Category Archives: Match Reports

Match Report: Manchester Central Reserves 2-4 Uppermill Reserves

Manchester Central

Manchester Central Reserves fell to a 4-2 defeat against Uppermill Reserves in the Open Trophy at the Manchester College on Saturday. Central fought hard against higher division opposition and could quite easily have won the game themselves. However Uppermill proved too strong with striker Sam Barlow scoring a hat-trick to put them into the next […]

Match Report: Manchester Central 5-2 Bolton County

Four goals from Cory Knight helped Manchester Central to a convincing 5-2 win over Bolton County in the Gilgryst Cup at the Manchester College. Knight was the standout player in a wonderful Central performance who returned to form after two successive defeats. Central were dominant from the start, and could have taken the lead early […]

Match Report: Manchester Central 1-2 Egerton

Manchester Central succumbed to their second defeat on the bounce after a closely contested encounter with Cheshire Premier League side Egerton in the Manchester FA Challenge Trophy. Central got off to a positive start, applying pressure from the first whistle. However, Egerton’s patience in defence payed off after catching Central out with their first attack to […]

Match Report: Manchester Central 4-1 East Manchester

Manchester Central extended their unbeaten run to 9 games as they comfortably beat East Manchester 4-1 at The Manchester College.  Central took the lead through top scorer Cory Knight after beating Phil Pole when put through on goal by Mauro Mendes. Seconds later, Mendes doubled Central’s lead from the spot and Josh Frith put the […]

Match Report: Manchester Central 5-2 Heyside

Manchester Central v Heyside

Manchester Central extended their run to seven games unbeaten with an impressive 5-2 win over Heyside in the Manchester Football League Premier Division on Saturday. Heyside initially took the lead in the match before Marcello Ahrin scored a brilliant chipped shot to equalise the scores. Cory Knight scored a deflected effort to give Central the […]

MATCH REPORT: Wilmslow Albion v Manchester Central

Manchester Central secured promotion to the Premier Division as they emphatically beat Wilmslow Albion 4-2 at Oakwood Farm. Central took an early lead through Josh Frith who calmly slotted the ball past keeper John Moran. Cory Knight scored his first of the evening not long after with a neat chip. Central were in complete control […]

MATCH REPORT: Manchester Central v Tintwistle Athletic

Trophy Lifting Tom Greenfield and CJ Davies

Manchester Central beat Tintwistle Athletic on penalties to lift the 2017/18 Murray Trophy at a packed Ewen Fields. 180 spectators were eagerly watching but had to wait until after 90 minutes to see who would become champions. Tintwistle had numerous chances during the first half with Ant Rodriguez, George Clarey and Tom Burns going close. […]

MATCH REPORT: Boothstown vs Manchester Central

Boothstown vs Manchester Central

Manchester Central earned a crucial three points in their push for promotion after a difficult 1-0 win away at Boothstown on Tuesday night. A first half goal by centre back Jamar Campbell gave Central the lead, after striker Josh Frith had seen a penalty saved earlier in the half. Campbell went from hero to villain […]