Lancashire and Cheshire AFL: Moorside Rangers join High Lane at the top

Stoconians v Waterloo (Waterloo in yellow)
Stoconians v Waterloo (Waterloo in yellow)

The game of the day in the Lancashire and Cheshire AFL premier division between the top two teams produced a stunning  6-1 win for Moorside Rangers at High Lane to end Lane’s 100 per cent record and move Rangers level on points with a game in hand.

Rochdalians kept up their form with a 3-1 win at Whalley Range keeping them in third place

Reigning champions Mellor had a comfortable 6-0 win over lowly Newton Heath to keep in touch with the leaders with games in hand.

In a close encounter Newton posted their second win of the season winning by the odd goal in seven hosting Signol Athletic.

Stoconians v Waterloo (Waterloo in yellow)
Stoconians v Waterloo (Waterloo in yellow)

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Division Two

Old Stretfordians stay on top of division two as they worked hard for a 3-2 win at Bury Ams but two teams are hot on their heels with two games in hand.

Waterloo were good value for a 4-1 win at Stoconians and they set up victory with three first-half goals from Danny Hugo, Jordan Thompson and Kieran Mills.

Stocs tried hard to reduce the arrears in the second half but could only manage a consolation strike as Mills sealed the Waterloo win with a late spot kick.

Milton also have a 100 per cent record as they beat Trafford United 4-0 and there were other good wins for Salford Vics by 5-1 over Chorltonians and Parrs Wood Celtic by 4-0 in their local derby at Didsbury.

Salford Vics got off to a flier as 16-year-old Keen Switzer lobbed Dorian from 40 yards after 90 seconds and further goals from Jonathan Hayes, Tom Lawman and Josh Lawman had then 4-0 ahead after 18 minutes.

In an even second half Liam Chadwick added a fifth and Chorlts got a consolation with a great free kick and Vics top players were Matty Baily and Biron Ward

Plenty of joy for Moston Brook as they posted their first win of the season beating Oldham Vics 3-1.

Moston United continue to set the pace in division two with a comfortable 3-0 win at AFC Oldham but hunting them down with games in had are Chorltonians seconds with a 5-1 win over Newton seconds and Spurley Hey who beat Bedians 4-2 and Hooley Bridge Celtic, who have three games in hand won 3-1 at Swinton.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Division Three

New boys Dom Doyle are looking unstoppable in division three as they extended their goal difference to 21 with a 6-0 win at Moston Brook seconds.

Also getting six-hits were Irlam Tigers against Dukinfield Athletic and Manchester Polonia against Hooley Bridge Celtic seconds.

It was closer in the other two games with Newton Heath seconds winning 4-2 against Heaton Mersey and Rochdalians seconds shared two goals with Hollingworth.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Division A

Aldermere kept up their hot goals streak with a 7-3 victory over AFC Oldham seconds to keep ahead of Signol Athletic seconds, who accounted for Moston Brook thirds 6-0.

Stoconians seconds won by the odd goal in three at Chadderton Park and Village Manchester shared four goals at Abacus Media seconds.

The other game saw Mellor thirds triumph 4-1 at Hargreaves Bury.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Division B

It’s tight at the top of division B as Salford Vics seconds drew level on points with Hillgate who were held to a 1-1 draw at Chorltonians Villa.

Vics were too hot for High Lane seconds to handle with a convincing 7-2 win while Hillgate were held to a 1-1 draw at Chorltonians Villa to see Vics go on top by goals difference.

Two free kicks from centre back Adam Garner and one from Steve Tudor had Vics in control at the break with a three-goal lead.

Lane pulled one back after 50 minutes before Adam Garner completed his first-ever hat-trick from the penalty spot as seventh heaven was reached with further goals from Rob Payne (two) and a first-ever goal from Ben Johnson-Sullivan with Lane getting a late consolation.

Close encounters saw Rochdale Galaxy win 3-2 at Bury Ams seconds, and Trafford United seconds won 2-1 hosting Signol Athletic seconds with Milton seconds keeping an immaculate clean sheet at Dukinfield Athletic seconds.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Division C

Deans continue to rule the roost in division C with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Parrs Wood Celtic seconds.

Radclyffe FC began their L and C career in promising fashion with a 3-0 win at Abacus Media thirds and AFC Oldham thirds were in sparkling form with a 9-2 victory over Stoconians thirds.

Manchester Rovers shared eight goals with Chorltonians Athletic and Didsbury seconds won 3-2 at Old Stretfordians seconds.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Division D

Staly Lions continue to roar at the top of division D with a 3-2 win at Trafford United seconds maintain their 100 per cent record and stay two points clear of AFC Oldham fourths, who were held 2-2 at AFC Stockport.

There were plenty of goals as Didsbury thirds beat Chadderton Park seconds 6-4 and Stoconians fourths beat Bury Ams thirds 6-2.


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