Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 07.12.2019

Following the tragic death of Gary Wyatt last week during the Chorltonians Athletic match against Heaton Mersey all of the teams playing in this week’s matches paid tribute to the sad event with a minute’s silence, superbly observed, before their own games began.

Tigers purr into next round

Manchester Amateur Cup
There was plenty of action on the pitch with Irlam Tigers enjoying a smooth passage into the next round of the Manchester Amateur Cup with an emphatic 3-0 win at Boothstown Reserves.

Premier Division

In the Premier Division Whalley Range are beginning to look unstoppable as they won 4-1 at title rivals Waterloo.

Second-placed Rochdalians, the reigning champions, dropped eight points behind Range as they lost by the same score at High Lane.

Mellor had their best win of the season to date by 4-2 at Salford Victoria and in the other game Abacus Media scored the only goal of the game at a hard-working Trafford United.

Division One

It’s looking like a two-horse race in Division One as the top two preserved their impressive 100% record as top team Radclyffe won 4-0 at Moston Brook to take their goal difference to a huge 56.

AFC Oldham won a potentially tricky match against Chorltonians by 4-1 to stay six points behind with two games in hand over local rivals Radclyffe.

Urmston Town are enjoying a good run and they took on local derby rivals Old Stretfordians and stormed into a 4-0 lead with goals from Danny Charlesworth (two), Akine Pinder and Caleb Adale.

Mark Bradshaw reduced the arrears for Old Stretfordians before Arrey Tabetho restored the Town four-goal advantage, but Old Stretfordians showed great spirit as the finished strongly with goals from club legend Alex Ritchie and Greg Hodson to have Town grateful for the final whistle with the win keeping them in third spot.

Bury Amateurs lifted themselves out of the bottom two with a gritty 3-2 win at Newton.

Division Two

It’s much closer at the top of Division Two and leaders Dukinfield Athletic moved four points clear of non-playing North Walkden with a useful and hard-earned 5-2 win at Bedians.

The teams below Athletic all have games in hand on the leaders and Stoconians are firmly in the promotion mix after a close 2-1 win over South Manchester Reserves.

Hadfield are on hot form and they kept it up with a 5-1 cruise at Rochdalians Reserves and they have four games in hand over the leaders.

Santos moved into the comfort of mid-table with a 2-1 win at Chorltonians Reserves.

Division Three

Division Three leaders Chadderton Cott were without a game and Signol Athletic missed a chance to reduce their lead at the top as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Chadderton Park.

Village Manchester are in third spot as they kept up their consistent run with a 4-2 win at Abacus Media Reserves and they have a game in hand over the top two.

The other game saw Aldermere pull off a much-needed 4-3 win in a thriller with Elton Lib Hargreaves.

Division A

It’s as you were in Division A as the top four teams all posted victories led by table-topping AFC Stockport with a 6-1 win at Dukinfield Athletic Reserves. Second-placed Old Stretfordians Reserves matched the 6-1 score at Deans and Mellor 3rds were not far behind with a 4-1 win, hosting AFC Oldham Reserves.

Wythenshawe Wanderers kept up their impressive start in the league with their seventh win of the season by 4-1 over Trafford United Reserves after being given a flying start with early strikes from Craig Stone and Henry Freeman.

The other two games in the division ended with 3-0 score-lines in favour of Salford Storm over Moston Brook Reserves and Waterloo Reserves against Rochdale Galaxy.

Division B

Parrs Wood Celtic remain eight points clear in Division B despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Old Stretfordians 3rds with Moston Brook 3rds in second spot after a comfortable 4-1 win over Bury Amateurs Reserves.

Chadderton Cott Reserves stay in the mix after a 3-1 win at Stoconians 3rds and the other game in the division was a close derby clash with Heaton Mersey winning by the odd goals in seven against Hillgate.

Division C

Irlam Tiger Rangers made it a good day for the club as they stay on top of Division C by five points after keeping an immaculate clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Altrincham Hale.

Second placed Salford Storm Reserves lost ground as they were held 2-2 by Oldham Victoria Reserves.

Whalley Range Reserves recent good run was ended in emphatic style by Govan Athletic who cruised to a 5-1 win and Bury Amateurs 3rds were also victors by 4-2 over Staly Lions.

Inter-League Action

The league will be enjoying a mid-season break over the festive period but on Saturday December 21 they will be playing their annual Inter League fixture with old friends and rivals from the Lancashire Amateur League.

It is at Hyde United – kick off 2pm and league players, officials and friends are welcome to come along and support the L and C.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 30.11.2019

Polonia on hot form in County Cup

The coldest night of the season to date saw a few games postponed but the majority of the county cup and league games played produced a real goal fest.

Manchester Amateur Cup

In the Manchester Amateur Cup Manchester Polonia proved to be too hot to handle at Denton Town Reserves as they cruised to a comfortable 6-0 win and joining them in the draw for the next round are Village Manchester who are also enjoying cup success this season and they won 2-1 in a close contest at Irlam Tiger Rangers.

But it was the end of the cup trail for Oldham Victoria who went down 4-1 at Eastlands.

Stockport Senior Cup

In the Stockport Senior Cup there were few problems for High Lane who took away an emphatic 9-2 win in their cup derby at Mellor.

Premier Division

In the Premier Division Waterloo had a chance to close the gap on the non-playing top two but were beaten 3-2 in an excellent game by Dom Doyle to miss their opportunity.

In the onlyother game in the division, Abacus Media won their local derby with Milton by 3-1 and move into fourth place in the table.

Division One

The top two teams in Division One preserved their 100 per cent record to stay well clear of the chasing pack.

Leaders Radclyffe FC had few problems in accounting for Newton by 8-0 to take their goal difference to an impressive 52 and second-placed AFC Oldham stay six points adrift of Radclyffe but have two games in hand. They were taken all the way by a determined Old Stretfordians before emerging with a vital win by the odd goal in five.

Chorltonians were in hot form as they won 9-2 at Signol Old Boys to move into third place and Urmston Town are also in the mix after a 4-2 win over Bury Ams as strikes from Danny Charlesworth. Arrey Tabetheo (two) and Akine Pinder took them 4-0 clear but Bury Amateurs showed their fighting spirit as a brace from Nathan Lightfoot kept them in the game.

Division Two

It’s tight at the top of Division Two with just four points separating the top five teams Dukinfield Athletic retained top spot after a nerve jangling 6-5 win over Stoconians. The victory keeps them a point clear of North Walkden who also had to work hard for a 6-4 win over Rochdalians Reserves.

Bedians and South Manchester Reserves played the top game in the division where Mike Spark and Recce Douglas gave Bedians an early two-goal advantage and gave them enough momentum to go on to a 4-2 win which moves them into fourth spot, two points behind South with two games in hand.

The other game in the division saw Hadfield Athletic keep up their recent hot streak of form as they cruised to a big win over Chorltonians Reserves.

Division Three

Chadderton Cott extended their lead at the top of Division Three to four points with a hardworking 2-0 win over Spurley Hey as second-placed Signol Athletic were held to a 1-1 draw by Chadderton Park.

Elton Lib Hargreaves had their biggest win of the season by 8-2 at Milton Reserves and Hooley Bridge Celtic are still looking for their first win as they drew 2-2 with Stoconians Reserves.

The other game saw Salford Victoria Reserves climb nearer to the safety of mid-table as they were impressive 6-3 winners hosting Aldermere.

Division A

Mellor 3rds missed the chance to draw level with Division A leaders non-playing AFC Stockport Sats as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Salford Storm.

Wythenshawe Wanderers were the hot shots in the division with a 10-3 win at Rochdale Galaxy to keep in the promotion chase, whilst Trafford United Reserves returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at Moston Brook Reserves and AFC Oldham Reserves were emphatic 6-0 winners hosting Dukinfield Athletic Reserves.

Division B

Parrs Wood Celtic extended their lead at the top of Division B to nine points with an efficient 2-0 win over Bury Amateurs Reserves as their main rivals AFC Oldham Reserves drew 2-2 in a local derby at Chadderton Cott Reserves.

Moston Brook 3rds stay in third spot with a 4-0 win at Spurley Hey Reserves and Heaton Mersey and Chorltonians Athletic shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Division C

With the top two in Division C not in league action, Chadderton Park Reserves closed the gap on them with a fluent 6-1 win at Moston Brook 4ths.

Whalley Range Reserves were again in celebratory mode with a second successive win with a frantic 5-4 victory at Stoconians 4ths which moved them into mid-table.

Altrincham Hale are also settling into a winning mode as they won 2-1 over Bury Amateurs 3rds to move into the top half and the other game in the division saw Oldham Victoria Reserves cruise to a 5-2 win over Staly Lions.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 23.11.2019

Back to full action

After several weeks of dreadful weather causing massive numbers of postponements league and club officials were delighted to be able to enjoy a full programme of matches with plenty of domestic cup action.

Rhodes Cup

The Rhodes Cup was the dominant competition this weekend with 15 games played in our top league cup competition.

Premier Division leaders Whalley Range cruised into the next round with a very comfortable win over Heaton Mersey and the other Premier Division team joining them in the hat for the next round are South Manchester who enjoyed a rare clean sheet as they accounted for Moston Brook 3-0.

Mellor had to work hard for a close win by the odd goal in seven over an impressive Wythenshawe Wanderers and High Lane were given a good game before winning 4-2 over Old Stretfordians.

Division One leaders Radclyffe maintained their fine 100 per cent record with an emphatic 4-1 win over Division B leaders AFC Stockport with goals from Kyle Hardman (2), Paul Hardman and Joel Bestly, whilst Urmston Town accounted for Newton 3-1.

AFC Oldham maintained their excellent form in Division One as they beat Division Three side Spurley Hey 2-0.

Salford Storm belied their lowly status in Division B with a shock win at Chorltonians. The game ended at 1-1 but Storm won the penalty shoot-out by 5-4.

It also went to penalties at Bedians as they hosted fellow Division Two high-fliers North Walkden after the game ended in a thrilling 3-3 with North prevailing 5-4 in the shoot-out.

Division C newcomers Altrincham Hale have gained in confidence after a slow start in the league and they provided another giant-killing act as they drew 0-0 with Deans then won the shoot-out by 4-2

Hadfield Athletic kept up their recent good run as they eased to a 4-0 win over Oldham Victoria.

Chadderton Cott were too hot for Flixton Juniors to handle with a 7-0 cruise and in a local derby Signol Athletic emerged with a 3-2 win over Hillgate.

Swinton also moved through with a 3-1 win at Rochdale Galaxy.

Wray Cup

Limited action in the Wray Cup saw Hooley Bridge Celtic enjoy their first win of the season as they walloped Barr Hill 8-1 whilst Abacus Media Reserves provided a real upset as they beat Stoconians 3-1 to inflict the first defeat of the season on the division two high-fliers.

In the other Wray Cup match, Chadderton Park had few problems in a 7-0 win at Milton Reserves.

Whitehead Cup

Just one game in the Whitehead Cup and it provided an easy passage for Chadderton Cott Reserves who won their local derby with AFC Oldham Reserves by 7-1

Hellawell Shield

The Hellawell Shield saw Whalley Range Reserves celebrating hard and long after they put aside some dismal league form to beat Spurley Hey Reserves 5-3.

Old Stretfordians 3rds also went nap winning 5-3 at Stockport Warriors and there were few problems for Bury Ams A at Chadderton Park Reserves and Salford Storm Reserves at Govan Athletic as they both posted 3-0 wins.

Oldham Victoria Reserves and Staly Lions were deadlocked at 1-1 with the shoot-out seeing Victoria go through 4-2.

Premier Division

There was some top action in the Premier division as teams were looking to close the gap on Whalley Range.

The game of the day was a real thriller as Waterloo entertained reigning champions Rochdalians.

Rochdalians dominated much of the first half but were twice hit on the break with clinical finishes from Euan Malcolm and Rob Swallow giving Waterloo a 2-0 interval lead.

Rochdalians kept up their momentum in an excellent second-half of good football from both teams and after Adam Sweeney opened their account they drew level through Dave Devlin and they were denied victory in the last minute when Devlin just missed converting a fine cross with a draw being a fair result at the end of the day.

Salford Victoria were in good form as they accounted for Dom Doyle by 5-3 and the basement battle at Trafford United saw them secure their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Milton.

Division One

In Division One Irlam Tigers closed the gap on the top two with a 5-0 win over Signol Old Boys and Manchester Polonia moved into fourth spot with a comfortable 6-3 victory over Bury Amateurs.

Division Two

Just two games in division two with South Manchester Reserves pulling off a great derby win against Chorltonians Reserves to aside some recent defeats.

South were reduced to ten men for the bulk of the game after conceding an early penalty with a deliberate handball.

But they kept their nerve and showed their quality and fighting spirit with goals from Reece Taylor and Ross Bain netting after the break to give them three precious points and put them back in the title race.

The other game was also a close affair with Mellor Reserves winning a thriller by 3-1 at Dukinfield Athletic.

Division Three

Village Manchester and Salford Victoria Reserves played the only game in Division Three and they moved closer to the top two with a decisive 4-0 win.

Division A

In Division A Old Stretfordians Reserves kept up the pressure on leaders AFC Stockport Sats with a 5-0 derby win over Trafford United Reserves moving them to within six points of the leaders with two games in hand.

In the other game Waterloo Reserves won their local derby with Dukinfield Athletic Reserves by 3-0.

Division B

In Division B the only game was a mid-table affair won 3-0 by Moston Brook 3rds hosting Chorltonians Athletic.

Division C

Just one game in Division C where Stoconians 4ths had a comfortable 5-1 win over Moston Brook 4ths.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 16.11.2019

Waterloo Narrowly Lose Out in Semi-Final

At last some decent weather allowed a healthy fixture list in the L & C this week along with some County Cup action

County Cups

Manchester Challenge Trophy

In the second of the Manchester Challenge Trophy semi-finals, the L&C’s Waterloo took on Cheshire League side Denton Town and narrowly lost out 1-0, despite playing some excellent football throughout the whole match.

Manchester Amateur Cup

There was a high scoring all L&C clash in the Manchester Amateur Cup with Irlam Tigers winning 6-2 at home to Old Stretfordians Reserves.

League Action

Premier Division

In the Premier Division, with Waterloo on County Cup duty and Rochdalians without a match, Whalley Rang took the opportunity to open up six-point lead at the top with a 5-0 win away at Trafford United.

In the only other match in the division, South Manchester won a tight encounter with Milton 2-1.

Division One

In Division One, Radclyffe continued their high scoring run with an emphatic 7-0 victory at Swinton to maintained position in top spot. That’s sixteen goals in their last two fixtures for Radclyffe.

AFC Oldham continued the chase by beating mid table Signol Old Boys 3-1 followed closely by Chorltonians who won 4-2 at home to Moston Brook.

In the other matches in this division Manchester Polonia won 5-3 against Newton and Old Stretfordians won 4-2 at home to Moston Brook

Division Two

In matches at the top of Division Two saw leaders Dukinfield Athletic dropping points for the second week in a row by drawing 2-2 at home to fourth placed Bedians, whilst North Walkden took the opportunity to close the gap and move into second spot thanks to a 3-1 win against Santos.

The other matches in this division saw Stoconians win 5-1 at home to Chorltonians Reserves and Mellor Reserves take a 3-1 win away at Barr Hill Reserves.

Division Three

In Division Three, leaders Signol Athletic maintained their top spot with a 7-2 win at home to Stoconians Reserves, but the chasing pack are hot on their heels as Chadderton Cott convincingly won 9-4 at Denton Town Reserves and Village Manchester maintained their good form with a 5-1 win away at Milton Reserves.

There were two other matches in this division where Abacus Media Reserves won 5-1 at home against Spurley Hey and Chadderton Park won 6-1 away at Elton Lib Hargreaves.

Division A

In Division A, AFC Stockport maintained their top spot with a 4-0 win away at Moston Brook Reserves and Mellor 3rds kept up the chase with 3-1 wain at home to Trafford United Reserves.
With Old Stretfordians Reserves away on County Cup duty Wythenshawe Wanderers took the opportunity to got joint third with a 2-1 win over AFC Oldham.

In the other matches Salford Storm and Waterloo Reserves shared the points in 4-4 draw and Deans took all the points with a 3-2 win over Rochdale Galaxy.

Division B

In Division B, surprising result of the day was division leaders Parrs Wood Celtic only managing a 2-2 draw away at mid table Chorltonians Athletic. AFC Oldham 3rds maintained their pursuit of the leaders with a 4-1 win at home to lowly Stoconians 3rds whilst third placed Old Stretfordians 3rds continued to put the pressure on with a convincing 7-2 win at Spurley Hey Reserves.

In the mid table clashes, Flixton Juniors took all of the points with a 2-1 win at Bury Amateurs Reserves, Hillgate won 4-2 at home to Moston Brook 3rds and Heaton Mersey shared the pints with Chadderton Cott Reserves in a 3-3 draw.

Division C

In Division C with three of the top four not in action this weekend, Irlam Tiger Rangers seized the moment to up to joint top with an emphatic 10-1 victory at bottom club Moston Brook 4ths.

There were two other matches in this division Altrincham Hale losing 1-0 at home to Govan Athletic ‘A’ and AFC Stockport Warriors winning 5-1 away at Staly Lions.

Graham Ellis

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 09.11.2019

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.

Premier Division

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.

Division One

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

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.

Division Three

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.

Division A

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.

Division B

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

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

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 02.11.2019

Milton fly the league flag

Another gloomy, wet and dank day but fortunately the persistent rain came too late to have much impact on a busy county cup and league programme.

Lancashire Amateur Cup

The cup stars of the day were Milton who shrugged off a poor start in the Premier Division this season to become the only survivor from the league in the Lancashire Amateur Cup. They cruised into the later stages of the competition with a comfortable 3-0 win, hosting Todmorden Borough.

Manchester Amateur Cup

There were also some excellent results in the Manchester Amateur Cup led by Village Manchester who won 6-3 at Mersey Valley, also through, with an outstanding result are Irlam Tiger Rangers who defied their Division C status to pull off a great win over L&CDivision One high-fliers AFC Oldham 2-0.

Manchester Polonia won 3-0 at Old Stretfordians 3rds and Oldham Victoria also defended immaculately to win their local derby with Chadderton Park Reserves by 4-0.

Whilst Barr Hill were also impressive as they saw off Moston Brook reserves 7-1 and Denton Town Reserves completed the L&C pack with a 3-0 win over Chorltonians Reserves.

However, out went Didsbury to Heyside Reserves, Trafford United Reserves to Boothstown Reserves and Chorltonians to Denton Town Reserves at East Manchester Academy.

League Action

Premier Division

Premier Division action saw the top two in unstoppable form with leaders Whalley Range having Tim Kinsella, Reece Jones (3) and Larnal Cole netting in a 6-1 win over Mellor.

Rochdalians repeated the 6-1 scoreline after they switched their game against Dom Doyle to Springhill, whilst Abacus Media stay in third place but had to work hard for a 2-1 win at South Manchester

There was a 1-1 deadlock at Salford Victoria as they hosted Waterloo and despite opening the scoring at High Lane, Trafford United were unable to maintain the momentum as High Lane went on to score seven times without any further response.

Division One

Radclyffe opened up a three-point lead at the top of Division One with main rivals AFC Oldham on county cup duty with a had a ruthless 6-0 win at Bury Amateurs.

Urmston Town also hit six without reply against Moston Brook and Old Stretfordians remain pointless after losing by the odd goal in three in a close contest with Newton.

Division Two

It’s tight at the top of Division Two as two early pacesetters both lost their 100% records.

Leaders South Manchester Reserves were well beaten 4-1 at Dukinfield Athletic only managing a consolation strike from Josh Harper and Dukinfield Athletic move into second spot, two points off South Manchester.

Bedians also suffered their first defeat of the season going down 5-3 hosting a very promising North Walkden team in an entertaining game. Bedians had the dynamic duo of Julian Patterson (2) and Sean Chappell netting but North Walkden always had the upper hand thanks to goals from Karl Payne (3), Steven Binns and Travis Vaughan.

Stoconians have plenty of games in hand over the leading pack and they followed up their great Rhodes Cup win by despatching Santos 4-0 to retain their unbeaten league record.

Division Three

Signol Athletic marched to the top of Division Three with a big 9-2 win over Milton reserves taking them a point clear of non-playing Chadderton Cott.

It was close in the other two games in the division as Spurley Hey won 3-2 at Hooley Bridge Celtic and Abacus Media reserves emerged with a breathless 4-3 victory hosting Chadderton Park.

Division A

In Division A, AFC Stockport moved three points clear of non-playing Old Stretfordians Reserves with an efficient 4-2 win at AFC Oldham reserves.

Wythenshawe Wanderers are enjoying their first season in the league and moved into the top half of the table with a 4-2 win over Dukinfield Athletic Reserves. Wanderers led 2-0 at the break with goals from Craig Stone and Tom Horridge and both teams enjoyed an even second half with two goals each to give the Wanderers a 4-2 win.

Salford Storm were also celebrating after posting their first win of the season by 3-2 in an exciting encounter at Rochdale Galaxy.

Division B

Parrs Wood Celtic remain six points clear at the top of Division B with a comfortable 6-2 win over Moston Brook 3rds. Matt Garbett was the Celtic shooting star with a hat-trick and also netting were Sam Holtham, Adam Berry and Danny Husband.

Second placed AFC Oldham 3rds won 2-0 at Heaton Mersey and still have two vital games in hand over the leaders.

Bury Amateurs Reserves won 3-1 at Chorltonians Athletic and Chadderton Cott Reserves shared six goals with Flixton Juniors.

Division C

Finally, in Division C, Salford Storm Reserves made it a good day for the club as they  won at home to Chorltonians Albion 6-3 to move three points clear of Irlam Tiger Rangers who were in cup action and still have three games in hand on Storm.

After some recent poor results Whalley Range Reserves changed their possession playing style to a long ball and it paid dividends with goals from Bradley McDonagh (2), Daniel Mellor (2) and Kieron Glennon giving them a 5-2 win at Staly Lions.

There were six hits for Bury Amateurs 3rds with a 6-1 win at Govan Athletic and AFC Stockport Warriors by the same score at Moston Brook 4ths to complete a busy day.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 26.10.2019

Stocs pull off big cup shock

Once more monsoon conditions hit the busy programme of league and domestic cup action hard causing more furrows on the brow of beleaguered Fixtures Secretary Mal Kershaw.

To their credit several teams moved their fixtures to other venues to get their games in and artificial surfaces enabled a number of games to be completed.

Rhodes Cup

The Rhodes Cup kicked off this weekend and the biggest shock came with cup holders Salford Victoria being knocked out by the odd goal in five by visiting Division Two side Stoconians.

The second shock result came at Astley Sports Village where Division Two side Dukinfield Athletic had an emphatic 6-1 win over Premier Division Milton.

Apart from those results the rest of the competition ran as possibly predicted with Village Manchester giving a good account of themselves in the first half hosting Premier division high-fliers Waterloo.

However, Waterloo had Fin Malcolm and Rob Swallow to thank for giving them an early 2-1 lead before Village reduced the arrears through Alexandru Lazar before the break, but Waterloo were not to be denied and showed their class and intent with three unanswered second half strikes.

No problems for Dom Doyle who had a comfortable 8-1 derby win at Staly Lions.

Whilst Bedians, who are enjoying a fine season in Division Two, were playing a young Hooley Bridge Celtic side. They opened their account in the first minute through veteran predatory striker Sean Chappell and then cruised to a big 9-2 win.

The other clear winners were Hadfield who kept an immaculate clean sheet as they despatched Chadderton Park 3-0 and Bury Amateurs who had to work hard for a 2-1 win at Santos, whilst Chadderton Cott repeated this scoreline at Govan Athletic.

The all-Premier Division clash between Trafford United and South Manchester ended deadlocked at 1-1 with South going through with a 5-4 win in the penalty shoot-out.

Penalties were also needed at Stockport Sports Village as Signol Old Boys and Elton Lib Hargreaves enjoyed a well-contested game that ended goalless after 90 minutes, Signol were then impeccable in the shoot-out winning 5-4.

Whitehead Cup

There were also two Whitehead Cup matches and a remarkable game saw Mellor thirds beat Trafford United reserves 9-6 in a goals-filled encounter.

It was much more comfortable for Moston Brook reserves in the other game as they cruised to a 6-0 victory over Dukinfield Athletic reserves.

League Action

League action was limited to just three games in which there were goals galore.

Division Two

In Division Two title contenders North Walkden demolished Mellor reserves 13-2.

Division Three

The only game in this division was a real spectacular contest with Signol Athletic winning by the odd goal in nine at Abacus Media reserves.

Division C

There were also nine goals in the only Division C match between Salford Storm reserves winning 7-2 hosting Stoconians fourths.