Chester and Wirral Football League round up, 11 February 2023

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

1Blacon Youth Club FC Reserves12723823
2Lockdown FC14707-1021
3Black Horse FC13625520
4Waggon & Horses FC11524717
5Hoole Rangers FC10523317
6Shaftesbury Youth FC74211214
7Christleton FC12426-614
8Helsby FC III11236-89
9Neston Nomads FC Reserves10217-117

CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship

1Newton Athletic FC II1310214632
2FC Farndon1110104931
3Chester Nomads FC IV139133528
4Upton JFC Reserves117041221
5Cestrian Alex FC13607818
6Port Sunlight Nomads FC12507-1615
7Sutton Rangers FC132110-337
8Hoole Rovers FC141211-265
9Orange Athletic Chester FC10118-754

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1

1Hooton FC Vets85301718
2Higher Bebington Kelma FC Vets85031115
3Mersey Royal FC Vets54101013
4Great Float FC Vets8323-311
5Capenhurst Villa FC Vets6312610
6Shaftesbury Youth Club FC Vets8314-410
7Ashton Veterans6204-66
8West Kirby United FC Vets9009-310

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 2

1Queens Park FC Vets76101419
2Lache FC Vets85121116
3Ellesmere Port Town FC Vets8413913
4Upton Youth Club Vets Football6321311
5Birkenhead FC Vets530229
6Ellesmere Port Red Lions FC Vets511314
7Farndon FC Vets7106-143
8Tarvin Athletic FC Vets6006-260

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3

1Neston Nomads FC Vets77002721
2Winsford Town FC Vets86021318
3Hartford FC Vets7313710
4Eastham FC Vets630319
5Chester Nomads FC V Vets6303-19
6Nags Head Bunbury FC Vets7214-67
7Frodsham Park JFC Vets9216-227
8Great Sutton FC Vets6015-191

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 4

1Upton JFC Vets8422814
2Parkfield Rangers FC Vets6330812
3Hoole Rangers FC Vets6402312
4MSB Woolton FC Vets7403212
5FC Vaults Vets7322-311
6Dee Rangers FC Vets730409
7Rake and Pikel FC Vets7205-76
8Crossway FC Vets8116-114

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