News and results for Saturday 19th January.

Kestrels beat Stockport Vikings Barbarians
Three second half goals saw Kestrels win a much closer game than the score suggested.
During an even first half, Kestrels played some lovely flowing football and covered excellently across the back to keep Vikings out – Ali’s thunderous close finish separating the teams.
Ali got his second after the restart, neatly diverting the ball in from a low corner.
Then, following a frank exchange of views with the ref, the Vikings coach was dismissed, which changed the complexion of the game but not the boys’ gameplan as they continued to attack freely.
For Kestrels’ third, Dan finished a typical Kestrels attack, cooly finishing a one-on-one inside the near post.
Man of the match Raquami got the fourth, wriggling through a group of defenders and tucking in low around the keeper.
An impressive and determined performance.
Lions beat hazel grove
Great win today for the lions. Quick passing and movment opened hazel grove up with ease. First ten minutes was cagey with both teams not creating to much in front of goal. Quick feet from Owen won a free kick on the halfway line. Who then got to his feet to cross a ball to dj who headed it back across the keeper into the far corner. Great goal to put us one up. Sam made one or two good saves to keep it at 1-0 till half time. We told the boys to start moving the ball quicker and that led to Rocco firing home the second from the edge of the box. There heads went instantly and the boys ran riot. Smashing in another 4 with out reply. Dj and Daniel grabbing 2 each. One of Daniels was a belting strike from the right wing across their keeper into the far top corner. They pulled one back but this made the lions go again scoring 3 more. Cayden and dj another 2. They scored with the last kick of the game to make it 9-2. Motm was between 3 players Daniel finlay and dj. Dj took the trophy home for his none stop running and his perfect hat-trick with his first three goals coming with his head, left foot then right foot. He also has listened more and his movement off the ball was a pleasure to see.
Well done boys again. Improving week after week.
Raiders beat Radcliffe Jaguars 
Comfortable for Raiders this morning, a good team performance. Good use of the width in the first half, Izu,Tu’San and Harrison all a handful in wide positions, and it wasn’t long before a neat sequence worked across from the right found Izu in space to cooly slot home the opener. Further first half goals followed from the lively Kian and Ollie, before a Radcliffe wonder strike from distance looped in to keep things interesting at half time. Jaguars picked up a little second half, more physical, but with Tyler, Asa and Will almost impassable, Raiders never really under pressure, and always a threat on the break, eventually Tu’San adding a fourth and sealing the win. Motm to newcomer to the team, Sam, who produced a tidy performance both down the left side and a spell at the back. Well done Sam and well done Raiders
Pumas lost to Roach White 
The fun starts here for Pumas. Three seasons of progression, the boys are now playing top division football, a result of their hard work and commitment. But as they found out today against last seasons cup winners, it’s tough at the top and the development and hard work must continue. Pumas certainly didn’t look out of place in this company, and Roach were worthy winners, but Pumas maintained discipline and work rate throughout, and two second half goals from Alex and James confirmed to the boys they can compete. This is the level the boys want to play at, and the learnings today invaluable. Pumas go again against Roach Whites in the Cup in a fortnigh – the boys are looking forward to that one already. Well done Pumas
Tigers 2 – 3 Littleborough Juniors Blue