Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 12 March 2023

The blast of weather from the Arctic did not stop Lancelyn Glenavon from playing in their Cheshire Football Association Sunday Challenge Cup semi-final as they froze out Premier Division favourites and leaders Woodchurch Hotel 2-0.

A John Adediran strike and an own goal secured Lancelyn Glenavon a place in the final on 23 April. They will saddle up with Dock AFC who had to come from behind to slay George & Dragon 4-2. They were behind for most of the game but ran out 4-2 winners with a brace from George Nugent supported by singles from Adam Lea and Cam McGregor. Dock are looking for a fourth Cheshire title and are current holders.

It is certain that clubs in The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League will achieve a clean sweep in open-age soccer across Cheshire and Wirral.

The first time this happened was back in the 1993/94 season when Pilot won the Cheshire Cup, Bromborough RBL/Maudsley lifted the Wirral Premier, Queens Hotel triumphed in the Sunday Amateur, while Ashville Youth claimed the Sunday Junior Cup.

Just one domestic cup tie beat the weather in the second semi-final of the Tony Smith Cup. Prenton FC secured their place in the final defeating Victoria Colts 2-0 (pictured), thanks to efforts from Lewis Handford and Luke Wynne.

Prenton are scheduled to meet Whitby Rangers at Villa Park the home of Ashville FC on Thursday 13 April for a 7.00pm kick off.

The only League game to survive was in Division Three with leaders West Kirby United taking full advantage of the chasing pack having their games postponed they increased their lead at the helm with a 3-1 result at Parkgate Panthers. On the scoresheet for West Kirby United were Robby Nairn, Jack Hunter, and Matty Murphy, while Liam Jeacock replied with a consolation for Panthers. West Kirby are now seven points clear but have played six and seven games more than their rivals which is many, a very interesting run in is definitely on the cards.

The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League are now accepting applications from new prospective clubs to join the League for the 2023-2024 season, a limited number of vacancies are available also a proposed Youth Division for the same season that is scheduled to start in August 2024, any Youth clubs that wish to enter two teams can do so, one team will be known as 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.

Images: Prenton FC (Blue) v Victoria Colts FC (Red) – Credit: Bob Shaw

Premier Division

1.WOODCHURCH HOTEL FC1333061094038142431
2.ROCK FERRY SOCIAL1441351092336241229
3.BEECHWOOD FC1222052174126131325
4.DOCK FC1020350070325151021
5.QUEENS PARK FC122144016152719819
6.GREAT FLOAT SPORTS & SOCIAL FC102111413522319414
7.NESTON NOMADS131152223372127-612
8.CORSAIR PV132240142381930-119
9.LANCELYN GLENAVON120222152371733-169
10.KRCT BIDSTON FC1510801511132361-384

Division One

1.BUSHELL ATHLETIC1331261092229131629
2.CHESHIRE CHEESE FC1240241181342132925
3.JPL JETS1021160081136102625
4.WELLINGTON FC1132140172231191223
5.EASTHAM RANGERS COLTS104111305412316719
6.RIG MOVE SERVICES FC92112124231716114
7.UPTON TOWN FC81112213322113812
8.WIRRAL RADIO FC112022054071828-1012
9.MSC EASTHAM1400521621111142-317
10.AFC SHAFTES131260131391945-266
11.WOODCHURCH ROVERS1302701303101446-323

Division Two

1.BEDFORD FC1031060091043103328
2.PRENTON FC1370212182347123526
3.BARCODE FC146221127342618824
4.WHITBY RANGERS FC71105006103152619
5.SAUGHALL FC113212035243628817
6.LIONS FC103102135232116517
7.EAGLE & STIRRUP FC123112145251517-217
8.BARKERS ARMCHAIR FC133031244272045-2514
9.POULTON VICS S&S132221243461933-1413
10.VICTORIA COLTS131140341481342-297
11.GLENAVON ATHLETIC140160070113752-451

Division Three

1.WEST KIRBY UNITED21542631117345261940
2.OLD PARKS FC15710322103242222033
3.AFC RANGERS1541145086136231330
4.OVAL FC1441242183332201227
5.ATHLETIC VH152314236542621523
6.AFC TIMA143123146263232020
7.HIGHER BEBINGTON KELMA144421035453328519
8.EASTHAM RANGERS112213215422016419
9.PARKGATE PANTHERS162232254483641-516
10.WIRRAL ATHLETIC1631520551103255-2316
11.NORTH WIRRAL SAINTS143151134283230214
12.PARKGATE ST GERMAIN1521502523101734-179
13.AFC RAEBURN1611401912131651-355

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