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HORWICH St Mary’s finished bottom of the Wigan Amatuer League Premier Division after their 2-1 defeat against Wigan Cosmos.

Despite leading 1-0 at the interval with a goal by Alex Abbott, Niall Harmer and Chris Needham scored late goals for Wigan Cosmos moving them out of the bottom two.

Aspull just prevailed against Penlake 4-3, after twice being behind.

Knowsley South are runners-up to Highfield Grange after a 3-2 win against Golborne Parkside.

Whitley have moved out of the bottom two with a 2-1 win against Ashton Villa and a 3-1 mid-week win against Up Holland Rangers.

Up Holland proved too strong for bottom club, Marus Bridge and won 8-1. Matt Gaskell, Adam Graves and Miguel Dillon each scored a brace for Up Holland.

Division Two Champions, Garswood Utd ran out 5-2 winners against Standish Park Rangers.

In Division Three, a hat-trick by Jamie Taylor gave AFC Rainford a 3-0 win against St Cuthbert’s Res.

The Houghton Cup Final was won by Premier side Goose Green, who beat their Division One opponents St Cuthbert’s 2-1.

Goose Green started like a house on fire and were 2-0 up on 20 minutes.

A strong shot by Jamie Livingston was spilled by the ‘keeper and Adam Sheridan scored on 15 minutes.

Five minutes later a Richie Livingston cross was met by brother Jamie and it was 2-0. The Saints gradually got into the game and on 37 minutes a 25 yard screamer by Scot Unsworth found the back of the net.

The second half belong to St Cuthbert’s and on 70 minutes, they were awarded a penalty but it came back off the crossbar.

Time ran out for a gallant St Cuthbert’s outfit but they had some consolation when Hardman was voted man of the match.

In the under-18s Cup Final Highfield Grange came from behind twice to beat Redgate Rovers 3-2.

In a thrilling under-17s cup final, Standish Panthers won the Cup beating Ashton Athletic 3-4, after twice falling behind.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

ASHTON Town has launched its first ever woman’s team.

It’s the latest move by a club which has made great strides in recent years.

Ashton Town Chairman, Mark Hayes, said he was immensely proud to launch the club’s first ever female side with the club hosting a trial day on Sunday, June 9 at 1pm.

Ashton Town WFC will be managed by Frankie Meadows and will play in the high profile Lancashire FA Women’s County, starting in Division Two.

The new manager is somewhat of a coup for the club too.

Meadows has got an excellent footballing CV, one that in summer 2012, earned him a prestigious place in the 2012 Olympic torch relay. Frankie is a Merseyside non-league football legend for being an active committee member of Crosby Stuart FC.

It’s a role that he has held for almost three decades.

Chairman Mr Hayes spoke of his immense pride at the formation of the side and believes it is another step forward for Ashton Town.

He said: “What we are building here at Town is very exciting, and to add a ladies team is just another part of the jigsaw coming together.

“The club is making strides every single week and to attract someone like Frankie to the club, and on our committee just underlines our ambition.”

If there are any Ladies out there who would like to join the ambitious team for next season are being asked to send a footballing CV and contact details to ladies@ashtontownafc.co.uk.

The club are also seeking sponsorship for the ladies at cost price, giving a unique opportunity for a business to have their name on this prestigious teams kit at very little money.

For this, and all sponsorship enquiries please contact the chairman himself direct on 07851254936.