Tintwistle progress to Murray Trophy quarter-final
Tuesday 13th February 2018 @ 09:30 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Tintwistle Athletic 1st team were in cup action in the Murray Trophy hosting Atherton Town 1st team from the division above.

It was soon obvious that this was going to be a tightly fought contest with two teams both showing their pace on a 3G surface.

It was Tintwistle that found the net first with a super header from striker Tom Burns and Athletic began to dominate play.

At the break the score remained 1-0 to Tintwistle. Athletic continued to dominate play in the second half, but it was only when Ant Rodrigues converted a penalty to make it 2-0 that victory was secured.

Tintwistle have finished top of group A in the Murray Trophy and are through to the quarter finals.

By Alex Byrom