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Cheshire Football League round-up
11:08pm Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Sport
Division One: Two first half goals from Sean Lynch secured a 2-0 win for Knutsford away at Denton Town and with Whaley Bridge drawing 1-1 at Crewe, this extends Knutsford's lead at the top to twelve points with ten games remaining.
Third and fourth place battled it out as Middlewich Town played host to Garswood United resulting in a 2-2 draw which sees both sides remain in their current positions.
Gamesley took no prisoners as they stormed to a 9-1 victory at home against Grappenhall Sports, moving them up to eighth spot.
Styal look more comfortable in 13th after a hat trick from Dave Short secured a 3-2 win over Lostock Gralam.
JB Parker Cup Semi Final A first half goal for Rylands was enough to see them run out as 1-0 winners at home against Linotype Cheadle Heath Nomads to book their place in the league cup final.
Division Two: Rudheath Social continue to climb the table as they scored four unanswered goals at home against Golborne Sports. Mike Brandon, Stu Tulloch, Ryan Baker and Sam Didsbury all hit home to secure a comfortable win for Rudheath.
Runcorn Town Reserves kept up the pressure on leaders Poynton as they stormed to a 5-0 win at home against Malpas. Josh Smith put Runcorn ahead on the half hour mark with Jonathon McDonald adding a second minutes before the break. McDonald added his second in the 72nd minute before two goals in three minutes from Dave Graven and Kev Hammond put the game firmly beyond Malpas' reach.
Barnton bounced back well from last week's cup disappointment and looked in fine form as they finished 6-0 winners at home against Egerton. Karl Brown opened the scoring in the 35th minute which was soon followed up with goals from Anthony Wynne and Leon Williams before the half time whistle. Williams added his second shortly before the hour mark, while Billy Webb and Warren Bellew both scored in the dying stages of the game to increase Barnton's goal difference.
Congleton Vale sit in eighth spot following a 2-0 win away at Tarporley Victoria, while Moore United beat Penlake 3-2 after taking a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Maine Road Reserves looked to have things sown up at half time as they took a 3-1 lead into the break in their game against Daten, but Pete Mather's first half goal for the away side spurred them on and Matthew Huckins scored shortly after the restart to set up an exciting second half. Another goal from Maine Road settled their nerves but Daten kept battling as Callum Wilson's 86th minute goal will prove. Maine Road finished 4-3 winners with Richard Williams bagging a hat trick and Anthony Thomas also getting on the score sheet.
Poynton remain top of the table following a 4-1 win away at Sandbach United. Chris Jackson opened the scoring for Sandbach United in the second minute of the game which was answered by Poynton's Rick Tindall in the 25th minute with Ash Crank turning the tables and putting Poynton in the lead soon after.
The home side pushed hard throughout the second half and made it a tough test for Poynton. Impressive performances from Tindall and Ian Williams helped Poynton to victory along with second half goals from Mark Faulkner and a screamer from Danny Makin secured the win for Poynton despite a valliant effort from Sandbach.
Reserve Division: A single goal from Joe Woods was enough to take Greenalls PSO three points clear at the top of the table as they beat Whaley Bridge 1-0 away from home, while Styal moved into third place following a 1-1 draw at home against Rylands.
Nathan Conlan scored for Barnton to earn them a 1-1 draw at Poynton Sports, while a goal in each half from Pilkington's Hugo Rodriguez and Andy Mines helped Pilks to a 2-0 home win over Eagle Sports.
Gamesley came out the better side as they beat Daten 5-0 in a battle at the bottom of the table, while Billinge sneaked a 3-2 win in their local derby at Garswood United.
Denton Town finished 2-1 winners over bottom side Golborne Sports, while Middlewih Town beat Grappenhall Sports 2-0 away from home.