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Manchester Accountants League Premier Division
South Manchester SC 2nd 2
South Manchester Sports Club 2nd suffered a disappointing start to 2013 by slipping to defeat in a five-goal thriller against Deloitte.
The reigning champions had taken the lead after Loz Newman had got down the right and his cross was inadvertently diverted into the net by a Deloitte defender.
But South failed to build on their advantage as the visitors roared back with three unanswered goals of their own.
Michael Sparkes pulled one back with ten minutes remaining and the home side felt they should have been awarded a penalty late on.
South continued to pile forward in search of an equaliser, but the visitors held out to claim the points.