News and results for Saturday 24th March.

Kestrels beat Oxford Grove.
After an early setback losing two early goals the Kestrels fought back to finish the first half 2-1. We maintained momentum into the second and as the opposition struggled to keep pace we scored 3 more. Goals from Wilson, Daniel, Keane and Raquami. Opposition manager MoTM to Nathan but a special mention for Dominik between the sticks. Keane relentless up front. Daniel tricky on the wings. Raquami’s great strike. Great to have Haris back. Joe nearly adding to his tally. Myles strong in defence. A competitive and good-spirited game.
Hawks beat FC Strikers Wolves.
With only 8players on a pitch horse racing would call going good to soft it was a good workout for the boys. Passing and pressing was the order of the day and all the team got stuck in, swapping positions and maintaining pressure. MotM Jack, tireless to the end and who’s pressing help get the ball for Charlie who with a smart sidestep and finish got the goal of the game.
Falcons beat Astley Bridge Tigers.
First proper game in what seems like a lifetime,
excellent performance against a big strong Tigers team.  We got better as the game went on and in truth should have won by more.  MOTM (WOTM) was Scarlett who was first class at the back, tackled everything and never wasted a single pass.  But good performances all round.  Here’s to a good run of weather…..
Raiders beat Radcliffe Borough Lions.
Raiders move to top slot in the Green cup qualifying table after this hard fought contest. Favourites on paper and having taken an early lead, Raiders struggled with the strength of Radcliffe who rallied well to take a 1-3 lead. It took a very good one-two between William and Ethan, and super first time strike from man of the match William to spark the come back, followed by a super hat trick from trusty striker Ashton. Raiders made it difficult today and never really got their football game going, but they got the job done.
Pumas beat Rossendale Yellows.
A break from the recent cup games and a chance to switch things around a little against stronger opposition. More for Bobby to do between the sticks than in recent weeks with some great stops and safe hands. A brace of top class efforts from Alex, and contributions from Joseph and Dayne providing a comfortable first half lead – the power and strength of Pumas proving just too much. A more even second half, but Pumas always in control with Eesa and James working well to close out most attacks. A neat run and sharp finish from Izu completed a good mornings work.
Tigers lost to Middleton lads and girls club.