Chadderton Cott move five points clear in Division One

WITHOUT the distraction of county cups and just a few postponements there was some topsy turvy action throughout the eight divisions with a few big upsets along the way.

In the Premier Division De La Salle Reds stay three points clear after an emphatic 5-1 win at Manchester Polonia.

Stretford Paddock kept in touch with the leaders but had to work hard for a 2-1 win over a gritty Rochdalians.

Goals from Luke Norris and Josh Rowlands maintained Salford Vics’ 100% start to the season in a top of the table clash with Mellor and there was not a cross word or bad tackle in the game.

Both teams produced enough chances to have scored four or five goals, but Vics took two of theirs and Mellor failed to take any.

The game was a great advertisement for the L & C and was brilliantly refereed by Mike Crump.

Moston Brook kept up their consistent start with a 4-2 win over North Walkden to keep themselves in the mix.

In Division One, the top game between the leading pair saw Chadderton Cott move five points clear after a 3-1 victory over Irlam Tigers.

Signol Athletic lost their first game of the season at Didsbury who had the predatory Aaron Rodger on top form with a killer brace.

There were two naphands in the division as Old Stretfordians won 5-2 at Signol OB and Shaw Athletic cruised to a 5-1 win at Trafford United.

The other game saw Bury Ams enjoy their second win of the season by 3-1 at Hadfield Athletic.

Division Two looks to be one of the league’s most competitive and this was reflected in the latest results.

New boys Baguley Athletic are flying high as they kept up their 100% with a close win at Milltown.

They stay three points clear of Hattersley who kept up their recent hot form with an exciting 5-3 win at South Manchester.

Hattersley stormed into a 3-0 lead with a hat-trick from Rob Swallow then South reduced the arrears with goals from Chris Waugh and Matt Walsh.

Gus Yarwood took Hattersley into a 4-2 lead only for Walsh to add his second to set up a frantic finish and Hattersley sealed their win with a final late strike from Steffan Steadman.

The other game in the division saw Stretford Paddock reserves record a comfortable 5-1 win over Newton.

It’s all to play for in Division Three with four teams locked at the top on 10 points.

Leaders Radclyffe were hit hard as they went down 9- 3 at Salford Albion.

Albion raced into a 4-0 lead with strikes from Jack Lloyd, Kieran Long, Stephen Booth and Danny Hudson and Lee Kenny went off after making a gaol-saving tackle to see Albion 4-1 up at the break.

They quickly added to their tally and cruised to a memorable win and join Radclyffe  on points at the top.

Also there are Chadderton Park who had a comfortable 5-0 win over Aldermere.

The other top game saw Hooley Bridge leading 4-1 at Stoconianss reserves before the game was abandoned due to a nasty injury.

Village Manchester and AFC Stockport shared four goals and Abacus Media reserves won 4-0 at Woodhouses.

Division A leaders Moston Brook reserves were without a game and Woodsend Athletic reduced their lead to a point with a 4-2 win over title rivals Salford Vics reserves.

North Walkden reserves also kept in touch with an impressive 7-4 win over Stretford Paddock Development.

Milton reserves won their local derby at Milnrow Firgrovia by 3-0 and the basement battle saw Kartel win 2-1 at Greater Manchester FC.

Aldermere reserves stay clear at the top of Division B as an efficient 3-0 win over AFC Oldham thirds keeps them five points clear of the chasing Pack.

These are led by Flixton JFC who worked hard for a 3-2 win over Parrs Wood Celtic and Greater Manchester reserves who drew 2-2 at Hillgate.

Old Strets reserves enjoyed their first win of the season by 6-2 over Moston Brook thirds.

An exciting local derby at Spurley Hey ended in a 3-2 win for Heaton Mersey.

In Division C Dukinfield Athletic stay top with a 100% record with a 6-2 cruise over AFC Stockport Warriors.

Urmston Town Vale are two points off the pace after a 4-0 win over Village Manchester Reserves and Altrincham Hale showed their intent with a 5-2 win at Chadderton Park thirds.

Govan Athletic Development also have a perfect record retained by scoring the only goal of their game with Staly Lions.

Deans reserves beat Bury Ams reserves 3-2 in a close contest and Mellor thirds were in seventh heaven after a 7-2 derby win over Stoconians thirds.

Whalley Range are the new leaders in Division D with a 5-1 win over Milltown reserves moving them two points clear of non-playing Bury Ams thirds.

The other games saw AFC Oldham fourths share eight goals with Irlam Tigers A and Altrincham Hale reserves won 2-1 at Mellor Development.