Manchester League, Premier Division
Boothstown 1 Old Altrinchamians 2 (att 8)
Both these sides won promotion from division one of the Manchester League last season, a particularly impressive feat for Boothstown in what was their first season in the league.
The home side have adapted well to the higher level so far, winning and drawing their opening league games, but slipped to their first defeat this time out.
There wasn't a huge amount between the sides, but Old Alts always looked a little sharper, and more wiley, and deserved the win. They went ahead just before half time, an inability to clear the ball from their own six yard box costing Boothstown.
The visitors doubled their lead after the break, before a late goal, followed by a hefty amount of stoppage time, gave Boothstown hope of a point, but Old Alts held on to win.
Boothstown play at Bridgewater Park, with features a modern pavilion housing changing rooms and a snack bar, and several senior and junior football pitches. The pitch nearest the pavilion was taped off, but but no other facilities for the handful of spectators.