Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 7 January 2024

Current Cheshire Challenge cup holders, Lancelyn Glenavon, secured a place in the Quarter Finals after earning the 2-1 verdict over fellow Premier Division rivals Wellington FC (Paul Ellison). A Reiss Smith penalty and an Alfie McNicholas strike did the damage.

Highly fancied Dock AFC were eliminated in the Quarter Finals after losing many players due to players having played in the senior cup for their Saturday teams. They went down 2-1 after hosting George & Dragon. Adam Lea was on the mark for Dock AFC.

A Tom Molloy hat-trick for Prenton FC in the David Tacy Memorial Cup saw off the challenge from Higher Bebington Kelma, 3-2, to secure a place in the next round.

The game of the day in the Premier Division saw two Wallasey based clubs battle it out in a local derby game. It was second v third, as Great Float S&S took the honours to sail to the top 2-1. Replying for Cheshire Cheese was Con Edwards.

With up to seven clubs with a chance of winning the Premier Division for the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Memorial Trophy, Woodchurch Hotel enhanced their chances with a 3-0 scoreline over Neston Nomads, thanks to late goals from Jordan Deer, Danny Holmes, and an og.

Rig Move continue to dominate in The Maxwell’s Barber Division One with a 2-1 result over Clipper FC. They are six points ahead but have played six more games than most including second placed Eastham Rangers Colts. Netting the all-important goals were Simon Thelwell and Daniel Page.

Lions FC roared back to the top of the Martin Gallier Project Division after a hard-fought game against Oval FC on the new Shaftesbury 3G pitch. Lions took a 3-0 lead but Oval fought back to make it 3-2, only for Mark Head to complete his double and the lions forth to seal a fine win 4-2. Lions other marksmen where Ameel Al Gamri and Paul Ryan.

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