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Woodhouse United turn their attentions to cup football this weekend and an FJ Williams Trophy quarter final trip to play Asia.

The Rochdale Sunday League Division One table suggests there should be little between the pair and United will bid to avenge a 4-1 home defeat in the first game of the season.

United will be looking to bounce back from last Sunday’s 5-2 defeat away to Boundary Park, who were making it six wins out of six.

Park, who were a little fitter, quicker and had more strength on the bench than their visitors, went 2-0 up in the first 35 minutes.

Joe Whitham got one back and Woodhouse, who had strong penalty appeals turned down, felt justice had been done when Reece Gill saved a spot kick for them.

Park surged into a 4-1 lead after the break and although Whitham bagged his second from the spot, the hosts made the game safe with a fifth goal.

Nathan Rooks made a promising debut in the centre of midfield while Johnny Sutcliffe showed up well up front and then on the wing.