SECOND half strikes from Steve Dixon and Tony Walker sent Atherton Town three places up the Manchester League Premier Division table as they beat Monton Amateurs 2-0.

Leigh Athletic stay fourth after securing a point from a 2-2 draw at Rochdale Sacred Heart, Gordon Walker and Clark Dobson hitting the back of net for the Latics.

Prestwich Heys went down 2-1 to second placed Irlam MS while in the big game of the First Division morning leaders Breightmet United were knocked off top spot by Avro who beat them 2-1 to take over at the summit.

Highfield United stay second after being held 0-0 by a superb performance by Whitefield side Warth Fold.

Unsworth were beaten 3-1 by Whitworth Valley who moved up to fourth.