Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 27 August 2023

Despite a 1-1 draw, one of the Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League’s new clubs, Feeneys FC, stayed in pole position on goal difference in Division Three.

Adam Walker was on hand to net for Feeneys while Robbie Nairn helped share the spoils for West Kirby United.

a nine-goal thriller was played out in Thornton Hough as AFC Tima hosted another new club Oxton Celtic, with the visitors running out 5-4 winners. Jalo (2), Hunt, and King were on the mark for AFC Tima.

Parkgate St German‘s fine start to the season continued with a 2-1 verdict over AFC Raeburn (Tyler Sutton) thanks to Nick McKnight and Ben Swift.

Glenavon Athletic (Paul Keenan) and Higher Bebington Kelma (Lewis Simpson) both picked up their first point each off the season in a keenly contested game.

Athletic VH recorded a first maximum points haul of the new campaign at North Wirral Saints (Callum Salt) 2-1.

Jamie Payne was on hand to bag four for Wirral Athletic in a 7-0 win over Upton Town, with Harry Huggins, Jamie Galloway, and Jamie Conway completing the scoring.

Last season’s Maxwell’s Barber Division One Champions, Cheshire Cheese, have recorded back-to-back wins in the Holy Grail of The Premier Division for the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Trophy. The most recent was last Sunday with a 4-1 result against strongly fancied Rock Ferry Social (Phil Mohan). Doing the damage for Cheese was Cameron Nuttall with a pair supplemented by singles from Sean Wilson and Kie Frost.

A Peter Morgan bullet header in the last minute was just enough for Great Float S&S to take the spoils 2-1 at early league leaders KRCT Bidston (Brandon Gordon). Also on the scoresheet for Float was Joe Dulson.

Woodchurch Hotel FC got back to winning ways. Will Bulpin started with a single and both Daniel McLaughlin and Charlie Macinnes hit doubles 5-3 at Neston Nomads (Luke Blondel (2), Joel Hall).

Derby Jets finally got their season underway in The Maxwell’s Barber Division One with a narrow 1-0 win over AFC Shaftes thanks to a single strike from Lewis Howard.

Eastham Rangers Colts accounted for Clipper FC. Finding the net for Eastham Rangers Colts were Dillon Thomas and Cole Saunders both notching a brace each, added with a single from Jim Ludbrook.

With various clubs wanting deferments because of the bank holiday and others having pitch problems, only three games were possible in The Martin Gallier Project Division Three and each game finished in a draw.

The highest scoring game was between Eagle & Stirrup FC, who had their goals plundered by Stuart Davies, Ben Ryan, Sean Heath, and Jack Reeves, and AFC Rangers who had Liam Muscat (2), Kieran Stockdale, and Mark Fitzpatrick on the scoresheet in a 4-4 draw.

Saughall picked up their first point after Andy Noonan hit a timely brace while Jordan Crowder and Kieran Hodgson were on hand to net for Eastham Rangers.

Old Parks remain at the helm of the division despite dropping points against a valiant Poulton Victoria S&S as they traded goals and points 1-1. Louis Haddock netted for Old Parks, while Hatim Aljamal found the net for the Vics.

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