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This week's Report (23/03/2015)
The finalists are now decided in all the BSF Over 35s League cup competitions following four semi-finals on Sunday.
North Walkden reached the final of the Sam Ashworth Trophy by beating fellow Division 1 side Daten 2-1 as Mark Morris and Neil Brittain scored whilst Chris Burnett pulled one back for Daten.
Atherton Town had a more comfortable 4-1 win over Division 3 opponents Breightmet United for whom Michael Shaw scored, but Dave Fashou, Darryl Martinez, Stuart Rudd and Nick Molyneux were on target for Atherton.
The final between North Walkden and Atherton Town will be at 2pm on Sunday 10th May.
The Division 2 Cup finalists are Mitchells Unicorn who beat Golborne Parkside 2-0 thanks to a brace by Steve Lockett, and Chorlton Sports who needed extra time to beat Digmoor 3-2.
After a goalless first half, John Carroll put Digmoor ahead with a 30-yard screamer and John Stalker made it two ten minutes later. Daniel Abucewicz gave Chorlton hope with a goal fifteen minutes from time then equalised just two minutes from the end of normal time. With nothing to separate the teams in extra time, a penalty shootout seemed likely, but with two minutes remaining, Abucewicz completed his hat-trick to break the Digmoor hearts, but the Digmoor lads did the League proud in their first season in the League.
Chorlton now meet Mitchells in the final at 11am on Sunday 10th May. The Division 3 final between Dobbies and Breightmet United is 11am on Sunday 3rd May to be followed at 2pm by the Division 1 Cup final between Daten and Salford Waggon.
Six outstanding league matches were played, two in each Division. In Division 1, Turton Bay Mare and Moorside Rangers drew two apiece. Dave Eatock and Andrew Clarke scored for Turton whilst Derek Holland scored both the Moorside goals.
Mark Fairclough scored both goals for Radcliffe Old Boys A as they pulled off a 2-0 home win over Division 1 leaders Queen Lizzie.
In Division 2, two goals by Kevan Taylor were not enough for Old Boltonians to avoid a 3-2 defeat at Ainsworth A, but BLGC made no mistake as they beat Ashtonians with goals from Allen Mitchell and Stuart Vasaya.
Broadway took advantage of Breightmet being in cup action and have gone top of Division 3 with goals by Pierce Maloney, John Gilmartin and Nick Moores giving them a 3-1 home win over Ainsworth B.
Whitefield Cons lost 2-3 at home to Crossguns for whom Karl Duncan (2) and Martin Jordan scored whilst Whitefield’s goals were a Dave Hanlon penalty and an own goal.
Result for Sunday 22/03/2015
Sam Ashworth Trophy
Division 2 Cup