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Great Float Sports & Social secured a place in the final of The Veronica Conway Premier Cup after a 1-1 draw at 90 minutes. Great Float won the tie on penalties at Woodchurch Hotel (Jordan Deer) 5-4.
They await their opponents as there are a couple of cup ties still to be resolved. Dock AFC (Adam Bagley) won their quarter-final tie, also finishing at 1-1 and went through to the semi-final on penatlies with a 4-2 success over Lancelyn Glenavon (Stephan Halewood.)
Saughall FC from Division Two claimed a place in the semi-finals of The David Tacey Cup with a narrow 2-1 win over Division One side Lions FC (Dave McElroy.)
Andy Noonan and Tom Ashcroft were the men responsible with a goal each, strikes from Kie Hughes, Dom Crossley and Brandon Martin for Bromborough Rake earned their side a place in the quarter finals with a comfortable 3-0 result over AFC Shaftes.
After losing on penalties twice in their previous two cup competitions Wellington FC secured a second Cup final appearance. Along with The Wirral Amateur Cup, they now have The Tony Smith Memorial Cup for a possible cup double. On the receiving end this week were fellow promotion hopefuls JPL Jets (Cy Sullivan), on the scoresheet for Wellington were Joe Kelly and Ellis Byrne.
Upton Town made it to the Presidents Cup Final after Brendan Doherty with a double and a single from Alex Pitt sealed a 3-0 win at Neston United.
Callum Sait and Frazer Lucking were the heroes of the day for North Wirral Saints after they secured their passage to The Jimmy Core Cup Final in a narrow 2-1 victory over Barkers Armchair (Lee Grimsley.)
League action saw Rock Ferry Social register three more points on the board in their quest for their first-ever Premier Division title. Josh Dunroe, Adam (Sabu) Smith, and Harry Taylor put them 5 points clear. Their victims this week were Cheshire Cup finalists Neston Nomads (Reece Kerr in a 3-1 result, a close encounter took place at Birkenhead Park with Corsair FC running out 4-3 winners over fellow mid-table side Rivacre FC, Jason Bull, Sam Cafferkey, Lewis Clarke and Jordan Dilworth were the marks men for Corsair.
Match of the day in Division Two saw leaders KRCT FC drop points for the first time this season to last season’s new kids on the block and Division Three runaway winners New Ferry Rangers. KRCT FC dominated the first half but were not able to find the back of the net. The teams went into the break at 0-0, New Ferry Rangers started to get on top in the second half and ready to surge even higher up the pitch. It was a penalty from Tom Taffe in the 70th minute when the deadlock was broken.
New Ferry Rangers doubled their lead in the 80th minute from a close range effort from Adam Larway after KRCT failed to clear from a corner. New Ferry Rangers moved into pole position, it is one of the most exciting times in Division Two with five clubs chasing three promotion places.
Prenton FC, who have hit a rich vein of form, are one of the five clubs now in the mix after recording a 6-0 win at Glenavon Athletic. Luke Wynne and Sean Cookson both hit doubles with Liam Walsh and Lloyd Winkle chipping in with singles.
The whole season could be pivotal on JPL Jets who have to play both New Ferry Rangers and KRCT home and away couple with home games against Wellington and Prenton.
Tom Weaver hit four and all his team’s goals as MSC Eastham sunk Silva Athletic (Martin Whalley) 4-1.
A man of the match performance from Harry Firkins for Barcode FC helped then put some valuable points on the board in their 3-1 win over Victoria Colts. Neil Davies, Andrew McKiver, and James Issac notching the all-important goals, Josh Ross replying for Victoria Colts.
AFC Park North maintained a 9 point advantage at the top of Division Three after posting a 4-2 result at West Kirby United (James Shaw 2.) Ray Upton, Billy Rainbow, Declan Wray, and Leighton Clarke all finding the net.
Whitby Rangers had Brad Bland on hand with a superb hattrick to take the spoils with Raeburn FC who put up a great spirited fight and performance. Whitby ran out 3-0 winners but have two games in hand on the leaders while third placed AFC Tima‘s ‘never say die’ attitude accounted for Old Parks FC 2-0.
Strikes from Michael Simpson and Mathew Vaggers with a brace each and an Aaron Simpson effort were enough for Oval FC to have an outside chance of being in the mix in a promotion spot should any of the leading clubs falter.
Wirral Athletic‘s Jamie Galloway and Harry Huggins found themselves on the scoresheet with a 2-0 over Parkgate St Germain.
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.
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