Robin Park cruise to victory

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WIGAN Robin Park cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory against Silsden on Saturday.

The Robins controlled the game from the first to last minute while Silsden’s cause was not helped when Scott Price saw red for a late and high two-footed foul on Ben Kay on the stroke of half-time.

At this stage Park were already 1-0 ahead after Ryan Small had scored from the penalty spot on 35 minutes.

At the other end the defence, including Adam Whittle who returned to the first team after two years out with a damaged knee, stood firm.

Whittle joined the club upon their formation in 2005 and produced his usual gritty performance at right-back.

The second period saw the Robins put the Yorkshiremen to the sword.

They doubled their lead on 49 minutes when Dean Callaway burst through and finished superbly, crashing the ball home from 15 yards.

Small got his second of the game from close-range before substitute Kevin Clarkson got the goal of the game in the 77th minute from the edge of the box.

Robins, in 12th-place, travel to Alsager Town on Saturday.


WHITLEY and Up Holland will meet in the Division One James Barnes Final.

Up Holland claimed a great 3-1 victory over Leigh Genesis in their semi-final.

Adam Niklas (2) and Miguez Gillam scored.

Meanwhile, a second-half goal by Roy Wilson gave Whitley a 1-0 win against Knowsley South.

In the Premier League semi-final, goals from James Conner, Hamed Hassan and Danny Gurner helped North Star to a 4-2 victory over Knowsley South.

Danny Clark and Mark Prince helped Garswood United beat Chequer Lane 2-0 in the Division Two semi.

In the Adam Morris Cup semi-final for Division Three, Hindley Green Spinners beat Adam Morris FC 2-1.

Wigan Cosmos were in Premier Division action, winning 3-1 at Highfield Grange with goals by Jack Callaghan, Matt Lewis and Chris Needham. Ian West replied for Highfield.

A late Mike Hatton goal gave Goose Green a 1-0 win against Horwich St Mary’s.

Orrell Otters and Halsall fought out a 1-1 draw with Scot Martindale putting Orrell ahead.

Golborne Parkside beat Leigh Centurions 5-2.

In Division Three. Martland Mill moved up to third place after beating Ormskirk Royals 4-0. Ian Thompson, Lee Sherman, Neil Hitchen and Rick Taylor were the marksmen.

Lower Ince went down 5-1 at home to Wargrave Rovers. Their only goal came from Adam Corfield.

St Cuthbert’s lost 6-5 to Digmoor Res.

Division Two leaders Goose Green Res were comfortable 8-2 winners against Bryn Park. Daniel Ralphs with a hat-trick, Mike Aspey and Martin Corrie each with a brace and Dan Sherman were on target. Darius Gee with a double strike replied for Bryn Park.

Up Holland Res went down 4-2 at home to Forefield Res. Both Up Holland’s goals came from Craig Watson.

Craig Wooten equalised in a 1-1 draw for Orrell against Olympic Athletic.

Standish Park Rangers took a half-time lead through Will Noland at Ince United but Mark Liptrot equalised as they drew 1-1.

Aspull Res were 5-3 winners against Halsall Reserves. Simon Howells and Ben Mollitt both scored twice.

In the under-18s, Golborne Sports visited bottom club, Eccleston & Heskin and won 4-0.

Highfield Grange drew 3-3 with Southport.

In the under-17s, Ashton Town ran out 8-0 winners against Town Green.

Standish Panthers were 4-3 winners at Billinge.

In Division One, goals from Jordan Coop, Ryan Bloor and Oliver Kirk helped Horwich St Mary’s Res to a 4-3 victory over Ashton Villa.

A second half goal by Matt Farrimond gave Marus Bridge a 1-0 win against Orrell Sorrento.

Up Holland Rangers pulled off a fine 2-1 victory over leaders Digmoor thanks to goals from Carl Dobson and Steve Barton.

St Cuthbert’s and Academy Sport shared the points in 2-2 draw.


St Jude’s beat Leigh Phoenix 5-1 in Division One, thanks to goals from Thomas Yates, Keith Best (3) and Craig Scriven.

Elsewhere, Goose Green United went down 3-0 at home to Leigh Legion.

In the Colin Silcock Cup, Martin Ruddy scored twice as Bel Air saw off Cherrybrook 5-0.

Goals from James Smith, Scott Adamson and Mark Ellison gave Aspull a 3-1 victory over Winstanley Res.

Wigan Rovers edged through to the semi-final with a 2-1 win at Ormskirk.

Ince beat Standish St Wilfs Res 5-4 in a goal feast at Fosters.

In the Premier Division’s Whitehead Cup, Hindley Town gained a 2-1 win over Winstanley St Aidans to go through 3-2 on aggregate, while Shevington went down 3-1 to Digmoor.

Standish St Wilfs lost 2-1 to Newburgh Harroc, while Pemberton beat Leigh Rangers 5-2. Ince Central lost out to Bickerstaffe 2-0, 3-1 on aggregate.

In a Garswood Trophies Premier Division contest Atherton Royal beat Gidlow Athletic 2-0.

The Sam Davenport Cup saw Pemberton Res draw 2-2 with Digmoor Res.

Up Holland lost 3-1 to Punchbowl, while AH Leisure cruised home 3-1 at Cart and Horses. The top of the table clash in North West Gas and Solar Heating Division Two saw Boars head and Bickerstaffe Res share the spoils 1-1.

The Mike Taylor Cup, Landgate Springs went down 5-1 at home to AFC Waterside.

Winstanley Warriors beat Ashton Villa 5-2.

Billinge Community went down 5-3 at home to Sporting Leigh.

Gidlow Res are out, losing 2-0 to Hurlston Hall while in a second round tie Atherton George edged out Black Bull 4-3.