16 teams have been in action in the Frank Hannah Manchester Premier Cup this week and most games were very close or went to penalties.
Here’s a quick round-up of the games brought to you by The Football Manc Cave.
Radcliffe Vs FC United
It wasn’t the first time this season that these two teams have met at the Neuven Stadium and it was all to play for. It remained goalless until half time and when the teams came back out, Nialle Rodney opened up the score sheet putting FC United in front.
Soon after, Liam Ellis managed to equalise and Boro’ were back in the game. This only lasted for four minutes as Alex Curren then made it 2-1 to FC United. In the 81st minute, a Rick Smith header made it 2-2 and the game went to penalties.
Unfortunately, Boro’ has a bad shoot out and missed 2, sending FC United through to the next round.
Mossley Vs Abbey Hey
It only took 10 minutes for a goal in this game as Abbey Hey took the lead. Mossley’s Ben Halfacre equalised soon after getting the game even again.
Paul Marshall also picked up a bad injury that saw him stretchered off the pitch. There wasn’t much to report in the second half and the score remained 1-1. Meaning another penalty shootout for the competition. Mossley ended up winning the shootout 4-2.
Droylsden Vs Ashton United
The two teams managed to keep it even until half time but in the 62nd minute, Simon Woodford scores an own goal that put Droylsden 1-0 up. The rest of the half remained tight from both teams and that unfortunate own goal was the only one of the game sending Droylsden through to the next round.
Irlam Vs Avro
Another game that stayed 0-0 up until half time. It took 85 minutes in this game for the score sheet to open up and it was Caselle who put Irlam 1-0 up.
Frustrations got the better of Avro when one of their players was sent off in the 88th minute for a reckless tackle. The last minutes of the game were very dramatic as Avro also managed to equalise in injury time.
This sent the game to penalties and Irlam won after they saved Avro’s last shot.
Maine Road Vs Chadderton
Jamie Hill managed to put Maine Road 1-0 up after 38 minutes and all seemed well for the side until Dillan O’Connor managed to equalise in the 43rd minute.
Whatever was said in the Maine Road dressing room at half time certainly worked, as Oscar Campbell came back on the pitch and put his side up 2-1 in the 49th minute.
The game remained this way and Maine Road progressed.
West Didsbury & Chorlton Vs Trafford FC
This was another game that was goalless until half time. In the 55th minute, Grimshaw managed to put Trafford 1-0 up. This was until the 65th minute when they gave a penalty away and West Didsbury’s Barnes equalised.
74 minutes in and Trafford got themselves back into it, Curtis Miller made it 2-1 and a few minutes later, it looked like it was going to be 3 but it was ruled offside.
Trafford won the game and went through.
Hyde United Vs Glossop North End
There was a goal coming from the get-go as Hyde had a goal ruled out pretty early on for offside. This was followed by Paddy Lane scoring the opening goal for Hyde. A nice bit of play between Tongue and Dan Turner soon made it 2-0.
It was kept that way until half time, Glossop came back out and looked like they were going to get themselves back into the game. Ahmadi managed to head home a Samassa cross to make it 2-1.
Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t the comeback they’d hoped for, as Tongue and Dan Turner scores a third and fourth for Hyde.
Samassa also received a red card for a high challenge which probably came out of frustration, as Hyde went through to the next round.
Curzon Ashton Vs Wythenshawe Town
Another 0-0 game up until half time and this one took 67 minutes for some action and it was Isaac Sinclair who put The Nash 1-0 up. 6 minutes later, Wythenshawe’s Dwyer managed to equalise and in the 80th minute, things took a turn for Curzon as Brotherton’s header made it 2-1 to the away side.
Curzon’s Olly Thornley was stretchered off the pitch with an injury. The game remained 2-1 knocking The Nash out of the competition which comes as a big shock at this stage as they hold the cup from last years final in which they managed to beat Mossley 3-1.