Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 20 August 2023

Clipper FC made it two wins out of two to head up the Maxwell’s Barber Division One with Stuart Toner and Ben Evans bagging a goal each while replying for Rig Move FC was Josh Lyth.

Barcode FC posted their first points of the season in the league table with a resounding 5-2 win over Prenton FC (Luke Wynne, Tom Fenley) with Kynan Mason (2), Jake Norton, Danny France, and Harry Firkins netting for the Heswall side.

After last week’s reversal, Whitby Rangers won 8-1 hosting AFC Shaftes (Callum McCaffrey). On the mark for Whitby were Leo Young who bagged four with added efforts from Brad Bland, Dom Hoppe, Harrison Cooper, and Tom McDowell.

Upton Town (Tom Haynes, OG) and Bushell Athletic, who each are tipped to be up in the mix at the end of the season, played out a keenly contested 2-2 draw.

KRCT Bidston take pole position in The Premier Division for the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Trophy and a second consecutive win. Their victim this week was Corsair PV FC 3-0. Finding the scoresheet were Matty Maguire, Dava Bowe, and Bobby Barker.

A Cam Nuttall strike and a double from Nick Lynch for Cheshire Cheese gained the advantage 3-2 over strongly fancied Woodchurch Hotel (Tom Hayes, Charlie Macinnes).

Dock AFC had Matty Carlin and Adam Lea on the mark with first-half strikes after gaining revenge for the defeat in last season’s Cheshire Sunday Cup final running out 2-1 winners over Lancelyn Glenavon (Connor Courtnell),

A hat-trick from Joe Foster for Neston Nomads was not quite enough as they could only share the spoils with Great Float S&S 3-3. Also sharing the honours were Rock Ferry Social (Mike Williams) and Wellington FC (Jack Salmon).

Four clubs in The Martin Gallier Project Division Two who have played two games each still have a 100% record. The most notable is Lions FC who are currently in pole position on goal difference after Paul Ryan notched a fine hat-trick including a penalty at Saughall FC with a 3-0 result.

Old Parks (og, Adgie Lamb) are aiming for back-to-back promotions after defeating Wirral Radio Newton 2-1 (og).

Eagle Stirrup FC‘s fine start to the season also continues after a solitary strike from Carl Griffiths over Poulton Victoria S&S separated the two sides.

It was a similar story for Eastham Rangers who had to thank Andy Simpson for their narrow 1-0 success over Barkers Armchair.

Oval FC (M Vaggers (2), John Skipsey) got their season underway with a maximum points haul over AFC Rangers (Lewis McKnight) 3-1.

Upton Willows recorded a first win in the Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Football League 3-0 in a local derby at Woodchurch Rovers, with Ellis Bolton, Trav O’Brian and Matty Walsh obliging,

Efforts from Aaron Cross, Aaron Cairns, Will Gill, and Tom Fleming set North Wirral on their way to a fine 4-0 result at AFC Tima, while new club to Division Three, Feeneys, good start carried on with a 2-0 win at AFC Raeburn. Oxton Celtic also registered the same 2-0 scoreline over Athletic VH.

Parkgate St Germain earned the verdict with Sean Wilding hitting a treble and Nick McKnight a single with the victims being Glenavon Athletic, whilst honours ended even between Victoria Colts (Billy Harrison (2), Ryan Coles) and Wirral Athletic (Jake Ives, Jason Rigby, Kelvin Phoenix).

Division two champions, Whitby Rangers, (Matty Vickers 2) suffered a rare defeat, 4-2 at the hands of Eastham Rangers Colts (pictured), who secured the points with strikes from Dillon Thomas (2), Andy Rogers, and Nath Saunders.

A Tom Haynes penalty added to a Brendan Doherty effort was enough for Upton Town to take the points over Rig Move 2-0.

Oxton Celtic made their debut in the league and had a share of the spoils at North Wirral Saints (Aaron Cross 2) 2-2.

Also sharing the honours in a 1-1 draw were Parkgate St Germain (Nick McKnight) and Victoria Colts (Billy Harrison).

Two more new clubs faced each other in Division Three with Feeneys FC accounting for a 9-0 win over Upton United, whilst last season’s basement club, AFC Raeburn, were off the mark early season with a superb win at strongly fancied AFC Tima 3-1 -Tyler Sutton with a double and a further strike from Jonny Cable with Mike Redgrift replying for Tima.

Wirral Athletic (Harry Huggins, Declan Pearce, og) opened up their account with the same 3-1 result over Higher Bebington Kelma (Jack Brown), whilst West Kirby United accounted for Glenavon Athletic 5-0 with Robbie Nairn (2), Ben Banks, Tom Fleming, and Matty Murphy all finding their names on the scorecard.

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