Warrington and District League, Division One
Newton Athletic 0 Newton-le-Willows 2 (att 22)
Quite a low key game for the local derby clash between the Newton-le-Willows rivals, won by the visitors thanks to two second half goals.
Athletic had the better of the first half but were wasteful in front of goal. They should have gone ahead from a penalty, but the 30th minute spot kick was comfortably saved.
Newton-le-Willows went ahead about 12 minutes into the second half, against the run of play. There may have been an offside in the build up, but ultimately the goal owed more to a goalkeeping error than a refereeing lapse.
Having taken the lead the visitors were instilled with more confidence, and their second goal was a great strike from an angle. Athletic pushed hard but couldn't get back into the game.
Newton Athletic play at the King George V Recreation Ground. A basic venue with a changing room block and three pitches.