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.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 19.10.2019

External Cups

Cheshire Amateur Cup

Mellor went out of the Cheshire Amateur Cup beaten 6-1 by Lostock Gralam.

Stockport Senior Cup

In the Stockport Senior Cup, Stoconians Reserves won their derby at Spurley Hey 6-2.

League Action

Range keep up their momentum

Premier Division

The recent gloomy weather relented to allow the bulk of the scheduled fixtures to go ahead and in the Premier Division the leaders Whalley Range put aside their Lancashire Amateur Cup defeat to stay clear at the top with a comfortable 8-0 win at Milton.

Reigning champions Rochdalians kept in touch with a 6-0 defeat of Salford Victoria keeping them just three points behind Range.

Waterloo are also a big threat to Range after they cruised to a 6-1 win at Trafford United to remain unbeaten and with three games in hand on the leaders.

Dom Doyle have four games in hand over the leaders and showed their intent of chasing down the top teams with a 4-2 win over South Manchester keeping the top group in their sights.

Division One

It’s still tight at the top of Division One but both leaders Radclyffe and AFC Oldham had to work hard for victories to retain their 100 per cent records.

Radclyffe were taken all the way by a determined Swinton to win 2-1 and AFC Oldham also had to pull out all the stops to win 4-2 at Moston Brook.

Irlam Tigers and Signol Old Boys kept chasing the top two with Tigers winning 3-0 hosting Newton and Signol accounted for Bury Amateurs by 4-2.

The other game in the Division was also a close contest with Manchester Polonia winning by the odd goal in three over Urmston Town.

Division Two

In Division Two it was seventh heaven for South Manchester Reserves who made it seven wins from seven games with a comfortable 4-0 win hosting Mellor Reserves.

The prolific Josh Harper bagged his second successive hat-trick for South with Nathan Cox also on target.

Dukinfield Athletic stay in second place five points adrift of the leaders with an exciting 6-4 win over Rochdalians Reserves.

Bedians present the main threat to South Manchester as they retained their 100 per cent record with a gritty 3-2 win hosting Barrhill with Julian Patterson bagging a brace for Bedians to keep them six points off South with two games in hand.

Hadfield Athletic stay on the tails of the leaders with an exciting 7-4 win over a reconstructed Didsbury and Santos shared four goals in an even contest with North Walkden and the other game had Oldham Vics defending well in a 2-0 win over Chorltonians Reserves.

Division Three

It’s all to play for in Division Three with several tight games led by leaders Chadderton Cott who stay three points clear thanks to a hard-earned 2-1 win at Abacus Media Reserves.

The most exciting game of the day was at Aldermere with visitors Chadddeton Park winning a breathless game by the odd goal in nine.

Park raced into a 3-1 lead but Aldermere bounced back to draw level early in the second half.

Park then added two more and Aldermere took them all the way with another late strike following a superb penalty save by the Park keeper.

Netting for Aldermere were Pete Walester (three) and Paul Hilton with Park’s firepower coming from two own goals backed by Martin Kenny (two) and Jake Richardson.

It was the same scoreline at Salford Vics Reserves who lost out to Denton Town Reserves who stay five points adrift of Cott but with two games in hand.

Elton Lib Hargreaves beat Milton Reserves 3-2 and Village Manchester shared four goals with Hooley Bridge Celtic to show how little there is between the teams in this division.

Division A

It is also tight at the top of Division A with AFC Stockport and Old Strets Reserves locked together on 16 points.

AFC Stockport had few problems in beating Waterloo Reserves 5-1 but Strets were given a good game by Wythenshawe Wanderers before winning 6-3.

Matt Hignett gave Strets an early lead but Wanders came back well to lead 2-1 before left back Nathan MacNamara drew  Strest level and set them back on the victory trail and they have a vital game in hand on Stockport.

The other games saw Dukinfield Athletic Reserves win 4-2 at Salford Storm and Mellor 3rds accounted for Rochdale Galaxy 5-1 while AFC Oldham Reserves and Deans shared four goals.

The recent good run of Trafford United Reserves was ended with a 2-1 home defeat by Moston Brook Reserves.

Division B

Just three games played in Division B and Parrs Wood Celtic rule the roost after an emphatic 5-0 win at Flixton Juniors.

Old Stretfordians 3rds moved into third spot with a gritty 2-1 win over Spurley Hey Reserves and Chadderton Cott Reserves and Bury Amateurs Reserves were deadlocked at 1-1.

Division C

The top-of-the-table clash in Division C saw Irlam Tigers Rangers overtake previous leaders Chadderton Cott Reserves with a convincing 5-1 win at Cott.

Oldham Victoria Reserves made it a good day for their club as they cruised to a 7-2 win over AFC Stockport Warriors.

Altrincham Hale posted their second win of the season with a close 2- win over Salford Storm Reserves.

The other two games ended with honours even as Chorltonians Albion drew 2-2 with Stoconians 4ths and Govan Athletic 3rds shared two goals with Staly Lions.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 12.10.2019

Cup double for Denton

Poor weather prior to a sunny Saturday saw the cup and league programme again decimated with only a few grass pitches fit for action.

County Cup Action

Manchester Challenge Cup

Dom Doyle switched their Manchester Challenge Cup tie to Hyde United for their local derby with Denton Town.

Denton were quick out of the blocks to race into a 2-0 lead on five minutes with Jake Massey opening their account.

After that it was a close match but clinical finishing from Denton saw them cruise into the next round with a 5-1 victory.

Manchester Amateur Cup

Denton’s second team were in action in the Manchester Amateur Cup hosting Signol Old Boys and they made it a double for the club with an emphatic 7-3 win.

Cheshire Amateur Cup

In the Cheshire Amateur Cup Stoconians found Altrincham reserves too hot to handle as they lost out 7-3.

League Action

Premier Division

With Premier Division leaders Whalley Range out of action their main rivals took full advantage to close the gap at the top.

Reigning champions Rochdalians moved to within three points on level games as they had few problems in beating Trafford United 6-1, whilst Waterloo kept up their unbeaten record with a big 9-1 win over Milton taking them into third spot, six points behind Range but with two vital games in hand.

The other game was a much closer contest with Abacus Media beating High Lane 2-1 to move into fourth spot.

Division One

Just two games played in Division One and AFC Oldham kept their season on fire with a 3-1 win over Manchester Polonia maintaining their 100 per cent record and moving them level on points with local rivals Radcyffe.

The local derby at Urmston Town was a real thriller against Old Stretfordians. Stretfordians led 2-1 going into the mid stages of the second half with an own goal from Alex Ritchie but a neat finish from Arrey Tansidio levelled up the score and inspired Town to go on to win 4-3 at the final whistle.

Division Two

There were goals galore in Division Two with leaders South Manchester taken all the way by North Walkden before merging breathless with a 6-5 win to keep up their 100 per cent record and move five points clear of Dukinfield Athletic.

Also hitting sixes were Barr Hill by 6-1 over Oldham Victoria, Hadfield Athletic 6-0 over Santos and Mellor reserves 6-0 against Rochdalians Reserves.

Bedians were not far behind as they had Sean Chappell (three) and Julian Patterson (two) providing the goals in a 5-1 win over Chorltonians Reserves.

Division Three

The three games played in Division Three were much closer with Chadderton Cott having to work hard for a 2-1 win over Elton Lib Hargreaves which takes them to top spot by two points from Signol Old Boys.

Milton reserves won by the same score in their local derby with Abacus Media Reserves.

Stoconians Reserves showed great power of recovery as they came back from 2-1 down at Aldermere to win 3-2 thanks to goals from Matt Mills, Mick Jones and a last-minute winner from Gordon Beattie.

Division A

AFC Stockport and Old Stretfordians Reserves are still locked level on points at the top of Division A after comfortable wins.

AFC Stockport won 5-1 at Rochdale Galaxy and Stretfordians were 5-2 winners at Waterloo reserves and have a game in hand on AFC Stockport.

Trafford United Reserves kept pace with the top two with a neat 3-0 win at Salford Storm.

Division B

Just two games beat the weather in Division B and AFC Oldham 3rds closed the gap on leaders Parrs Wood Celtic with a hard-earned 2-1 win at Flixton Juniors and the other game had Old Stretfordians 3rds winning by the odd goal in five hosting Bury Amateurs Reserves.

Division C

The Tigers and Lions were roaring in Division C as leaders Chadderton Park Reserves dropped two points in their 2-2 local derby deadlock with Oldham Victoria Reserves.

Irlam Tigers Rangers bared their teeth and showed their bite with a big win over Whalley Range Reserves to move within a point of the leaders with two games in hand.

Staly Lions moved up into fourth spot with a gritty 3-2 win over Altrincham Hale and Chorltonians Albion picked up their second win of the season by 4-2 at Bury Amateurs 3rds.

Action from: 1) Aldermere v Old Stoconians Reserves (Stoconians in claret and blue); 2) Dom Doyle v Denton Town (Dom Doyle in blue); 3) Urmston Town v Old Stretfordians (Town in gold),

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 05.10.2019

Penalty shoot drama in county cup matches

As the weather relented there was virtually a full programme of games with the bulk of the action being in county cup competitions.

Lancashire Amateur Cup

Premier division leaders Whalley Range played in the Lancashire Amateur Cup at Blackburn United and a tight contest ended at 2-2 bringing on the penalty shoot-out, which proved to be a real marathon before Range lost out 13-12.

Milton were also in penalty shoot-out drama after sharing six goals at Read United but Milton kept their nerve to progress winning the shoot-out by 3-2.

The penalties continued at Elton Lib Hargreaves who drew 1-1 with Ribchester Rovers but lost the shoot-out by 4-3.

No joy either for Rochdalans who drew 3-3 at Trawden Celtic but lost 3-2 in the shoot-out and Bedians went down 3-0 at Old Blackburnians.

Manchester Challenge Trophy

In the Manchester Challenge Trophy Trafford United put some indifferent league form behind them to come from behind to beat Hollinwood 3-2. Hollinwood had taken an early lead through Martin Booth before Nathan Bradley drew United level from the penalty spot. Hollinwood regained the lead but United finished in style with a thrilling 3-2 victory.

Manchester Amateur Cup

There was plenty of action in the Manchester Amateur Cup with one of the top games coming at Chorltonians reserves who took on Division Two table toppers South Manchester seconds in a thrilling local derby. South were in control for long periods and went into the latter stages with a 4-2 lead before Chorltonians bounced back to lead 5-4 going into injury time.

South had the last word with a last-minute equaliser to bring on the shoot-out that saw both teams convert their first five kicks, South missed their sixth attempt and Mike Rafferty kept his nerve to fire in the winner for Chorltonians. Scoring for South in normal time were Josh Harper (three), Rhys Taylor and Alex Robbins with Aarron Minshull (two), Alex Eccles, Raeufe Azzabi and Jaime Kelly netting for Chorltonians.

No joy either for South’s first team who could only manage a consolation from Jaye Rushton as they went down 6-1 at Heywood St James.

Division One leaders Radclyffe suffered their first defeat of the season losing out 3-1 at FC Unsworth, Old Stretfordians were beaten 5-1 by Mersey Valley and Swinton went down 6-3 at AFC Middleton whilst Urmston Town lost 3-2 to Eastlands.

Going into the hat in the next round are Trafford United Reserves who scored the only goal of their game with Newton, AFC Oldham who accounted for local rivals Oldham Victoria 5-2. Manchester Polonia won 3-0 at Flixton Juniors and Irlam Tigers beat Chadderton Park 4-3 on penalties after a 3-3 deadlock in normal time while Barr Hill crushed Manchester Wanderers 10-2.

Village Manchester are through with a comfortable 3-0 win at Heaton Mersey and Moston Brook Reserves accounted for Chorltonians Athletic 4-2, but Salford Victoria Reserves were knocked out 4-0 at home to Brownley Albion.

Deans were in local derby action against Beechfield United reserves but lost out in a thriller by 4-3.

The final team through were Irlam Tigers Rangers who joined their first team in the hat after a fine 6-3 win over Heywood St James Reserves.

Premier Division

Action in the Premier Division was limited to two games with High Lane winning a close contest with Salford Victoria by 3-2 and Abacus Media winning 5-3 over Mellor to keep both teams in the top half of the table.

Division One

There were no games in Division One this weekend

Division Two

In Division Two North Walkden suffered their first defeat of the season by 2-1 at Stoconians, but there were wins for Dukinfield Athletic by 5-3 at Mellor reserves and Santos by 4-2 at Rochdalians Reserves.

Division Three

In Division Three Chadderton Cott overwhelmed Stoconians Reserves 7-1 to draw level on points with Village Manchester and a local derby saw Milton reserves win a tight game by 2-1 over Hooley Bridge Celtic.

Signol Athletic won a very close match by the odd goal in seven whilst hosting Aldermere.

Division A

It’s tight at the top of Division A with four teams locked on ten points, leaders AFC Stockport went down 4-1 at Mellor thirds and 2-1 win for Waterloo Reserves at Wythenshawe Wanderers took them into the top four.

Dukinfield Athletic reserves were celebrating after posting their first win of the season in style beating Rochdale Galaxy 9-2.

Division B

Parrs Wood Celtic extended their lead at the top of Division B to six points with an emphatic 4-1 win over Spurley Hey seconds whilst Chadderton Cott Reserves were held to a 2-2 draw by Hillgate who picked up their first point of the season and Moston Brook thirds were comfortable 6-3 victors at Stoconians 3rds.

Division C

There were four games in Division C, and it’s neck and neck at the top after both Chadderton Park Reserves and Salford Storm Reserves both won.

Park beat Bury Amateurs 3rds 6-2 and Storm won 4-2 at AFC Stockport Warriors.

Altrincham Hale posted their first win since joining the league beating Moston Brook 4ths 2-1 and Stoconians 4ths won by the same score at Govan Athletic A.

Action from:
1) Trafford United v Hollinwood (United in red),
2) Trafford United reserves v Newton (Newton in blue and yellow).
3) Wythenshawe Wanderers v Waterloo, (Wanderers in yellow),
4) Govan Athletic v Stoconians fourths (Stocs in claret and blue),
5) Chorltonians reserves v South Manchester Reserves (Chorlts in green and black).

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 28.09.2019

Waterloo keep the flag flying

On a day that saw the fixtures decimated by monsoon-like rain 3G pitches kept a reasonable portion of the busy programme ticking over with some crucial matches taking place.

Manchester Challenge Trophy

Waterloo led the day with a great win in the Manchester Challenge Trophy as they defended superbly to beat Egerton FC 2-0 to march into the last eight.

Premier Division

Premier Division action was limited to two games featuring the main title contenders with leaders Whalley Range facing a tough fixture at Salford Victoria.

Both teams played some fine free-flowing football but it was the clinical finishing from Range that saw them home with a comfortable 9-2 victory.

It also featured three hat-tricks from the lethal Range strike-force with Larnall Cole, Danny Heffernan and Rhys Jones all laying claim to the match ball.

Reigning champions Rochdalians have a game in hand over Range but remain six points adrift despite an efficient 4-1 derby win at Abacus Media.

Division One

Division One was also restricted to just two games but both had plenty of goals

With the top two teams out of action Irlam Tigers roared into third place with a 6-2 win over Old Stretfordians and Signol Old Boys moved into fourth place as they also hit an impressive six hosting Moston Brook with Brook bagging a consolation strike.

Division Two

Division Two had much more action and goals galore in the four games played.

South Manchester reserves are enjoying a great season and they were unstoppable hosting local rivals Didsbury at Chorlton High School’s 3G pitch. South romped to a comfortable 8-0 victory which leaves them five points clear of Dukinfield Athletic who beat Oldham Victoria 6-3. Netting for South were the red-hot Josh Harper (four), Rhys Taylor (two), Chris McMahon and Mark Robbins.

Lurking behind the top two with two games in hand and both with 100 per cent records are North Walkden and Bedians whose fixture was a victim of the weather.

In the other games, Hadfield Athletic beat Rochdalians Reserves 5-2 and Santos share four goals with visitors Stoconians.

Division Three

There were also four games played in Division Three and a five-goal thriller at Village Manchester saw the home team convert a late penalty for victory over Spurley in a game that was a credit to both teams on an excellent surface at Trinity High School.

The win moved Village into top spot by two points over non-playing Denton Town Reserves, whilst Chadderton Park kept in touch with the top two with a comfortable 4-1 win over Salford Victoria Reserves.

The other two games were close contests with Signol Athletic winning 5-3 at Elton Lib Hargreaves and Stoconians Reserves triumphed by the odd goal in seven at Milton reserves.

Division A

There were four games completed in Division A, with the highlight being a 6-6 nerve-jangler between AFC Oldham reserves and Wythenshawe Wanderers.

Old Stretfordians Reserves dropped their first points of the season as they shared six goals with Moston Brook seconds but the point was enough to leave them level on points at the top of the table with AFC Stockport.

Trafford United reserves also drew 3-3 with Mellor 3rds and the point moved them into third spot ahead of Waterloo reserves.

Division B

Just one game beat the elements in Division B where Parrs Wood Celtic swept into top spot disposing of Moston Brook 3rds 7-3, to move three points clear of Bury Amateurs Reserves and AFC Oldham 3rds.

Division C

In the two games in Division C, Salford Storm Reserves enjoyed the grass at Salford Sports Village with a 4-1 win over Chadderton Park Reserves lifting them to level on points with their opponents on the day and Irlam Tigers Rangers. Whilst Stoconians 4ths enjoy one of their biggest wins in recent memory as they romped to a big 8-3 win at Moston Brook 4ths.

Pics- action from: 1) Salford Vics v Whalley Range (Vics in green and white); 2) South Manchester reserves v Didsbury (Didsbury in blue); 3) Village Manchester v Spurley Hey (Spurley Hey in yellow)

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 21.09.2019

Range flying high in the Prem

Premier Division

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.

Division One

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.

Division Two

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.

Division Three

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

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.

Division B

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.

Division C

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).

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 14.09.2019

Good day in Lancs Amateur Cup for Lancs and Cheshire

County Cups

Lancashire Amateur Cup

The first round of the Lancashire Amateur Cup saw four teams have impressive victories to move into the next round.
Leading the way were reigning Premier Division champions Rochdalians who were too hot to handle as they despatched LAL’s Old Ashtonians 4-0.

Hooley Bridge Celtic were also impressive as they enjoyed their trip to Ribchester Rovers to pull off a fine 4-1 victory.

Milton joined their local teams in the mix with a gritty 1-0 win over Blackrod Town.

Bedians played against Lancs and Cheshire rivals Aldermere and their new-look team stormed into a 5-1 lead with strikes from Sean Chappell, Mike Sparkes (two), Chris Skivington and Matt Brady.

Aldermere took advantage as Bedians took their foot off the pedal to make it 5-3 before Mike Kelly settled any Bedians nerves with a penalty to make it 6-3.

Moston Brook travelled to Preston to play Sir Tom Finney FC but could only fire blanks as they went out 2-0.

Manchester Amateur Cup

In Manchester Amateur Cup action were AFC Oldham Reserves who lost out 2-0 at Mersey Valley.

League Action

Premier Division

Whalley Range are now three points clear at the top of the Premier Division as they were in lethal form winning 7-0 at Mellor. There were hat-tricks from Danny Heffernan and Rhys Jones with Larnell Cole putting Range in seventh heaven with the other strike.

There was a thriller at Waterloo as they took on fellow title contenders Salford Victoria and emerged with a breathless 5-4 win.

It was also close at High Lane who beat South Manchester by the odd goal in five for their first win of the season.

Division One

The game of the day in Division One saw Radclyffe move to the top of the table on goal difference from AFC Oldham after a hard-earned 2-1 win over Irlam Tigers.

Chorltonians moved back into third spot after coming from 2-1 behind to beat Manchester Polonia 4-3.

The streamlined Aaron Rodger was in hot form as he bagged a hat-trick for Chorlts with James Dixon adding the vital fourth goal.

The other games in the division were also close contests with Newton beating Old Stretfordians 3-1 Urmston Town won 2-1 at Signol Old Boys, a scoreline matched by Swinton against Bury Amateurs.

Division Two

South Manchester Reserves moved to the top of Division Two with an exciting 7-3 win hosting Rochdalians Reserves.
Josh Harper was the South hotshot with four goals and also netting were Nathan Cox, Alex Robbins and an own goal.

Stoconians enjoyed their first game of the new campaign winning 4-2 at Barr Hill but the other two games ended in 2-2 deadlocks between Hadfield Athletic and Mellor Reserves and Santos and Dukinfield Athletic with Santos battling hard for a point after being reduced to ten men.

Division Three

Village Manchester are flying high at the top of Division Three as they preserved their 100 per cent record with a 4-2 win over Elton Lib Hargreaves.

Abacus Media Reserves are in second spot after a gritty 1-1 draw at Chadderton Park and another close contest saw Denton Town Reserves win by the odd goal in three hosting Chadderton Cott.

Salford Victoria Reserves are also in the title mix with a 2-1 win at Stoconians Reserves and Signol Athletic scored the only goal of their game at Spurley Hey.

Division A

In Division A, AFC Stockport are putting down a firm title marker as they won 3-0 at Waterloo Reserves to keep their unblemished record.

Three teams are level on six points behind them with Trafford United Reserves beating Rochdale Galaxy 1-0 via an early penalty.

Old Stretfordians Reserves join them and non-playing Wythenshawe Wanderers with a hard-earned 2-1 win over Mellor 3rds

Deans picked up their first win of the season with an emphatic 5-2 win at Dukinfield Athletic Reserves.

Division B

Flixton Juniors have begun well in Division B and they moved to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Spurley Hey Reserves.

Moston Brook 3rds were on fire as they demolished Hillgate 9-2 and there were also plenty of goals at Bury Amateurs Reserves who beat Chadderton Cott Reserves 5-3.

The other games all ended with honours even as AFC Oldham 3rds drew 3-3 with Parrs Wood Celtic, Stoconians 3rds drew 1-1 in their local derby with Heaton Mersey and Chorltonians Athletic had Phil Woodbridge and Dan McKeever netting in a 2-2 scoreline with Old Strets 3rds.

Division C

There were goals galore in Division C with the highlight being a 6-5 win for Whalley Range Reserves hosting Stoconians 4ths. Range roared into a 5-0 interval lead with strikes from Bradley McDonagh (three), Ryan Lyall and Thomas Wood but then the wheels fell off and it needed a second from Thomas Wood to secure three points for Range.

New boys Altrincham Hale found Chadderton Park Reserves too hot to handle going down 8-1 and Salford Storm Reserves opened their Lancs and Cheshire account with a 7-1 victory at Moston Brook 4ths.

Irlam Tigers Rangers kept an immaculate clean sheet in a 4-0 win over Govan Athletic and Staly Lions won 5-2 hosting Chorltonians Albion whose consolation strikes came from Ben Mills penalty (pictured) and Ahmed al Ridai.

The other game in the Division was a relatively quiet affair with Bury Amateurs A and Oldham Victoria Reserves ending at 1-1.

Pics – action from 1) Chorltonians v Manchester Polonia (Polonia in white): 2) Bedians v Aldermere (Aldermere in orange): 3) Altrincham Hale v Chadderton Park Reserves (Park in yellow): 4) Trafford United Reserves v Rochdale Galaxy (Trafford in black and white): 5) Chorltonians Athletic v Old Strets 3rds (Strets in red): 6) Chorltonians penalty at Staly Lions

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 07.09.2019

Dom Doyle lead county cup successes

It was the first full programme for all seven divisions of the league and also in the mix were some county cup matches.

Manchester Challenge Trophy

Leading the way for the Lancs and Cheshire in the Manchester Challenge Trophy were Premier Division new boys Dom Doyle who accounted for Manchester League club Irlam Steel with an emphatic 6-2 victory.

Joining them in the hat for the round two draw are Waterloo who had to work hard for a 1-0 win over Salford Victoria, but it was the end of the road for Abacus Media who lost out 4-2 at Avro Reserves.

Cheshire County Cup

In the Cheshire County Cup, there was a great win for Mellor by 4-1 over Poulton Victoria and Stoconians went down to the wire with a penalty shoot-out against Witton Albion Development after drawing 1-1 after normal time, eventually emerging with a breathless 5-4 shoot-out win.

Premier Division

There was limited action in the Premier Division but the top two took advantage of the cup games as they both won to extend their joint lead at the top to four points.

Reigning champions Rochdalians, short of some key players, had to graft for a 2-0 win at a gritty South Manchester. Rochdalians led at the break via a Davey Luker spot kick after Adam Sweeney had been fouled and in a close second half they secured their victory with a strike from Lewis Mahoney on 75 minutes.

Whallley Range stay level on points after a relatively comfortable 5-0 win over Trafford United.

Range led 2-0 at the break with goals from the predatory Reece James and Zaza Lufako and James added his second early in the second half to see Range into the comfort zone.

Division One

It’s revving up to be a great title battle in Division One with AFC Oldham in pole position with a 3-1 win at Bury Amateurs keeping their 100 per cent record after four games.

Radclyffe are also flying high as they posted another emphatic 4-0 victory over Signol Old Boys to keep their 100 per cent record and they still have to concede a goal this season in their three games to date.

Irlam Tigers are beginning to show their bite and ambition as they walloped Old Stretfordians 8-0 and remain well in touch with the top two.

Chorltonians dropped back in the title race as they lost for the second successive week by 5-3 at Urmston Town.

Aaron Rodger bagged a brace for Chorlts with Dan Slack also on target but they missed the inspiration of injured keeper Dan Green.

The other game in the Division saw Moston Brook win 3-1 over newly promoted Manchester Polonia.

Division Two

It’s also hot at the top of Division Two with four teams level on points.

New boys North Walkden showed their quality with a big win at Didsbury and new-look Bedians accounted for Rochdalians reserves by 5-1.

Santos also stay in the mix as they scored the only goal of their game at Barr Hill and South Manchester reserves won a close derby encounter by 2-1 at Chorltonians reserves. Netting for South were Josh Harper and James Woodward with Chorlts replying with a penalty from Aaron Minshull.

The local derby at Dukinfield Athletic saw the home team beat Hadfield 2-0 and it was honours even at Oldham Victoria as they shared six goals with Mellor reserves.

Division Three

Three teams are locked on six points at the top of Division three led by Village Manchester after a resounding 8-2 win over Aldermere.

Abacus Media were also comfortable winners by 4-1 at Signol Athletic and Chadderton Cott join the top two with a 3-1 win at Milton reserves.

Elton Lib Hargeaves posted their first win since promotion with a neat 3-0 win over Stoconians reserves as did new boys Denton Town reserves by 4-2 at Hooley Bridge Celtic.

The other game in the division was a 2-2 deadlock between Spurley Hey and Chadderton Park reserves .

Division A

Division A pacesetters AFC Stockport are looking well placed for a second successive promotion with an impressive and entertaining 7-4 win over Deans.

New boys Wythenshawe Wanderers are level on points as they won 3-1 hosting fellow new boys Salford Storm.

Another new team in the mix are Waterloo Reserves who had an impressive 6-3 win at Mellor 3rds and Old Stretfordians reserves opened their new season with a 4-2 win at Moston Brook reserves

Closer contests saw Trafford United reserves win 2-1 at AFC Oldham Reserves and Rochdale Galaxy drew 1-1 with Dukinfield Athletic Reserves.

Division B

It was the first day of the season in Division B and the top result came from Parrs Wood Celtic who beat Chorltonians Athletic 6-1 with the Chorltonians consolation coming from Tony Hardy.

Also off the mark, with wins were AFC Oldham 3rds by 3-2 over Spurley Hey reserves, Chadderton Cott reserves by the same score over Stoconians 3rds, Flixton Juniors with a thrilling 6-4 win at Hillgate and Old Stretfordians 3rds by 3-1 over Heaton Mersey.

Sharing the spoils at 1-1 were Bury Amateurs reserves and Moston Brook 3rds.

Division C

In Division C there were big opening day wins for Irlam Tiger Rangers by 10-0 over Moston Brook 4ths and Oldham Victoria reserves by 10-2 over Whalley Range reserves.

Goals galore at Chorltonians Albion who had Ryan Worrall (three – including a stunning volley from 25 yards) Paul Mears (two), Ben Mills and Austin Brady on target in a 7-5 win over AFC Stockport Warriors.

Not far behind were Chadderton Park reserves with a 7-1 win over Govan Athletic A.

Bury Amateurs 3rds won 3-1 at Salford Storm reserves and a tight game had Staly Lions winning by the odd goals in seven hosting Stoconians 4ths.

Pics – action from 1) Whalley Range v Trafford United (Range in white shirts) 2) South Manchester v Rochdalians (Rochdalians in yellow), 3) Wythenshawe Wanderers v Salford Storm (Wanderers in yellow)