Chester and Wirral Football League round up, 18 March 2023

On Friday night in the Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1, Mersey Royal Vets defeated rivals Hooton Vets 5-3 in another thrilling encounter.

Mersey Royal‘s goals came via a fine hat-trick from Robbo Courtenay and a double from former Swansea and Tranmere player, Andy Robinson. Hooton’s goal came via a Dave Rudge brace and a Paul Cupit single. This result now sees Royal now in pole position to take the Division 1 title yet again.

FC Farndon demolished Orange Athletic 9-1 and celebrated by lifting the CWFL Olympic Trophies Shield on Saturday to cap a fine day. Top Scorer Lee Parry bagged a brace to make it 41 league goals for the season so far, Sam Davenport and Kieran Hodgkiss also bagged doubles to go with singles from Leo Davenport, Aaron Lloyd, and Lewis Devoy whilst Joe Lamb scored a consolation for Orange.

Newton Athletic Reserves beat Upton JFC Reserves by the odd goal in seven to cement second place with a double from Alex Gibb and singles from Dan Christian and Owen Hughes. James Taylor, Fergal Hickey, and Harvey Rowlands replied for Upton.

In the Life Members Cup first round, Jimmy Gomes struck twice for Shaftsbury Youth, but Waggon & Horses levelled to take the game to penalties, and it was Shaftsbury keeper John McGraa who was the hero in the penalty shootout as Shaftes progressed to the next round winning 6-5.

Queens Park Vets travelled to Capenhurst Vets and a brilliant volley from Mike Burke gave Queens an early lead only for Capenhurst to strike back with a finely placed shot from Steven Hickson. Burke then put Queens 2-1 ahead with a fierce strike after good link-up play with Dotty Bolton before Nick Scholes netted from a free kick to make it 3-1. Capenhurst netted again when Hickson bagged his second of the game for Capenhurst, but Queens saw the game out to progress to the next round.

In the Tarvin Precision Vets Division 2, Lache Vets went level on points with Queens Vets at the top of the table after a fine 4-3 victory against Upton Vets. On the scoresheet for Lache was Warren Kelly with a brace whilst Nick Whittaker and Nathan Mapletoft both grabbed singles. Replying for Upton Vets was Gaz Stevenson with two and Mike Ash with one.

Lee Reynolds scored straight from a corner as Ellesmere Port Red Lions took the points against FC Farndon Vets, winning 1-0.

Images: FC Farndon with the Olympic Trophies Championship Shield. Credit: Bernie Holmes

CWFL Queensferry Sports Premier Division

1Blacon Youth Club FC Reserves149231529
2Shaftesbury Youth FC118211926
3Hoole Rangers FC13733824
4Lockdown FC16808-1124
5Black Horse FC14626520
6Waggon & Horses FC14626220
7Christleton FC14437-915
8Helsby FC III13238-139
9Neston Nomads FC Reserves132110-167

CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship

1FC Farndon1413106840
2Newton Athletic FC II1611234435
3Chester Nomads FC IV1510233832
4Cestrian Alex FC169071127
5Upton JFC Reserves147161022
6Port Sunlight Nomads FC14509-2315
7Sutton Rangers FC153210-2711
8Orange Athletic Chester FC142210-848
9Hoole Rovers FC161213-375

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1

1Higher Bebington Kelma FC Vets106131319
2Hooton FC Vets105321418
3Mersey Royal FC Vets65101216
4Capenhurst Villa FC Vets7412713
5Shaftesbury Youth Club FC Vets9414-413
6Great Float FC Vets9324-511
7Ashton Veterans7205-66
8West Kirby United FC Vets10019-311

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 2

1Queens Park FC Vets87101722
2Lache FC Vets107121222
3Ellesmere Port Town FC Vets9414513
4Upton Youth Club Vets Football8332212
5Ellesmere Port Red Lions FC Vets7313610
6Birkenhead FC Vets6303-19
7Farndon FC Vets9117-154
8Tarvin Athletic FC Vets7007-260

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3

1Neston Nomads FC Vets88002824
2Winsford Town FC Vets97021321
3Hartford FC Vets8323711
4Eastham FC Vets730419
5Chester Nomads FC V Vets7304-29
6Nags Head Bunbury FC Vets8224-68
7Frodsham Park JFC Vets9216-227
8Great Sutton FC Vets6015-191

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 4

1Upton JFC Vets95221217
2Parkfield Rangers FC Vets7430815
3Hoole Rangers FC Vets8503315
4Dee Rangers FC Vets8404212
5MSB Woolton FC Vets8404012
6FC Vaults Vets9324-711
7Rake and Pikel FC Vets8215-77
8Crossway FC Vets9126-115

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