Wigan Amateur League

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PEMBERTON have had a much better season this time in the Garswood Trophies Premier Division and they added to their points tally with a 4-1 win at Gidlow Athletic.

The visitors went ahead through Alex Meehan, but Gidlow hit back in the early stages of the second period when Anthony Joynt found the net.

Pemberton went 2-1 up when two Gidlow defenders collided and an own goal resulted. It was then 3-1 to the visitors as Andy Reed fired home and in the final moments Liam Atherton sewed it up for Pemberton.

Leaders Winstanley St Aidan’s beat AFC Scholes 4-0 with goals from Martin Thomas, Paul Gibson, Jamie Harrison and Andy Sherrington.

Newburgh Harrock United go into second place after a 5-2 win at Ince Central, while goals from Chris Anderton and Phil Ackers gave Leigh Rangers a 2-0 success over Standish St Wilfs.

Leigh Phoenix made a remarkable comeback in Crystalleisurewear Division One. Losing 3-0 at one stage, they beat Ince 5-3 with Daryl Cope netting a fine hat-trick.

Aspull edged out AFC Tyldesley 2-1, while St Jude’s slammed Foundry 7-1 with new signing Craig Scriven and Darren Halliwell grabbing two apiece.

Leaders Winstanley Res just got the better of Wigan Rovers 2-1 as Danny Swann and Ben Smith netted and Rob Heaton pulled one back for Rovers.

Belair are creeping up the table and had a 4-1 victory at Leigh Legion with new referee Giuseppe Fara having a good game on his league debut.

Digmoor Res still top North West Gas and Solar Heating Division Two but crashed 2-1 at home to Foundry Res whose scorers were Dave Aspinall and Paul Burke.

Rivals Boars Head also lost 2-1 at Punchbowl whose striker Lee Kilmartin got both their goals.

Hindley Town Res went goal crazy at Cart and Horses winning 6-1 with Kieron Wright slamming in a hat-trick.

Pemberton Res are moving up the table after a bad start and this week they beat Wigan Rovers Res 5-2, while Up Holland went one better, thrashing Leigh Rangers Res 6-2.

Division Three leaders Atherton George hammered Winstanley Warriors 8-3 with their unlikely hat-trick hero being Tony Hurst.

Danny Jackson added two more.

AFC Waterside edged out Hurlston Hall 4-3 with goals from Jon Dobbs, Wes Mackay, Shaun Todd and Stu Morgan, with Josh Hough, Ben Barnes and Rob Knowles netting for the home side.


HIGHFIELD Grange progressed to the second round of the Bill Hayes Memorial Cup after coming from behind to beat Halsall 4-1.

Adam Styler put Halsall ahead after eight minutes but strikes by Martin Meehan (2), Mike Fairhurst and Gaz Evans saw Highfield Grange through.

Penlake beat Goose Green 7-4 after earlier losing to them in the league. Andy Simm with a hat-trick, Darryl Hale (2), Shaun Cotterill and Shaun Parry were the marksmen.

Duncan McPhail struck a hat-trick for Goose Green, while Lee Sherrington also scored.

In the only game played in the Premier Division, leaders Knowsley South moved four points clear of Goose Green after coming from behind to beat Aspull 3-2. Scot Adamson and a Joe Hull penalty were the Aspull marksmen, with Matty Cushion, Paul Hynes and Jamie Casson on target for Knowsley South.

In the James Barnes Shield for Division One teams Leigh Genesis moved into the second round after a 4-2 win against St Cuthbert’s.

Genesis’ goals came from Chad White (2), Rob Willis and Nathan Ogden.

Darryl Lowery and Stu Hewitt replied.

Whitley moved into the second round after triumphing in a penalty shoot-out 4-3 against Ashton Villa. The scores were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes. Dean Smith put Whitley ahead, only for Johnny Martin to equalise for Villa.

In Division One, two late goals by Karl Kula and Steve Greaves saw Orrell Sorrento claim a point in a 2-2 draw with Up Holland Rangers. Paul Gregory and Mark Birch netted for Rangers.

Highfield Grange hit five goals when they beat Euxton Villa 5-2 in the Lancs FA Under-18s Cup. Ben Conway (2), Martin Glover, Danny Price and Daniel Simm found the net for Highfield.

In the Adam Morris Cup, Hindley Green Spinners ran riot against Mitch FC and won 8-1. Dale Pollitt, Mark Gibson and Adam Ashurst each hit a brace, with Paul Winstanley and Matt Hill also on target.

Digmoor went down by the odd goal in three after missing a host of chances against PNC Athletic.

Sam Gregory hit both goals for PNC sandwiched between Lee Phillips’ goal for Digmoor.

In the first round of the Davenport Millennium Cup for second division teams, Ince United moved into the next round after a 4-2 win against Standish Park Rangers.

Neil Challoner, Mark Shirley, Adam Ruse and Paul Liptrot were on target for United. Joe Whitefield hit a brace for SPR.

Parklands led 4-0 against Up Holland Res with goals by Danny Davies (2), Tony Lewis and Lee Johnson.

Andy Elsey and Tom Picton pulled goals back for Up Holland Res but Parklands ran out 4-2 victors.

Olympic Athletic ran out 5-1 winners against Bryn Park with Dave Williams on target with a hat-trick and Richie Cunningham and Liam Dyas also netting.

In the only game played in Division Two, Chequer Lane moved off the bottom and climbed five places after a 3-0 win at Orwell.


Wigan Amateur League [October 13]:


Barrow Celtic v Aspull, Goose Green v Storeys, Hind Jrs/Carnforth v Leigh Legion, Ince Cent v Caton, Leigh Phoenix v Bolton Lads/Girls Club, Oswaldtwistle v Winstanley, Rochdale St Clements v Shevington. GARSWOOD TROPHIES PREMIER DIVISION:

AFC Scholes v Hindley Town, Bickerstaffe v Atherton Roy, Gidlow v Digmoor, Newburgh v Leigh Rangers, Pemberton v Standish. CRYSTALLEISUREWEAR.CO.UK DIVISION ONE:

Belair v Tyldesley, Cherrybrook v Foundry, Ince v St Jude’s, Wigan Rovers v Ormskirk, Winstanley Res v Standish Res.


Cart and Horses v Boars Head, Digmoor Res v Wigan Rovers Res, Foundry Res v Bickerstaffe Res, Hindloey Town Res v Pemberton Res, Leigh Rangers Res v Shevington Res, Lowton v AH, Up Holland v Punchbowl.


Atherton George v Black Bull, Billinge v Ashton Villa, Farnworth v Ince Cent Res, Gidlow Res v Skelmersdale Celtic, Hurlston v Landgate, Winstanley Warriors v Sporting Leigh.

South Lancs Counties [October 14]:

Adam Morris Memorial Cup first round:

A Morris FC v Lower Ince; St Cuthbert’s v Ormskirk Royals.

Premier Division: Horwich St Mary’s v Goose Green; Orrell Otters v Wigan Cosmos.

Division One:

Academy Sports v Leigh Genesis; Ashton Villa v Up Holland Rangers; Marus Bridge v Horwich St Mary’s Res; Up Holland v St Cuthbert’s; Whitley v Knowlsey South Res.

Division Two:

Chequer Lane v Up Holland Res; Garswood Utd Youth v Bryn Park; Goose Green Res v Halsall Res; Orwell v Parklands; Standish Park Rangers v Aspull Juniors Res.

Division Three:

AFC Rainford v Wargrave Rovers; Leigh Rovers v Digmoor Res; Mitch v Hindley Green Spinners; St Helens Rovers v PNC Athletic.

Youth Under 17s Division:

Ashton Town U17s v Ashton Athletic; Billinge Juniors U17s v Town; Goose Green Athletic; Horwich St Mary’s U17s v Bickerstaffe; Standish Panthers v Ashton Town Youth.

The Graham Tague Memorial Under 18s Youth Division:

Eccleston & Heskin v Southport Youth; Highfield Grange 18s v Ashton Town U18s.

Lancashire FA Sunday Trophy round two:

North Star FC v Pulton Youth; Olympic AFC v Darwen Victoria; AFC Leigh Centurions v Orrell Sorrento; Golborne Parkside AFC v Penworthan Town; Aspull Juniors FC v Euxton Corinthians FC; Fulwood Park Rangers/New Longton Rovers v Highfield Grange FC.

Lancs U18s Cup:

Billinge v Old Blackburnians.

Liverpool FA Sunday Junior Cup round two:

Knowsley South FC v The Herald FC; Halsall FC v Bar Du Fay; Wynstay FC v Penlake FC.

Liverpool FA Sunday Intermediate Cup round two:

The Gateway Hotel FC v Digmoor FC; Obiler FC v Forefield Rangers FC.