.

Ir­lam Tigers and Parrs Wood Celtic have reached the last eight of the Manch­ester Am­a­teur Cup and AFC Stock­port. Mel­lor and High Lane are through to the semi-fi­nals of the Stock­port Se­nior Cup.

The ex­cel­lent weather en­joyed in the first half of the sea­son has brought a big smile to the face of fix­ture sec­re­tary Mal Ker­shaw with his pro­gramme well on sched­ule in league and cup com­pe­ti­tions.

To avoid post­pone­ments in the sec­ond half of the sea­son the league has se­cured book­ings at the 3G pitches at Wright Robin­son and Car­di­nal Lan­g­ley for clubs took take ad­van­tage of if their pitches be­come un­fit for use.

The league is also pleased that they have been able to cover all but a hand­ful of games with ref­er­ees.

Plans are also afoot to book pres­ti­gious venues for the four do­mes­tic cup com­pe­ti­tion fi­nals and pick a rep­re­sen­ta­tive league team to take on the LAL in the an­nual match for the John Howard Tro­phy.

In the Premier divi­sion Rochdalians have dom­i­nated the sea­son so far and en­joyed a good run in the Lan­cashire Am­a­teur Cup.

Their main ti­tle ri­vals at

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