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Altrincham and District Amateur Saturday Football League.
4:53pm Monday 17th September 2012 in Trafford Sport
KNUTSFORD FC missed out on the chance to reclaim top spot in Division One at the weekend after suffering a 0-2 defeat away at newly-promoted Swinton FC. With the table toppers Sale Town and second-placed AFC Quarry out of league action, Knutsford knew that a draw would have taken them back to the summit. Elsewhere in the top flight, Broadheath Central FC drew 1-1 away at Sale Moor FC to move within two points of the three front runners, Wilmslow Sports came out 1-4 winners at Kartel Sports to edge up to seventh place in the table and Flixton Juniors bounced back from three consecutive defeats to thrash bottom side Salford AFC 5-0.
In the one other game played in Division One, Sale Amateurs claimed a 0-3 victory away at Egerton FC to join a clutch of clubs (7th to 11th place) on six points.
Meanwhile in Division Two, Northenden Victoria capitalised on Cheadle Hulme’s first defeat of the season – 0-3 at home to Styal FC – by overcoming Moorlands Sports 4-5 and moving to the top of the table. Despite trailing on three occasions over the course of the ninety minutes, goals from Colin Davis (2), Adam Wraxall, Carlton Jones and Craig Stone ultimately proved enough for Northenden who maintained their perfect start to the campaign. AFC Jolly Butcher propelled themselves up to fourth spot in the standings on the back of a 4-3 win against Old Alts while APFC remain a point behind them on six points thanks to a 5-3 triumph over Grappenhall Sports. In the two other games played in the second tier, Deans Youth followed up two successive draws by taking all three points against Unicorn Athletic (3-1) and Broadheath Central JFC made it four points out of a possible six by overcoming Baroni FC 1-3 on their travels. West Didsbury & Chorlton vs Sale Town Reserves was postponed.
Atlantic FC, Sale Town and Sale United were all eliminated in the opening round of the Cheshire Amateur Cup. Atlantic were thrashed 0-6 by the visiting Upton AAFC while Town and United were victims of penalty shootout heartache against Capenhurst Villa FC (3-3 AET and 3-4 on penalties) and Rudheath Social FC (5-5 AET and 2-4 on penalties) respectively.