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31st Dec EFL League Two Port Vale 1-4 Oldham Athletic   Oldham ended 2018 with an emphatic 4-1 victory at Port Vale under caretaker boss Pete Wild. Latics, who sacked manager Frankie Bunn following the 6-0 defeat to Carlisle United on Boxing Day, took the lead in the 32nd minute through Callum Lang’s powerful shot, but were […]
31st Dec National League North Curzon Ashton 0-1 Chorley   After suffering a Boxing Day defeat against local rivals Ashton United, manager Mark Bradshaw was looking to turn things around against high flying Chorley FC. Curzon made one change from the Boxing day fixture with Luke Wall replacing Louis Khoury in the starting XI and Oliver Crankshaw […]
24th Dec National League North Kidderminster Harriers 1-1 Curzon Ashton   Curzon Ashton were denied a much-needed victory in the dying seconds as Kidderminster equalised in the 97thminute. Manager Mark Bradshaw looked destined to claim his first win in charge of the club after Danny Morton put the visitors ahead with powerful header in the 76thminute. However, […]
24th Dec Tarleton Colts 26-10 Ashton Colts The Colts’ 10 match winning run came to an end in the rain at Tarleton. The wet conditions did not deter either team from playing open rugby as their youthful exuberance permits. Ashton took the lead as Jack Pietsch touched down following a well worked lineout move, Ashton had just […]
24th Dec Mossley got the Christmas festivities off to an early start with what eventually proved to be a convincing Seel Park win over Chasetown. It didn’t always look that way though as Mossley got off to an awful start. Mossley gave a debut to new goalkeeper signing Josh Ollerenshaw but he was given no chance in […]
24th Dec Evo-Stik Premier Division Grantham Town 0-1 Stalybridge Celtic   Celtic scored early against a Grantham side devoid of ideas, and although the final score line was close, the three points never looked in any danger. An early corner caused panic in the box for the home defence, Chris Smalley’s header down knocked toward their own […]
24th Dec Evo-Stik Premier Division Hyde United 3-0 North Ferriby United   In a game that could and should have been more than three, Hyde ran out comfortable winners over basement side North Ferriby with goals from Connor Simpson, Tom Pratt and Chib Chilaka. Hyde dominated possession from the get go, with the visitors playing a back […]
24th Dec Evo-Stik West Runcorn Linnets 0-4 Droylsden   A Liam Caddick hat trick in the first half saw Droylsden gain a season double over league leaders Runcorn Linnets. Caddick’s treble came in the opening thirty minutes, striking home from close range just four minutes after the first whistle. He then added a second second six minutes […]
23rd Dec EFL LEAGUE TWO: Cambridge United v Crawley Town, Exeter City v Yeovil Town, Carlisle United v Oldham Athletic, Cheltenham Town v MK Dons, Colchester United v Stevenage, Crewe Alexandra v Lincoln City, Mansfield Town v Bury, Newport County v Forest Green Rovers, Northampton Town v Swindon Town, Notts County v Macclesfield Town, Port Vale v […]
19th Dec National League North Ashton United 0-6 Stockport County   One of the pre-season favourites Stockport ran riot as they inflicted Ashton’s heaviest defeat of the season at Hurst Cross in front of a bumper crowd of 838. On a pitch quite heavy after persistent rain the hosts restored John Roberts in midfield to replace the […]