Firth Hits Six
In the Margaret Piggott Memorial Cup Jamie Sinnot and Kalvin Morris both scored braces as FCC Stars won 5-3 over D & P United. Salford Arms beat Royal Oak James Firth hit six goals. Ashley McHugh scored a brace in Winton Wanderers 4-1 win at Ellesmere Park.
Mason Gilligan scored all four goals as Beechfield United Blue won 4-3 over Moorside Social. Also in the Second Division Brad Jackson hit a hat trick in FC Chandos win over Fox & Hounds.
In The Third Division James Mears hit a brace as Cardinal Maritime beat Egerton Arms 2-1. Richard Gibbons scored a brace but Kelloggs went down 3-2 against The Ship Matthew Kay also hit a brace for The Ship.
FC Chandos go top
In the Premier division AFC Monton won 4-3 at Cadishead Labour Phil Bolger scored a brace.
De La salle won 4-2 at Barton Town Scott Foulds hit a brace. Also in the First division Mike Walker scored a brace as Clifton won 5-0 over Irlam Rangers.
In the Second division Brad Jackson hit a hat trick for FC Chandos who won 5-1 at Packet House and move top of the table. Lewis O’Boyle , Johnathon Cullen and Aaran Peacock all scored as Spartak Salford beat AFC Broughton (1) 3-2.
Richard Gibbons and Chris Bates both scored braces as Kelloggs beat Hindsford 4-2 Ash Plain hit a brace for Hindsford. Also in the Third division James Mears hit a brace as Cardinal Maritime won 4-2 over De La Salle (18) Callum Mcarty scored a brace for De La. AFC Broughton (2) beat the Ship 5-2 Neil Smith and Chris Hunter both scored braces.
Salford Run Riot
In the Premier Division Charlestown CYC won 5-3 at G C J T with Glodi Kuba Kuba hitting a hat trick.
Salford Arms won 11-0 over Swinton Park Inn with David Leach hitting five and James Firth a hat trick. Also in the second division FC Chandos won 3-1 over Spartak Salford with goals from Jordan Byrne, Josh Edgerton and Nay Delany. Beechfield Utd Blue drew 2-2 with D & P United Callum Birchall and Harry Dolan scored Beechfield’s goals.
In the third division Danny Jones hit the winner and Andy Kahn also scored as Cardinal Meantime won 2-1 over Swinton Royal. Jack Winstanley hit Swinton’s goal.
In The Premier Division Scott Weir scored a brace as Charlestown CYC won 4-0 at Ordsall.
Billy Higham hit four goals in Barton Town 7-2 win over Ellesmere Park. Also in the First Division Winton Wanderers won 4-3 against Irlam Rangers, Winton came back from 3-2 down Mike Coonaldo hit the last minute winner.
In the Second Division Matty Ward hit a brace as Swinton Park Inn drew 2-2 with FC Chandos.
Club 147 ran out 13-1 winners at Egerton Arms with Lee Dodds Ashley Scallon and Darren Budgeon all scoring hat tricks. Also in the Third Division Liam Spencer hit a brace as Salford Vics drew 3-3 with Kellogs. The Ship won 6-1 over Swinton Royal, Alex Dougherty scoring a brace. Adam Berry also scored a brace as Cardinal Maritime came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Seedley.
The new summer season starts with lots of goals.
In the First Division De La Salle won 3-0 over Clifton with Craig Sharples hitting a brace. Moorside Rangers won 4-3 against Irlam Rangers John McCaffey also scored a brace. Royal Oak beat Winton Wanderers 5-2 with Des Saunders hitting a hat trick.
Swinton Park Inn won 2-0 over Spartak Salford with goals from Lee Grimshaw and Aaron Mullins also in the Second Division Beechfield Utd won 6-0 at AFC Broughton Mason Gilligan scored a hat trick. Salford Arms won 4-3 against Fox and Hounds James Firth and Dave Leach both scored a brace.
In the Third Division new team Club 147 started well with a 6-3 at Cardinal Maritime Lee Dodds and Josh Smith both scored hat trick, for Club 147 and James Mears also scored a hat trick for Cardinal. Egerton Arms won 4-3 over The Ship Dale Sullivan hit a brace.
With heavy rain and snow causing widespread fixture disruption across the country this winter, many in the grassroots football community have suffered the frustration that has become an all-too-familiar feeling at this time of the season.
Summer football – March to November…….
From March to June and August to November matches are mandatory, while during July, when most families take their holidays, games are played subject to availability of coaches and players with a one week postponement request implicated.
1. To increase participation
2. To create an attractive modern game
3. To improve coach education and development
4. To create a vibrant volunteer workforce
5. To develop club and school football
6. To produce more talented young players
Bad weather means bad pitches, which means more cancelled games and for young footballers in particular, poorer conditions in which to develop their skills. “It’s a no brainer… lush grass, warm conditions. These are the conditions where kids and young adults will learn the basics, enhance their skills and enjoy themselves.“The alternative, players out all wrapped up, cold, dark, wet and matches called off because the pitches are flooded.”