A solitary Billy New strike was just enough for KRCT FC to secure their second Cup Final appearence, having already got a date in The Tony Smith Memorial Cup. This week it was in the David Keith Tacy Cup.
They await the winners of next weeks’ semi-final between MSC Eastham and Saughall. It was Bushell Grange Athletic that were the victims this week. KRCT were aiming for a domestic treble but their league form came off track with three defeats in four games with the latter being a 3-2 reversal at fellow promotion-chasing Wellington FC in midweek in a fabulous game of football.
KRCT took the lead only for Wellington to hit back and take the lead. KRCT drew level at 2-2, but Wellington’s never-say-die attitude scored a decisive winner and Joe Kelly completed his superb hattrick.
MSC Eastham (Cal Whiting) claimed their place in the David Tacy semi-final after a 5-4 win on a penalty shootout after the game finished at 1-1 with Bromborough Rake.
Woodchurch Hotel took the honours in a derby clash in the Tony Houlihan Memorial Cup semi-final after the normal regulatory time finished 0-0 with Beechwood FC. Woodchurch Hotel earned the second final of the season winning 5-4 on penalties, they will meet Corsair in the final on 22 May at Ashville FC on for a 2.00pm kick off,
The first of the Wirral District Football Association Cup finals took place with Oval FC losing to a very strong The Gun FC 4-0 from the Wallasey Sunday League,
A Charlie MacInnes strike was all it took for Rock Ferry Social to take a further step to that first ever Premier Division title. They only require seven points to be mathematically certain from their six remaining games. They beat Cheshire Cup finalists Neston Nomads 1-0.
Great Float S&S earned maximum points thanks to Dan Murphy, Lee Bridge and Tom Harris 3-2 at Corsair FC (Leon Clarke, Lewis Clarke) 3-2, over the past few seasons it was either Queens Park or Dock AFC who had their name on the Ryan ‘Giggsy’ Atherton Premier Division Trophy but they are in mid-table this season and met last Sunday and shared the spoils with a 0-0 draw.
Will Bulpin, Jack Maybury, Ben Cossley, Ben Kearney and Ash Power were on the mark for The Lukes and stayed on course for a second team from Rock Ferry to win their respective Division. They ran out 5-0 winners and were a cut above AFC Shaftes in Division One. Lukes only require five points from the remaining 12 available.
Upton Town went on the goal rampage with a 6-0 rout at the expense of Lions FC, with Callum Mernock leading the way with a fine hattrick supplemented by a brace from Lian Healey and a single from Tom Murphy.
Upton Town have a Cup Final appearance booked in the Presidents Cup Final and aiming for the second promotion spot but they have tough competition from Bromborough Rake and Bushell Grange Athletic.
Action from Division Two saw free-scoring Wellington FC take another step towards a treble, having two cup finals to look forward to in the coming weeks, They eased through to another win 6-0 over Eagle Stirrup and still remain the only unbeaten team in the league.
Lewis Gouldson 2, Ellis Byrne 2, Kieran and Ben Travis did the damge. There will be plenty of games for Wellington as they have two and three games in hand on the teams above them. They were helped with JPL Jets and New Ferry Rangers trading goals and sharing the points 1-1 in midweek.
It is a four-way tussle in the final run in for the clubs battling out for supremacy with only three clubs gauranted promotion. Prenton FC had their chances of promotion dented in midweek with a 3-0 reversal at Victoria Colts got back to winning ways with a 3-1 verdict at Barcodes FC (Alex Tucker), a Jake Thompson double and a single from Tom Molloy recorded were the marksmen for Prenton.
Whitby Rangers continued their good form in Division Three after two early-season losses and are now only three points behind leaders AFC Park North, both having played 16 games each with six matches to go.
Whitby Accounted for Oval FC 5-2 in midweek and a comfortable 3-0 success over Parkgate St Germain thanks to Leo Young, Matty Vickers, and Brad Bland.
Seven clubs are chasing the top three promotion spots. In pole position is AFC Park North who defeated Parkgate St Germain 3-0 in midweek. AFC Tima lost ground having to share the points with AFC Raeburn FC 1-1. There were mixed results for Old Parks who dipped 2-1 to West Kirby United (Akil Thiruselvan 2) after a notching a 3-0 win at AFC Rangers earlier in the week.
The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League are now accepting applications for the new season that is scheduled to start in August 2022 in both Open Age and Youth. Any Youth clubs that wish to enter two teams can do so, one team will be known Youth U/18’s and a second-team is normally known as a Colts U/17’s. Please visit the League website for contact details.
|Midweek Results – 5 April 2022|
|Glenavon Athletic 0||3 Saughall FC|
|JPL Jets 1||1 New Ferry Rangers|
|KRCT FC 2||3 Wellington FC|
|Victoria Colts 3||0 Prenton FC|
|AFC Park North 3||0 Parkgate St Germain|
|Whitby Rangers 5||2 Oval FC|
|Sunday Results – 10 April 2022|
|Corsair FC 2||3 Great Float S&S|
|Queens Park FC 0||0 Dock AFC|
|Rock Ferry Social 1||0 Neston Nomads|
|AFC Shaftes 0||5 The Lukes FC|
|Upton Town 6||0 Lions FC|
|Barcode FC 1||3 Prenton FC|
|Wellington FC 6||0 Eagle Stirrup|
|AFC Raeburn 1||1 AFC Tima|
|Barkers Armchair FC 4||2 AFC Rangers|
|Old Parks FC 1||2 West Kirby United|
|Whitby Rangers 3||0 Parkgate St Germain|
|Wirral Athletic 0||1 North Wirral Saints|
|Wirral Junior Cup Final|
|Oval FC 0||4 The Gun FC|
|Tony Houlihan Memorial Challenge Cup – Semi Final|
|Woodchurch Hotel FC 0 (5)||(4) 0 Beechwood FC|
|David Tacy Cup – Rnd 4|
|Bromborough Rake 1 (4)||(5) 1 MSC Eastham|
|David Tacy Cup – Rnd 5|
|KRCT FC 1||0 Bushell Grange Athletic|
Premier Division Table
|1||ROCK FERRY SOCIAL||14||7||0||1||5||1||0||12||1||1||47||16||31||37|
|2||WOODCHURCH HOTEL FC||12||5||0||1||3||2||1||8||2||2||33||15||18||26|
|3||GREAT FLOAT S&S||13||1||1||2||7||0||2||8||1||4||29||25||4||25|
|8||QUEENS PARK FC||15||2||3||3||2||1||4||4||4||7||31||34||-3||16|
Division One Table
|1||THE LUKES FC||14||8||0||0||5||0||1||13||0||1||43||10||33||39|
|2||BUSHELL GRANGE ATHLETIC||14||4||1||2||5||0||2||9||1||4||35||20||15||28|
|6||WIRRAL RADIO FC||13||2||0||3||4||0||4||6||0||7||27||26||1||18|
|9||POULTON VICS S&S||14||2||1||2||2||0||7||4||1||9||23||37||-14||13|
Division Two Table
|1||NEW FERRY RANGERS||16||7||1||1||5||2||0||12||3||1||47||12||35||39|
|9||EAGLE STIRRUP FC||15||2||1||3||2||1||6||4||2||9||24||52||-28||14|
Division Three Table
|1||AFC PARK NORTH||16||7||0||0||8||0||1||15||0||1||49||21||28||45|
|4||OLD PARKS FC||16||4||2||3||2||2||3||6||4||6||31||28||3||22|
|6||NORTH WIRRAL SAINTS||13||2||1||3||3||4||0||5||5||3||34||23||11||20|
|7||BARKERS ARMCHAIR FC||13||4||2||3||2||0||2||6||2||5||31||26||5||20|
|8||WEST KIRBY UTD||16||3||0||5||3||1||4||6||1||9||42||41||1||19|
|9||PARKGATE ST GERMAIN||17||3||1||3||2||1||7||5||2||10||29||41||-12||17|
Main image credit: RF._.studio
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