Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 22 October 2023

The weather with all the heavy rain played havoc with the fixtures but due to some clubs using 3G pitches the Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League were able to get four games played with 24 goals being scored.

Queens Park, who have lifted the Premier Division title on 21 occasions, added to a Division one title before the introduction of the Premier Division back in 1968/69 season are determined to add another title to their honours board.

Queens have not lifted the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Trophy since 2018/19 put in a five-star performance over league leaders KRCT Bidston to take pole position thanks to strikes from Owen Payne who hit a double added to singles from Jamie Leyland, Tom Black, and Joe Ly.

Ten-time Premier Division Champions, Dock AFC, sailed to 3-1 success to sink Great Float S&S (Frankie Ward) after Kieran Hamm, Cam McGregor, and Adam Lea all netted for the visitors. Despite being in seventh place, they are more than capable of climbing the table like they did last season. The premier division is wide open. Any of the top seven teams is capable of winning it.

Woodchurch and Rock Ferry Social faced each other in a nine-goal thriller, with hosts Rock Ferry earning the spoils 5-4, with goals from Ben Wood, Connor Doyle, Kie Hughes with a brace, and Mike Williams.

Just one game in the Maxwell’s Barber Division One survived, with the only unbeaten team in the division, Upton Town, visiting Rig Move (Phil Jones). Upton bagged all three points with a 5-1 result. Tom Haynes and Aaron Baird bagged a pair each with Brendan Doherty also on the scoresheet.

Friday 27 October will see Cheshire County Football Association hold an awards evening with the Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League being represented at Stockport County FC who are hosting the event.

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