Chester and Wirral Football League round up, 4 March 2023

FC Farndon clinched the CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship league title on Saturday with an impressive 5-3 victory over rivals Newton Athletic Reserves.

Ace marksman, Lee Parry, hit a double and Sam Davenport, Tom Perrin, and Captain Ben Parry, all grabbed singles for Farndon who have won the title with three games to spare, whilst also remaining unbeaten.

Louie Larson, Adam Pownall, and Danny Eaton replied for Newton Athletic.

At the other end of the table, Orange Athletic grabbed their second win of the season to lift themselves off bottom spot as they defeated Hoole Rovers 3-1, thanks to goals from Arron Stockton, Iain Thomas, and Graeme Francis. It’s been a brilliant turnaround for Orange and a special mention must go to Roger London and his team for sticking together and working through a very testing start to the season.

In the CWFL Queensferry Sports Premier Division, Blacon Youth Club Reserves kept their slim title hopes alive with a 3-0 win against Christleton. Goals from Jack Rowlands, Aaron Rowlands, and Aaron Hinchcliffe sealed the points which gives Blacon a three-point lead over Shaftsbury Youth, but having played three games more, the title is still firmly in Shaftes’ hands.

Goals from Connor Howley and Josh Leach gave Hoole Rangers a 2-1 win at Waggon & Horses, whose consolation came from Kieron Ball.

In the CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1, Neil Atkinson and Chris Dawson both netted to secure West Kirby Vets‘ first point of the season against in-form Higher Bebington Kelma Vets, who replied with goals from Johnny Sumner and John Walker.

Friday night’s Doug Johnson Vets Cup first round saw Mersey Royal and Hooton Vets play out another exciting 3-3 draw after 90 minutes. Robbo Courtenay, Kris Hesketh, and Will Bulpin were on target for the Royal but Hooton replied with strikes from JP Stanhope and Dave Rudge and an own goal took the tie to penalties, and it was Hooton who prevailed winning 7-6 in the shootout.

Shaftsbury Vets had a fine 4-1 win against local rivals Great Float Vets. Jay Williamson bagged a double whilst Iggy McGraa and Eddie Jebb both netted singles to see Shaftes through to the next round. Michael Friel scored Float’s Consolation goal.

Joe Crane scored a fine hat-trick and Todd Reid hit a brace for Ellesmere Port Town Vets as they dispatched Tarvin Vets 5-2. Sam Kilner and Kev Rogerson were on target for Tarvin Vets.

In the CDFA Pele Vets Cup, Warren Kelly and Jim Lehman were hat-trick heroes whilst singles for Jake Gibbons and Nick Whittaker gave Lache Vets an 8-1 win against Chester Nomads Reserves who had Steve Davies on target with Nomads’ consolation goal.

Mike Ashford helped himself to five goals as Upton Youth Vets hammered Nags Head Vets 9-0, with Danny Stevenson also grabbing a double plus Nags Head putting through their own net twice.

FC Farndon Vets topped off a fine day for the Farndon community as they dumped Crossway Vets out of the cup with a 4-0 win. Ray Cardus, Derek Nurse, Gary Richards, and Ben Pridding all scored for Farndon.

Ashton Vets also progressed at the expense of Upton JFC Vets winning 4-2. Tom Harrison bagged a hat- trick and Luca Trasatti also scored and Ben Whalley and Ryan March got Upton’s goals.

Images: FC Farndon (Blue) v Newton Athletic Reserves (Red). Credit: Bryn Jackson

CWFL Queensferry Sports Premier Division

1Blacon Youth Club FC Reserves149231529
2Shaftesbury Youth FC118211926
3Lockdown FC16808-1124
4Hoole Rangers FC12633421
5Black Horse FC14626520
6Waggon & Horses FC13526217
7Christleton FC14437-915
8Helsby FC III12237-139
9Neston Nomads FC Reserves12219-127

CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship

1FC Farndon1312106037
2Newton Athletic FC II1510234332
3Chester Nomads FC IV1510233832
4Cestrian Alex FC158071024
5Upton JFC Reserves127141222
6Port Sunlight Nomads FC14509-2315
7Sutton Rangers FC153210-2711
8Orange Athletic Chester FC13229-768
9Hoole Rovers FC161213-375

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1

1Higher Bebington Kelma FC Vets106131319
2Hooton FC Vets95311618
3Mersey Royal FC Vets54101013
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 Vets96121119
3Ellesmere Port Town FC Vets9414513
4Upton Youth Club Vets Football7331312
5Birkenhead FC Vets6303-19
6Ellesmere Port Red Lions FC Vets621357
7Farndon FC Vets8116-144
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 Vets7403312
4Dee Rangers FC Vets8404212
5MSB Woolton FC Vets8404012
6FC Vaults Vets8323-711
7Rake and Pikel FC Vets8215-77
8Crossway FC Vets9126-115

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