OLD Stretfordians were narrowly beaten 3-2 after giving Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur Football League Division One high-flyers AFC Oldhama run for their money.

Oldham stay six points adrift of leaders Radclyffe, who beat Newton 8-0, but have two games in hand.

Chorltonians were also in hot form as they won 9-2 at Signol Old Boys to move into third place.

Urmston Town are also in the mix after a 4-2 win against Bury Amateurs as strikes from Danny Charlesworth. Arrey Tabetheo (two) and Akine Pinder took them 4-0 clear.

But Bury showed their fighting spirit as a brace from Nathan Lightfoot kept them in the game.

Mellor thirds missed the chance to draw level with Division A leaders, non-playing Stockport Sats, as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Salford Storm.

Wythenshawe Wanderers were the hot shots in the division with a 10-3 win at Rochdale Galaxy to keep them in the promotion chase.

Trafford United Reserves returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at Moston Brook reserves and AFC Oldham Reserves were emphatic 6-0 winners hosting Dukinfield Athletic Reserves.

Parrs Wood Celtic extended their lead at the top of Division B to nine points with an efficient 2-0 win against Bury Ams Reserves as their main rivals AFC Oldham Reserves drew 2-2 in a local derby at Chadderton Cott Reserves.

Moston Brook thirds stay in third spot with a 4-0 win at Spurley Hey Reserves and Heaton Mersey and Chorltonians Athletic shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

The top two in Division C were not in league action and Chadderton Park Reserves closed the gap on them with a fluent 6-1 win at Moston Brook fourths.

Whalley Range seconds were again in celebratory mode with a second successive win with a frantic 5-4 victory at Stoconians fourths which moved them into mid-table.

Altrincham Hale are also settling into a winning mode as they won 2-1 against Bury Ams thirds to move into the top half and the final game had Oldham Vics Reserves cruising to a 5-2 win against Staly Lions.