REVENGE was sweet for Middlewich's Robins last week who pulled off victories over two old adversaries.

Athletic won 4-1 in an away game against Bacup with two goals from star striker Demis Ohandjanian, taking him to nine for the season.

The final two goals were hammered home by Ray Brown - wiping away the memory of last season's 9-3 defeat against Bacup.

Last Saturday, the Robins played Stantondale at Seddon Street, knowing the visitors had previously beaten them 1-0 at home.

But Ohandjanian opened the scoring, quickly followed by Kevin Bircumshaw, taking the Robins to 2-0 at half-time.

Manager Alan Thompson said: "The wind was quite strong and we needed a goal to kill off the game."

That came three minutes into the second half with a shot from Darren Ingham.

When the final whistle went at 3-1 to the Robins, the had moved up to sixth position on goal difference in the North West Counties League - the highest they have been yet.

This Saturday, the Robins are again looking for revenge at home against Cheadle Town in a second division cup match.

Mr Thompson said: "We got into the semi-finals last time and I would like to think we will do better this time.

"But we will have to be at our best to beat Cheadle who are one of the strongest sides playing in the league."

Two players will be missing from the game - Gary Woodier and Darren Johnson who is on a week's suspension.

On Saturday, the Robins will unveil Steve Nielsen as a new signing who will play his first game for the club.

Described as a "prolific goal scorer", Nielsen has played for numerous teams in the North West Counties League.


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