GOALS from Foley Meir’s Ben Rowley and Pete Williams earned the Staffordshire County Senior League their place in the Inter-League Cup semi-final with a 3-2 victory over the West Yorkshire League.
The match was played at Hanley Town’s Potteries Park where the home side took an early lead, but found themselves 2-1 down at half-time. However, Rowley’s two goals and a single strike from Williams turned the game in the County League’s favour.
They will now take on the West Cheshire League in the semi-final on Saturday, March 14 (3pm), with the Dorset Premier League taking on the Jersey Football Combination League in the other semi-final on Saturday, March 28.
Due to the Inter-League game just two matches went ahead in the Premier Division and there was a shock for Wolstanton United as they lost to the only goal of the game at Cheadle Town. Matt Woodward scored the goal for Cheadle, who had started the day at the foot of the table, but have now climbed above Eastwood Hanley.
In the other game, Audley and Brereton Social drew 1-1. Jimmy Garlick scored for Audley, with Kieron Cliff on target for Brereton.
Into Division One where Danny Shelley scored four times for Milton United in their 5-0 home win over Keele University. Brandon Rock completed the scoring for Milton.
Leek CSOB also scored five times in their impressive 5-2 victory at home to Hawkins Sports.
Dylan Hill and Will Morris scored for the visitors, but Callum Heath, James Reid, Rob Warman, Lewis Hall and Josh Fenton secured for points for the Pointon Park outfit, who move up a couple of places.
Shenstone Pathfinder closed the gap on second placed Ball Haye Green with a 3-2 win over City of Stoke. Kristian Raine-Thrall, Joshua Haston and John Daniels scored for Pathfinder, with Marco Buckley and Billy Heek on target for City of Stoke.
Lichfield (Leon Morgan 2, Harry Lakin, Ben Sawbridge) were 4-0 winners at Whittington.
Madeley White Star closed the gap on Division Two leaders Walsall Phoenix Reserves with a 4-0 home win over Ball Haye Green, to dent their promotion hopes.
White Star are now three points behind the leaders with two games in hand as the title race hots up.
Jacque Wootton fired White Star ahead in the fourth minute, with Josh Ward (9), Joe Morris (27) and Jordan Hewitt (33) making it 4-0 by half-time.
Hilton Harriers (Josh Warren, Jake Leech) and Audley Reserves (James Platt, Elliot Spooner) took a point each from a 2-2 draw.
Eastwood Hanley Development remain second in the Division Two Cup Group A following their 3-0 home win over bottom side Cannock United.
Ash Ibbs, Matt Fern and an own goal secured the win.
Redgate Clayton Reserves are through to the third round of the President’s Cup with a 2-1 home win over Chesterton AFC.
Thomas Kelly found the net for Chesterton, but Redgate took their place in the next round with goals from Matt Wooliscroft and Steve Day.
AFC Alsager took a break from their title-chasing campaign to reach with final of the Crewe and District Cup with a 3-1 home win over Sandbach United Reserves. AFC are well clear at the top of Division One and now have a cup final to look forward to.
Harry Livinstone scored twice to put AFC in control, but Sandbach got themselves back in the game with a goal in the second half for 2-1. However, Jordan Rigby settled nerves in the home camp when he scored a third goal.
One Premier Division match goes ahead tomorrow night when Abbey Hulton United are at home to Hanley Town.