Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Champions on Song as Union Signs Up ; Hindsford Win as Youth Cups Sponsor Is Revealed

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Champions on Song as Union Signs Up ; Hindsford Win as Youth Cups Sponsor Is Revealed

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HINDSFORD began the defence of their FBT Manchester League Premier Division title last weekend with a 5-1 demolition of Wythenshawe Town.

Rico Cululo was on target twice as the champions began the 2013/ 14 campaign in convincing style.

Avro were in similarly fine fettle, replicating Hindsford's result with a 5-1 win of their own over Royton Town, but a four- goal margin wasn't enough to lift either side to the summit, however, as Walshaw Sports smashed Prestwich for six to claim top spot.

Two goals each for Lee Bruce and Barrie Campbell led Sports to a convincing opening-day victory as they signalled their intent to improve on last season's third-placed finish.

Last year's runners-up East Manchester s suffered defeat at the hands of Stockport Georgians thanks to a solitary Adam Gardner strike, while Manchester Gregorians also dropped points at home following a 1-1 draw with Wythenshawe Amateurs.

Springhead and Dukinfield Town shared a point each after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw and newly-promoted Rochdale Sacred Heart registered three points at the first time of asking by downing hosts Old Alts 2-1. MANCHESTER County FA is delighted to announce Manchester Credit Union has been named our official Youth Cups partner as our partnership has been extended by a further year.

Having supported MCFA's equality programme since 2011, Manchester Credit Union is a trusted football development partner of grassroots football and MCFA chief executive Colin Bridgford was keen to continue the relationship between both companies.

"I am delighted to announce a continued relationship with Manchester Credit Union," he said. "The ethos of the Credit Union is valued by all in our organisation and they are a partner that we are pleased to support and promote."

Manchester Credit Union CEO Christine Moore was equally pleased to have secured the extension on the day that Manchester CFA's Youth Cup first round draws went live on YouTube. …

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