News and results for Saturday 2nd March.

Lions beat Reddish 
It wasn’t our best performance by far but the boys did enough. Good start as we pressed from the front closing down winning the ball high. Daniel down the left with a good cross into dj edge of the box great first touch allowed him to pass it past their keeper into the corner. Then a mix up with subs found them getting back into the game. Sam making a few good saves to keep them out. Then just before half-time they got their goal. Corner crossed deep and we could not clear so their number 5 tapped home from 5 yards. Second half and we created a good few chances but couldn’t hit the target. Then we won the ball high up the pitch again and Daniel found time and space to find the net to make it 2-1. The last ten minutes they pressed us a lot but the boys did well keeping them out. Motm was Daniel. Never gave up and great assist and finish.
Raiders lost to  Walshaw Sports Club
Smashing Cup tie and tough on Raiders not to be heading through to the quarters. Raiders good value for a first half lead, Ollie with a cool finish after some neat passing on the edge of the box. Walshaw pressed hard after the break, and fortunate to get the equaliser, knocked out of the keepers hands but the ref unsighted. A good finish gave Walshaw the lead and then the Raiders onslaught commenced – post, bar, goal line clearances and everything other than an equaliser before time ran out. A valiant effort from Raiders, couldn’t be more proud of them and no disgrace being knocked out to this top side. Well done boys.
Pumas lost to Roach Whites
Zero expectation going into this cup fixture, having been well beaten by Roach twice in last few weeks. ‘Enjoy yourselves and play with freedom’ were the instructions from the bench, and that’s exactly what the Pumas did. Committed from the off, the boys were strong and organised playing a new formation for the first time. Dayne (motm) and James looked like old hands in wing back positions, and with Arian directing traffic from the centre of defence, the Pumas were able to soak up a lot of early pressure from Roach, Bobby sensational between the sticks as usual. As expected Roach had the better share of the first half, eventually finding the net with a well delivered corner that was met with an unstoppable header. Pumas cracked on, defending well, and breaking with power and pace, causing more and more problems, Alex at the heart of most attacks. With just a few minutes till the break, a great through ball, Alex latching neatly onto it down the right side, in on goal, a fierce drive well saved by the keeper with Joseph and Alex both on hand to put the rebound away, I’ll leave it to them to work out who got the final touch. One each at the break, game on. A more equal second period, Roach rocked by a Pumas side growing in confidence, and for a little more composure in front of goal it would’ve been Pumas taking the lead. In the end it took a first class ‘top bins’ strike from Roach to make it 1-2, but Pumas didn’t stop, Joseph and Rasan both testing the Roach keeper and only the crossbar stopped an equaliser after Isaac let fly with a signature strike after one of his neat turns just inside the box. Pumas kept on, but it just wasn’t to be. A cracking cup fixture, played in the very best spirit of the game, Roach just about edged it and we wish them well in the next round. Great effort from the Pumas, growing and learning with every game. Top effort Pumas.