Cheshire FL Round Up 10/1/15

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Premier Division

Eagle Sports sit comfortably in fifth spot after beating Pilkington 4-0 away from home. Ged McAllister, Chris Quirk and Liam Walker (2) made the score sheet for Eagle in a game that saw them 3-0 up at half time.

Greenalls PSO now sit two points clear of the drop zone as they earned a point at Sandbach United. Greenalls opened the scoring in the first half when an Ellis Houghton corner was turned in by Ben Slater. Sandbach drew level before the break when Kris Stockton headed home for 1-1. The second half saw Sandbach take the lead through Jordan Edwards but Greenalls fought back and drew level when good work by Robbie Hanley fed the ball through to Ellis Houghton who finished neatly into the bottom corner.

Lee Vaughan had chance to win the game for Greenalls late on in the game as he finished well but the goal was correctly ruled offside by the assistant referee.

League One

Congleton Vale remain four points clear at the top of the table after beating Tarporley Victoria 4-0 away. Dec Fletcher bagged a hat trick scoring in the 9th and 27th minutes and completing the three with a penalty in the 56th minute. Substitute put the game to bed in the 87th minute with a header from close range.

Malpas kept the pressure up as they continued their run of form with a 3-2 win away at Daten. Malpas took the lead in the 20th minute when a good move saw Alex Hughes cut inside and strike the ball into the bottom corner. Daten reacted well and levelled six minutes later when Mike Leigh hit a twenty five yard shot which bounced off the cross bar into the net

Soon after, Daten were in front when a mistake at the back gifted the ball to Ryan Jones who rounded Fowles in the Malpas goal and slotted home for 2-1. Malpas drew level before the break when Andy Morris ran across the box, collected the ball from the wing and slotted home for 2-2. This lit the fire in the Malpas engine room and seconds before the half time whistle a good forward movement saw Alex Hughes score from a tight angle to put Malpas back in front.

Late into the second half Daten were awarded a penalty but Connor Fowles in the Malpas goal guessed correctly and pushed the ball around the post to secure all three points for Malpas.

JA Walton Challenge Cup

FC Woodford moved into third place in group two as they beat Maine Road Reserves 2-0 away. The game was played in difficult conditions with strong wind and hailstones. Josh Harper and Sam Barnett both had chances to give Maine Road a first half lead but the Woodford keeper did well to keep them at bay.

Despite there being chances at both ends in the second half, it looked set to finish a draw, until the 87th minute which saw Woodford take the lead through Harry Wheetman, before Nathan Jackson made it 2-0 in the dying stages. The win means Woodford sit three points behind leaders Lostock with two games in hand.

In group three, Wythenshawe Town maintained their 100% record as a late set piece saw them beat Grappenhall Sports 1-0 at home. Grappenhall started well, using a new formation and moved the ball around quickly when the opportunity came. Wythenshawe grew into the half and started to create some chances. Gareth Powell was forced in to some smart saves when shots came in from the edge of the box.

The second half was dominated by Wythenshawe and Grappenhall were less of a threat as the game went on. Powell again was forced into action but Grappenhall looked like they were going to come away with a hard earned point. Until the 85th minute when a corner landed perfectly for the Wythenshawe striker who hit home to ensure they retained their record.

League Two

Cheadle Town Reserves climbed off the bottom of the table after beating Ashton Town Reserves 5-1 at home. Aaron Dwyer, Andrew Street, Michael Kennedy, Niall Rhodes and Oluwatobi Olayemi all hit home for the Cheadle side who now sit a point above Moore United having played two games more.

Reserve League One

Linotype CHN returned to league action with a 4-2 win away at Grappenhall Sports. The win leaves them four points behind league leaders Whaley Bridge with three games in hand.

Reserve League Cup

Denton Town climbed off the bottom of group two as they beat West Didsbury & Chorlton A 2-1 away. Andrew Wales scored twice for Denton, while West Didsburys goal came from Gavin Leahy. Denton now sit in fifth in the group but only three points behind second place Pilkington with a game in hand.

In group three, Garswood United climb up to third as they beat top of the table Wythenshawe Town 1-0 at home. This leaves Garswood a point behind second place Billinge with a game in hand.

Golborne Sports climbed off the bottom of group four as they won 2-0 away at Rylands through goals from Rob Langford and James Wells.

Malpas and Egerton shared the points in a 1-1 draw which puts Egerton level on points and games with leaders Linotype CHN, behind only on goal difference.

Report: Kat Davey

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