Chester and Wirral Football League round up, 7 October 2023

Hoole Rangers progressed through to the second round of the Cheshire Amateur Cup with a fantastic 2- 1 victory against Macclesfield FC Reserves.

Skipper Josh Leach stepped up to put in a real captain’s performance as he bagged two brilliant goals, but it was a real team effort as Hoole had to dig in during the second half to secure the win.

Unfortunately, other CWFL teams did not fare so well against superior opposition as FC Farndon, Moreton FC and Sutton Rangers all went crashing out.

Waggon & Horses continued their fine form as they defeated rivals Shaftesbury Youth in the Dee 106.3 League Cup. James Llyod netted a brace and Harley Bennion, Ben Barratt, and Kieran Ball all got singles whilst Shaftes consolation goals came via Finn Onwemene and an own goal.

Kelsall FC had Brandon Needham, Joe Davis, and Dan Evans on target as they dispatched Chester Nomads III to secure a 3-0 win.

Cestrian Alex went goal crazy as they hit Sutton Rangers Reserves for twelve in the Cayzer Shield. Josh Camy bagged four, Niall Peaker a hat-trick, Ashley Reed a double, and Chris Rowntree, Chalie Jones, and Chris Hibbert all got singles in a 12-4 win.

Cheshire Vikings had Paul Finn on target, but Handbridge struck back via an Andrew Pratt effort to take the tie to penalties which Vikings won 4-3.

Waggon & Horses Reserves also progressed to the next round with a fine 4-3 win against Upton Reserves. A Trey Lattie double plus efforts from Ellis Moore and Aiden Field did the damage for Waggon as Upton replied through Cam Dewhurst, Joe Williams, and Jack Middleton.

Queens Park Vets progressed through to the second round of the newly formed Cheshire Amateur Vets cup as Dotty Bolton, Anton Jolly, Paul Dunleavy, and Nick Scholes all got on the scoresheet as Queens defeated Dee Rangers Vets 4-0.

In the Wirral Junior Cup 1st round, Hooton Vets defeated Capenhurst Villa Vets by the odd goal in seven. Dave Rudge bagged a double to go along with strikes from Jamie Quinn and Paul Howel as Capenhurst‘s consolation goals came via Anthony Ashton, Carl Ngiam, and a Stephen Hickson penalty.

A Matt Kilgallon double plus strikes from Rhys Nevett and Will Armstrong was not enough to secure the three points for Ashton Vets, as Eastham Vets also netted four of their own via a Dave Sadler double plus singles from Dan Nettleton and Andrew Woods as both sides had to settle for a point each.

A single from Jo Li was not enough for Upton Vets as Parkfield Vets won 3-1.

The game of the day in division 4 saw Great Sutton Vets win by the odd goal in seven against Vaults Vets. Gary Handley helped himself to a fine hat-trick and Ben Robson also got in on the act for Great Sutton. Netting for Vaults Vets was John Buckley with a double and Kyle Mearns with a single.

Hartford Vets hit four without reply against Nags Head Vets courtesy of a Mike Jones double plus singles from Jordan Oldham and Raj Tandon.

Hoole Rangers Vets had Andy Johnson and Dan Eborall on target against Frodsham Vets who netted via a Paul Mearns effort as Hoole ran out 2-1 winners.

In the Tarvin Precision Vets Division 5, Crossway Vets had Phil Radcliff on target with a double and Drew Thomas with a single but couldn’t hold out as Witton Vets also struck three times as both sides earned a point each.

Cheshire Vikings Vets had Alan Teece on target, as Port Sunlight Vets replied through a Stu Bale strike and the game ended 1-1.

Images: Josh leach ( Hoole Rangers) who scored both Hooles goals in a fantastic 2-1 win away at Macclesfield’s Reserves in the Cheshire Cup 1st round. Credit: Bryn Jackson

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