Set fair for Stockport sides in second half
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