Friday night at Vauxhalls Astro pitch saw the first of the Wirral District Junior Cup Semi-finals played between Hooton Vets and Poulton Vis U18’s, and what a game to start the weekend.
A hat-trick from Kian Hamm plus singles from Mathew Barclay and Jack Bently was still not enough for Vic’s as Hooton struck back with five of their own via a brace from Kieron Fleetwood and singles from Dave Rudge, Paul Cupit, and JP Stanhope to take the tie to penalties with Poulton Vic’s prevailing 3-1 to progress to the final.
In the other semi-final, Capenhurst Villa Vets and Queens Park Vets battled it out at the ESPV Astro pitch and it was Queens Park Vets against the run of play who took an early second-half lead when Mikey McGree netted after excellent work from Dotty Bolton.
Capenhurst deservedly struck back when Mark Higman slotted the equalizer to again take the tie to penalties. The resulting shootout saw Capenhurst prevail 5-4 to book their place in the final.
There are new leaders in the CWFL Queensferry Premier division, as Blacon Youth Club Reserves defeated Black Horse 3-0 to go above Lockdown FC who were defeated 5-2 by Hoole Rangers. An amazing start by Hoole saw them storm into a 5-0 lead after just 23 minutes with the goals coming from Connor Howley who bagged a double, plus efforts from Josh Hopley, Callum Jones, and James Maloney with Billy McGee and Adam Hesketh netting Lockdowns consolation goals.
Waggon and Horses moved up fourth with a 3-1 win at bottom club Neston Nomads Reserves, whose consolation came via a Joel Hall strike.
In the CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship bottom club, Orange Athletic, who have been on the receiving end of some heavy defeats this season, secured their first win of the season by beating Cestrian Alex by the odd goal in five. A Stu Drury brace plus a goal from Owen Harris did the damage in a brilliant win for Orange. Jack Appleby got both goals for Cestrian.
At the top end of the table, the three teams challenging for the title all won. Leaders Newton Athletic Reserves stay top after efforts from Dan Christian and Owen Hughes secured the points in a 2-1 win against Sutton Rangers who scored via a Toby Mears strike.
Goal machine Lee Parry bagged five with Owen Mcgrath also getting in on the act as FC Farndon defeated Upton JFC 6-1.
Chester Nomads IV, despite being 2-0 and 3-1 down, came back to hit two late goals and take the points winning 4-3 against Hoole Rovers. On the scoresheet for Nomads were Trey Lattie, Tim Ashbrooke, Cal Pepler, and Macaulay Salter. Hoole replied with goals from Sam Wynne-Hughes, Kane Swift, and Andrew McGibbon.
A top-of-the-table clash ensued In the CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3 between Neston Nomads Vets and Winsford Town Vets. A Sam Bunbury double plus a Lloyd Murphy goal gave Neston the win to see them move three points clear with a game in hand.
Frodsham Vets bagged four goals via a Ste Salisbury double plus efforts from Wayne Clark and Will Beales, but Hartford Vets hit six to take the points with Dan Bowen grabbing two and Alex Macphail, Luke Wilkinson, Andy Marlor, and Ash Ellis all netting singles.
Chester Nomads Vets accounted for Great Sutton Vets winning 5-1 with Si Andrew netting twice and Chris Harris, Tom Cairns, and Joe Collins each scoring once.
Onto the CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 4 and Upton JFC Vets are now two points clear at the top after defeating MSB Woolton Vets 5-2 with doubles for both Ben Whalley ad Phil Cordell plus a goal from Daniel Denton. On the scoresheet for Woolton Vets were Carl Finlay and Mike Jeffery.
An own goal and a strike from Mark Hughes gave Rake and Pikel Vets the points against FC Vaults Vets who replied through Alan Teece.
Parkfield Vets, with goals from Dave Woods, Kev Pink, and Mark Wilson secured a 3-1 victory against Dee Rangers Vets in a result which sees Parkfield move to second.
Images: Capenhurst Villa Vets (red) v Queens Park Vets (black/white). Credit: Bryn Jackson
CWFL Queensferry Sports Premier Division
|1||Blacon Youth Club FC Reserves||12||7||2||3||8||23|
|3||Black Horse FC||13||6||2||5||5||20|
|4||Waggon & Horses FC||11||5||2||4||7||17|
|5||Hoole Rangers FC||10||5||2||3||3||17|
|6||Shaftesbury Youth FC||7||4||2||1||12||14|
|8||Helsby FC III||11||2||3||6||-8||9|
|9||Neston Nomads FC Reserves||10||2||1||7||-11||7|
CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship
|1||Newton Athletic FC II||13||10||2||1||46||32|
|3||Chester Nomads FC IV||13||9||1||3||35||28|
|4||Upton JFC Reserves||11||7||0||4||12||21|
|5||Cestrian Alex FC||13||6||0||7||8||18|
|6||Port Sunlight Nomads FC||12||5||0||7||-16||15|
|7||Sutton Rangers FC||13||2||1||10||-33||7|
|8||Hoole Rovers FC||14||1||2||11||-26||5|
|9||Orange Athletic Chester FC||10||1||1||8||-75||4|
CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1
|1||Hooton FC Vets||8||5||3||0||17||18|
|2||Higher Bebington Kelma FC Vets||8||5||0||3||11||15|
|3||Mersey Royal FC Vets||5||4||1||0||10||13|
|4||Great Float FC Vets||8||3||2||3||-3||11|
|5||Capenhurst Villa FC Vets||6||3||1||2||6||10|
|6||Shaftesbury Youth Club FC Vets||8||3||1||4||-4||10|
|8||West Kirby United FC Vets||9||0||0||9||-31||0|
CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 2
|1||Queens Park FC Vets||7||6||1||0||14||19|
|2||Lache FC Vets||8||5||1||2||11||16|
|3||Ellesmere Port Town FC Vets||8||4||1||3||9||13|
|4||Upton Youth Club Vets Football||6||3||2||1||3||11|
|5||Birkenhead FC Vets||5||3||0||2||2||9|
|6||Ellesmere Port Red Lions FC Vets||5||1||1||3||1||4|
|7||Farndon FC Vets||7||1||0||6||-14||3|
|8||Tarvin Athletic FC Vets||6||0||0||6||-26||0|
CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3
|1||Neston Nomads FC Vets||7||7||0||0||27||21|
|2||Winsford Town FC Vets||8||6||0||2||13||18|
|3||Hartford FC Vets||7||3||1||3||7||10|
|4||Eastham FC Vets||6||3||0||3||1||9|
|5||Chester Nomads FC V Vets||6||3||0||3||-1||9|
|6||Nags Head Bunbury FC Vets||7||2||1||4||-6||7|
|7||Frodsham Park JFC Vets||9||2||1||6||-22||7|
|8||Great Sutton FC Vets||6||0||1||5||-19||1|
CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 4
|1||Upton JFC Vets||8||4||2||2||8||14|
|2||Parkfield Rangers FC Vets||6||3||3||0||8||12|
|3||Hoole Rangers FC Vets||6||4||0||2||3||12|
|4||MSB Woolton FC Vets||7||4||0||3||2||12|
|5||FC Vaults Vets||7||3||2||2||-3||11|
|6||Dee Rangers FC Vets||7||3||0||4||0||9|
|7||Rake and Pikel FC Vets||7||2||0||5||-7||6|
|8||Crossway FC Vets||8||1||1||6||-11||4|
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