Lostock Gralam 10 Winnington Res 1
AFTER recent problems in front of goal, Lostock started their Mid Cheshire District Cup campaign brightly with debutant Liam Sharples proving an instant hit by scoring five.
Winnington took a surprise lead when Shaun Bradley stole in behind the back four to slot home. It looked as though it would be a difficult day as several chances went begging before Palmer smashed home from 20 yards to equalise. Three goals in quick succession, including a Nicky Barlow brace, made sure of the result.
The Grey Lambs moved up a gear in the second half with Sharples taking centre stage, helping himself to five goals in a display of clinical finishing that had been lacking from the Grey Lambs’ game for several weeks. Dom Johns, just back from suspension, completed a polished second-half performance from Lostock by slotting home the 10th just before full time.
Lostock go to Eagle on Saturday (3pm).
Other scores: Winnington 0 Lostock Reserves 2 (Jack Bryning, Peter Harrison).
Pilkington 6 Barnton 1
A GOAL from star man Michael Sandbach could not lift the gloom as Steve O’Hara’s men fell to a heavy Cheshire League defeat.
Although the score flattered the hosts, rock-bottom Barnton’s lack of strength showed.
They face reigning champions Styal at home on Saturday (3pm ko).