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.