Rochdalians and Moston Brook record Cup victories

THE Lancashire Amateur Cup saw Rochdalians and Moston Brook progress into the next stage with convincing wins.

Brook have enjoyed a fine season in the Premier Division and they maintained their momentum with a comfortable 5-2 win at Collegiate OB.

Rochdalians have struggled in the early part of the season and only had their first league win of the season last week.

But they enjoyed a pleasing 3-0 win hosting Darwen FC reserves and the long-awaited return of their former star Ogumyode was marked by his rocket of a shot to seal the win with their third goal.

There was no joy for last season’s Lancashire Amateur Cup finalists Milton as they lost to the only goal of their game with UOB Bolton Borough.

In the Manchester Amateur Cup it was mainly good news for the L & C teams with wins for Chadderton Cott by 2-1 over Wythenshawe Wanderers, Shaw Athletic by 9-2 at Eccles United reserves, Irlam Tigers by 4-1 over Village Manchester, Baguley Athleic by 4-0 over AFC Monton reserves with a strike from Lee Henley setting them off to a comfortable win, Eccles United by 2-1 over Failsworth Dynamoes reserves, Salford Storm by 1-0 over Boothstown and finally Irlam Tigers A who won a penalty shoot-out by 3-1 over Moorside Rangers reserves after a 1-1 deadlock.

Going out were Stretford Paddock reserves who lost 3-1 at AFC Middleton and Elton Lib Hargreaves in a 4-3 thriller at AFC Monton.

In the Altrincham and District Cup Old Stretfordians made smooth progress with a comfortable 3-0 win at Broadheath Central.

The top game in the Premier Division saw a closely contested local derby at Salford Vics who took on high-flying De La Salle.

Early strikes for Vics from Cameron Woodhouse and Sam Birkett gave them a 2-0 lead but De La Salle levelled before the break and added the winner in the second half with the vital goals coming from Theo Barr (two) and Charlie Hilton.

Stretford Paddock stay three points clear at the top after an efficient 6-1 win over North Walkden.

Abacus Media warmed up for their upcoming Manchester Challenge Trophy semi-final at Denton Town with a big win at AFC Oldham.

Just one league match played in Division One and Signol Athletic stayed in touch with leaders Chadderton Cott with a 7-1 cruise over Trafford United.

There were no league games in Division Two due to cup commitments.

In Division Three, there were convincing wins for the top two with leaders AFC Stockport winning 5-2 at Abacus Media reserves.

Chadderton Park won their local derby with Woodhouses by 3-1 to stay four points behind the leaders, with two vital games in hand.

Hooley Bridge Celtic ended a recent poor run of form with a tight 3-2 win over Stoconians.

Plenty of league action in Division A and new boys Woodsend Athletic stay on top after a hard-earned 2-1 win over Greater Manchester.

Just a point behind on level games are North Walkden reserves who won 9-0 at Milnrow Firgrovia.

Kartel stay on the heels of the leading pack after a 3-3 draw at Milton reserves.

It was also close at Trafford United reserves who conceded the only goal of their game with Stretford Paddock reserves and Salford Vics reserves won 3-2 at Moston Brook reserves.

There was the upset of the season in Division B as leaders Aldermere reserves saw their perfect start go up in smoke after a 2-1 defeat at second-placed Greater Manchester reserves but they are still 11 points clear at the top.

Heaton Mersey are having an enjoyable season and they are in third place as they scored the only goal of their local derby at Hillgate.

There were goals galore in Division C, led by table-topping Dukinfield Athletic who beat third-placed Govan Athletic Development by 7-1 with some clinical finishing.

Salford Storm reserves went one better in a big 8-0 win at Stoconians reserves but Staly Lions topped them all with a 9-1 thrashing of Stockport Warriors.

Urmston Town Vale had a much closer game before winning by the odd goal in five against Mellor reserves.

Just two games in Division D with Milltown reserves too hot to handle as they beat Altrincham Hale reserves by 8-3.

The other game saw Bury Ams thirds win 3-2 at Salford Vics Development to move level on points with second-placed Whalley Range.