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  • 24/08/16
  • By James Gill
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Reserve Divisions 15/8/16 - 20/8/16

Reserves League One

Denton Town Reserves were the high scorers this week, taking 13 goals from their two away fixtures. 11 of these came at the expense of Linotype CHN Reserves who only managed to pull back one goal in their 11-1 defeat to the Tameside club. Denton's other two goals came in a draw away at Daten Reserves on Saturday. Daten's other fixture that week came in the form of a 5-1 win away at Rylands Reserves. Styal's Reserve side didn't have the best of weeks, starting on Thursday in a 2-0 home loss to Eagle Sports Reserves and then losing 3-0 at Garswood United Reserves. Eagle Sports' other fixture this week was at home to Knutsford 'A' where they let their 1-0 lead slip and came away with a point in a game which finished 1-1. However Eagle Sports weren't the only team to let a half-time lead slip this week. On Thursday night, the aforementioned Knutsford 'A' lost 3-2 to Greenalls PSO Reserves despite leading the game 2-1 at half-time. The one other game this week saw Poynton Reserves beat Rylands Reserves 2-0 at home through two goals from Jack Roberts.

Reserve League Two

Without a doubt, the league with the most high-scoring games in the Cheshire Football League this week was the Reserves League Two, with an incredible 49 goals scored in a three day period. AFC Macclesfield Reserves kicked the week's fixtures off with a 3-0 win away at Wythenshawe Town's Development Side thanks to goals from Lee Quinlan, Anthony Mape and Lee McIntyre. Pilkington Reserves beat Moore United Reserves 2-1 in a closely fought game where a late goal from Moore United's Matthew Arnold wasn't enough to keep them from losing the game. FC St Helens Reserves fell short away at Golborne as they lost 3-1 to the home side on the day.

The later game on Thursday night saw Middlewich Town Reserves take on Grappenhall Sports Reserves. The home side took the spoils in a 4-0 thrashing. Saturday saw over 30 goals as two games contained an astonishing 8 goals each and one giving us 9 goals. Eight of those nine goals went the way of Mersey Valley Reserves as they gave Grappenhall Sports Reserves their second heavy defeat of the week in a game that finished 8-1.

The games between Malpas and St Helens, and Wythenshawe and Golborne Sports, both contained eight goals each. The latter giving Wythenshawe their first win of the season as they managed to pick up a 5-3 victory. AFC Macclesfield continued their fine run of form as they beat Moore United 3-2 to leave themselves a point behind Middlewich with a game in hand. Middlewich dropped points this weekend as they were unable to pick up a victory against Pilkington.