Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 18 September 2022

After a week’s break due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Tony Houlihan Memorial cup ties were the order of the day in The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League.

Eastham Rangers pulled off one of the shocks of the day with a 3-2 win at Wirral Radio. Kieran Hodgson with a brace and a single from Callum Crowder saw them through with Josh Ross and Matt Lydiate replying for Wirral Radio.

Another giant killing act saw third Division West Kirby United defeating first Division Woodchurch Rovers (Ryan Thompson 2). Barcode FC who defeated Barkers Armchair FC (Mike Searson) two weeks ago in league action, did it again thanks to Jake Norton and Paul Johnston.

Lions FC, who have hit form in recent weeks, notched up a resounding 7-2 success thanks to Mark Head and Paul Ryan with a double each supported by singles from Dave McElroy, Dan Chamney and Steve Dutton over Parkgate St Germain (Tom Swift 2).

Old Parks FC (Ben Kierman, Nathan Taffe) made progress at the expense of AFC Raeburn (Jonathan Cable) 2-1. Also into the hat are Wirral Athletic (Dylan Palmer 2, Joe Roberts, Jamie Galloway) 4-1 over Higher Bebington Kelma.

Cheshire Cheese (Cam Nuttall 2, Anthony Evans 2, Sam Hughes, Adam Ledgerton) romped to a 6-0 win at Saughall FC.

Eastham Rangers Colts (Dillon Thomas, Harry Davies) had to rely on a penalty shoot out to claim their place in Round Two 6-5 after finishing 2-2 in normal regulatory time with Prenton FC (Jake Whittaker, Tom Leyland).

Poulton Victoria S&S claimed a first win of the season in all competitions thanks to marksmen Tom Wright (2), Jack Gordon and Dan Price at fellow division two rivals Victoria Colts (Gaz Dickenson). Rig Move moved into round two 3-1 with their victims being AFC Tima, Callum Doyle, Ellis Williams and Luke Edwards were on the scoresheet.

Brad Bland, a Matty Vickers double, and Sam Bartley were on hand for Whitby Rangers in a 4-2 victory over Athletic VH.

Action from the Premier Division for the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Trophy saw Woodchurch Hotel FC defeat League Champions Rock Ferry Social (Tom Morgan). Jordan Deer, Mark Madden, Ben Holmes, and Michael Burkey were responsible inflicting a second loss on the Rock Ferry men, who are now eight points behind leaders Dock AFC (Matty Carlin, Kieran Hamm) who maintained their 100% record with a third 2-1 win of the season at strongly fancied Great Float S&S who suffered their first league reversal of the season.

Ben Kearney hit four for KRCT Bidston and was supported by efforts from Dega Taylor and Leon Clarke in a comfortable 6- 2 win at The Lukes (Ellis Jones 2).

Despite an indifferent start to the season, Queens Park FC have got the winning mentality back on track after a Kian Hamm hattrick, supplemented by singles from Harvey Sample and Ben Kerr in a 5-0 win over Lancelyn Glenavon. Queens have found the back of the net 20 times in their last four outings.

Hot on the heels of Dock and Queens are Beechwood FC who kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 result at Neston Nomads (Luke Blondel).

Corsair PV (Lewis Clarke, Jason Bull 2, Sam Cafferkey) recorded their first maximum point haul of the new campaign 4-1 over Bromborough Rake (Kieran Hughes).

Bushell Athletic are starting to find their true form in The Maxwell Barbers Division One, after overpowering AFC Shafts 5-0. Netting for Bushell’s were Stuart Toner, Will McFerrin, Farris Baker, Ben Glover and Liam Henshaw.

Tyler Jameson, Jack Evans, and Chris Turk netted for Upton Town accounting for MSC Eastham 3-0.

The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League are now accepting applications for a proposed Youth Division for the season 2023/24 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

Premier Division Table

1.DOCK FC62004006001761118
2.QUEENS PARK FC720130150229121715
3.BEECHWOOD FC6110310420138514
4.WOODCHURCH HOTEL FC6020310330147712
5.ROCK FERRY SOCIAL62121003121611510
6.GREAT FLOAT SPORTS & SOCIAL FC6011220231151419
7.NESTON NOMADS51011112129817
8.KRCT BIDSTON FC71041012051828-106
9.LANCELYN GLENAVON7011113124716-95
10.CORSAIR PV61030021051116-53
11.THE LUKES FC7104002106922-133
12.BROMBOROUGH RAKE FC3002001003313-100

Division One Table

1.JPL JETS41003004001831512
2.WELLINGTON FC412010022015878
3.BUSHELL ATHLETIC51111102219548
4.UPTON TOWN FC31001102108267
5.CHESHIRE CHEESE FC510111121211747
6.RIG MOVE SERVICES FC410111021111747
7.MSC EASTHAM60022022041021-116
8.AFC SHAFTES7021013034822-143
9.EASTHAM RANGERS COLTS3011010021510-52
10.WIRRAL RADIO FC100100000115-40
11.WOODCHURCH ROVERS200200000228-60

Division Two Table

1.WHITBY RANGERS FC51103004102222013
2.BARCODE FC631001132185311
3.SHERIDANS FC41102003102051510
4.PRENTON FC5100121221143118
5.SAUGHALL FC4111100211155107
6.LIONS FC41001112116517
7.EAGLE & STIRRUP FC42000022024406
8.BARKERS ARMCHAIR FC5201002203615-96
9.AFC PARK NORTH5002102104617-113
10.GLENAVON ATHLETIC4002101103617-113
11.VICTORIA COLTS5002021023620-142
12.POULTON VICS S&S5022001023520-152

Division Three Table

1.OLD PARKS FC62102104201981114
2.WEST KIRBY UNITED5000320320157811
3.EASTHAM RANGERS62111103211210211
4.AFC RANGERS6201120321109111
5.OVAL FC5111200311138510
7.PARKGATE PANTHERS511010221213947
8.PARKGATE ST GERMAIN420100120267-16
9.AFC TIMA61011032041318-56
10.WIRRAL ATHLETIC60121021141328-154
11.ATHLETIC VH41010021035323
12.NORTH WIRRAL SAINTS5003011014715-81
13.AFC RAEBURN4002002004619-130

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