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Hobin helps Red Star beat freeze

Date published: 07 December 2012

FOOTBALL: ONLY two matches survived the freezing conditions in the Midas Plumbing Oldham Sunday League.

After the Indian summer weekend of just a few short weeks ago, Clayton playing fields were a football desert due to frost.

Red Star CCBC won 5-3 away to Oddies Athletic on the Royton 3G in the Jack Abbott Premier Division.

Martin Buckley Division Two action saw Anglers Arms take a comfortable 5-2 win at home to Limeside Gardeners Rest 'A'.


The draw for the first round of the North-West Sunday Champion of Champions Cup has been made and Oldham Sunday League champions Limeside King George have been drawn against Canada FC from the Liverpool Sunday League Premier Division. The game will be played in Liverpool on Sunday, January 13, 2013.



The draw for the last eight of the President's Trophy sees holders Rifle Range paired with Oldham GPO.

The full draw is: Limeside King George v Willow Tavern; The Kenyon v Red Star CCBC; Rifle Range 'A' v Oldham GPO; Famous King George 'A' v Legends. Dates to be arranged.



The Challenge Cup third round draw is: Famous King George v Old Grey Mare / Oldham GPO; Springhead Libs 'A' v Fitton Hill Rangers; Summit Inn v Rifle Range 'A'; FC Dynamos v Crompton House Old Boys; Carrion Crow v Limeside King George; Failsworth Athletic v Dog & Duck; Crompton Victoria v Legends; Coppice Utd ‘B’ v Limeside Gardeners Rest 'A'. Dates to be arranged.



ROYTON Town were beaten 3-1 at Prestwich Heys in Bridgewater Office Supplies Manchester League Premier Division.

The derby between Springhead and Avro was postponed due to a frozen pitch, along with the Division One games between Chadderton reserves and Elton Vale, and Chapel Town and Hollinwood.

Tomorrow, Avro and Royton Town will be looking to pick up points after poor runs of form at either end of the table.

Fourth from bottom Royton play fellow strugglers Wythenshawe Amateurs, while fourth from top Avro will hope to maintain title pressure away to Manchester Gregorians, one place above them.

 

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