News and results for Saturday 1st January

Roach Green 3 – 2 Tigers

MOTM Daniel.

News and results for Saturday 8th December.

Kestrels drew withUppermill Whites
A classic game of two halves ended in an entertaining and, at times, tense draw on a cold and damp Belle Vue morning.
Uppermill’s two goals came from goal mouth mix ups midway through the first half: the first from a low shot deflected past Callum and the second an own goal from a corner as the ball ricocheted its way in.
Kestrels had had the bulk of possession and could’ve been three or four ahead before falling behind, with chances falling to Alex, Raquami, Wilson and Keane playing as the lone striker.
The second half was all Kestrels. Other than a chance coming back off the post, which could’ve made it 3-0, the boys hammered the Uppermill goal.
Duke, full of energy, made some nice runs down the left, and Dominik was constantly available up top. Myles, playing in a range of positions, was kept busy at the centre of the action.
Haris and Nathan, steadfast as always at the back, showed positional discipline allowing the third defender to progress forward.
For Kestrels’ first, Joe B drilled in a low cross from the right, which found man of the match Raquami waiting at the far post to reduce the arrears.
Uppermill’s keeper then produced half a dozen great saves to keep them one ahead. He could do nothing, though, about Kestrels’ equaliser, a floated corner headed in at the near post by the ever dangerous Wilson.
At this point, Kestrels had all the momentum but just couldn’t break through Uppermill’s stubborn five man defence to produce a winner.
Lions beat droylsden
Good win for boys this afternoon in the rain. The passing and the movement in the first ten minutes was great to see and this put the game to bed as we went 4-0 up. They got a goal back with a good finish just before half time. Second half and we started same again. Pressing from the front winning the ball high up the pitch. We created chance after chance and scored another 4 but I do think we should of had a good few more. There keeper made 5 good saves and we wasted a couple of chances also. Motm was between Jamie and dj as I thought both boys did well with and without the ball today in bad conditions. Dj took the trophy home as he has been playing well for a good few weeks now. Well done all boys as it wasn’t the best conditions today and they all still played with a smile on there faces
Dynamos lost to pennine reds
A tough game this morning for the Dynamos against a good strong pennine side. Dynamos just did not have their passing game on today resulting in giving the ball away far to easily resulting in going down 0-2 after the first 10 minutes. The game continued and got more frustrating to watch as the Dynamos passing improved but at the wrong times and across the back, everytime pennine would intercept and punish us goal after goal. Final period and Dynamos 0-6 down and finally a glimpse of usual Dynamo class moving the ball well putting Michael on goal to pull one back, and again 2 minutes later. A frustrating game for players and spectators and a massive learning curve for the boys. Time for our Christmas break then back to it in the new year.
Raiders 0 Milnrow 4
Grotty conditions and a similar result. Raiders had the better of the early exchanges, motm Tyler welcomed back in the heart of defence after a few weeks out, and Izu a handful as usual down the left side, but the boys just not able find a finish despite creating a number of good chances. It was nothing more than a speculative hit from distance that looped in which gifted Milnrow the lead, and despite having the majority of the first half possession, the boys found themselves two down at the break. Second period was scrappy, Milnrow unnecessarily physical, and with the shooting boots nowhere in sight for Raiders, including a missed penalty halfway through the second half, it was clearly not going to be their day. Some great football from Raiders this term, with some cracking results – sure to be more to come when the squad is back to full strength in the New Year. Happy Christmas Raiders!
Pumas beat Radcliffe Bulls
Two strong in-form teams battled this one out in challenging conditions at St Marys this morning. Alex, at the heart of everything for Pumas, along with the Radcliffe no9 going toe to toe in the centre of midfield, and quality across the pitch ensuring defensive duties on both sides couldn’t be ignored.
Some super early passing sequences from Pumas found Alex in space for a signature strike and the early lead. Both teams playing strong attacking football meant some great defending on display. 3-1 at the interval after a further strikes from Alex and Dayne.

News and results for Saturday 1st December.

Radcliffe Bourough 3 – Spartans 4

Through to semi finals of the cup . MOTM Ryan Phillips

Littleborough yellows drew with Dynamos
A very close game against a very physical Littleborough team in very tough conditions. Two players missing from the squad this morning but that didn’t stop the Dynamos putting on a great performance. Perfect football in parts from the boys with quality passing and Michael soon put the boys 0-1 up. Littleborough staying strong on the attack soon made it 1-1 it was neck and neck with end to end action. Every time Dynamos seem to score Littleborough would get one back. Andother goal from
Michael And one from Neeko and the Dynamos were 2-3 up. Passing has improved so much with the Dynamos. 5 minutes to go and Littleborough managed to play through the Dynamos defence to make it 3-3. A great game To watch and a mention for Mustafa who had a great game
On the right wing and Ibrahim solid as always at the back. Motm went to Ethan for continuing to improve each week and stepped up to the mark to put a shift in in goal.
Tigers lost to Wardle.
Lions beat Denton
Made very hard work of a win this afternoon at Wright Robbie. First 10 minutes and we had two great chance with one on ones. Both straight at the keeper and could and should of made the day a lot easier for ourselves. We then went close again with Daniel hitting the post with a great driving run down the left from there corner. He rounded the keeper but went a little wide and couldn’t quite cut it back enough. Then the opening goal came with a good quick passing move found Matthew unmarked in the box who passed it home with easier and we was 1 up at the break. Second half and we started slow passing and not moving enough up top. They then got a corner that we didn’t clear properly and the left winger stood still for there right back to nipped in and squared for a player to tap home. We then changed the front three and it paid off. We started to move the ball quicker and getting more shots off. Then Mathew again found himself in space about 20 yards out and smashed it right in the top corner to put us back in front. The third goal was again a good team move from front to back with a good long pass from Harrison to Daniel who took it away from there defender and passed it wide right for Jamie who spotted there keeper of his line and curled it over his head from about 25 yards out.
On another day it would and should be double figures. We need to take our chances and make life easier for ourselves.

News and Results for Saturday 24th November.

Lions beat cwfc
Great win today for the boys. Started off on the front foot from the first whistle. Pressing from all over the field creating chance after chance. Rocco with the first with a neat finish after some good team play. Sam then made a great save 1 on 1 that sent the ball out for a throw in it was that good. We broke with pace and power with Mathew passing the ball passed there keeper for the second. Daniel then found the net with our third just before half-time. Second half and we started slow and was under pressure from our own play. Ten minutes passed and we started to play again making chance after chance. Great pressing from the front creating a good chance for dj who found the net with ease. Then goal of the game was next. Good ball retention at the back and in midfield with the boys playing pass and move. The ball then got played down the right and Jamie with tricky feet playing the ball from his right foot on to his left and back to the right in the blink of an eye had there left back beat all ends up. He then squared it to dj who passed the ball passed there keeper with ease. Dj then raced through on a one on one and with there keeper running at him he lifted the ball over his head from the edge of the box for the sixth. Really great finish and well deserved hatrick. Motm was hard one as dj played great from start to Finish. Hitting the woodwork twice and creating a few good chance for others as well as his hatrick but Sam beat him just. His save in the first half was one of his best I have seen him make. Off his line in a blink of an eye and pushing it away a good 20 yards. His talking and constant chatting with his back two is great to see and his distribution today turned defence into attack every time. Well done both boys
Avro Bomber lost to Dynamos
A good start to the game from the Dynamos with more good passing and an ability to read the game well passing and moving into space. Strong on the attack and it wasn’t long before Michael found the back of the net. The Dynamos piled on the pressure and after the first 10 minute period we found ourselves 5-0 up. Two from Michael, one from Neeko and two from Luca. Then second period and a few changes to the team and we seemed to totally switch off and gave Avro bombers so many chances on goal which only gave them more confidence. Slowly but surely Avro bombers got back into the game pulling it back to 5-5. We switched back to plan A and we got our passing game back and Luca finally found the back of the net to make it 5-6 and made it his hat trick. A good exciting game for the spectators and another win for the Dynamos
Pumas beat Milnrow Eagles
A good game against a decent Milnrow side. End to end action and shot after shot for both sides. Milnrow with a powerful shot and a good save by Bobby only for the ball to land right in the path of a Milnrow striker who made it 0-1. The pumas dug deep and powered on slowly wearing Milnrow Down with Alex controlling the game from the middle feeding the ball to rasan upfront and Dayne being a handful down the left wing. Persistence paid off and Alex made it 1-1. Then a good through ball from Alex to Harley and we were on for goal. Harley made an awesome strike only to be saved by a very good Milnrow keeper but he wasn’t able to stop Isaacs follow up to make it 2-1. Chance after chance for the pumas but they just couldn’t beat the Milnrow keeper. 15 minutes to go and Rasan put the game to bed with a long range shot and made it 3-1. A great performance from the pumas coming back from 0-1 down and another well deserved win for the Pumas.
Tigers Lost to Whitworth Valley
Spartans 7 Astley and Tyldsley 2 .
Great performance by all Goal of the game by Liam De Mascia MOTM our Captain Ryan Phillips who doesn’t get enough credit where credit is due his performances week in week out are solid !! Well done Spartans
Raiders lost to Chadderton Phoenix 
Massive thanks to Mike Cookney and all the parents for keeping the boys playing this weekend with Raiders coaches away.
A cracking game, end to end action throughout and one where perhaps a draw would have been the fair result. Tu’San opened things up with a well worked goal, Harrison making it two, following up to smash home after Ethan’s strike was well saved. Phoenix responded well, finding the net twice to level by the break.  The second half provided more of the same, box to box action, chances at either end with goals from motm Harrison and Kian cancelled out at the other end by a relentless Phoenix, eventually taking the lead. Raiders had the better of the final exchanges but the clock ran down before the boys could find an equaliser. Boys and parents thoroughly  enjoyed the action, well done Raiders

News and Results for Saturday 17th November

Adlington 4 Spartans 6

After Spartans  being behind 3 -0 at half time . Half of them asleep until Lee gave his Pep talk at half time they were a different team second half absolutely cracking game and great come back .. MOTM Louis Turner

Dynamos beat Ramsbottom united
By far the best I’ve seen the Dynamos play this morning. The first 10 minutes was a display of perfect play, quality passing and movement as a team. Michael took to the left wing like a pro and his passing and through balls were something  else resulting in 3 goals in the first 10 minutes. The Dynamos continued to dominate the game and their passing and movement totally out classed the opposition, Michael, Elijah, Neeko and Luca all finding the back of the net, Luca and Neeko both bagging themselves a hat trick. An absolute pleasure to watch.
Kestrels beat Middleton Lads and Girls
Goals at the start of each half saw Kestrels triumph over a steely and physical Middleton team.
The lads brought some flow and creativity to a tough contest during which they endured an array of poor challenges. Nathan and Keane, giving as good as they got at the back, swept up throughout, with Ali making rampaging runs down the right.
Firstly Alex and then Dominik did some fine work in net, with Dominik pulling off the save of the match, diving low towards his left hand post to keep the game at 2-1.
Myles showed some great energy in midfield, and Duke and Joe R set up multiple chances from the wings.
Wilson showed some excellent footwork throughout, setting up an early tap in for Harry.
Man of the Match Dan was industrious, earning the bulk of the free kicks as Middleton looked to break down his creative influence.
For the winner, Joe B collected the ball just inside the Middleton half and pinged a long effort in over the keeper’s head.
Lions beat box academy
It wasn’t our best performance today as we only got out of first gear once or twice. We scored a good couple of team goals and there was glimpse of good play against a weak team. We should of scored a few more but wasted a few chances and their keeper making a few good saves. Jamie, Rocco with 1 each and dj with the other 4. Sam made a good save second half but didn’t have much to do really.  Motm finlay for listening well and taking on-board what we told him. Covering across the pitch when need and playing some good balls down the line to get us on the attack.
Raiders lost to Bridge Hawks
Can’t say this was a bad day at the office, nothing wrong with the football at all. As always the Raiders, the instinct was to pass and move, and to keep the ball, not easy on a patchy and sticky surface. The only difference in this fixture was the finishing, the first half could have gone on until Christmas and the Raiders wouldn’t have scored – the bar and post coming into play on multiple occasions. At the other end, five shots on goal, and five super finishes for a five nil half time advantage for Bridge. Not something the Raiders are used to and a big response needed. A good chat at half time to refocus, exactly the same approach, and a solid two nil second half team performance from Raiders, with goals from Izu and Harrison, with plenty more chances created. Lots of positives to take from this one, and plenty to work on in training. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. Well done Raiders.
Pumas beat Rossendale Valley Wasps
Pumas continue their excellent run of form with a powerful team display against strong opposition. Early exchanges looked like it could be a tough one, before Dayne let loose with a spectacular 20+ yarder to find the top corner – great contender for goal of the season. Pumas in control, heads up, using the width of the pitch and attacking with pace, Alex at the heart of it all and it wasn’t long before he added a second. Wasps always a threat, got one back before the break. More of the same second half, Pumas power and organisation making them very difficult to breakdown. Alex added another before making way in the middle for motm Rasan. Direct, tricky, entertaining, creating one for Isaac to slot home before tapping home the fifth to seal a fine individual performance and another impressive win. Well done Pumas
Tigers lost to Wardle

News and results for Saturday 10th November.

Bridge Eagle 0 – 6 Tigers.

Excellent away win for the Tigers this morning.  Blew the opposition away in the first half with excellent team work goals and some outstanding finishing.

MOTM Joe.

Spartans beat Ladybridge.
Cracking game our new signing which was done late last night scored 5 and got MOTM Brandon Dawson .
Kestrels drew with Droylsden Piranhas
Kestrels shared the spoils with a skilful and attritional Piranhas team.
Goals were traded during an entertaining hour’s football, characterised by some hard tackling and moments of individual magic.
Wilson, connecting with Dan, gave Kestrels the lead with a wonderful early strike and moments later saw a shot parried onto the post by the keeper. Myles then drew a good low save as Kestrels sought to put some daylight between them and a dangerous Piranhas, whose front three posed a real threat.
Kestrels found some joy out wide – Joe R and Duke again busy in attack.
Shortly after Piranhas equalised, Raquami came on and restored Kestrels’ lead, returning a goal kick back over the keeper’s head. Kestrels went into half time with a hard fought advantage.
Piranhas bagged two quick goals midway through the second half despite the best efforts of Nathan, Ali, Callum and man of the match Haris, who gave a typically commanding performance bringing the ball out from the back.
Towards the end Kestrels found a second wind and attacked relentlessly, scoring two great goals which were given narrowly offside. The boys weren’t to be denied, though, and grabbed an equaliser with 15 minutes remaining – Joe B slipping in Keane to chip over an onrushing keeper.
Lions beat stbridge Celtic
Back to winning ways for the lions today. Sloppy first ten minutes and we found ourselves 2-0 down. We got hit on the break by there number 9 twice as we went looking for goals. We was the better team first half and got a goal back on the stroke of half time through great play. Good team play from Finley and Jamie found Daniel unmarked in the box who had time to chip the ball up and volley past there keeper. Half time and we said keep tight to number 9 and don’t let him turn with the ball. Move the ball quicker and the gaps will appear. We was back level within 5 minutes after us pushing them back from the kick-off. Passed the ball around and it was laid off to Owen 30 yards out who forced a good save from there keeper but Jamie was on hand to tap home the rebound. We then bossed the game and they only had 1 chance forcing Sam into a good save tipping it around the post. Matthew then scored to make it 3-2 tapping home again after there keeper made a save. Then goal of the game for us came from there corner as Matthew broke from our own box. He picked up the ball from a poor cross and sprinted down the right beating 2 men with pace and power. He then squared it to dj who finished from the edge of the box with his left foot passed the on rushing keeper. We had a few more chances with there keeper making a good few saves. The final goal was a good team goal from front to back. Pass after pass found Jamie on the right who laid it to dj edge of the box who finished it as Daniel did for the first. Chipping it up with his first touch and volleying it over the keepers head into the roof of the net. Also well done to Finley, Harrison and Owen second half not giving there front two time to turn with the ball. Winning it back constantly. Motm was between Matthew, Daniel and Jamie. Jamie took the trophy home for his creativity and vision.
Dynamos 2 – 1 Bury Amateur AFC
A close one this morning for the boys, not the best performance I’ve seen from the Dynamos but they just got the win. Elijah found the back of the net with a great strike to take us 1-0 up. Bury were strong with their tackles and they moved forward well as a team and soon made it 1-1. A close game from start to finish with Luca finally making it 2-1 with 10 minutes to go with an unstoppable shot in the bottom Corner. We got the result but we are capable of so much better. As always plenty to work on in training.
Heywood Lions lost to Raiders
Raiders through to the next round of the Cup after another convincing performance. Behind early on, it wasn’t long before Raiders found their groove, and started to get the passing game going. Power and pace in wide positions from Harrison and Izu always a threat, with Kian buzzing around keeping it all ticking over. Goals from man of the match Kian, Harrison and a super solo run and finish from Tu’San were enough to secure a comfortable half time lead, with Tu’San adding another in the second half. Comfortable for Raiders on the whole, William and Asa solid in defence, and a good chance to try some of the boys in different positions. Raiders will need to be sharper out of the blocks as they progress, but a good win today.
Penine White lost to Pumas 
Pumas continue their good run of form with this comfortable Cup win. Solid across the pitch, it didn’t take long for the boys to find their range, Dayne stepping inside to slot the ball home after some excellent passing. Ball retention very good by Pumas on a quick 4G surface with Arian and Eesa doing a great job breaking down any threat, and starting the next offensive. Isaac, always on the prowl in the box,  added another before the boys switched off from a corner and Penine poked home for 2-1 just before the break. Arian and Rasan both enjoyed excellent spells in centre midfield in second half, equally happy to drive at the heart of the Penine defence, or play simple wide ball for Frazer, motm Harley and Alex to deliver a barrage of crosses, the third a great example. Rasan pushing the ball wide for Frazer to deliver an excellent pass for Joseph to dink home at the far post. Frazer added another, before a second lapse in concentration at the back gifted a Penine a second. Pumas dominant throughout, forcing save after save from a superb Penine keeper, the highlight being a full stretch finger tip over the bar from an Arian strike bound for the top corner – outstanding! Two late strikes from Isaac finally put daylight between the two sides. Well done Pumas.

News and Results for Saturday 3rd November.

Tiger 5 – 2 Bridge Eagles.

MOTM Alfie.

 

Spartans 2 Radcliffe 1

Good close game MOTM Louis Turner and Ryan Phillips

Lions lost to mc 
Out of the cup in the last 8 for the lions. Played a team from the prem and the best we have seen so far. We was chasing shadows at times and it was hard running for the boy’s today. We went 1 up after 5 minutes pressing from the front with dj finding the net after their keeper made a mistake. We didn’t make anymore chances in the first half and had to defend for most of it. They hit the bar and post and Sam made 2 ,1 on 1 saves but we got to the break in front. Second half and they hit us straight away and got back level after a good finish giving Sam no chance in net. We tried to keep playing but they kept pushing us back and moving the ball around so fast we looked tired. They then scored 2 good team goals in the last 10 minutes to kill us off as we tried to push up the pitch. We got beat off a better a team today but we did great getting to the last 8 out of 110 teams in our first season in a new league on Astro. Motm was Sam as he kept the score down with 4 top saves and shouting at the defender’s when needed.
Kestrels Beat Chadderton Park Cobras
Goals from seven different scorers epitomised a superb team performance against a tough Cobras team.
Chadderton started strongly – Joe R clearing off the line after a couple of minutes as both teams shared the ball in the middle of the pitch. Nathan was kept busy tracking across the back and intervening on both sides.
Callum was called upon early on and did a great job rushing out and snuffing out danger.
Dan and Wilson connected brilliantly for the first two goals, with some excellent one touch play creating openings.
For the third, Joe B gathered the ball from a Cobras corner, ran the length of the pitch with two players on his tail and slotted calmly past the keeper.
Kestrels continued their high intensity game in the second half. Haris, composed at the back, was an attacking threat, with Keane and Myles in front making tackles in key areas. Ali provided plenty of cover to allow the boys to freely advance forward.
Duke and Joe R controlled the wings – Joe R’s outstanding deliveries and cutting through balls, capped by Kestrels’ fourth goal earned him a well deserved man of the match award.
Duke and Raquami capitalised on relentless Kestrels pressure to grab goals from close range; Nathan rounded off a brilliant display with the final goal, dropping a shoulder to leave his man and slotting left footed into the corner. Even at seven goals to the good, the boys continued to search for more with Raquami and Myles shooting over at the death.
The best I’ve seen us play today. A very complete performance!
Chadderton Park Cobras lost to PUMAS
Impressive from Pumas today against a good side, and back to back clean sheets testament to a team very hard to break down and increasingly effective going forward. A fairly even opening quarter, half chances at both ends before Pumas started to take a hold of this one, and only an excellent display of keeping between the sticks by the Chaddy No.1 keeping things down to a single goal lead at half time – and even that took 3 attempts from a persistent Rasan to finally poke one home. More of the same second half, Pumas playing lovely flowing football and creating regular chances, any counter offences met with the usual force of Arian, Eesa, James, in fact all the boys showing good strength and desire to win the ball back. The second a class act, more pressure forced a corner, Rasan whipping in a great delivery and Alex arriving to volley home a neat finish with the outside of his right boot. Chadderton didn’t give up but could only really find any threat with long balls played over the top. Pumas played nearly all of the football today, and their game management was excellent. Motm Dayne came close to making it three when he thundered one against the cross bar, and it took a signature strike by Alex from distance to beat the Chaddy keeper for a third time and secure the win. Excellent performance from a side brimming with confidence.
Elton Wildcats lost to RAIDERS
No surprise to see Raiders easing through this first round Cup fixture against weaker opposition, but a test all the same with two key players unavailable. William and Josiah doing an excellent job deputising at the back, with Kian dropping just a little deeper than usual to lend a hand. Always looking to play through the channels, it was no surprise to see the Raiders getting in behind and creating numerous first half chances, but some incredible goalkeeping meant just a slender one goal lead at the break, courtesy of Kian. A little more concentration was asked of the boys for the second half, and they delivered. Harrison and Izu both real handfuls in wide positions, and Ollie using his wonderful vision to pick out some class passes kept the chances coming, and with a little more composure in front of the sticks saw goals from five different players, including a well earned brace for Izu and a very neat finish from Ethan, lifting the ball into the net after a lovely passing sequence from right to left. Special mention for Luca who has taken the reigns of team keeper this year, and doing an excellent job by all accounts, coming out onto pitch for the last 15 minutes, showing some lovely skills, looking to play the ball and topping off a smashing performance with a tidy finish late on. Well done Raiders, on we go…
Well done girls,
a good 4-2 win over determined opposition today.  Due to lack of numbers for Darwen, the game was made up of 3 thirds and played 7 a side. The Sapphires, looking the part in their belting new kit, started the game brightly and played some nice football, and it was good to see and hear the girls talking to each other more on the pitch. There was some nice passing and moving and we went close with a couple of chances. Issy and Kinyemi were solid at the back, with Nyeleti showing great confidence coming for the ball and her distribution put us on the front foot with Keira and Tiah pushing forward at every opportunity, supported by Libby and Grace. The breakthrough finally came after a neat move carved through the Darwen defence, ending with Tiah smashing a great finish past the goalkeeper.
The second half saw some changes in personnel, and the Sapphires moved into a 2-0 lead with Ophelia on hand to follow up on a loose ball in the area and score with a tidy finish. Darwen then rallied a bit and had the better of the opportunities for the rest of the half, pulling one back. Pam, Scarlet, Sofia and India all put in great effort and did really well to keep the game in Sapphires favour.
The third third started with a bang as the Sapphires scored a rapid fire brace thanks to some excellent football and 2 good finishes by Grace. The girls were 4-1 up and playing with confidence, and can count themselves extremely unlucky not to have scored another 3 or 4 goals which the football they played fully deserved.
Darwen snatched a late consolation with a screamer from 20 yards out into the top corner to make it 4-2, but the win was very well deserved. A great performance all round from all the girls, they were all excellent.

News and results for Saturday 27th October.

Littleborough Juniors Blues 2- 2 Tigers.

Roach Orange drew with RAIDERS
Match report by Scott Brady
On a bitterly cold morning the Raiders turned up to play Roach in the early morning kick off. Both teams were impressive with the game being played in right manner. After a scramble in the box, the ball found its way to Ollie who slotted the ball away. The game continued at a fast pace and two quick goals from Roach turned the game. The boys got stuck in and Asa was starting to run the game from the back, with the tackles coming from Will and Kian. A good run from Ollie was ended with a foul, and from the free kick Asa drilled it home. Just before half time Roach took the lead again, things could have been worse but a fantastic double save from Luca kept the Raiders in touching distance.
In the second half Harrison started to use his power to cause lots of issues, but a very good Roach keeper kept everything out, this was replicated by Luca with save after save at the other end. With Tyler in control at the back and Izu causing problems down the left the Raiders tried to get the all important goal. With the clock running down Ollie flew past the Roach defence and this time the keeper could stop his cool calm finish. The game ended and the draw was a fair result.
Westbury sports club vipers lost to PUMAS
A first class performance from the pumas this morning against a very good westbury team. My partner in crime Mr Sanderson away with Work but the boys did not dissapoint. Fast tempo from the word go constantly pushing forward having westbury on the back foot. Chance after chance for the pumas all resulting from top class passing and build ups form the pumas. Pumas went 1-0 from a wonder goal form Frazer lobbing the keeper from 30 yards. Second half but the game far from over westbury continuing to fight back but they just couldn’t get on top of the pumas. Isaac made it 2-0 the Alex made it 3-0 with another outstanding strike. An all round top performance and a pleasure to watch. Motm went to Frazer for his shift down the right wing. A good strong performance, his ability to create chances and also his cracker of a goal.
Dynamos lost to  Milnrow Sharks
A great game to watch from start to finish and Dynamos very unlucky not to of got the win. The boys took to a new formation and tactics practiced in training and took to it really well. The new formation encouraged a lot more passing and the ball to be played forward and wide. The Dynamos were playing so well 2-1 up. One of the goals came from a great run up the right wing from Mustafa and a sweet low cross to Luca to finish in style. Dynamos luck took a turn as we conceded an own goal while Milnrow snatched a couple towards the end. A lot of positives to be taken from the game, some of the best football I’ve seen the Dynamos play so far. motm went to Luca for an all round solid performance , finding the back of the net with a quality finish and his awareness and quality passing creating a lot of chances.
Lions lost to springhead
First loss of the season and how we lost I still don’t know. First 15 minutes we played some of the best football I’ve seen this season. Going 1 up after a great team passing move with Rocco finding the corner of the net from the edge of the box. Then for some reason we all went to sleep for the rest of the half. Winger diving in, defender losing there man and keeper not pushing shots away from goal made it 1-1 at half time. Second half and started slow again with Sam making a great save 1 on 1. We found ourselves 2-1 down as we couldn’t clear our box from a corner. Then put them under pressure for 5 minutes and got the goal to make it 2-2. Rocco smashing home from 5 yards out at the second attempt. They then scored a good free kick from 20 yards with only 2 minutes to go. Game over as we couldn’t get another shot on goal. Hard defeat to take as I think they were a weaker team compared to ourselves and on another day I could see it being 5/6 nil if I’m honest. Just one of them days I think as they had 4 shots and we had 14. Motm Owen strong tackling and good passing and had the most shots with 5 and he’s the left back.
Spartans 6- Deans 2 
Fantastic work rate from all players . MOTM Jack Mathews

News and results for Saturday 20th October

Kestrels drew with Denton Youth Blues
Myles was again in the goals as Kestrels shared the honours with a technical and hard working Denton Youth team.
Having absorbed long periods of pressure, Kestrels made it to half time 1-1, Alex’s opening goal coming from a looping clearance from Nathan.
Kestrels had chances: Joe B’s strike to the far corner was kept out by the outstanding Denton keeper, and Haris was unlucky with an effort, the boys’ shooting just falling short.
Callum made another trademark save to ensure the teams were level at the interval.
The second half started tensely as Nathan and Ali were made to work hard at the back, with Keane covering in front. Defensive duties restricted Raquami and Wilson in their usual creative roles, but Wilson scored Kestrels’ second after he and Joe B put a direct attack together.
Denton equalised from a free kick drilled into the middle and then soon after took the lead straight from a corner. The boys rallied and reorganised with Haris in a more advanced role. After storming down the right and beating two, his low cross was directed by Myles into the far corner.
Raquami was then denied a winner by the keeper diving high to his right, and Kestrels managed to weather any further attacks as a disciplined Denton team continued to press for the deciding goal.
Coach comments:
A really dogged and determined performance from the Kestrels today against a very good team. Their heads held high coming back from 3-2 down to rescue a draw and nearly winning it. Big mention for MOTM Joe B whose relentless pressing and energy stood out.
Cheetham Hill red  beat Dynamos
A tough one for the boys today and they’ve now realised the quality of some of the teams they will be facing in the coming season. A very strong physically Cheetham hill side quickly went 2-0 up in the first 10 minutes.  The Dynamos sticking to the task  with some chances going forward but just could not find the back of the net. 3-0 Down and Dynamos win their first free kick and Neeko steps up and scores an absolute beauty. 3 more goals conceded due to some sloppy defending And later Michael and Elijah both finding the back of the net, Elijahs from another free kick. Lots of lessons learned this morning and a lot to work on in training . Motm went to Elijah for doing the business in goal then played a strong period in defence only to be a nuisance upfront in the final period and win and score his free kick.
Raiders lost to Walshaw Sports Club
Combination of strong opposition, and not really getting going the undoing of Raiders this morning. Despite Raiders taking an early lead, a neat finish from Ollie after a well worked passing sequence, Raiders were unable to take hold of this one, against a well organised Walshaw side, consistently good in possession, and creative going forward. Asa continues to impress for Raiders, and motm Tu’San finished off a solid performance with a well deserved second half goal. Too many Raiders not at their best today but we look forward to the away fixture when back to full strength.
Pumas beat Radcliffe Jets
A depleted Pumas continue a good run of results, albeit with not the most dazzling of performances. Frazer found himself unmarked to side foot in the opener, before Alex made it a well deserved two goal lead after dominating the early exchanges, but we wouldn’t be Pumas unless we made it slightly interesting, pressing for more, caught needlessly on the break, a neat finish from the Jets striker making it 2-1 at the break. A very determined and physical second half display from our visitors soon saw them draw level, before Alex fired Pumas back into the lead, with motm Isaac unlucky not to add to the lead with a handful of well struck chances well saved by an excellent Jets keeper. Jets poured on the pressure in a scrappy closing period but Pumas stood firm for the win.
Tigers lost to Middleton lads and girls club.

News and Results Saturday 13th October.

Tigers 5 v 3 Roach Dynamos Green.
MOTM Kai.
Kestrels beat Stockport Vikings Barbarians.
A solid all round performance against tough opposition, who had an array of chances in both halves.
After a slow start, some great build up play from Wilson and Joe B resulted in a 15 yard screamer from Haris running up from defense. Haris missed moments later with a rare headed chance, but it showed some real intent by Kestrels to attack from the back.
Ali coped well with multiple Vikings attacks, mopping up any loose balls, aided by a four man midfield tracking back throughout. Vikings kept pressing and hit the woodwork a couple of times before man of the match Callum pulled off an amazing starfish save, sprawling to his left to deny them.
As usual, a high energy game enabled Kestrels to be effective in both halves of the pitch, and they soon converted that pressure into a second goal, a lovely central free kick by Dan over the wall into the near post.
Kestrels then looked to capitalise on a high line by the Vikings defense but found the offside trap a constant obstacle: Joe R, always looking to attack, slipped in Dominik who was just a couple of yards too quick on a number of occasions.
Vikings took advantage of some defensive confusion to make it 2-1 at half time.
Kestrels started the second half a little hesitantly with a swirling wind and the rain beating down, as Vikings sought to continue their first half momentum. That was soon snuffed out by a rapid succession of goals, with Kestrels making use of the width, whipping in high quality balls from both flanks, Alex, Wilson and Dan looking particularly dangerous. Myles, clearly enjoying life in opposition territory, scored Kestrels’ third with a karate kick from a high cross. Wilson scored following a beautiful jinky run a minute later, and Dominik conquered the offside trap scoring twice with fantastic low finishes.
Callum pulled off a jaw-on-the-floor wonder save, denying Vikings a certain goal as they attempted to respond to the Kestrels onslaught.
By this time, the wind had gone out of Vikings’ sails, but they continued to attack, winning a penalty with five minutes remaining. Some protestations were met with a very harsh booking for Dan, who was adjudged to have handled the ball off his shoulder. Callum tipped the penalty onto the underside of the bar, but the power of the strike took it in.
Kestrels picked themselves up, with Joe B storming down the right and whipping it in for Harry to convert into an open net.
Despite a slightly cagey start to both halves, once Kestrels got going they started playing some attractive, flowing football, their major advantages being superior finishing and players covering for each other in all areas. Not for the first time, their unbeaten opposition were outmatched by a good Kestrels team playing with a lot of confidence.
Dynamos beat JPS fc
Dynamos first leagues fixture off to a good start against a decent JPS side. A great game to watch from the word go with end to end action. JPS going 2 – 0 up after the first 10 minutes. The boys dug deep and showed some beautiful passing play resulting in 2 goals in quick succession from Luca JPS just kept coming forward strong on the attack and had the Dynamos on the back foot. After the second period we found ourselves 4-2 down. After a quick team talk at half time the Dynamos got their passing game back on and Neeko found his shooting boots and found the back of the net 6 times. A great game to watch and enjoyed by parents and players. MOTM went to Neeko not only for his 6 goals but his passing and tackling has improved so much over the last 4 weeks.
Pumas beat Milnrow Eagles
A very familiar feel to this win. A fairly even start, Pumas difficult to break down as usual, strong in the challenge, Eesa, Arian and James very well organised at the back, James in particular continuing a great run of form. Pumas began to assert themselves on the game, and after some lovely passing moves and missing a handful of chances, Alex took it upon himself to craft a cracking opener – left side run into the box, finishing off with a deft chip into the far corner from the tightest of angles. Pumas continued to press but one error, caught on the break, all square at half time. Second half was all Pumas, last seasons Players Player Bobby having very little to do between the sticks, solid and reliable as always when called upon. A bit more composure in the final third would have had this one sewn up much sooner, and after a scrappy goal mouth tap in from Alex to retake the lead, it took a near ‘worldy’ from Joseph to settle this one. Alex again instrumental, setting Joseph through on goal, one bounce and a thunderous half volley over the keeper cracked back off the crossbar. Like all good strikers he followed up to side foot the ball into the empty net. A good job well done Pumas
Lions beat reddish
Lions not at there best this morning against a poor team if I’m honest. 5 minutes in and we go 1 up after some great play and a nice finish from Jamie in the corner. That was all we offered going forward In the first half. We made two silly mistakes and we found ourselves 2-1 down on the stroke of half time. I was as shocked as the boys was. Half-time and we said move the ball faster and work harder as a team. We got at them from the off and hit them with everything we had but couldn’t hit the back of the net for some reason. 10 minutes passed and we was level after some great team passing between 5 players with cayden tapping home 2-2. We then went again hit the bar and post with their keeper making save after save. After all the good play from us it was an own goal that won it for us but definitely deserved. Sam in net touched the ball twice second half and on another day it would of been double figures. Less wind and more team play maybe. Motm Jamie as he took what we told him into the pitch and created chance after chance for us. Well done.