Chester and Wirral Football League round up, 26 August 2023

Kelsall FC have returned to the CWFL Queensferry Premier Division and on Saturday the hard work by all Committee members and management was evident at the John Walker Field of dreams ground.

But more work on the pitch will be needed as Christleton FC made it three wins from three and turned Kelsall’s homecoming into a nightmare as Christleton ran out 4-1 winners to go top of the league as a double from Matt Jones was supplemented with efforts from Joe Bowdler and Ste Rothwell. Tom Hulme scored Kelsall’s consolation goal.

The only other game in the Premier Division saw Lewis Coppack hit a double and Mike Hill a single to give Chester Nomads a 3-0 win away at Sutton Rangers.

In the CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship, Cheshire Vikings had Ben Morris in fine form as he bagged himself a hat-trick. Further goals from Liam Keating and Oscar Sergent gave Vikings a 5-1 win against Sutton Rangers Reserves who had Jamie Rivers on target.

Waggon & Horses Reserves dropped their first points of the season against Upton JFC in a thrilling 4-4 draw. Caleb Rose helped himself to a hattrick and Dylan Owens also netted for Waggon, but Upton replied with goals from Joe Astbury, Harry Brownlow, Connor Ireland, and John Lally.

In another high-scoring game, Neston Nomads Reserves had Will Suker, Sam Haley, and Sam Shannon on target but came unstuck against FC Farndon Reserves who had Sam Davenport and Deyontea James on target who both bagged a brace. With Ben Parry and Conor Walsh also on target, Farndon ran out 6-3 winners.

Cestrian Alex had an own goal and an Ashely Reed effort to thank in their 2-1 eclipse of Hoole Rovers.

The high-scoring games of the open-age leagues continued into the Vets league. In the CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3, Ashton Vets and FC Farndon Vets shared 10 goals as they drew 5-5. Ashton’s Will Armstrong netted a brace and Luca Trasatti, Ste Whittaker, and Tom Harrison all netted singles as Farndon Vets replied with Roy Cardus bagging a double, plus singles from Phil Reeves and Dave Bereton plus an own goal.

Tony Langrell bagged a double for Parkfield Vets against Tarvin Vets who netted thanks to goals from Adam Butcher and Lee Herring as the game finished 2-2.

The newly formed CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 5 had newcomers Witton Albion Vets and Wirral Masters Vets fight it out in the opening game. Witton, despite netting through Matt Corrobay and Scott Mcgauley, went down 7-2 with Wirral Masters’ goals coming via a Ste Symes double and singles from Aiden Ryan, Chris Roe, Danny Payne, Alec Higginson, and Alex Ekani Nkomo.

Images: Kelsall v Christleton. Credit: Bryn Jackson

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