Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 15 October 2023

Dock AFC returned to their winning ways in The Cheshire County FA Sunday Challenge Cup with a solid 5-0 win at Adswood FC and will be aiming to put their name on the trophy for a 4 th time.

Netting for Dock were Olly Nugent (2), Greg Drummond, Dean Nunn, and Ian McGraa.

Queens Park entertained Northenden FC and secured a place in round three with the same 5-0 scoreline after Harvey Sample, Owen Payne ,Joseph Ly (2), and Carl Maddocks found the back of the net.

More success came from Woodchurch Hotel FC in a local derby with Woodchurch Rovers who also won by a 5 goal margin 6-1 On target for the Hotel boys were a hat-trick from Jordan Deer, with singles from Jake Prescott, Charlie Macinnes, and Ben Holmes.

Corsair FC were the final and 11 th club from The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League that made it into the last 16. Corsair won their tie 5-4 on penalties after finishing all square at 1-1 after 90 mins with Saughall Colts FC.

There will be at least three all Houlihan’s clashes in the next round with a few fireworks with the round scheduled to be played on 5 November and a possibility of eight clubs into the quarter finals.

AFC Shaftes advanced to the third round of the Tony Houlihan Memorial Challenge Cup after David Southall led the way with a five-goal haul over Barkers Armchair FC. Completing the rout for Shaftes were Jacob Drayton and James O’Brien. Replying for Barkers were Loui Rice and Mike New.

AFC Tima also made progress with a narrow 2-1 win at AFC Raeburn (Austin Nelson). On the mark for Tima were Mike Redgrift and Ryan Innes.

Upton United won their first game in all competitions with a penalty shootout 4-3 to dispose of AFC Rangers (Sam Burke) after finishing all square at 1-1 after normal regulatory time.

A surprise shock result saw Glenavon Athletic secure a place into round three of the David Keith Tacy Memorial Cup after easing to a 6-1 win at Lions FC (David McElroy). George Wild went wild bagging a four-timer, with further strikes from Paul Keenan and Craig Evans.

Clipper FC (Ben Evans, Stuart Toner, Brandon Greenslade) made progress 3-1 after coming from behind while hosting Poulton Victoria S&S (Jay Little). Vics lost two players to injury at halftime and also had to use their substitute keeper as an outfield player. Clipper secured the tie with two very late goals.

Upton Willows earned a win round three after a high scoring game 6-3 at Eastham Rangers (Martin Marshall, Jordan Crowder, Joe Skinner). Joe Levey hit four for Upton Willows and was supported by Travis O’Brien and Jack Cohen.

Another high scoring match saw Rig Move claim a place in the hat defeating Oval FC 4-3 (Callum Thompson (2), C Jackson), Harley Morris, Ash Wardle, and Jay Easton double were the marksmen for Rig Move.

Upton Town also recorded the same 4-3 scoreline thanks to Brendan Doherty, Will O’Leary, and Callum Lockey with a brace over Wirral Athletic who responded via Craig Mills, Harry Huggins, and Jamie Payne.

Eagle Stirrup FC had a tough encounter with Oxton Celtic but after a pair from Ciaran Atkinson added to single from Callum Jones and Finley Hamill was enough to secure a place in the last sixteen 4-2.

West Kirby United (Adam Spence, Greg Jones, Tom Danby) curtailed the hopes of Parkgate St Germain (Adam Matthews) 3-1.

KRCT Bidston (Liam Siddorn, Dava Bowe) moved back into pole position the Premier Division after sharing the spoils with Neston Nomads (Joe Foster, Nathan Sharkey) in an evenly contested 2-2 draw.

Wellington FC (Paddy Fiddaman, Shay Roberts, Kieran Harris) registered their first maximum points haul 3-2 at Lancelyn Glenavon (Dan Dixon, Rob Whyte).

Prenton FC inflicted a first defeat in all competitions on leaders, Eastham Ranger Colts, (Nath Saunders, Joel Whalley) 3-2.

Action from Division Three saw Feeneys FC stay in touch with the top two with a comfortable 5-2 result over Athletic VH. Adam Walker with a treble and a smart double from Ben Hunter did the damage.

North Wirral Saints (Mike Manser Sam Platt) took the honours in a mid-table clash at Victoria Colts (Mike Williams) 2-1

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