MANCHESTER LEAGUE: Hindsford's 100 per cent record becomes unstuck

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HINDSFORD surrendered their 100 per cent league record with a 1-1 draw away to AFC Monton in the Manchester Football League Premier Division.

Chris Hopwood cancelled out Monton’s early effort linking up with Ben Merrdiss before slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

Atherton Town recorded a 2-1 victory over Manchester Gregorians in dramatic fashion.

After falling behind to an early set-piece, Dane Grimes played in Matt Eckersley who smashed his shot across the goalkeeper into the corner of the net to equalise.

As the intensity rose it was Grimes who stepped up and grabbed the winner from the spot deep into added time after Gary Shaw was brought down in the box.

In Division One, Pennington recorded their first win of the season defeating Heywood St. James 2-0.

Steve Anderton controlled a cross from the right before rifling his shot past the goalkeeper to open the scoring.

Brad Apinall doubled his sides lead with 15 minutes remaining as he beat two defenders at the edge of the box before firing his effort into the back of the net from 18-yards.

Breightmet United are still searching for their first win of the season as they lost 1-0 to Wilmslow Albion.

Jordan Mulligan had the Bolton outfits best chance of the afternoon but could only direct his header against the crossbar.

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