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Cheshire Footbal League round up
9:00am Monday 11th March 2013 in Sport
Division One: Whaley Bridge closed the gap at the top to ten points following a 2-1 win away at Styal.
Whaley controlled the game from the start and looked dangerous on the counter attack, they got behind the Styal defence several time but the final ball eluded Whaley. The 20th minute saw a good build up find Brown in space. His left footed diagonal ball found Burgess who controlled it on the edge of the box, dropped his shoulder and shot left footed into the bottom corner to put Whaley ahead.
Soon after some interlinking play and a final one two with Christie meant Morrison only had the keeper to beat. He went round Styal's Scott Davies and shot into an empty net.
Styal's Jordan Hitchen attempted to clear the ball but the assistant referee judged the ball was already over the line. Styal started the second hal brightly and soon pulled one back to make it 2-1.
However Whaley soon regained their two goal lead when Brown's early cross was met by George Burgess near the penalty spot whose header flew past Styal’s keeper Davies for 3-1.
Dan Christie was tripped in the box and sent the Styal keeper the wrong way with the resulting penalty.
However Styal refused to roll over and had the ball in the net again when Dave Short shot from close range. With minutes remaining Styal pounced on a poor Whaley clearance to bring the score to 4-3 and set up a tense finish with Whaley holding on for the win.
Eagle Sports played host to leaders Knutsford but neither side were able to impress in a game of few chances. The game finished 0-0 with the final stages being marred by a Knutsford defender being sent off for a two footed challenge, while Pilkington won 3-0 at home against Denton Town.
Garswood United remain in third spot as they secured a 1-0 away at Gamesley, while Billinge inflicted more misery at Grappenhall Sports as they strolled out 9-3 winners, despite Billinge only taking a narrow 3-2 lead into the break. Chad Whyte and Craig Cunningham were in fine form as both players grabbed a hat trick, with Danny Murphy, Rob Jones and James also getting on the score sheet.
Greenalls PSO showed fantastic spirit as they came from behind at Crewe to win 2-1 moving them up to sixth spot in the table. Crewe were quick off the mark and went 1-0 up after three minutes when Simon Everall latched onto a looping pass before rounding Craig Clare and knocking the ball into the Greenalls net.
Greenalls pulled level just after the half hour mark when Chris Latham passed the ball with precision to Danny Wilcock who slotted the ball home into the bottom left corner giving keeper Wes Newton no chance.
Ben Slater came off the bench to secure the win for Greenalls, his inital shot was saved by Newton but made no mistake when the ball came back to him as he stroked the ball home for 2-1.
Division Two: James Dykes, Charlie Elwell and Greg Freeman helped Daten to secure their second with of the season as they beat Malpas 3-2 away from home, while a brace from Martyn Simcock saw Egerton beat Congleton Vale 2-0.
A goal in each half from Anthony Marshall and Andy Jackson ensured Sandbach United finished 2-0 winners away at Moore United, while Maine Road stormed to a 7-0 win at home against Penlake. Richard Williams bagged a hat trick with Joe Armstrong, Jack Langford, Edward Morgan and Daniel Morgan also adding to Maine Road's tally.
Goals from Kenny Cooper and Keiron Eaves helped Golborne to secure a 2-1 win at home against Tarporley Vics, with the away goal coming from Dan Haralambous.
Reserve Division: Rylands came from behind to secure three points at The Wooders. Kurt Emery opened the scoring after ten minutes but two strikes saw the Garswood United lead 2-1 at the break. Ben Warder equalised within a minute of the restart and scored the winner on 74 minutes with a low shot into the far corner.
Greenalls made their fixture against Barnton hard work as the Northwich outfit took a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute after goal keeper Trubshaw misjudged a back pass from Rob Clarke allowing Nathan Conlan to slot home into an empty net. Greenalls were back on level terms almost straight from the restart when Neil Sutch found Paul Benns in space, who cooly slotted the ball into the bottom right hand corner for 1-1.
Neil Glendinning was awarded a penalty for Greenalls shortly before the break but Barnton keeper Proudlove was in form and saved the spot kick.
Greenalls winner came in the 75th minute when Glendinning's corner from the right found Benns free in the box who headed home from eight yards. The win sees Greenalls extend their lead at the top to six points having played the same number of games as second place Linotype CHN.
Eagle Sports climbed into third spot with an impressive 9-3 win away at Denton Town, meaning they are nine points behind second place with three games in hand.
A single goal from Rob Ablewhite secured a 1-0 win for Billinge at home against Styal, while fifth place Middlewich Town finished 4-3 winners at home against Gamesley.
The goals continued to fly in as Daten beat Linotype CHN 3-2, while Poynton finished 5-3 winners at home against Golborne Sports and Pilkington won 2-0 away at Whaley Bridge.