Chester and Wirral Football League round up, 7 January 2023

After the Christmas and New Year break, teams eager to get back into action were left disappointed as recent rainfall saw most games called off.

Newton Athletic Reserves‘ game against Orange Athletic survived and it was Newton who came up trumps to regain top spot in the CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship. An Owen Hughes double and singles from Dan Christian, Pete Greenwood, and James Collison was enough for “Doves” to move a point ahead of FC Farndon and Chester Nomads in fourth in what looks like is going to be an exciting three-way battle to lift the league title.

Port Sunlight Nomads travelled to Hoole Rovers and came away with three points as Rich Booth inspired Sunlight to victory with a Man of the Match performance. Mitch Francis bagged two whilst Harley Price and Mark Rand also got in on the act for Sunlight as they ran out 4-1 winners.

A Josh Camy double was enough for Championship side Cestrian Alex to shock Premier Division leaders Lockdown in the league cup as they won 2-1 to progress.

In the Chester & District FA C&C Catering Equipment Challenge Cup second round, Chester Nomads IV won by the odd goal in seven against Hoole Rangers to progress. A James Lloyd brace plus singles from Trey Lattie and Macaulay salter did the damage for Nomads whilst Connor Howley, Cal Jones, and Ryan Primrose netted for Hoole.

In the Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1, Hooton Vets extended their lead at the top to eight points as goals from JP Stanhope, Peter McNulty, and Dave Rudge gave “The Hoot” a vital three points against Higher Bebington Kelma Vets who replied through a Carl Butler double.

Ashton Vets got their first victory of the season against West Kirby Vets winning 5-1, with Ashton’s goals coming via doubles from both Mike Parker and Luca Trasatti plus a single from Ste Whittaker.

In the Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3, Queens Park Vets made it five wins from five against rivals Ellesmere Port Town Vets in a close game played out in tough conditions. It was Ellesmere Port who took an early lead when a Todd Reid Corner found its way into the net, but Queens drew level just before half time, when Anton Jolley poked home from close range before Kevin Bimpson fired in a 30-yard rocket into the roof of the net midway into the second half. Mike McGree sealed the win when he rounded the keeper to score the third.

Timmy Bigland gave Birkenhead FC the lead against Upton Youth Vets only for Gaz Kelly to equalize and with seconds left, James Macintosh poked home a dramatic winner to stun Birkenhead and seal the points for Upton Youth Vets.

Mikey McGree scored the third goal in Queens Park Vets’ 3-1 win against Ellesmere Port Town Vets
Image credit: Bryn Jackson
Hoole (purple) v Chester (yellow) Image credit: Bob Shaw
Hoole (purple) v Chester (yellow) Image credit: Bob Shaw
Hoole (purple) v Chester (yellow) Image credit: Bob Shaw

Main image: Hoole (purple) v Chester (yellow) Credit: Bob Shaw

CWFL Queensferry Sports Premier Division

1Lockdown FC12705-621
2Black Horse FC11614819
3Blacon Youth Club FC Reserves10523217
4Hoole Rangers FC9423014
5Christleton FC11425-614
6Shaftesbury Youth FC63211211
7Waggon & Horses FC9324411
8Helsby FC III10226-88
9Neston Nomads FC Reserves8215-67

CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship A

1Newton Athletic FC II118214326
2FC Farndon98104225
3Chester Nomads FC IV118123625
4Upton JFC Reserves96031318
5Cestrian Alex FC116051118
6Port Sunlight Nomads FC11407-1712
7Hoole Rovers FC11128-205
8Sutton Rangers FC10118-324
9Orange Athletic Chester FC9018-761

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 1

1Hooton FC Vets75201717
2Higher Bebington Kelma FC Vets630389
3Shaftesbury Youth Club FC Vets6303-49
4Great Float FC Vets6222-28
5Capenhurst Villa FC Vets421177
6Mersey Royal FC Vets321077
7Ashton Veterans4103-53
8West Kirby United FC Vets6006-280

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 2

1Queens Park FC Vets55001415
2Ellesmere Port Town FC Vets6312810
3Lache FC Vets6312510
4Upton Youth Club Vets Football5311310
5Birkenhead FC Vets530229
6Ellesmere Port Red Lions FC Vets411214
7Farndon FC Vets5104-73
8Tarvin Athletic FC Vets6006-260

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 3

1Neston Nomads FC Vets44001312
2Winsford Town FC Vets5401912
3Eastham FC Vets430159
4Chester Nomads FC V Vets4202-26
5Frodsham Park JFC Vets6204-166
6Hartford FC Vets410323
7Nags Head Bunbury FC Vets4103-43
8Great Sutton FC Vets3003-70

CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets Division 4

1MSB Woolton FC Vets5401612
2Parkfield Rangers FC Vets523069
3Hoole Rangers FC Vets430149
4Upton JFC Vets521227
5FC Vaults Vets4211-37
6Dee Rangers FC Vets520316
7Crossway FC Vets5113-64
8Rake and Pikel FC Vets5005-100

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