All change at the top in title bid

THE top two in the Rochdale Sunday League Division Two battled it out, but the result as Asia visited Woodhouse and went away 4-2 winners, meant they changed places.

It left Woodhouse in second place and may have cost them the title, although they still look on course in their bid for promotion.

“Most of our remaining games are against lower placed clubs, so we still have a good chance of promotion, but we may well have to rely on other results to gain the title,” said manager Simon Randles.

“Asia just seemed more up for it than us,” he said.

The visitors took the lead on 19 minutes with a free header from a corner and then their right winger cut inside and scored to give them a 2 – 0 lead at half-time.

The home side fought back after the break and Danny Clarkson pulled one back, prodding home in a goalmouth scramble.

On the hour mark Woodhouse conceded again, although two minutes later they got new hope.

Mark Walters’ corner was cleared back to him and he crossed again for Joe Whitham to head it in.

At that point it was all Woodhouse, but the game was over near the end as the visitors got a fourth direct from a free kick.

l TODMORDEN’S other Sunday League club Royal George lost 3 - 1 in Division Three to Milnrow WMC.

Joe Connor got George’s goal.