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TWO newly-promoted North West and Solar Heating Division Two teams – Lowton Rams and Foundry Reserves – met at Golborne with the visitors taking the points 3-1.

Foundry’s hit-men were Johnny Owen and man of the match Paul Burke (2).

Top dogs AH Leisure defeated the strong Punchbowl 2-1 with goals from Paul Gaskell and Wayne Green.

Leigh Rangers Res and Bickerstaffe Res shared the spoils 1-1, while Boars Head slammed Wigan Rovers Res 4-1.

Cart and Horses won 5-2 at Shevington Res with Tom Carlton in delightful form for the visitors.

Up Holland beat Pemberton Res 4-0 with goals from Daren Pennington, Scott Matthews, Colin Rigby and Jamie Dutton.

Digmoor Res edged out Hindley Town Res by the odd goal in five.

The Garswood Trophies Premier Division pace-setters are Standish St Wilfs who demolished bottom side Ince Central 7-0 as Tom Croston and Duncan McPhail got two each. Jamie Williamson, Dave Johnson and Dave Fletcher got the others.

Winstanley St Aidan’s drew with old rivals Newburgh Harrock United 3-3 with Jamie Harrison netting twice for the home side.

Pemberton pulled off a useful 5-1 win at newcomers Atherton Royal with Andy Reid, Liam Atherton, Damon Martland, James Fagan and Gary Hughes netting. Barry Grundy replied.

Digmoor beat AFC Scholes 4-1 with Steve Tomaselli collecting a couple, while Bickerstaffe just got the better of Leigh Rangers thanks to a solitary goal from Will Lamb.

Hindley Town won 2-0 at Downall Green thanks to Chris Hewitt and Craig Naylor.

Gidlow Athletic defeated Shevington 3-2 in a nail-biter at Laithwaite Park.

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They beat Goose Green United 2-1 as Gary Renshaw and Dave Grimes netted.

Aspull edged out Cherrybrook 1-0 with a typically well-taken Anthony Rudd goal, while Lee Skett (2) helped Belair beat Standish St Wilf’s Res 5-2.

Foundry edged out Wigan Rovers 3-2 and Leigh Legion beat St Judes 3-2.

Leigh Phoenix crashed 5-3 at home to Winstanley Res. Lewis Marsden got two, as did Mark Swift.

The leaders of Northgate Vehicle Hire Division Three are Atherton George on goal difference from Black Bull.

George just got the better of Landgate Springs 2-1 at Bryn, while a Martin Foster brace helped Bull overcome Ashton Villa 3-1.

Hurlston Hall picked up their first ever point in a 3-3 draw at Gidlow Res with their striker Kevin Dean claiming a hat-trick.


North Star currently top the Premier Division table after keeping up their 100 per cent record thanks to a third straight win.

In midweek they beat champions Highfield Grange 2-1, then on Sunday they came back from 1-0 down to Horwich St Mary’s 4-1. Sam Denton, James Fagan and James Corner [2] netted for Star.

Goose Green overpowered Golborne Parkside 5-3 with Richie Livingston striking a hat-trick. Duncan McPhail and Liam Stankhurst were also on target for Green, while Nathan Drury hit a hat-trick for Parkside.

Green crushed Leigh Centurions 8-0 in midweek.

In Division One, Digmoor ran out 7-2 winners against Leigh Genesis, largely thanks to four goals from Adam Leadbetter.

Howard Stoddern, John Stalker and Ian Webber also scored for Digmoor.

Orrell Sorrento lost 4-1 against Knowsley South Reserves as Steve Greaves netted a consolation.

St Cuthbert’s prevailed 4-2 against Marus Bridge with Stu Hewitt, Donovan, Adam Power and Ant Bird on target. Martin Dolan and Scott Priestley [pen] replied for Bridge.

In Division Two, Paul Gibson’s hat-trick helped Bryn Park to a thrilling 6-4 victory against Halsall Reserves.

Ian Parkinson, Peter Kenyon and Ross Atherton made up Park’s tally.

Upholland Reserves travelled to Orwell and thumped the hosts 6-0. On target were Craig Manning [3], Joe Mallinda, Lewis Treacey and Jamie Edmundson.

Aspull Reserves triumphed 2-1 against Ince United thanks to a brace from Liam Duffy.

In Division Three, Digmoor Reserves produced a stunning comeback to beat St Helens Rovers 5-4 after being 3-0 down early on.

Digmoor’s scorers were Jason Howarth [2], Niall Stockton, Ryan Hederick and Luke Burns.

Lower Ince went in front against Martland Mill thanks to Rick Taylor’s own goal.

However, the Mill lads then ran riot as they eventually won the game 6-1. On target were Lee Sherman [2], Marc Grimes, Brad Greenough, Damien Laithwaite and Ant Boulton.

A hat-trick from Scott Forshaw helped A Morris FC to a comfortable 5-1 win against Mitch FC. Nick Regan and Tom Clarkin were also on target, while Matt Davies replied for Mitch.

Paul Williams was another hat-trick hero – this time for Hindley Green Spinners as they get the better of Wargrave Rovers 5-2. Gareth Williams and Danny Heaton also netted for the victors.