Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 15 January 2023

Despite a depleted programme due to the heavy pitches, the Cheshire County Football Association Sunday Challenge Cup took centre stage with an all Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League clash between Woodchurch Hotel and Queens Park.

Woodchurch took the honours 3-1, with strikes from Michael Burkey, Glenn Rule, and Jordan Deer over 10 times winners Queens Park who replied via Mikey Davies.

Current holders, Dock AFC, who have won it on three previous occasions, sailed to a comfortable 7-1 win over Sale United, with Adam Lea leading the way with a hat-trick supported by efforts from Jake Hully, Jamie Eaton, Jack Kelly, and an own goal and move into the quarter finals.

Also through to the last eight are Great Float S&S (Josh Maldon 2, Jake Stewart 2, Karl Barker) who triumphed with 5-1 result against PLCC, with three goals coming in the final 10 minutes, with Kark Barker putting in a player of the match performance,

Corsair PV took the honours 3-1 on penalties after a 0-0 stalemate with AFC Shaftes.

Just two games survived the weather in The Tony Houlihan Memorial Challenge Cup 3rd Round and that was mainly due to clubs taking a superb initiative and hiring 3G grounds with deferred kick offs to suit the venues.

Rock Ferry Social progressed into round four after a hard-fought 3-0 win over Cheshire Cheese thanks to Adam Smith, Phil Mohammed, and Mike Williams netting.

Also into the next round were Old Parks who had Ben Kierman, Adgie Lamb, and Sammy Watkins on the scoresheet with a 3-1 success over fellow Division Three rivals Wirral Athletic.

One game was scheduled in The Premier Division and it was a solitary worldy goal from Danny Dixon for Lancelyn Glenavon that decided where the points went at Neston Nomads.

The only game to survive in The Maxwell Barbers Division One was a top clash between leaders Bushell Athletic and strongly fancied Wellington FC. Bushell Athletic ran out 3-1 winners in a hair-raising game that could have gone either way, but a double from Stuart Toner and one from Ben Glover sealed the points and they are hoping for a return to the Premier Division

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: Woodchurch Hotel (red) v  Queens Park (white) Credit: Bob Shaw

Premier Division

1.BEECHWOOD FC1121052173125121324
2.WOODCHURCH HOTEL FC1023041064026121422
3.ROCK FERRY SOCIAL1031240071230191122
4.DOCK FC1020350070325151021
5.QUEENS PARK FC92132014142013713
6.GREAT FLOAT SPORTS & SOCIAL FC81111402511915411
7.NESTON NOMADS90132212341216-49
8.LANCELYN GLENAVON120222152371733-169
9.CORSAIR PV101240121361422-86
10.KRCT BIDSTON FC1310701411112051-314

Division One

1.BUSHELL ATHLETIC102115107212381523
2.JPL JETS71015006013392418
3.CHESHIRE CHEESE FC830121151225101516
4.EASTHAM RANGERS COLTS94110304412316716
5.WELLINGTON FC82212014222215714
6.UPTON TOWN FC61102203301871112
7.WIRRAL RADIO FC82022024041720-312
8.RIG MOVE SERVICES FC7111112223161608
9.MSC EASTHAM110032152181142-317
10.AFC SHAFTES110250130381234-223
11.WOODCHURCH ROVERS90250020271033-232

Division Two

1.PRENTON FC95001216213953420
2.SHERIDANS FC71105006103072319
3.WHITBY RANGERS FC61104005102842416
4.BARCODE FC104120124241214-214
5.SAUGHALL FC721120141226141213
6.LIONS FC7200212412169713
7.BARKERS ARMCHAIR FC93021034051232-2012
8.EAGLE & STIRRUP FC721110231399010
9.VICTORIA COLTS101030241271239-275
10.POULTON VICS S&S70220120341025-153
11.GLENAVON ATHLETIC9005004009440-360

Division Three

1.WEST KIRBY UNITED1333043076033161727
2.AFC RANGERS1030133063125151021
3.AFC TIMA113113036142926319
4.OLD PARKS FC1031022253228181018
5.OVAL FC102123205322315818
6.EASTHAM RANGERS92213105311812618
7.PARKGATE PANTHERS112212134342922715
8.HIGHER BEBINGTON KELMA102321023342624212
9.ATHLETIC VH101212133341816212
10.PARKGATE ST GERMAIN92040212251422-88
11.WIRRAL ATHLETIC111151032182147-267
12.NORTH WIRRAL SAINTS90141121261622-65
13.AFC RAEBURN111030161191439-254

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