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Wigan Amatuer League Report 3rd November 15

Wigan Amatuer League Report 3rd November 15

John Andrew Williams3 Nov 2015 - 14:19
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Wigan League Round Up

League & Cup Report 31/10/15
The League had a bad day in the Lancashire Amateur Cup last 32 as they had five losers and only one winner. Winstanley St Aidans take the honours after beating Milton 2-0 at Little Lane. Early play was even but with both sides having chances but on the half hour Andy Hodgkiss edged the Saints ahead a lead they held until the break. Milton hit back strongly as Paul Gibson was the Winstanley hero heading off the line with keeper Dave Naylor beaten. At the other end Dave Quigley fired wide as the home team tried to make the tie safe. As time ran out Mark Ratcliffe rifled in an unstoppable 40 yard shot to send Milton home with nothing
Standish St Wilfs lost 4-3 at Rochdalians with their marksmen Martin Ratcliffe who got two and Dave Fletcher. Andy Sherratt scored Higher Ince's only goal as they were defeated 4-1 by top Manchester outfit Whalley Range. Tottington United from Bury beat St Judes 4-2 with Danny Tinsdale and Daniel Cody getting the goals. Atherleigh United were unlucky to go down 3-2 at home to Newchurch with Jimmy Mahon and Chris Hutcheson finding the Newchurch net. Last but not least Wigan Rovers were also unlucky going down 1-0 at Read United.
Newburgh Harrock United go back to the top of Garswood Trophies Premier Division after a 3-2 local derby success at Bickerstaffe. Kallum Tyrer, Craig Littlejohn and Shaun Judge netted for United with Danny Grisedale and John Carter replying for the home side. Pemberton edged out Gidlow Athletic 3-2, Liam Atherton headed them into an early lead but Gidlows Dan Mahoney fired home a beautiful 25 yard goal to level the scores. Callum Belshaw then headed Pemberton back in front and James Fagan then made it 3-2 until a late penalty from Matt Lynch made the score look a little better for Gidlow
Shevington beat in form Hindley Town 4-0 at Kildare Street as Chris Bennett with a hat trick and a Ryan Crawford spot kick produced the win. Ormskirk Town saw off Ince Central 4-2 with that man Matty Ward collecting a couple and Jay Baker and Jon Anderson adding the others while Ian Gaskell and Danny Lloyd-Jones scored for Central
Digmoor continue to set the pace in McHale Baker Wills & Trusts Division One, they edged out neighbours Hurlston Hall 2-1. Hall scored first through David Simpson a lead they held until the break. The second half saw two spectacular goals from the excellent Alex Stoddern as the visitors snatched all three points. Atherton Royal got a much needed win beating Leigh Foundry 5-3 as David Leese with two, Gaz Chapman, Dale Dickinson and Rick Emmison were all on target and Lee Fiendley, Dom Shepherd and Jack Pemberton replied for the visitors. AFC Scholes got back to winning ways as they slammed Goose Green United 4-0 with goals from Chris Demings, Danny Bertrand, Paul Mawdsley and Nick Kenny saw them home. Astley & Tyldesley needed a solitary goal from Aaron Both to beat bottom side Standish St Wilfs Res. Bickerstaffe Res pulled off a great win at in form AFC Tyldesley by 3-1.
Black Bull are still in front in David Wilson Homes Division Two after a 4-1 win over neighbours Whelley, Danny Foster got two, Dave Smith and Nathan Shaw completed the scoring for Bull with Jay Clark getting Whelley's consolation. Leigh Rangers in second slot thrashed Pemberton Res 6-1 as Danny Greenhalgh claimed a hat trick . Sutton Junction are right behind them with games in hand after a narrow 3-2 win at Daten 3rd thanks to skipper Paul Billinge's brace and Kenny Dixon with Jack Hodgkiss and Dom Chambers replying for the Golborne outfit., Hindley Town Res won 3-1 at bottom side Ashton Villa thanks to goals from Liam Griffiths, Mike Wilson and veteran Bennett. Punchbowl won 2-0 at the Village Inn. Hag Fold are also in the promotion pack after beating Winstanley Warriors Res 5-2 with the Jackson Brothers Danny and David getting two apiece and John Horrobin doing the same for Warriors.
HMP Hindley continue at the head of affairs in the Franchise Specialist Division Three. They beat Mitch Res 3-1 who themselves are still in the title chase. Golborne Parkside who are also well placed edged out Ormskirk 2-1 as Ed Fowler and Nathan Carter-Noon got their goals and Eoin O'Leary replied for the losers. Billinge Community got a much needed win as Abram were beaten 3-2 with Josh Hughes getting both goals for the visitors. Old Hawardonians beat Gidlow Athletic Res by the odd goal in three while another title chaser Sutton Junction Res thrashed Wigan Rovers Res 6-2 with Ant Clowes netting twice
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