OLD Stretfordians seconds were dumped out of the Hellawell Shield when they lost 6-3 at home to AFC Oldham thirds

Elsewhere Deans thrashed Staly Lions 7-1 but there was a closer contest at AFC Stockport as they entertained Chorltonians Albion.

AFC won 4-2 with Albion indebted to their keeper Terry McNicholls, who had seven one-on-one saves and at the other end the consolation double came from Rob Beaumont.

In the Rhodes Cup for first teams in the league, some Premier Division sides were knocked out by giantkillers from lower divisions.

Hollingworth, from mid-table in Division Three, took out cup holders Mellor 2-1 at Newall Green in the biggest shock.

Hollingworth were given an early boost with a spot-kick coolly converted on five minutes and the turning point came on 20 minutes when Mellor’s inspirational skipper Paul Swann was red carded.

Mellor showed their intent as they drew level but in the end Hollingworth used their extra-man advantage to good effect as they added a second and defended their lead well.

Also going out were fourth-placed Abacus Media as they were trounced 4-1 in a local derby against Division One side Bury Ams.

The Premier misery continued as Newton also went out 3-1 at Salford Vics.

Second-placed High Lane survived an excellent effort from Milton, going through 3-1 after the opening goal, a stunner from Tom Parker, giving them a much-needed boost towards victory.

Also going through were Signol Athletic who were also tested by a spirited Dukinfield Athletic.

Jonny Cooke and Jack Stringer gave Signol a 2-0 lead on 43 minutes but Athletic, led by star man Daniel McKinnon, showed their intent as James Stott reduced the arrears on 52 minutes.

Signol gained relief as Cooke added his second to seal the victory.

Also through to the next round were Division One high-fliers Waterloo who found Manchester Rovers giving as good as they got until they ran out of steam in the later stages, allowing Waterloo to close in on a 6-1 win.

Irlam Tigers also triumphed over higher opponents with a terrific 7-0 win against Hooley Bridge Celtic.

The final Rhodes Cup fixture to beat the weather saw Radclyffe AFC cruise to a 5-2 win at Hillgate.