A goal in each half from Ben Dufton-Kelly for Wellington FC secured a 2-0 result over a Wallasey side Sheridans in The Wirral District Football Association Sunday Amateur Cup Final.
Wellington are aiming for a treble with another cup final on the horizon in The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League and at stake is the Tony Smith Memorial Cup. They are also aiming for The Division Two title.
A brace from Owen Kelsey and a Scott Nickson strike sealed a place in the David Keith Tacy Final for Saughall FC at the expense of MSC Eastham 3-0. Waiting for them are KRCT FC.
Rock Ferry Social sailed on towards that maiden Ryan ‘Giggsy’ Atherton Premier Division Championship after sinking Dock AFC 2-0, thanks to efforts from Liam Driscoll and Adam (Sabu) Smith, coupled with a fine 3-0 win over Woodchurch Hotel FC in midweek.
Woodchurch Hotel, who had high hopes of securing a treble, have been dashed with two consecutive league defeats at the hands of Rock Ferry Social 3-0, with the latest being in a local derby with Beechwood FC Jack McGrotty, Fenton Cavanaugh 2-0.
Queens Park‘s form continues to improve and at the same time dented Rivacre FC’s chances of silverware with a 3-3 draw. On the scoresheet for Queens Park were Max Herbert, Liam Owen and Harvey Sample.
After a 1-0 reversal in midweek to Queens Park, Great Float S&S moved up to second spot with a solid 4-0 score over FC Bidston, thanks to Shaun Farrell, Abe Dobson (2) and James Harris.
Lancelyn Glenavon (Dan Dixon, Peter Pegasiou) accounted For Cheshire Cup finalists Neston Nomads 2-0.
The Lukes are now odds on favourites to lift the Division One title, only requiring one more win to be certain with three games to play. They have secured promotion to the Premier Division.
Chasing the other promotion place are Bushell Grange Athletic who defeated Upton Town 1-0, with a solitary strike from Kieran Frost,
Two key players for Bromborough Rake were Kie Hughes and Kie Delaney who both struck twice to earn a 4-1 verdict over Neston United.
Wirral Radio earned maximum points at Poulton Victoria S&S 3-0, with Matt Lydiate, Tom Boulton and Jack Gibson on the scoresheet.
AFC Shaftes (Ryan Griffiths) played host to Woodchurch Rovers (Ryan Thompson) who traded goals and shared the points, as they did the last time they met earlier in the season.
It is a very interesting tussle in Division two with seven clubs chasing three promotion places. The most notable game at the weekend was Victoria Colts registering a 1-0 win over Eagle Stirrup, who had Gaz Dickenson on the mark,
Basement club Glenavon Athletic (Mike Bayley, Mike Roberts, Nathan Patrick, Tom Foran 2) recorded a superb 5-1 win at Silva Athletic (Samuel Davies.)
Billy Rainbow with a brace in midweek and further strikes from Ben Morris and Jamie Smith firmed up promotion for Division Three leaders AFC Park North with a 4-0 win over Wirral Athletic and followed up with a 5-0 romp over North Wirral Saints thanks to Leighton Clarke with a double, Oscar Sergeant and a pair for Billy Rainbow.
Whitby Rangers had a 1-0 win during the week and won promotion at the weekend after posting a 3-0 success over Oval FC, Brad Bland with a couple and Peter O’Brian with a single.
The chasing pack consisted of AFC Tima who had a surprise defeat at the hands of Wirral Athletic (Craig Mills, Jamie Galloway) and a narrow defeat during the week Barkers Armchair.
Barkers Armchair followed up with a resounding 6-3 win at Parkgate St Germain, replying for Parkgate was Sean Lunt with a hatrick.
A treble from Mike Manser, supplemented by efforts from Dylan Pierce, Alfie Dangerfield and Sean Wright, enhanced North Wirral Saints chances in a 6-3 at AFC Raeburn during the week. AFC Raeburn again fell victims to Old Parks (Mattthew Langford) 2-1, Old Parks are one of the five clubs chasing that elusive third promotion spot.
Confirmed Domestic Cup Finals For The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League
Veronica Conway Premier Cup
Great Float S&S FC V Dock AFC – Thursday 21 April at Ashville FC – Kick off 7.00pm
Tony Smith Memorial Cup
Wellington FC V KRCT FC – Thursday 28 April at Ashville FC – Kick off 7.00pm
Jimmy Core Cup
North Wirral Saints V Old Parks FC – Thursday 5 May at Ashville FC – Kick off 7.00pm
The Lukes/Brom Rake V Upton Town FC Thursday 12 May at Ashville FC – Kick off 7.00pm
David Tacy Cup
Saughall FC V KRCT FC – Sunday 15 May at Ashville FC – Kick off 2.00pm
Tony Houlihan Memorial Challenge Cup
Corsair FC V Woodchurch Hotel FC – Sunday 22 May at Ashville FC – Kick off 2.00pm
Cheshire County Football Association Sunday Challenge Cup Final
Dock AFC V Neston Nomads – Sunday 24 April at Vauxhalls – Kick off 11.00am
Wirral District Football Association Sunday Premier Cup Final
Dock AFC V Woodchurch Hotel FC – Wednesday 27 April at Cammell Laird FC – Kick off 7.00pm
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.
|Great Float S&S 4||0 FC Bidston|
|Lancelyn Glenavon 2||0 Neston Nomads|
|Queens Park FC 3||3 Rivacre FC|
|Rock Ferry Social 2||0 Dock AFC|
|Woodchurch Hotel FC 0||2 Beechwood FC|
|AFC Shaftes 1||1 Woodchurch Rovers|
|Bushell Grange Athletic 1||0 Upton Town|
|Poulton Victoria S&S 0||3 Wirral Radio FC|
|Silva Athletic 1||5 Glenavon Athletic|
|Victoria Colts 1||0 Eagle Stirrup|
|AFC Park North 5||0 North Wirral Saints|
|AFC Raeburn 1||2 Old Parks FC|
|AFC Tima 2||3 Wirral Athletic|
|Parkgate St Germain 3||6 Barkers Armchair|
|Oval FC 0||3 Whitby Rangers|
|Wirral Amateur Cup Final|
|Sheridans FC 0||2 Wellington FC|
|David Tacy Cup – Rnd 5|
|MSC Eastham 0||3 Saughall FC|
Premier Division Table
|1||Rock Ferry Social||16||14||1||1||52||16||36||43|
|2||Great Float S&S||15||9||1||5||33||26||7||28|
Division One Table
|1||The Lukes FC||15||14||0||1||43||10||33||42|
|2||Bushell Grange Athletic||15||10||1||4||36||20||16||31|
|3||Bromborough Rake FC||11||7||1||3||32||17||15||22|
|5||Wirral Radio FC||15||7||0||8||31||30||1||21|
|9||Poulton Vics S&S||15||4||1||10||23||40||-17||13|
Division Two Table
|1||New Ferry Rangers||16||12||3||1||47||12||35||39|
|9||Eagle & Stirrup FC||16||4||2||10||24||53||-29||14|
Division Three Table
|1||AFC Park North||18||17||0||1||58||21||37||51|
|4||Barkers Armchair FC||15||8||2||5||39||30||9||26|
|5||Old Parks FC||17||7||4||6||33||29||4||25|
|6||North Wirral Saints||15||6||5||4||40||31||9||23|
|8||West Kirby United||16||6||1||9||42||41||1||19|
|9||Parkgate St Germain||19||5||2||12||32||48||-16||17|
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