NWWRFL Division One South – West back to winning ways
West Didsbury & Chorlton got back to winning ways at they overcame a resilient Curzon Ashton side at Brookburn Road to make it three wins from their first four league games.
West exited the FA Cup at the hands of NEWRFL Premier Division side Farsley Celtic the previous weekend losing 6-4 in extra time which saw them register back-to-back defeats following their 5-0 loss at FC United.
Curzon themselves were looking to get back to winning ways following their 100% league record having also come to an end at the hands of FC United the previous weekend in which they were beaten 4-1.
The two teams played out an absorbing end-to-end contest from the first whistle until the last despite Leigh McFadyen giving West the lead on three minutes with an effort from close range. Elizabeth Livesey doubled West’s lead with her 11th goal of the season on 18 minutes with Emily Croasdale putting West 3-0 up before the break.
The game was far from over as both sides continue to create chances in the second half with Amy Friel forced to clear off the line for the home side on the hour mark with Mercedes Holmes required to do the same to deny Vicky Kerr at the other end.
Despite no further goals supporters were treated to a terrific contest and a great advert to women’s football. Curzon drop to third following Warrington Wolverines 2-0 away to Northwich Vixens whilst West overtake Altrincham into 6th place four points behind Warrington with three games in hand.
NWWRFL Division One South – Determined Altrincham upstage FC United
The shock of the day came at Broadhurst Park as FC United of Manchester were held 1-1 by Altrincham. Luke Podmore’s side suffering the effects of illness and injury were able to name just 13 players in the side and were tested further when Kirsty Chambers and Fliss Winters were forced from the game early with injuries that would later see them hospitalised.
Despite the setback United took the lead through Nicole Hatcliffe on 35 minutes turning a shot in at the near post beyond Altrincham goalkeeper Esther Hernandez. FC’s supporters might have been forgiven for expecting the floodgates to open, the rebels had ran out 13-1 winners earlier in the season, but Altrincham boosted by recent victories over Preston North End and City of Liverpool fought back and were brought level on 68 minutes when Kyeshia Brown powered a 40 yard effort beyond FC United goalkeeper Gemma Jackson.
Despite a late onslaught that saw FC United hit the post the Robins held their nerve to earn a point, the first dropped by FC United this season, and to extend their unbeaten run to three. FC United will look to return to winning ways next Sunday as they take on in-form Warrington Wolverines whilst Altrincham host Crewe Alexandra Development look to avenge a defeat earlier in the season.
Elsewhere in the NWWRFL, Manchester Stingers game away to Blackburn Community was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Manchester Stingers will welcome Blackpool to Kings Road next Sunday.
GMWFL Division One Round Up – Didsbury maintain their 100% league start
The Didsbury juggernaut to the First Division title shows no signs of abating as they thrashed last season’s Champions 7-1 at Didsbury Sports Ground on Sunday. The goals came from Kate Ellis (2), Holly Turley, Camilla Kristiansen, Rachel Campbell and Charlene Bell to take their tally to 24 goals from six league fixtures. (Initially it had been 29 from eight but Bolton Wanderers have folded their development squad.)
Hot on their tales are Beechfield United who remain nine points behind Didsbury (with a game in hand) following an impressive 7-1 win over Bury Ladies to register their third league win of the season. Beechfield head to winless Crompton this weekend whilst Didsbury have no game meaning the gap could be just six points by the time they face Didsbury on December 3rd.
The weekend’s other Division One game saw Bolton Lads & Girls win a thriller 3-2 away to Crompton.
GMWFL Division Two Round Up – Barrhill and Sale Ladies continue to lead
The divisions new clubs continue to show no fear as they both recorded impressive wins to remain first and second in the second division respectively. Barrhill continue to be the divisions pace setters as they ran out 4-1 winners against Thameside United at Hyde United FC.
Sale continue to put pressure on the leaders as they recorded an terrific 8-3 win at home to a strong Cadishead Rhinos team.
Elsewhere Flixton defeated Swinton 5-3 and Moston Brook registered the result of the day beating Bury Amateurs 10-0.
Cheshire League – Another win for Wythenshawe Amateurs
In Division One, Hollyhedge Park continues to be a fortress for Wythenshawe Amateurs as they recorded another impressive victory at home winning 4-2 against Runcorn Linnets. The win see’s the Ammies firmly in second place, three points behind leaders Chester, with bottom club Glossop North End the next visitors to Hollyhedge Park.
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