THERE were mixed fortunes for Trafford Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur Football League clubs in the Manchester County Cup at the weekend.

Trafford United went through with a 3-1 victory at Salford United Juniors but Old Strets went out after a 3-0 defeat at Baguley Athletic.

On a good day for Wythenshawe teams, Wythenshawe Town Under-21s also outclassed Trafford United Reserves 6-1.

Elsewhere, a strong Waterloo won 5-0 against Oldham Vics and Village Manchester had a well-deserved 3-0 victory at Didsbury Reserves.

It was also a good day for Irlam Tiger, winning 4-1 at Medlock Rangers, while Moorside Rangers Reserves overcame Hollinwood Reserves 4-3 in a close contest and Salford Vics Res had a great day beating Heywood St James' first team 3-2.

In Division D, leaders Staly Lions slipped to a 6-3 defeat at Old Stretfordians thirds and Stocs fourths took the advantage to go top with 4-1 win at Chadderton Park Reserves.

Moston Brook fourths lost 5-1 at home to AFC Stockport and Trafford United thirds beat Didsbury thirds 4-2, while bottom-of-the-table Whalley Range Reserves lost 10-1 to Chorltonians Albion. The Chorltonians goalscorers were Ahmed Al Ridai (five), Pete Bjorkstrand (three), Ethan Gorman and Ricky Ndlovu.

In the Premier Division, leaders Moorside Rangers beat third-placed Abacus Media 4-1, while second-placed High Lane kept up the pace with a 5-0 win at bottom club Signol.

An understrength Newton side, forced to play with a stand-in keeper, were beaten 7-2 by Mellor, who fielded their best team since last season.

There was a thriller, ending 4-4, between South Manchester and Whalley Range.

After the first half ended 2-2, South took a 4-2 lead.

But Range’s powers of recovery resulted in an equaliser five minutes before time.

South’s goals came from Paul Sunderland, Jay Rushton and Abu Drameh (two), while the Whalley scorers were Anthony O’Brien, with a hat trick, and Syrone Allen.

At the bottom of the division, Old Ashtonians ran out 11-5 winners against Newton Heath.

There were just three games in Division One due to County Cup action and Stoconians set about chasing the leading pack with a 6-2 win at home to Parrswood Celtic, while the mid-table clash between Chorltonians and Salford Vics ended 3-3 with Pat Davin, Scott Verigotta and Dom McLaughlin netting for Chorlts, leaving both clubs level on 10 points.

In the other match in the division, Moston Brook had a 4-1 win at Bury Ams.

In Division Two leaders Moston United kept up the pace with a 4-1 win against Swinton, while second-placed Mellor Reserves won 2-1 against Hooley Bridge Celtic.

South Manchester Reserves won 3-2 at Bedians, with Mark Brown and Mark Chadwick on target before half time. Bedians won the second half 2-1 but it was not enough to deny South all three points.

The other game in the division finished with a 2-1 win for Newton Res at AFC Oldham.

In Division Three, runaway leaders Dom Doyle continued their domination with a 7-2 win at Heaton Mersey. Dom Doyle striker Pete Carty, aged 44, scored a hat-trick in the first six minutes before a good all-round team performance. 

Second placed Dukinfield Athletic won 4-3 in a close game at Rochdalians Reserves, while mid-table Newton Heath Reserves won 4-2 against Santos.