It's two wins on the bounce for Broken Cross as they beat struggling Fermain 3-1 at Mary Dendy Fields. Tom Wood opened the scoring for the visitors but Dave Hancox equalised skilfully dummying the goalkeeper to give himself an easy chance.
It's two wins on the bounce for Broken Cross as they beat struggling Fermain 3-1 at Mary Dendy Fields .
Tom Wood opened the scoring for the visitors but Dave Hancox equalised skilfully dummying the goalkeeper to give himself an easy chance.
An acrobatic second from Tom Moores gave Cross a slender advantage at half-time but a fine individual goal from Chris Allen secured all three points as he ran from inside his own half and smashed the ball past the keeper.
It’s tight at the top with four clubs in with a shout of honours but Pack Horse remain the favourites to retain their title for the eighth consecutive season.
You have to feel for Sporting Weston. After 11 straight defeats they came within a whisker of securing their first point of the season against fellow strugglers Poynton Village.
But a goal with less than two minutes remaining from Nick Allen after a real goalmouth scramble ended their hopes and gave the rather fortunate visitors all three points.
It could have been different had lady luck been shining on them.
Scott Boulton’s pinpoint free kick hit the bar in the first half and Mark Gidman was once again outstanding in goal but it just wasn’t to be.
In the game of the day at Bollington Cross, Inter Macc came from two goals down against Nags Head to draw level but eventually lost a thrilling match 4-3.
Anthony Byrne and Gary Rawlinson gave Nags a two goal cushion but the irrepressible Simon Gibbons’ got Inter back in the game with a well taken double including a penalty .
Lee Johnston restored Nags advantage before half-time and Anthony Byrne hit his second to make it 4-2.
Rick Pulvertaft did get one back for Inter but the day belonged to Nags Head who go back to the top of the table and remain undefeated .
Bruce’s three pronged strike force of Tim Hammond , Liam Grey and Scott Meszaros couldn’t break down a stubborn defensive display from Poynton Legion as Bruce could only draw.
Legion’s keeper Ash Murnock was in fine form and produced a string of saves to deny Bruce a goal but, 10 minutes into the second half, they did break the deadlock, Bill Marshall making it 1-0.
The lead lasted until the 80th minute when the ball was cleared upfield to Luke Rimmer who controlled it and had the pace to beat the last defender and coolly lob the ball over Tom Horsfield to make it 1-1.
At Victoria Park , two first half goals from Josh Williamson set up victory for Chilli Banana as they beat Albion 4-1.
Albion got back into the game early in the second half as Simon Connor headed home a corner but Matt Fairhurst made it 3-1 and three minutes from time a long cross field ball from Luke Wild found Dave Finlow and he controlled and rifled the ball home to make it 4-1.
Jimmy Baskerville drew special praise from his manager Ben Jackson as once again he produced a man of the match performance.
FIXTURES: 11 March:
Macclesfield FA Sunday Cup 3rd Round: Valiant v Broken Cross Club; Bruce v Railway View; FC Wilmslow v Vale; Pack Horse v Inter Macc
Premier Division: Prestbury Club v Queens Arms; Boarhound v Fermain
First Division: Chilli Banana v Sporting Weston; Poynton Village v Nags Head; Poynton Legion v Tythy Juniors