Words on the week - w/e Saturday 19th January 2019

Mon 21st January 2019 | General
By Ian Templeman

A great night for the Lions

Stockport Town enjoyed one of the best nights in their short history last Monday night, when they defeated League Two opponents Tranmere Rovers in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup.

It's a competition that has already brought the club some memorable moments, after their appearance in the final last season, and Monday's night's victory suggests that the Lions are picking up from where they left off last May.

With a quarter final tie against fellow First Division South side Cammell Laird 1907 to come next month, the Lions will no doubt fancy their chances of success once again.

Town triumph over the Silkmen

Another of our clubs to record a victory over Football League opponents were Runcorn Town, who inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Macclesfield Town at the Moss Rose.

A spectacular goal from Carl Rodgers from 30 yards out was the highlight of the evening for Town, and adds another fine cup result to their growing list of triumphs, which includes impressive victories in the FA Cup and FA Vase in recent years.

Another big name in Stockport County await them in the quarter final, but with home advantage Chris Herbert's men will go into the game in confident mood.

Derby win at last for Vics

The Northwich derby on Saturday ended in triumph at last for Northwich Victoria, who registered a win over 1874 Northwich for the first time in eight attempts.

The best that Vics had managed up to Saturday were two draws, an exciting 2-2 draw in the FA Cup on the opening day of last season, and a 1-1 draw in the previous league meeting between the teams this season on August 27th.

With the jinx broken, Vics fans will be looking for more of the same in future.

Road ahead looking smoother

The dawn of 2019 has proved to be a turning point for Maine Road.

The appointment of a new management team in Ray Barnett and Jeff Newman at the turn of the year has galvanised Road's fortunes, and Saturday's 2-1 win over FC Oswestry Town was the new management duo's third win in succession.

With Road now nine points clear of the relegation zone, everyone is now breathing a little easier down Brantingham Road way.

Important win for the Stags       

Arguably one of the most important wins of the weekend was Holker Old Boys' 3-0 win at Daisy Hill on Saturday.

The victory not only moved Holker out of the relegation zone, leapfrogging over Daisy Hill in the process, it ended a run of four straight defeats during which they only scored on goal.

There are plenty of games left to play yet, but it could turn out that Saturday's win has been a crucial one for the Stags.


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