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This week's Report (27/10/2014)

Six preliminary round Divisional Cup matches were scheduled for Sunday, but the Division 3 game between Bolton Wyresdale and Failsworth Home Guard was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


A rearranged Division 3 league game resulted in stalemate as Crossguns and Radcliffe Old Boys C drew three apiece with Darren Hornby, Mick Brandwood and Dennis Hilton scoring for Crossguns.


The rearranged Sam Ashworth Trophy game between Mitchells Unicorn and North Walkden turned out to be an eventful affair. North Walkden raced into a two-goal lead in the first half then Steve Lockett pulled a goal back for Mitchells mid-way through the second half. Five minutes from full time, the North Walkden goalkeeper dropped the ball and Keith Andrews equalised, but the keeper thought it was a foul and called the referee, resulting in him being sent off and the game went into extra time. Under pressure, Walkden held out and with five minute remaining, a Walkden attacker went clean through only to be clattered by the goalkeeper who conceded a penalty and was sent off. Walkden scored from the spot to win 3-2. Scorers for Walkden were Ian Mullineaux, Mark Morris and Steve Williams.


The Divisional Cup preliminary round games did not produce any shock results and three of the five matches ended at 2-1. Top scorers were Turton Bay Mare who beat fellow Division 1 Radcliffe Old Boys A 4-1 with a Dave Eatock hat-trick and one by Dean Johnson for the home side and Doherty netting a consolation for Radcliffe.


Astley Bridge and Queen Lizzie were goalless at half time then Mark Horridge gave Astley the lead which they held until the last six minutes when Damian Winward and Lee Whiteley struck to give Lizzie the game.


The Division 2 game between Golborne Parkside and Ashtonians resulted in 2-1 home win with Paul Jones and Dave Culliffe on target and John Gough replying for Ashtonians.


Elton Liberals took the lead in the first five minutes at home to Broadway for whom Dave Fahay equalised just before the interval. With time running out and extra time looming, Mike Instone latched on to a sublime cross to score the winner for Broadway.

Result for Sunday 26/10/2014

Division 1 Cup Preliminary Round
Turton Bay Mare 4 Radcliffe Old Boys A 1           Astley Bridge 1 Queen Lizzy 2


Division 2 Cup Preliminary Round
Golborne Park Side 2 Ashtonians 1           Radcliffe Old Boys B 3 Old Boltonians 0


Division 3 Cup Preliminary Round
Elton Liberals 1 Broadway FC 2


Sam Ashworth Trophy 1st Round
Mitchell Unicorn 2 North Walkden Cricket Club 3 (a.e.t.)


League Division 1
Crossguns 3 Radcliffe Old Boys C 3