Cheshire Football League Premier Division

Cheshire Football League Premier Division

Cheshire Football League Premier Division

First published in Sport

Premier Division: Rudheath Social started their week with a 0-0 draw away at Crewe and finished with a 5-0 win away at Denton Town. Peter Aidley, Paul Alcock, Craig Humphries and Andy Whitney (2) all hit home for the Northwich side.

Knutsford continued their run of form with two solid performances this week. Liam Myers (3) and Dave Owens (2) made the score sheet on Wednesday as they beat Sandbach United 5-0 away, which they followed up with a 6-0 home win over Billinge where Owens scored a hat trick, Myers got two and a further goal came from Carl Sutton to finish off a successful week for the club.

George Burgess (2) and Jason Broome helped Whaley Bridge to a 3-1 home win over local rivals Gamesley mid week, while Greenalls PSO shared the points in a 1-1 draw at home against Billinge.

Eagle Sports lost their 100% record in a heated encounter with local rivals Rylands.

Rylands were quicker out of the blocks and began to get amongst the Eagle side early on. This paid off when Dean Jennings gave the away side the lead early on after some poor defending from the league leaders.

Rylands continued to press the home side and they got further reward when Joel Brownhill headed home to make it 2-0, again coming from bad defending by Eagle.

Eagle began to push on and were awarded a penalty, which Stuart Wellstead converted to reduce the deficit to 2-1. Rylands did hit the woodwork through Kris Bell before the break but the score remained at 2-1 going into the break.

Eagle manager Rob Hope made a couple of half time changes and this sparked some life into his side. The second half was dominated by the home side, although Rylands did have their moments on the counter attack. The scores were levelled with around 10 minutes to go when Ged McAllister headed home a cross to earn Eagle a point.

Poynton earned their first victory of the season as they finished 4-2 winners at home against Denton Town. Andy Simpson, Nick Challinor, Mark Faulkner and Paul Garvey all scored for Poynton, while both of Denton's goals were scored by Lee Turvey.

Scott McGowan gave Styal a 1-0 lead in their away fixture against Linotype CHN but a second half goal from Leon Grandison earned the home side a point. Styal followed this up with their first win of the season as they beat Greenalls PSO 3-1 at home.

Pilkington finished 2-1 winners at home against Crewe, while Garswood United won 2-1 away at Poynton.

Linotype CHN beat Gamesley 4-1 as Leon Grandison added another two goals to his seasons tally and Jordan Goodeve and Brian Walsh also scored.

Rylands secured their first three points of the season and remain unbeaten after four games following a narrow victory over newly promoted Sandbach United.

Rylands started the brighter of the two sides and after Brown had seen a shot comfortably saved by Masters in the Sandbach goal, they took an early lead on 14 minutes when Brownhill finished superbly from the edge of the penalty. Moments later, Lowe drove a shot wide when well placed and Bell headed wide in a good opening period for Rylands.

Sandbach responded well and after Salau had headed wide form a corner kick, they were awarded a penalty on 28 minutes when Duffy brought down Clayton in the box. However, Suttons resultant spot kick came back off the post and Rylands cleared the danger to maintain their advantage.

Moments before the break,Sandbach levelled matters when Smiths fine through ball was coolly converted by Sutton beating Moor with a low angled drive.

Rylands started the second half in determined fashion and after Bell and Brownhill had seen efforts drift wide, Duffy played an excellent angled through ball for Dave Tierney to open his account for the club with a well taken finish at the far post on 57 minutes. The goal rocked the visitors and they fell further behind 7 minutes later when Bell finished smartly following a fine flowing move involving Ajayi, Southern and Brownhill.

Sandbach responded well and Moor made a good save from Sutton before an effort drifted wide of the Rylands goal. With five minutes remaining, an anxious finale for Rylands was ensured when the visitiors were awarded a second penalty after Gibson pulled down Ajai and Sutton made no mistake this time to reduce the arrears.

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