THE Lancashire and Cheshire League team enjoyed playing the Liverpool Premier League at Liverpool FA despite a 5-0 defeat for the team made up of players from Manchester Polonia, Radclyffe, Milton and Abacus Media and none from the leading teams in the Premier Division.

The L and C had several attempts on goal and were unlucky not to score a late consolation goal in the closing minutes after a superb move cutting through the Liverpool defence.

Liverpool had a very strong side out, with several fast forwards making L and C keeper Tomasz Koperwas (Manchester Polonia) man of the match with a string of top saves.

A virtually full programme of matches saw three cup ties played and in the Stockport Senior Cup Signol Athletic got past Stoconians reserves.

Parrs Wood Celtic are through to the final of the Whitehead Cup after an excellent 3-1 semi-final win against Salford Storm who finished with 10 men.

The other cup match was a Wray Cup quarter-final and Division Three leaders Chadderton Cott had to work hard for a 2-1 victory over Village Manchester.

Premier Division action saw Whalley Range clinch the title with a convincing 6-1 win at High Lane which leaves them untouchable with two games to play.

Reigning champions Rochdalians are within four points of claiming the runners-up spot as they too won comfortably, 6-2 in a derby against Lancashire Amateur Cup finalists Milton.

Waterloo won 2-1 despite a great effort by basement club Trafford United.

At the other end of the table South Manchester defended well to keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Dom Doyle which virtually leaves them safe from the bottom two.

The other mid-table fixture saw Mellor winning 4-1 against Abacus Media.

It’s still all to play for in a thrilling race for the Division One title as the top three all posted victories.

AFC Oldham stay in top spot by a point with a 4-2 win against Bury Ams and Radclyffe cruised to an 8-1 victory over Moston Brook. Irlam Tigers kept in the hunt with a 4-2 win against Chorltonians.

Manchester Polonia won 3-0 at Old Stretfordians to leave Strets, who have now completed their fixtures, in bottom spot.

In the other game Urmston Town and Newton shared six goals.

Division Two leaders Dukinfield Athletic completed their season with a 3-3 draw with North Walkden.

Hadfield Athletic beat Bedians 4-1 and Oldham Vics enjoyed a 7-1 win at Chorltonians reserves.

In Division Three both games ended 2-1 with Abacus Media seconds beating Hooley Bridge Celtic and Salford Vics reserves on top against Chadderton Park.

Mellor thirds won 2-1 in a close contest at Waterloo reserves to stay on top of Division A. Wythenshawe Wanderers are a point behind with two games in hand after a 2-1 win at AFC Stockport, while Deans beat AFC Oldham seconds 4-2.

In Division B Moston Brook thirds had a 3-1 win over Chadderton Cott reserves while AFC Oldham thirds had a 4-1 win at Spurley Hey reserves.

Stoconians thirds beat Bury Ams reserves 4-2 and there was a lively 3-3 draw between Old Strets thirds and Hillgate.

The two games played in Division C saw Staly Lions winning 3-1 at Moston Brook fourths and Altrincham Hale taking a point from a 2-2 draw with Oldham Vics reserves.