Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League round-up, 20 November 2022

The weather took its toll on a high proportion of fixtures involving clubs from The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League this week.

A few clubs who had the foresight to use 3G/all-weather pitches have certainly helped ease the end-of-season congestion.

A typical football classic in all Premier Division clash took place in the Cheshire County Football Association Sunday Cup round two tie that was due to be played last week but was put back seven days, due to Neston Nomads involvement in The FA Sunday Cup.

Hosts Neston Nomads went to a 3-1 lead, only for Corsair PV to hit back with three goals in five minutes to take a 4-3 lead. But Callum Hulmston hit a 90th-minute equaliser to take the epic battle to penalties after finishing at 4-4.

Corsair PV keeper Josh Brooks saved the first Neston penalty from Luke Blondel then converted all their penalties to win 5-3, other scorers for Neston during regulatory time were Luke Blondel (2) and Jamie Gardiner. Lewis Clarke with a hat-trick and a single from Sam Cafferkey were on the mark for Corsair PV.

Premier Division action seems more attractive than the current controversial problems out in Qatar, the current hosts of The World Cup. Leaders Beechwood lost their unbeaten league record to rivals Woodchurch Hotel 2-1. Ben Holmes and Michael Burkey were on the scoresheet for Woodchurch Hotel with Rob Cull replying for Beechwood FC.

Queens Park (Joe Foster) shared the points for the first time this campaign with draw specialists Great Float S&S thus enabling Rock Ferry Social to take full advantage of the other results and teams not playing to gain more points to have a chance of retaining the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Trophy as they defeated KRCT Bidston FC 4-2.

The Premier Division have 11 clubs and seven are still hunting for that honour to finish at the top. This season it has proved that nobody can predict a short list of possible champions.

One game kicked off in The Maxwell Barbers Division One, only to be abandoned due to a serious bad injury. We hope the player makes a full recovery.

One game that was outstanding from round two took place in The David Keith Tacy Cup but there was no giant-killing act for Parkgate St Germain (Ben Harden) who dipped to Bushell Athletic 7-1. Netting for Bushell were Ben Glover, Ryan Clarke (2), Dean Fleming (2), Ben Evans, and Elliot Spencer.

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

1.BEECHWOOD FC1121052173124121224
2.DOCK FC930240070223131021
3.ROCK FERRY SOCIAL931230061227171019
4.WOODCHURCH HOTEL FC81303104402011916
5.GREAT FLOAT SPORTS & SOCIAL FC91112403512217514
6.QUEENS PARK FC821220141324131113
7.NESTON NOMADS81112213321412212
8.LANCELYN GLENAVON110222142361830-129
9.KRCT BIDSTON FC111061122182444-207
10.CORSAIR PV90230130361322-93
11.THE LUKES FC91050031081129-183

Division One

1.CHESHIRE CHEESE FC830121151225101516
2.JPL JETS61014005012872115
3.EASTHAM RANGERS COLTS84110204312114715
4.WELLINGTON FC72202014212112914
5.BUSHELL ATHLETIC7211210421145914
6.WIRRAL RADIO FC82022024041720-312
7.UPTON TOWN FC51102103201541111
8.RIG MOVE SERVICES FC6101112213131307
9.MSC EASTHAM110032152181142-317
10.AFC SHAFTES9023013036927-183
11.WOODCHURCH ROVERS7014002016727-201

Division Two

1.SHERIDANS FC71105006103072319
2.PRENTON FC84001215213052517
3.SAUGHALL FC62112004112652113
4.WHITBY RANGERS FC51103004102332013
5.LIONS FC6200211411157813
6.BARKERS ARMCHAIR FC83011034041127-1612
7.EAGLE & STIRRUP FC62011023036609
8.BARCODE FC8212012224713-68
9.VICTORIA COLTS101030241271239-275
10.POULTON VICS S&S6022002024722-152
11.GLENAVON ATHLETIC8005003008437-330

Division Three

1.WEST KIRBY UNITED1113043056028161221
2.AFC TIMA113113036142926319
3.AFC RANGERS92013305312214818
4.OLD PARKS FC831021152122101217
5.OVAL FC92123105222012817
6.EASTHAM RANGERS82212104311612415
7.ATHLETIC VH101212133341816212
8.PARKGATE PANTHERS82111123232315811
9.HIGHER BEBINGTON KELMA92221023242321211
10.PARKGATE ST GERMAIN72020212231419-58
11.WIRRAL ATHLETIC111151032182147-267
12.NORTH WIRRAL SAINTS80141111251621-55
13.AFC RAEBURN90030150181235-231

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