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Charnock Richard manager Ryan Donnellan, "I think 0-0 at half time was justifiable, we had a good spell and Rylands had a good spell.
"Second half we came out the blocks scoring three goals in ten minutes ultimately killing the game off. The wind was a factor today as we did struggle a little first half but we took advantage of that second half and put the pressure on Rylands.
"Another good result against a team in and around us."
Rylands manager David McNabb, "We played really well first half, played some good stuff and should have gone in at the break with the lead. We’ve given away three sloppy goals in an 8-minute spell at the beginning of the second half and you just can’t do that against a side as strong as Charnock. We did come back into the game towards the end but it was too little too late.
"We’ll regroup next week and hopefully get some of the injured lads back into training and available for next weekend."
Irlam manager Michael Dodd, "We are stuck in a rut at the moment and we are struggling to get out of it. There’s no other way to put it. We flew out of the blocks today, going 2-0 up, before finding ourselves 3-2 down at half-time. I couldn’t quite believe what had happened. A real mix-up right after half-time saw it go 4-2 and that was that in the end. We are simply a bit low on confidence and need a result to kickstart us again.
"Ashton are a really strong side but I can’t help but feel we really gifted them their goals today. We are a side with loads of quality, but we need to switch back on quickly, starting in the Manchester Premier Cup on Tuesday. A break from the league fixtures will hopefully help us refresh and go again."
Ashton Athletic joint manager Dougie Pitts," I'll be honest, myself and Jay were planning on getting in the car and going home after twenty minutes! We were so flat and conceded two horrendous goals. We were happy to let them have the ball, happy to let players run past us and generally not do any of the things our sides do!
"Fortunately, we managed to pick ourselves up and two excellent finishes got us back in the game. We then nicked a third before half time, and were very luck to go in a goal up.
"We were much better in the second half and stopped them playing by being higher up the pitch. They are a dangerous side going forward, but because we were closed off the space we managed to control much more of the game.
"Made up to get the three points and push forward to a big finish in the season. "
Northwich Victoria manager Steve Wilkes," Another very good result against a really tough opponent. A few weeks ago we wouldn't have won the game, but the lads are beginning to show a bit of character.
"Two clean sheets on the bounce is something we're all pleased with as we've been working hard in training to achieve. Onto Bootle Tuesday night for another really tough game. "
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|Squires Gate||0-0||Whitchurch Alport|
|Winsford United||0-1||Runcorn Town|
Winsford United manager Lee Duckworth, "We can't dominate games like that and not punish teams.
"Fair play to Runcorn, never gave up, had two shots on target and made them count."
Runcorn Town manager Paul McManus, "Made up for the lads after today’s result shows the dogged determination after being down to 10-men again and pushing forward for the win. We had luck today which I feel we have missed some luck this season as they missed a penalty, so I was made up with that.
"To stick together work hard and get a fantastically worked goal near 90 minutes was great and like a say a massive credit to what a great squad togetherness we have."
The main photograph is by Judie Tingle from Bootle's 3-0 away win at Congleton Town.
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