One-way traffic as higher division foes thrash United

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Woodhouse United were left reeling by surely the heaviest defeat in their Rochdale Sunday League history - a 23-1 cup mauling by Littleborough.

The Division One strugglers found Premier Division title contenders Littleborough far too hot to handle last weekend.

They were paying a high price for a rare victory, on penalties, in the previous round.

Joe Connor, who scored Woodhouse’s goal from a Ryan Bulcock corner in the League Cup tie, said United had struggled to raise a side.

“We had eight players turn up, so we had to ring three more who had only played for us in pre-season,” he said.

“Our top goal scorer, Jonny Sutcliffe, had to play at centre half and with regular players letting us down we didn’t have a chance.

“I think it was 7-1 at half time but I’m not entirely sure.”

Jay Connor tried to make things happen for Woodhouse but with a lack of quality in support he found it hard.

At least Woodhouse have some time to recover - their next game isn’t until April 12 when they host Lighthouse.

Rochdale Sunday League

Division One

P W D L F Ag Pts

Asia 16 10 1 5 54 30 31

Heywood 15 10 1 4 45 31 31

Donkey 15 8 2 5 56 45 25

Talbot H 14 7 2 5 48 44 23

Crompton 14 7 1 6 47 48 22

FC Waggon 15 6 4 5 48 44 22

Lighthouse 13 5 2 6 38 38 17

Wardlew’th 15 3 3 9 36 42 12

Woodhouse 15 1 2 12 17 79 5