09 Oct 2017 in Match Reports
Flixton Village 2-3 AFC Oldham Second Team
AFC Oldham Second Team made sure they progressed into the next round of the Manchester Amateur Cup, coming out on top in a hard fought tie with Flixton Village.
On a tight and narrow pitch the home side had the better over the opening proceedings as they raced to a 2-0 lead in the first half hour, Ryan Higginson pulled one back before the break giving AFC hope.
It proved to be the start of a vital comeback with Ben Cullen volleying home the equaliser from close range, before a Damian Hirons’ header in the final stages secured the win and progression into the Third Round.
It is the first victory for Andy Steel’s men since their opening day win over Moston Brook Second Team, also in the Manchester Amateur Cup, next up is a trip to Hargreaves (Bury).
(4-1-2-1-2) Dan Fitzpatrick, Martin Cleary, Darren Haywood (c), Kallum White, Jake Millburn, Ben Cullen (1), James Grimshaw, Jordan O’Conner, Aaron McKenna, Ryan Farrington, Ryan Higginson (1)
Damian Hirons (1), Nial Heap, Callum Ashton, Crawford Nuttall