News and results for Saturday 9th March.

Lions beat spring head.
The boys were at it from the off today in wet and windy conditions. Pressing from the front forcing springhead into mistakes high up the pitch. Quick passing from the front 3 led to Matthew scoring after 5 minutes. Good team goal and well deserved lead. We created a few good chances after that but their keeper made a few good saves. Including one from a great overhead kick from Jamie on the edge of the box. They didn’t offer much up front and Sam was a spectator for most of the first half. We then got a free-kick 20 yards out that Owen put in top bins after seeing their keeper off his line to put us 2 up at half time. Second half and we told the boys to keep the pressure on and not let them back in. Ten minutes passed and it was just how we wanted it. Keeping them out of our box and trying to hit them on the break. Then a mix up at the back led to them tapping home from the edge of the box.  Straight from the kick-off we kept the ball and made them chase it all over the pitch. This opened them up nicely as we moved the ball from front to back in a blink of an eye Cayden lifting the ball over the last defender from the left for Daniel with his lightening pace to beat their keeper to the ball first and tap it home to put the game to bed. Motm was Jamie for his all round game today on the right and in the middle of the park. Also really unlucky not to get on the score sheet with a great over head kick
Spartans 3-0 Winton Wanderers.
3-0 Win for the Spartans against Winton Wanderers now jumped them in the league for 2nd spot .. MOTM Josh Abbott’s but quality performance by all .
Cheetham Hill Reds lost to Raiders 
This is the second time Harrison has played against his old team. The first time he scored the only goal in a pre-season tournament win, and today he topped off a splendid motm performance with an excellent hat trick. A fairly even start against a side with some good players who play some neat and tidy football, and it was good passing and a tidy finish that saw CH take the lead after 10 minutes. All 11 boys there today so a quick change,
4 off and 4 on, and it wasn’t long before some neat work in the final third from William and Kian put Harrison through for the equaliser. On the front foot, but Raiders never really getting into top gear today, another neat finish from Harrison and a 1-2 half time lead. Much of the same second half, Raiders  playing well within themselves, Ollie and Kian exchanging well in the middle to almost double the lead, and Izu dazzling with his feet but unable to unlock a very robust CH back line. Asa showing his versatility as well in a number of positions, showcasing a great array of passes. But it was Harrison’s day and it wasn’t long before he was slid through again down the right and his power and pace were topped off with a neat finish and a worthy hat trick. The home side got a late consolation, but Raiders were good value for the win. Plenty more in the tank. Well done Raiders.