Hats off to MSC Express West Cheshire League newcomers, Higher Bebington Kelma, after the Division Three outfit secured their passage to the Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup 3rd round when doubles from Andy Simpson, Ben Kiernan, and Jack Balderston allied to an effort from Kal Herbert anchored their side to a 7-3 victory over Old Altrinchamians.
Ben Summers struck three times and was joined on the scoresheet by Connor Courtnell, Jack Darlington, Matty Beaman, and Joe Ford as Vauxhall Motors Res. romped home 7-0 at local rivals, Groves.
After trailing 3-1 at half time at Knutsford, cup holders Mersey Royal clicked into gear after the break, and posted a 5-3 win courtesy of efforts from Max Herbert (2), Jamie Leyland, Liam Driscoll, and Kieran Cartwright.
At 2019 winners, Blacon YC, Mallaby emerged 5-4 victors on penalties, after goals from Fenton Cavanagh and Ben O’Neil in normal time had helped their side to a 2-2 finish.
Paul Carney (2) and Danny Bulayima netted for Newton in their 3-0 win at Neston Nomads but a Steve Forbes strike failed to prevent Poulton Vics from going down 4-1 at Altrincham Res.
Runcorn Sports were second best at Capenhurst Villa who won 5-0 with Kirk McMurray, Dom Hoppe, Harley O’Brien-Williams, Steve Rowlands, and Mike Simmons hitting the target.
LCFA Saturday Junior Cup action saw Maghull Res. progress after goals from Jacob Jones (2), Harry Monaghan, Louie O’Brien, and Joe Tynan secured a 5-1 decision at KCC Old Boys and it was celebration time for South Liverpool 3rds who had John Foulkes, Joe Ferguson and Mike Thomas on the mark in a 3-0 win against MSB Woolton Res.
On the minus side, Mossley Hill Ath. Res., Rainhill Town Res., and South Sefton Borough had to return their cup final suits after they were dismissed by King Harry, Haydock 1st and Joey Orr’s respectively.
Success stories in the LCFA Saturday Youth cup included Maghull, who eclipsed Hesketh Colts 6-0 with efforts from Harry Lokko, Elliot Barry, Harry Ley, Lewis Jones, Luke Grundy, and John Cullen.
South Liverpool, Kian Skinley (2) and Alex Pile finding the net in a 3-0 triumph over Widnes FC White.
On the domestic scene, Bootle St. Edmunds, thanks to efforts from Mark Madden (2) Connor Harland, and Mike Armstrong, assumed pole position in the Division One title race after edging a 4-3 result at Chester Nomads, who had Ben Coward (2) and Dan Delgado in reply.
Fourth-placed Mossley Hill Ath. maintained touch with the leading trio of clubs, when Caleb Jones, Paul Pearson, and Dom Murphy obliged in a 3-0 victory at Marshalls.
Heswall top scored and secured their third win of the season after they overcame Ellesmere Port Town 8-0, inspired by four-goal hot-shot Kieran Hughes. Further efforts from Tom Haynes (2), Travis O’Brien, and Brendan Doherty completed the statistics.
An Anthony Dunleavy double and an Eddie Hawthorne strike anchored Rainhill Town to a 3-0 win over Litherland Remyca Res.
Despite a goal from Matty Wardell, Aintree Villa went down 3-1 to replies from Maghull‘s Levi Adebo, Robbie McDonald, and Nicky Kerr.
On Friday evening, Marine U23s were elevated to seventh place in the table, after efforts from Alex Northover, Jonathan Bravo, and Thomas Hewlett clinched a 3-0 win over basement outfit, Prescot Cables Res.
In Division Two, Sutton Ath. eroded Poulton Vics‘ lead at the top to three points after Connor Doyle (2), Joe Whiitle, Joe Lyth, and Dave Roxburgh made the scoresheet in a 5-2 victory over Poulton Royal who responded via Anthony Corser and Anthony Evans.
There was no stopping South Liverpool Res.‘ Jaquesai Smith, his four-goal salvo sparking his side’s 6-1 verdict over West Kirby. Adam Shelton and Yusuf Moshin also netted for the winners with Tom Davies bagging the visitors’ consolation.
Sal Djabi scored for Bootle Res. but it was fourth-placed Helsby who profited, efforts from Sam Bailey, Evan Kucharski, and Josh Clayton setting up a 3-1 win.
Hooton climbed to fourth place in Division Three after goals from Chris Davies, Joe Whalley, and Lloyd Ithell paved the way for a 3-1 result over Poulton Vics Res. Connor Griffiths scored for Vics.
Courtney Bushell, Sam Stephens, Steve Ball, and Kelvin Holmes shared the goals as Helsby Res. savoured a 4-3 win over Ellesmere Port Town Res.
Tom Barnes, Dean Massey and Jack Smith were on target for the visitors while efforts from Matty Vickers and Ben Murray proved conclusive as Capenhurst Villa Res. won 2-1 at Heswall Res., Zach Philips replying for the hosts.
Owen Hollywood scored both goals for West Kirby Res., yet still finished on the losing side against Runcorn Sports Res. who sealed a 5-2 win thanks to efforts from Ryan Bazely (2), Liam Morrison (2), and Mike Ratcliffe.
Kian Hamm’s fine hat-trick was supplemented by further efforts from Scott McGready and Kyle Ward as Poulton Vics narrowed the gap at the top of the Youth Division to a single point following Saturday’s 5-0 rout of Ormskirk West End.
Elsewhere, Victoria Colts, with goals from Joe Emery, Rocco Ceraolo, Reece Darling, and George Bancroft took maximum spoils after beating Runcorn Linnets 4-2. Mike Martin and Tom Simpson replied for the Linnets.
Images: Youth Division action between Poulton Victoria FC Youth vs Ormskirk West End U18 Credit: Bob Shaw
|1||FC Bootle St Edmund’s||13||10||1||2||30||31|
|4||Mossley Hill Athletic||13||7||4||2||15||25|
|6||Vauxhall Motors Res||12||7||0||5||4||21|
|11||Litherland Remyca Res||14||3||3||8||-16||12|
|14||Ellesmere Port Town||12||3||1||8||-20||10|
|16||Prescot Cables Res||15||1||2||12||-44||5|
|8||South Liverpool Res||12||5||1||6||2||16|
|9||Mossley Hill Athletic Res||12||5||0||7||-6||15|
|14||South Sefton Borough||8||1||1||6||-21||4|
|1||Aintree Villa Res||12||10||1||1||37||31|
|2||Higher Bebington Kelma||11||8||2||1||15||26|
|6||Poulton Victoria Res||14||6||5||3||16||23|
|7||South Liverpool Third||13||6||4||3||13||22|
|8||Runcorn Sports Res||13||7||1||5||-11||22|
|9||Capenhurst Villa Res||13||6||3||4||0||21|
|10||Chester Nomads Res||15||4||3||8||-13||15|
|12||West Kirby Res||16||3||2||11||-15||11|
|13||Ellesmere Port Town Res||14||3||2||9||-22||11|
|14||Rainhill Town Res||13||3||1||9||-18||10|
|1||Mossley Hill Athletic||9||7||1||1||24||22|
|6||Ormskirk West End||9||4||0||5||-7||12|
|7||Victoria Colts U18||9||3||1||5||-8||10|
|9||City of Liverpool||8||2||2||4||-4||8|