Range flying high in the Prem
The game of the day in the Premier Division saw the top two teams in opposition as Whalley Range hosted reigning champions Rochdalians and with the champions having been on cup duty the week before Range had established a three-point advantage and they increased this to six with a 5-0 win.
Range went ahead with a spot kick and extended this to 3-0 at the break and although Rochdalians battled hard to get back into the game Range were able to add two more in the second half with their scorers being Rhys Jones (two), Danny Heffernan, Brian Tottoh and Larner Cole.
Another of the top games at High Lane saw Waterloo share six goals and the point they earned was enough to take them above Rochdalians on goal difference with a game in hand.
Salford Victoria are in fourth spot again after another close contest saw them beat Abacus Media by the odd goal in five
Dom Doyle have games in hand over the leading group and they kept in the hunt with a 6-3 win over Milton.
Mellor looked set for an easy ride at Trafford United as early goals from Will Parry (three), Mike Atherton and Danny Leabrick put them 5-0 ahead with United reducing the arrears just before the break. Trafford kept up the revival as three unanswered strikes after the break leaving them just a goal shy of making a remarkable recovery.
Radclyffe continue to set an impressive start in Division One as the won 4-0 at Urmston Town to preserve their 100 per cent record.
AFC Oldham match this, having played a game less having an efficient 2-0 win at Newton, a scoreline matched by third-placed Irlam Tigers against Bury Amateurs who overtook Chorltonians who went down 6-3 at Moston Brook.
Signol Old Boys were also on form with a 6-2 win at Old Stretfordians and Manchester Polonia kept an immaculate clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Swinton.
It’s hot at the top of Division Two with three teams boasting 100 per cent records and South Manchester reserves are on top of the pile with a 3-1 win at Mellor reserves.
New boys North Walkden are in second spot having played a game less and they accounted for Chorltonians reserves 4-2 with Bedians enjoying the same margin of victory over Santos.
Stoconians also have a 100% record and had to work hard for a 4-3 victory over Hadfield Athletic for their second win of the season and in the other game Dukinfield Athletic had to work hard for a 2-1 win at Rochdalians reserves.
Just a point separates the top three in Division Three after Village Manchester suffered their first defeat of the season by 6-2 at second-placed Chadderton Cott.
Top of the shop are Denton Town Reserves who enjoyed a 6-1 cruise at Elton Lib Hargreaves.
Aldermere were emphatic 4-1 winners over Salford Victoria reserves but it was closer in the other games with wins for Chadderton Park by 2-1 at Milton reserves and Stoconians Reserves by 3-1 in their local derby at Spurley Hey and the other game ended with honours even as Hooley Bridge Celtic shared six goals with Signol Athletic.
Division A leaders AFC Stockport dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 deadlock at Trafford United reserves allowing Old Stretfordians reserves to move within a point with a game in hand as they won 2-0 at Wythenshawe Wanderers.
Waterloo reserves are in third place after a 4-2 derby win at Dukinfield Athletic reserves and Deans enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 win, hosting Salford Storm.
It was close in the other two games with Rochdale Galaxy winning 2-1 at AFC Oldham reserves and Mellor third won 3-2 at Moston Brook reserves.
Just a point separates the top five teams in Division B and top of the shop on goal difference are Bury Ams reserves with a 6-1 win over Stoconians 3rds.
Parrs Wood Celtic stay level on points after a close 3-2 win over Flixton as do AFC Oldham 3rds with a 3-1 win at Old Stretfordians 3rds.
Hot on their heels are Chadderton Cott reserves with a comfortable 5-1 win over Moston Brook 3rds and Heaton Mersey also went nap winning their thrilling local derby at Hillgate by 5-3.
In the other game Chorltonians Athletic were celebrating long and hard after enjoying their first win of the season by 2-1 against Spurley Hey Reserves.
Irlam Tigers Rangers top Division C on goal difference after big 10-3 win at AFC Stockport Warriors with Chadderton Park reserves keeping in touch with an entertaining 5-3 win over Whalley Range reserves.
Oldham Victoria reserves were also in the goals as they beat Moston Brook 4ths 6-3 and there were plenty of goals also at Stoconians 4ths who shared ten goals with Bury Amateurs A.
Goals were in short supply in the other two games which ended in 1-0 wins for Govan Athletic A against Altrincham Hale and Salford Storm Reserves against Staly Lions.
Pics – action from 1 Whalley Range v Rochdalians (Rochdalians in yellow),2 Trafford United v Mellor (Mellor in blue), 3 Bedians v Santos (Santos in purple), 4 Parrs Wood Celtic v Flixton (Celtic in black and white), 5 Govan Athletic v Altrincham Hale (Altrincham Hale in green).