Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 13 March 2022

Dock AFC secured another Cheshire County Football Association Sunday Cup Final appearance and will be aiming to lift the Cup for a third time.

Dock took an early lead via Kieran Holsgrove before Rivacre equalised just before half time. Dock went back in front from Kieran Hamm, before a superb individual goal from Mike Burkey for Rivacre after beating 4 men to finish with a good strike.

Dock AFC upped their game and went ahead for the third time from Adam Lea and then added a fourth with Kieran Holsgrove completing his brace to finish 4-2 victors. A great final is in prospect on Sunday 24 April at Vauxhalls as Neston Nomads who won their semi-final last week were awaiting the winners.

Corsair FC got their revenge on Queens Park FC after a defeat in The Veronica Conway Premier Cup just a month ago. They confirmed their place in the Tony Houlihan Memorial Challenge Cup Final 2-1. Bagging the goals for Corsair were James Bayley and Jason Bull while Harvey Sample replied for Queens Park.

Saughall claimed a place in the quarter finals of the David Keith Tacy Memorial Cup by winning the tie on 4-3 on penalties. The game finished 4-4 after normal regulation time it was a terrific game. The pick of the goals came from Jack Catterall with an overhead kick to put Barkers Armchair 3-2 up. Other scorers for hosts Barkers were Louis Brown, Ash Robinson and Lee Doyle. Saughall’s marksmen were Tom Ashcroft 2, David Ollerhead and Matty Westhead.

There was no giant-killing act for Whitby Rangers (Brad Bland, Jack Woods) who were beaten by Lions FC 4-2. The goal grabbers for Lions were Ryan Summers, Paul Ryan, Ameel Al Gamri, and Dave McElroy.

Two penalty saves in the penalty shoot-out for KRCT from Ian Thurgill helped them into the semi-finals 2-1 in a top class quarter-final tie. The game at 90 minutes was even at 2-2. Billy New notched a double for KRCT FC while Wellington FC had evergreen Matty O’Shea and Ellis Byrne finding the net.

It was first versus second from the Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Sunday League who clashed in The Veronica Conway Premier Cup quarter-finals. It was the second cup clash this season that Woodchurch took the honours again 2-1 at Rock Ferry Social. Jordan Deer and Josh Sheridan doing the all-important damage, while Callum Robinson replied for Rock Ferry. They have yet to meet in the league with both clubs wanting to be at the helm in May.

Upton Town sealed a place in The Presidents Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 verdict over local rivals Woodchurch Rovers. Liam Healy, Tom Murphy and Callum Mernock claimed the important goals,

Joe Parry and Sam Dangerfield set the seal for North Wirral Saints 2-1 victory over AFC Rangers (Chris Caress) in a quarter-final tie in the Jimmy Core Cup. Old Parks turned the form book upside down registering a tremendous 3-0 success over AFC Park North. Matthew Langford, Ben Kierman, and Adam Lamb were the heroes of the day.

Great Float moved into third place in The Premier Division after a comfortable 3-0 win at Lancelyn Glenavon. FC Bidston won the local derby with Beechwood and dented their outside chances of finishing in pole position. Paul Wallace, John Mearns and Alan Godhall were the goal-getters for FC Bidston.

The Lukes took a step closer to the Premier Division with a narrow 2-1 win at Wirral Radio (Matt Lydiate.) They now require just five points for promotion and eight points to lift the title from five games. On the scoresheet for The Lukes were Ben Kearney and Will Bulpin.

Bushell Grange Athletic demolished Poulton Victoria S&S 4-0 to stay in second place with strikes coming from Kieran Frost 2, Ryan Clarke, and Mark Standing.

New Ferry Rangers moved within two points of Division Two leaders KRCT FC after accounting for MSC Eastham 3-0.

JPL Jets (Kevin Day) dropped vital points with Victoria Colts (Billy Harrison.) Silva Athletic earned vital points at Eagle Stirrup FC 3-2, Kal Mwandee with a brace and Stanley Black got their names on the scoresheet for Silva.

AFC Tima kept themselves in the race for promotion from Division Three with a timely 3-1 scoreline over West Kirby United, with Mike Redgrift, David Turner and Tom Hunt all finding the back of the net.

Parkgate St Germain (Harry Saint, Sean Wilding) shared the spoils with Oval FC (Paddy Bell, Joe Batty) in a 2-2 draw. AFC Raeburn found their shooting boots to registered a fine 6-0 win over Wirral Athletic and took maximum points for the first time this season. Leading the way was Dan Piggott with a hattrick supplemented by singles from Marco Dos Santos, Matty Amey, and Jack Presswell

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.

David Tacy Cup – Rnd 4: KRCT FC 2 (2) – (1) 2 Wellington FC Credit: Bob Shaw
Premier Division
FC Bidston 30 Beechwood FC
Lancelyn Glenavon 03 Great Float S&S
Division One
Bushell Grange Athletic 40 Poulton Victoria S&S
Wirral Radio FC 12 The Lukes FC
Division Two
Barcode FC 00 Glenavon Athletic
Eagle Stirrup FC 23 Silva Athletic
JPL Jets 11 Victoria Colts
MSC Eastham 03 New Ferry Rangers
Division Three
AFC Tima 31 West Kirby United
Parkgate St Germain 22 Oval FC
Wirral Athletic 06 AFC Raeburn
Cheshire Sunday Cup – Semi-final
Dock AFC 42 Rivacre FC
Tony Houlihan Memorial Challenge Cup – Rnd 5
Corsair FC 21 Queens Park FC
David Tacy Cup – Rnd 3
Barkers Armchair FC 4 (4) (2) 4 Saughall FC
Bromborough Rake PP AFC Shaftes
Lions FC 42 Whitby Rangers
David Tacy Cup – Rnd 4
KRCT FC 2 (2)(1) 2 Wellington FC
Veronica Conway Cup – Rnd 2
Rock Ferry Social 12 Woodchurch Hotel FC
President’s Cup – Rnd 2
Woodchurch Rovers 13 Upton Town
Jimmy Core Cup – Rnd 2
North Wirral Saints 21 AFC Rangers
Jimmy Core Cup – Rnd 3
Old Parks FC 30 AFC Park North

Premier Division Table

1Rock Ferry Social1081133151825
2Woodchurch Hotel1172233151823
3Great Float S&S127142623322
4Rivacre FC960330161418
5Beechwood SC144643528718
6Dock AFC1052330161417
7Queens Park134363131015
8Corsair FC105051719-215
9Neston Nomads134182739-1213
10FC Bidston122192264-427
11Lancelyn Glenavon121381533-186

Division One Table

1The Lukes FC13120138102836
2Bushell Grange Athletic1381431201125
3Bromborough Rake FC1061328161219
4AFC Shaftes145272733-617
5Upton Town115152422216
6Neston United125162534-916
7Poulton Vics S&S114072125-412
8Wirral Radio FC114072025-512
9Woodchurch Rovers83231818011
10Lions FC1110101342-293

Division Two Table

2New Ferry Rangers1210113492531
3JPL Jets1283137172027
4Wellington FC97204073323
5Prenton FC1270539251421
6MSC Eastham145183136-516
8Eagle & Stirrup FC133282039-1911
9Victoria Colts103251026-1611
10Silva Athletic1430111372-599
11Barcode FC1413101340-276
11Glenavon Athletic121291547-325

Division Three Table

1AFC Park North14130142192339
2Whitby Rangers12100263214230
3AFC Tima127142922722
4Barkers Armchair FC125252724317
5Old Parks FC115242522317
6North Wirral Saints1043330201015
7Parkgate St Germain125162627-116
8Oval FC115151829-1116
9AFC Rangers1541102448-2413
10West Kirby United123182935-610
11Wirral Athletic112362042-229
12AFC Raeburn1211102347-244

Main image credit: RF._.studio

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