MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 15 October 2022

Despite efforts from Jamie Leyland and Jack Ledsham, MSC Express West Cheshire League Division One reigning champions, Mersey Royal, suffered their first defeat of the season when replies from Chris Hughes, Mark Barnes and Alex Kelly inspired hosts, Aintree Villa, to a 3-2 victory.

That result enabled the chasing pack to take closer order, after third-placed rivals, Newton, posted a 6-1 result over Marshalls while fellow title contenders, Mossley Hill Ath. and new leaders, Bootle St. Edmunds shared the points following a 1-1 stalemate, which saw a goal from Mossley’s Jake Skyner negated by a reply from Saints’ Brad Shearwood.

George Maddock obliged for Marine U23s but it was Chester Nomads who profited, with efforts from Ben Coward (3), Brandon Dickinson, and Hugo Barreto-Eames securing a 5-1 victory. Capenhurst Villa romped home by the same score line at Prescot Cables Res. courtesy of goals from Ryan Nicoll (2), Jamie Easton, Richie McQuade, and Dom Hoppe. Cables netted via Ryan McMahon.

Fifth-placed challengers, Maghull, stayed in contention, after Robbie McDonald, Sam Lawrenson, and Charlie Taylor scored in a 3-0 win at Rainhill Town.

In midweek, basement outfit Prescot Cables Res., took a break from league activity and enjoyed a 3-0 win against former WCL members Rainford Utd. in the Liverpool LCFA Challenge Cup. Ben Jackson, Charlie Glennon and Dave Bockarie were the marksmen.

Division Two leaders, Poulton Victoria, made maximum returns from their first ten outings, after winning 5-1 at South Sefton Borough, inspired by a Frankie Ward hat-trick. Further goals from Jason Bull and Liam Grealish completed the scoring with Sam Dempsey in reply for Borough.

A smart double from Tom Black was supplemented by further efforts from Fenton Cavanagh, Danny McLoughlin, and Ellis Byrne as Mallaby won 5-2 against Mossley Hill Ath. Res., who had Harvey Bleasdale and Jack Boden on the mark.

South Liverpool Res., with goals from Jahquesa Smith (3) and Adam Shelton led second-placed Ashville Res. 4-1, but were deprived of maximum spoils after efforts from Robbie Williams, Leighton Clarke, Danni Kelly, Jordan Dilworth, and Billy Rainbow swung a 5-4 decision in favour of the visitors.

A goal from Cheshire Lines‘ Andy Dickson was surpassed by a double from West Kirby‘s Ollie Dutton. Lee Ludgate also struck twice, in helping third-placed Sutton Ath. to 3-1 result at Maghull Res. Joe Whittle also made the scoresheet for Sutton with Harry Monaghan scoring Maghull’s consolation.

Goals from Will Quayle and Lewis Elwood failed to prevent Marshalls Res., from capitulating 5-2 at home to Bootle Res., who sealed the issue thanks to efforts from Mambou Djabi (2). Salam Djabi, Cam Grant, and an own goal.

On target for Helsby in their 4-1 eclipse of Poulton Royal were Josh Clayton (2), Jack Samuel, and Jamie Hooper. The New Brighton outfit replied through Harvey Bolton.

Division Three leaders, Aintree Villa Res., increased their lead at the top to ten points, when goals from Dylan Lawless (2) and Dave Pursglove clinched a 3-1 win at third-placed challengers, Higher Bebington Kelma, who had Jamie Balderston on target.

Second-placed Neston Nomads scored through Will Sara-Kelly (2) and Cam Meadows but had to settle for a share of the spoils when replies from Dan O’Halloran, Harry Huggins, and Sam Sutton-Jeffs helped local rivals, Heswall Res. to a 3-3 draw, which enabled third placed Poulton Vics. Res. to make up ground, Jack Walker (3), Neal Ellison (2), Kyle Bennett (2), Tom Breslin, Ant Jacobs, and Leo Jones finding the net in a 10-1 rout of Helsby Res., who responded through Tom Brady.

Also on the receiving end were Ellesmere Port Town Res. who crashed 6-0 to efforts from Hooton‘s Matt Redmond (3), Danny Cross, Lloyd Ithell, and Ben Noble.

Harley O’Brien-Williams claimed all three goals as Capenhurst Villa Res. savoured a 3-2 success over Rainhill Town Res., Callum Gorman and Lewis Peterson scoring for the losers.

A goal apiece from Spencer Postles and Cam Clarke earned Chester Nomads Res. a 2-1 win over Groves who scored through Ryan Maxwell.

West Kirby Res. had Thomas Davies on target at South Liverpool 3rds, but the hosts proved the better side on the day, and emerged 4-1 victors courtesy of efforts from Joe Ferguson (2), John Foulkes, and Jeff Adekunie.

Saturday’s Youth Division action saw leaders Mossley Hill Ath. maintain their four-point cushion at the top, after Asher Duncan (2), Charlie Fisher (2), and Yasine Warsane hit the target in a 5-2 victory over Ormskirk West End, who answered via Charlie Hogan and Adam Procter but that result failed to deter nearest rivals, South Liverpool, who won 3-2 at Runcorn Linnets with goals from Louie Smith, Richie Mellor, and Steve Swindells, with Jake Hill bagging both replies for Linnets.

Josh Jeffery, Danny McHugh, and Will Fitzgerald made the scoresheet as Vauxhall Motors edged a 3-2 decision over Maghull, Harry Ley and Lewis Jones scoring for the visitors.

Elsewhere, City of Liverpool, thanks to efforts from Sam Craig, Will Harrison, Sean Pollard and Mickey May overcame BRNESC 4-3. Jack Todd, Alex McDermott, and Shea Housey netted the visitors’ consolations.

First Division

1FC Bootle St Edmund’s1081137102725
2Mersey Royal98013052524
4Mossley Hill Athletic105412191219
6Vauxhall Motors Res106042420418
7Capenhurst Villa95132927216
9Litherland Remyca Res113352331-812
10Aintree Villa113262127-611
11Rainhill Town103251221-911
12Ellesmere Port Town93152426-210
13Marine U23s92251620-48
14Chester Nomads92161828-107
16Prescot Cables Res1211101151-404

Second Division

1Poulton Victoria1010002251730
2Ashville Res971134241022
3Sutton Athletic117042922721
6Maghull Res1051423111216
7South Liverpool Res104152223-113
8Runcorn Sports7403178912
9Mossley Hill Athletic Res104062127-612
10Cheshire Lines103251216-411
11West Kirby103071030-209
12Bootle Res62041215-36
13Poulton Royal72051420-66
14South Sefton Borough71151024-144
15Marshalls Res90091029-190

Third Division

1Aintree Villa Res1210204693732
2Neston Nomads1164127161122
3Poulton Victoria Res1054126121419
4Higher Bebington Kelma86111871119
5Helsby Res135353938118
7Capenhurst Villa Res104241719-214
8South Liverpool Third103432320313
9Runcorn Sports Res84131825-713
10Chester Nomads Res133281630-1411
11Groves Athletic113171521-610
12Ellesmere Port Town Res103161531-1610
13Rainhill Town Res103071328-159
14West Kirby Res112272132-118
15Heswall Res111461427-137

Youth Division

1Mossley Hill Athletic76102872119
2South Liverpool75022014615
3Poulton Victoria430114689
5City of Liverpool52121011-17
6Vauxhall Motors62131114-37
7Ormskirk West End5203910-16
8Runcorn Linnets52031319-66
9Victoria Colts U186114917-84

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