THE first round of the Sam Ashworth Trophy produced some surprising results, most notably Division Four leaders Heaton Casuals’ 4-1 win at Division One side Salford Waggon.

Dave Beaumont scored for Waggon but Chris Sutcliffe’s hat-trick and a Rob Walsh goal saw the visitors through.

There was no such upset as Barr Hill, second in Division One, visited Tavern Vets, who are propping up the Second Division, as they won 7-2. Brian Love and Derek Bell both scored two while Danny Gilmore, Jason Mears and David Osborne added one apiece. John Coogan and Richard MacLoughlin were the Tavern scorers.

Old Boltonians are unbeaten in Division Two and had a field day against Division Four strugglers Bury Seniors, easing to an 8-0 win.

The Division Three table suggested Dobbies B would win against Vulcan Walkden and with Mark Longshaw grabbing five goals, Darren Kiely, Jason Eccles, Lee Warley and Mark Longsdale completed a 9-1 rout.

The top two sides in Division Two, Radcliffe Old Boys A and Turton Vets, produced a close match but a Daz Buckley hat-trick toppled leaders Turton and secured Radcliffe’s place in round two with a 3-2 win.

Neither PF Bury of Division Four nor Salford Victoria of the top flight have won a league game so far, but the difference between the divisions showed as visitors Salford crushed Bury 7-1.

Radcliffe Town’s pitch was unfit, but they switched grounds in order to play Deans Youth and Ladies and were rewarded with a place in the next round after a 5-2 win. Mark Latimer and Mark Brady scored for Deans, but they were undone by Adam O’Shaughnessy, John Ryder, Andy Neill and a John Frosty double.

Division Three’s unbeaten leaders Home Guard Failsworth pulled off a 2-1 win at Horwich St Mary’s Victoria. Rick Collier scored for Horwich, but Ben Johnson and Paul Lewis fired Failsworth into the next round.

It was a similar story in the all-Division One clash between Queen Lizzy and leaders Irlam Steel.

Clint McLoughlin and Jerome Lloyd scored for the hosts, but Jonny Palmer, Mike Coates and Mike Sands’ goals made it a 3-2 win for Irlam.