Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 11 February 2024

Rig Move secured a place in the Final of the Wirral District Football Association Premier Cup Final with a fine 4-0 result over fellow Maxwell’s Barber Division One side Eastham Rangers Colts.

Making the right moves for Rig Move were Chris McCready, Marcus James, Jamie Easton, and Shaun Weaver. They will meet Premier Division outfit Woodchurch Hotel, who romped home 10-1 over Bushell Athletic. Jordan Deer bagged a four-timer for Woodchurch and Tom Hayes, Ben Holmes, Ben Dufton-Kelly, Jamie Povall, Adam Gunnery, and Jake Clarke all got singles.

Queens Park’s love affair with the Veronica Conway Premier Cup continues. Having won it on 13 previous occasions they are in yet another semi-final having beaten Wellington FC 4-1 on penalties with both sides finishing at 2-2 in the normal regulatory time. Harvey Sample and Jamie Leyland were on the scoresheet for Queens while Wellington netted via Nathan Leyland and Gabriel Cooper.

With many points still to play for, Dock AFC got back to winning ways at Cheshire Cheese (Cam Nuttall, Kieron Frost). They had to come back from 2-1 down at half time. Goal-getters for Dock were Jamie Eaton, with a smart double, and Cameron McGregor. It was the reverse scoreline when both clubs met earlier in the season 3-2 the away club winning. It was a great match with the referee having an excellent game.

Despite taking maximum points, Rock Ferry Social have it all do to regain The Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Trophy after defeating Neston Nomads 2-1. Josh Dunroe bagged a pair while Luke Blondel replied for Nomads.

AFC Shaftes gained revenge over highly fancied Upton Town with a first home league win in the Maxwell’s Barber Division One. Maybe AFC Shaftes have been given the hair dryer treatment, cutting through the Upton defence four times through Eddie Jebb, Bobby Evans, Callum McCaffery, and Dave Southall.

The final game to escape the waterlogged pitches was between Higher Bebington Kelma and Glenavon Athletic. Kelma had Liam Atherton with a four-goal salvo added to a double from Corey Wilson and singles from Adam Clarke, Jack Brown, and Dylan Owen. Glenavon responded with a Ryan Morris Brace coupled with a Danny Rowland effort in a high-scoring game that finished 9-3 to the hosts.

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