URMSTON Town missed out on progress in the Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur Football League's Wray Cup when they lost 2-1 to Radclyffe.

Division Two side Town got off to a flyer at Wright Robinson School when Darryl Garwood gave them the lead in the first minute with a clinical strike.

Then Radclyffe showed why they are going for a trophy treble in the Rhodes Cup and Division Three championship as they drew level through Darryl Hardman.

It was nip and tuck after that with Urmston creating more chances for victory.

But their inability to convert them was punished as Radclyffe scored a late winner to book their final against Village Manchester next month.

Premier Division action was confined to two mid-table matches – both ending honours even.

South Manchester shared four goals with Waterloo after Paul Sunderland had given them the lead but the hosts came back in a well-contested game to earn their point.

Trafford United hosted Abacus Media and the match ended deadlocked at 1-1.

Just one game took place in Division One where Irlam Tigers reduced the big gap on the top three teams with a well-constructed 4-2 win at Moston Brook.

Division Two was much busier with three games played and the outstanding result came from South Manchester seconds who beat second-placed Manchester Polonia 5-2.

Hollingworth increased their chances of overtaking Polonia to the runners-up slot as they beat Spurley Hey 5-1 and now lie six points adrift of Polonia with four games in hand.

Santos were delighted with their best win of the season as they cruised to a 4-0 victory against Bedians but they stay in the basement position, seven points adrift of Spurley Hey.

There were two games played in Division Three and Stoconians seconds moved into joint second place after a convincing local derby win by 5-2 against Heaton Mersey.

It was much closer in the other game with Salford Vics winning by the odd goal in five against Village Manchester.

Two mid-table games were completed in Division A and Trafford United seconds won their local derby with Flixton 5-1, and in a tight contest AFC Oldham seconds edged out Signol Athletic seconds 3-2.

Division B saw a complete blank but Division C had one game with Chorltonians Albion visiting Irlam Tigers seconds.

Albion have enjoyed a resurgence in form since Tony McNicholls took over the managerial reins and they kept up the momentum as they stormed into a 4-0 lead with strikes from Aaron Rodger (two), Conor Carlin and Kurtis Wallace.

The manager made several late changes on 85 minutes and the Tigers bit back as they scored two late consolation goals.