SSE Women’s FA Cup – Routine victories for local sides
It was a straight forward afternoon in the SSE Women’s FA Cup for both FC United and West Didsbury & Chorlton who returned from Yorkshire with both their names in the hat for the third qualifying round.
FC United ran out 4-0 winners away to Outibridge War Memorial LFC thanks to a brace from Jess Battle along with goals from Kirsty Chambers and a Rebecca Foster penalty.
West Didsbury & Chorlton routed Tingley Athletic 5-0 thanks to goals from Rachael Dunlop (2), Elizabeth Livesey, Chloe Spencer and Sophie Bracegirdle.
FC United have been drawn at home to Bridlington Rovers in the third qualifying round whilst West have drawn Bolton Wanderers. The ties will be played on Sunday 7th October.
NWWRFL Premier Division- Stingers hoodoo continues for Merseyrail
Manchester Stingers made it three wins in a row over Merseyrail as they ran out 4-1 winners at Kings Road. The goals came from a brace each for Vicky Dillon and Tash Herity. Three points for Stingers sees them continue their impressive start to the season sitting second in the table with two wins from a possible three so far.
The divisions only other game saw Mossley Hill Athletic win 6-0 away to Wigan Athletic.
NWWRFL Division One South – Goals galore at Curzon v Chester whilst Altrincham survive scare
The undisputed game of the weekend took place at Failsworth Sports Centre as Chester came from behind to beat Curzon Ashton. The visitors took the lead on 13 minutes but Curzon levelled through Leoni Harland who equalised a second time on 36 minutes to make it 2-2. With the impetus now with the home side they took full advantage heading into half time with a 4-2 lead. The goals continue in the second half as Mya Holmes made it 5-2 right after half time. However Chester didn’t give up and scored four times without response to complete an astonishing comeback. The Chester goals came courtesy of Debbie Trayner, Emma Gray (2), Amber Bailey and Lucy Adderley. The win means that Chester have now scored 14 times in their last two outings with the win lifting them to third.
Altrincham sit atop of the Division One South but they had to do it the hard way against an Altrincham side quickly getting to grips with their new league. Altrincham initially lead through a Laura Dodds penalty but the Robins went into the half thanks to two quick fire goals five minutes before the break through Jess North and Stacey Burton. Altrincham brought themselves level on 52 minutes thanks to a long range volley from Imogen Paul. Three points were secured thanks to a superb 25 yard free kick from Dodds to add to her ever increasing goal tally.
GMWFL Division One – Thriller at Barr Hill and Salford City come out on top in ‘Ell Classico’.
Salford City Lionesses made it two wins from two thanks to a 7-0 win away to Bolton Lads & Girls. Feiruz Abdullahi took her tally for the new season to 10 as she scored a four goal haul to add to her double hat-trick last weekend. Beth Tattersall, Abby Bennett and Phoebe Duckworth completed the scoring two ensure that they maintain a 100% record heading into their first ever home fixture against West Didsbury & Chorlton Development in the GMWFL League Challenge Cup next Sunday.
It was a less routine affair for Barr Hill who found themselves 2-0 up at home to Urmston Meadowside at half time. However Meds refused to give up and levelled the match at 3-3 in a thrilling second half. However Barr Hill netted an 88th minute winner through Ashlie Ball to maintain their 100% record and keep themselves top of the GMWFL.
Rochdale ran out 5-0 winners at home to Sale Ladies whilst Langho beat North Lancs District Development Centre 1-0 in the First Round of the Lancashire FA Women’s County Cup.
GMWFL Division Two – Swinton miss chance to extend lead as West earn second win
AFC Oldham registered their first win in the GMWFL as they won 3-1 away at Swinton. Oldham took an early lead on 3 minutes before doubling their lead before the hour mark. Clare Daly pulled a goal back a minute from time but the visitors ensured there would be no late comeback before adding a third in stoppage time.
Another thrilling game took place on the artificial surface at Ewen Fields as West Didsbury & Chorlton Development squad registered their second win of the season. West took the lead on 17 minutes thanks to a close range finish from Leigh McFadyen, her second goal in as many weeks. Chloe Jackson-Ogden doubled the lead a minute later before Tameside United pulled one back almost instantly through Laura Day.
West made it 3-1 just after the hour mark courtesy of an own goal and looked to be home and dry until Tameside scored twice in the dying stages to draw level at 3-3 thanks to goals from Paige Connelly and Becky Lilly. Just like a Barr Hill however there would be another late twist as West scored from the restart with Abi Littler scoring her first ever goal for the club to make it 4-3 and lift West to second.
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