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A disappointing start, as Town sunk by hat-trick

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 14, 2013

Celebration time: Tommy Smith was on target for Uttoxeter Town on their Premier Division debut

Celebration time: Tommy Smith was on target for Uttoxeter Town on their Premier Division debut

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Staffordshire County Senior League

CHEADLE Town were sunk by a Shaun Rhodes hat-trick in their opening Premier Division fixture against Abbey Hulton United.

Jacob Hughes opened the scoring for the Abbey after 21 minutes and Rhodes made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute, before Jake Alcock replied.

Rhodes then added his second on 70 minutes and completed his hat-trick 10 minutes later.

Ball Haye Green opened at home to Eccleshall through Eddy Ellis, but Pete Williams equalised from the spot before the break.

Mike Keates restored the lead for Green after the break and Mitch Cartiledge added a third to seal the points.

Kieron Wain put visitors AFC Leek ahead at Hilton in the first half, but Jordan Mason equalised after the break.

Carl Chadfield added a second for Hilton to take the points.

Uttoxeter Town opened at home to Redgate Clayton from the spot through Jack Holly, only for Wayne Glover to equalise before the break.

Tommy Smith restored Uttoxeter’s lead in the second half but James Gartside equalised on the hour to deny them a debut win in the top flight.

In Division One, Jamie Disney opened for Stapenhill at home to Cheadle SMU in the first half. Charlie Rumin added a second after the break and Jordan Stevens added a third before Disney made it 4-0 with his second.

In Division Two, Matthew Cockfield scored a hat-trick for Longton against visitors Cheadle Town. Dean Johnson and an own goal completed the scoring for the winners.

Thomas Harvey scored four times for Uttoxeter Twon reserves against Featherstone who replied through Daniel Breakwell, Jamie Byrne and Toyan Vassel.

RESULTS Saturday, August 10 Premier Division Abbey Hulton Utd 4 Cheadle Town 1; Ball Haye Green 3 Eccleshall 1; Florence 3 Norton Utd 5; Hilton Harriers 2 AFC Leek Town 1; Kidsgrove Ath 1 Audley 0; Uttoxeter Town 2 Redgate Clayton 2; Wolstanton Utd 6 AFC Hanley Town 1.

Division One Abbey Hulton Utd 1 Hall Heath 4;Bradwell 4 Congleton Ath 1; Foley 0 Milton Utd 0; Redgate Clayton 1 Berereton Social 1; Sandbach Utd 0 Ashbourne 3; Silverdale Ath 3 Norton Utd 1; Stapenhill 4 Cheadle SMU 0.

Division Two LA Holditch 4 Tunstall Town 0; Longton AG 5 Cheadle Town 0; Uttoxeter Town 4 Featherstone 3.

FIXTURES Wednesday, August 14 Premier Division Abbey Hulton Utd v Kidsgrove Ath; AFC Hanley Town v Eccleshall; AFC Leek Town v Wolstanton Utd; Alsager Town v Ball Haye Green; Hilton Harriers v Cheadle Town; Newcastle Town v Audley; Redgate Clayton v Norton Utd; Uttoxeter Town v Florence.

Division One Bradwell v Cheadle SMU; Brereton Social v Ashbourne; Foley v Stapenhill; Silverdale Ath v Congleton Ath.

Division Two Hawkins Sports v LA Holditch; Longton AG v Uttoxeter Town.

Saturday, August 17 Premier Division AFC Hanley Town v AFC Leek Town; Audley v Cheadle Town; Ball Haye Green v Uttoxeter Town; Florence v Kidsgrove Ath; Hilton Harriers; Redgate Clayton v Abbey Hulton Utd; Wolstanton Utd v Eccleshall.

Division One Abbey Hulton Utd v Congleton Ath; Bradwell v Stapenhill; Brereton Social v Cheadle SMU; Foley v Redgate Clayton; Knypersley Vics v Hall Heath; Milton Utd v Sandbach Utd.

Division Two Cheadle Town v LA Holditch; Longton AG v Longton FC; Milton Utd v Hilton Harriers; Tunstall Town v Featherstone; Uttoxeter Town v Betley.

Monday, August 19 Division One Abbey Hulton Utd v Milton Utd; Redgate Clayton v Norton Utd; Sandbach Utd v Congleton Ath.

Wednesday, August 21 Premier Division Abbey Hulton Utd v Norton Utd; Alsager Town v Cheadle Town; Audley v AFC Leek Town; Ball Haye Green v Hanley Town; Florence v Hilton Harriers; Redgate Clayton v Eccleshall; Uttoxeter Town v Kidsgrove Ath; Wolstanton Utd v Newcastle Town.

Division One Brereton Social v Silverdale Ath; Knypersley Vics v Betley.

Division Two Hawkins Sports v Hilton Harriers; Longton AG v Betley; Milton Utd v Longton.

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