Waterloo set for a battle as they close the gap at the top
Despite the poor midweek weather and the expectation of postponed matches, there was a good fixture list in the L & C this week.
The games involving the top two in
the Premier Division, Whalley Range and Rochdalians, falling foul of the
weather, Waterloo took the opportunity to jump up to third and close the gap
with a 5-2 win at home to Dom Doyle. Abacus Media, dropped a place to fourth
after they lost 1-3 to Salford Victoria.
Ion the only other match in the division Milton and High Lane shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw.
In Division One, helped by some postponed fixtures, Radclyffe extended their position in top spot with an emphatic 9-1 victory at home to Chorltonians. Urmston Town move into fourth spot after a 1-1 draw with Newton and Manchester Polonia continued their recent good form with a 4-2 win at Signol Old Boys.
In the other match in the division, Moston Brook and Swinton shared the points in a 4-4 draw.
Division Two saw possibly the most surprising results of the day with leaders Dukinfield Athletic losing 2-1 away at Stoconians and a goal fest at second placed South Manchester Reserves saw them lose 7-3 to Hadfield Athletic.
South’s slip up allowed North Walkden to close the gap on them with a 2-0 win in their local derby at Barr Hill, and Bedians to stay with them after 6-1 win at Chorltonians Reserves.
In the other match in this division Oldham Victoria took 5-2 victory away at Mellor Reserves.
In Division Three, leaders Signol Athletic maintained their top spot with a 2-0 win away at Salford Victoria Reserves and Chadderton Cott. kept up the chase with an emphatic 8-1 win at Spurley Hey.
Maintaining their good form and moving into third place were Village Manchester winning 2-0 against Denton Town Reserves.
In the other games in the division Chadderton Park took a 5-1 win at home to Stoconians Reserves and Elton Lib Hargreaves took a 3-1 win against bottom club Hooley Bridge.
In Division A, top club AFC Stockport had a close one against bottom club Salford Storm eventually winning 3-2 whilst Mellor 3rds crushed Moston Brook Reserves 7-1 to move into second place above Old Stretfordians Reserves who suffered a surprising 3-2 defeat at Rochdale Galaxy.
In the other matches in the division, Trafford United Reserves maintained their chase on the top four with a 3-2 win away at Dukinfield Athletic Reserves and Wythenshawe Wanderers won 4-1 at home to Deans.
In Division B, leaders Parrs Wood
Celtic were pushed all the way by lowly Heaton Mersey but eventually won a
close fought match 5-4. Second placed AFC Oldham moved further away from the
leaders after going down 3-2 to Moston Brook 3rds.
In the rest of the fixtures, Chorltonians Athletic won 3-2 at Flixton Juniors whilst Hillgate hit 8 goals with no reply against Spurley Hey Reserves.
Division C leaders Salford Storm Reserves took a narrow 1-0 win away from lowly Govan Athletic A whilst second place Irlam Tigers Rangers won 6-2 at home to Stoconians 4ths to maintain their chase for top spot.
It was honours even in the other matches with Staly Lions holding third place Chadderton Park Reserves to a 2-2 draw and Altrincham Hale A drawing 3-3 at home to AFC Stockport. Graham Ellis