Chester and Wirral Football League round up, 14 May 2022

In what was a very busy week for the CWFL which saw four cup finals being played at brilliant hosts Cammell Lairds.

Last Monday was the start as Mersey Royal Vets faced off against Hooton Vets in the Doug Johnson Trophy. It was Hooton who started best but John Gann the Royal goalkeeper was in inspired form as he made some great saves to keep the score line level.

Just before half time Chrissy McGinn gave Royal the lead as his deflected shot looped in, early in the second half two quickfire strikes first from Craig Griffiths, then from Robbo Courtenay sealed the win as Royal emerged winners.

On Wednesday night in the Tom Garraghty Memorial Trophy Capenhurst Vets defeated Parkfield Rangers vets 5-2 to lift the Trophy.

Friday night was the turn of Cestrian Alex against Neston Nomads Reserves in the CWFL Cayzer Shield Final. The game finished 1-1 which meant the tie went to penalties which saw Neston Nomads emerge 4-2 winners to lift the shield with John Tudor, Martin Marshall, Rob Marrsy and Joel Hall all netting in the shootout for Netson.

On Saturday, Premier Division leaders Unitor were looking to add a first piece of silverware in what they would hope to be the first of a possible treble as they came up against Shaftsbury Youth.

The game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and penalties it was. Shaftes goalkeeper Tom Hardy was the hero, saving two penalties to see Shaftsbury win the Trophy.

Unitor still have a chance of a double with the league title looking to be a formality they will look to add the Northern Cup this coming Saturday as they play Upton JFC at Middlewich for a 2pm kick-off.

In the CWFL Queesnferry Sports Premier Division, 25 goals were scored in just two games!! First off Helsby 2nd conceded four but hit eight in reply as they defeated Black Horse, Josh Clayton scored four and Will Conway, Josh Elverstone, Sam Stephens and Jordan Whitby all got in on the act with Mark Cooper and Kynan Mason both hitting doubles for Black Horse.

In another crazy game, Upton JFC defeated Runcorn Sports 7-6, with Danny Evans netting 5 plus singles from Joe Bartley and Sam Crimes. On the scoresheet for Runcorn was James Bignall (2), Billy Mcgee, Kyle Mayers and Kieron Butterworth plus an own goal.

In the CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship, the only game saw Helsby 3rd put 5 past Great Sutton with goals from Connor Siner (2) plus singles from Adam Hall, Adam Bramwell, Adam Riley and Kostas Alexopolous.

On Wednesday night in the CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 2, Hooton Vets put the disappointment of losing the Cup Final to regain top spot as they beat Higher Bebington Kelma 3-2 and set up a title decider against rivals Mersey Royal on Monday night 16 May at the Memorial Ground Shaftes.

On Friday night in the CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3, Queens Park Vets hit 6 past Great Sutton Vets with Michael New hitting a double along with goals from Peter (Mozart) Reeves, Paul Dunleavy, Andy Owens plus a 30-yard screamer from Terry Lucas being the pick of the bunch as the game finished 6-2.

Hartford Vets beat Crossway Vets 4-2 with goals from Dan Bowen (2), plus singles from Ash Ellis and Ben Heywood.

Mersey Royal Vets
Capenhurst Vets
Neston Nomads Reserves

All images: Bob Shaw

League tables to follow.

CWFL Queensferry Sports Premier Division

CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship A

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 2

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 4

CWFL Link Up Monday Night 11’s (Blacon)

CWFL Link Up Monday Night 11’s (EPSV)

CWFL Link Up Monday Night 11’s (Neston)

CWFL Link Up Friday Night 11s (Warrington) 

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