MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 13 May 2023

Congratulations to MSC Express West Cheshire League Pyke Cup specialists, Mossley Hill Ath., who lifted the trophy for the third year in succession after beating Division One champions, Mersey Royal 2-0 last Monday evening.

Goals from Caleb Jones and Tom McNamara were enough for the Division One runners-up to retain the trophy, but it was an agonising finale for the Royal, whose superb season was soured after suffering a second cup final defeat inside eight days.

Tuesday 9/5/23Ashville Res.‘ hopes of being promoted to Division One as runners-up in Division Two were bolstered following a 4-0 eclipse of Cheshire Lines which featured efforts from Danni Kelly, Joseph Dulson, Jordan Dilworth, and Danny Whitehead.

In Division Three, Curt Hall and Connor Davies bagged a goal apiece as Chester Nomads Res. signed off the season with a 2-1 result over Poulton Vics Res., but a goal from Cody Carter was to no avail, as Heswall Res. capitulated 4-1 to replies from newly crowned champions Aintree Villa Res.‘ Zak Aspinall, Dave Pursglove, Dylan Lawless, and Sam Jarvis (pictured).

Wednesday 11/5/23 – A smart double from Lee Turkington assured Helsby of a 2-0 victory over local rivals Runcorn Sports and within five points of current Division One leaders, Poulton Vics. while Youth Division action saw Ormskirk West End conclude their season on a high when goals from Charlie Hogan and Nick Pereira sealed a 2-0 decision over champions Mossley Hll Ath.

Weekend action – Helsby can either get promoted to the top flight as Division Two champions or runners-up but their charge was interrupted on Saturday after efforts from Jamie Hooper and an own goal were negated by replies from South Sefton Borough‘s Niall McEnery and Wayne Law. Victories in their last two fixtures against Poulton Royal (A) and Bootle Res. (H) however, would see them deny Poulton Vics of the title.

Any slip-ups in those two final fixtures may yet see third-placed Ashville Res. secure the runners-up spot and their cause was helped after Derek Taylor (2), Danny Whitehead, Corey Scarisbrick, and Jordan Dilworth found the net in Saturday’s 6-0 rout of Poulton Royal.

Elsewhere, Dan Da Costa and Baf Djabi struck for Bootle Res. in a 2-0 triumph at West Kirby.

Division Three action saw second-placed Higher Bebington Kelma conclude their league season in style, Andy Noonan (3), Ben Kierman (2), Charlie Fearon, Andy Blakeborough, Andy Simpson, and Shaun Burgess applying the finishing touches in a 9-0 victory at Helsby Res.

Poulton Vics Res. accounted for Ellesmere Port Town Res. 4-0 thanks to efforts from Neal Ellison, Harvey Sample, Lewis Ward, and Joel Kelly, but a goal from Harry Summerford proved consolatory as Rainhill Town went down 4-1 at home to South Liverpool 3rds, whose marksmen were Jack Bryant, Jeff Adekunle, Kian Skinnley, and Ellis Jago.

Main image: Heswall FC Reserves (Yellow) v Aintree Villa FC Reserves (Orange) Credit: Bob Shaw

Mossley Hill Ath. Pyke Cup Winners
Mossley Hill Ath. Youth, Youth Division Champions
Aintree Villa Res, Division 3 Champions
Mossley Hill Ath. players celebrating winning the Pyke Cup
Mossley Hill Ath Youth Managerial Team
Mark Ford, MSC Express West Cheshire AFL Fixtures Secretary, presenting the Youth trophy to Mossley Hill Ath. Youth Captain

First Division

1Mersey Royal2823145870
2Mossley Hill Athletic2720525265
4FC Bootle St Edmund’s2817564256
5Vauxhall Motors Res2817291753
7Marine U23s27115111038
9Aintree Villa289514-1032
10Rainhill Town288614-2030
11Litherland Remyca Res289316-2230
12Chester Nomads289217-4029
13Capenhurst Villa258215-1926
15Ellesmere Port Town284123-7213

Second Division

1Poulton Victoria2821344366
3Ashville Res2720253862
4Maghull Res2816392251
5South Liverpool Res2716381351
6Runcorn Sports2616192249
7Sutton Athletic2814113543
8Bootle Res26120141236
10Poulton Royal279315-2230
11Mossley Hill Athletic Res288218-2426
12West Kirby276417-3222
13Cheshire Lines275616-3421
14South Sefton Borough284618-4718
15Marshalls Res285221-3317

Third Division

1Aintree Villa Res2621236465
2Higher Bebington Kelma2819455261
3South Liverpool Third2718544559
5Capenhurst Villa Res2715662151
6Runcorn Sports Res2612410-2140
7Neston Nomads271089-238
8Poulton Victoria Res289712634
9Chester Nomads Res289712-634
10Helsby Res289514-2532
11West Kirby Res288317-1927
12Rainhill Town Res267316-2624
13Groves Athletic287219-3623
14Ellesmere Port Town Res286319-5521
15Heswall Res272916-3515

Youth Division

1Mossley Hill Athletic1713314142
2South Liverpool189451231
3Vauxhall Motors189361430
5Poulton Victoria179171428
6Victoria Colts U1817917528
7Ormskirk West End17728-623
8City of Liverpool18567-621
9Runcorn Linnets185112-2716

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