STROLLERS 82 came through a tough Staffs FA Premier Cup first round stage for Stafford league clubs with a hard fought home win this week.
The Stafford and District side entertained Six Towns FC and sneaked home 4-3. Strollers 82 now visit Cheadle CC in the next round on November 11.
But it was a disappointing day for the other three local teams involved in county premier cup action, including leaders Luck Penny Rangers, who have won their opening five league games.
This time they were on the receiving end of a 9-0 thumping at the hands of Potteries and District premier leaders Sneyd FC. Rangers had only conceded nine goals in their opening five league matches! Also bowing out were sixth place Riverway A, 3-1 at Burntwood St Matthews and Wheaton Aston Wanderers, who went down 8-3 against visiting St Matthews.
Local teams fared much better in the Staffs FA Challenge Cup as five progressed in the seven ties played.
In an all-Stafford clash, Woodseaves ran out 4-2 victors at Bear and Pheasant 05. Stafford Celtic and Star and Garter also travelled well, recording wins at Goldenhill (5-1) and Burntwood Star (7-2) respectively.
At home, Dormans ran out clear 3-0 winners against Draycott Potter, while Rangers Social saw off the challenge of fellow Stafford based Wildwood FC 6-2.
Not so lucky were FC Gnosall, who slipped to a 3-1 loss at Loggerheads, also Woolpack B as theywent down by the same scoreline, having played hosts to Uttoxeter Town.
On the league front, Yarnfield Labour ran out impressive 6-0 winners at Seighford in division one, as Riverway B defeated visting Sachmos Greyhound 3-1.
The Yard extended their good form in division two with a 1-0 success at County Officers, while RC Morrison continued their early push with a 2-1 triumph over Horns Athletic.
In the same section, Rileys FC hit visiting Holmcroft Rangers 6-0.
Meanwhile the points were shared as lowly Yarnfield FC held visiting AFC Boar to a 3-3 draw.
Tap and Spile won a vital early season clash against FC Pegasus 4-0, a scoreline also enjoyed by Olls FC at AFC Doxey. Great Haywood fought well to hold Werder Brocton 3-3.
In division four, Staffs Bull AFC are top on goal difference from Perkins Social, who suffered a first defeat, going down 3-2 at Libbys FC.
The Star made it four wins in five with a 3-1 success at Danny Reynolds Centre. Strollers Reunited collected maximjum points in a 4-2 win at St Leonards Exiles.