Rochdale and District Sunday Football League Review
Friday 2nd February 2018 @ 13:34 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

The Christine Robinson Memorial League Cup third round offered two fantastic matches; the first saw Premier Division giants Middleton Town clash with Coppice United, in the second, Free Trade Tavern went head to head with AFC Kearsley.

In the first fixture, Middleton Town came out 7-4 winners despite being the travelling side.

Chris Petcu’s side once again have showcased their ability to punish defenders, having scored 19 goals in their last three games.

Town now look forward to Rochdalians in their next Newbold Tyres Premier Division match.

Elsewhere Free Trade Tavern returned to winning ways after their defeat to Avenue Last weekend.

Free Trade clinched a 1-0 win over their First Division rivals AFC Kearsley to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Christine Robinson Memorial League Cup.

The win is expected to hold them in good stead for their next fixture, when they visit Cartshaft.

In the Sun Chemical Division One Wardleworth’s 4-0 win against MPG sees them move closer to league leaders Chadderton, as they were held to a 3-3 stalemate against Broadway Celtic.

Meanwhile Avenue secured their second win in as many games, with a rampant 6-1 win over Oldham GPO.

In the Sun Chemical Division Two, North Manchester Lions claimed their third scalp of the season with a 5-3 win over Catholic Club.

NML now sit in fourth place, but have Catholic Club only one point behind them, with two games in hand.

In the Third Division AFC Swan claimed a 5-1 away win against struggling side Rochdale Dynamos, whilst Donkey snatched a 1-0 win at FC Lowerhouse to move within three points of league leaders Littleborough CCFC.

By Ben Simmonds