MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 26 November 2022

Top scorers in the MSC Express West Cheshire League’s Shield first round were Capenhurst Villa Res., who breezed to an 8-1 victory over Heswall Res., highlighted by a Matty Vickers hat trick.

Further efforts from Brad Bland (2), Matty Hickman, Danny Walker. and Harley O’Brien-Williams completed the statistics, with Jordan Chwalko on the mark for the visitors.

It was celebration time also for Hooton, who accounted for Ellesmere Port Town Res., Will Bulpin (2), Joel Whalley, Ben Smith, and Kyle Jones sharing the goals in Saturday’s 5-2 success. Joe O’Brien obliged with both consolations for the Port.

Consistent performers, Higher Bebington Kelma, who are chasing a league and cup double, won by the same scoreline against Runcorn Sports Res., Jamie Balderston (2), Kal Herbert (2), and Andy Noonan applying the finishing touches. The visitors had Ethan Hansen and Reece Harwood in reply.

In another 5-2 result, Ash Jameson and Stephen Abbott netted for West Kirby Res., but it was South Wirral outfit, Groves, who earned a second-round pairing with local rivals, Capenhurst Villa Res., thanks to efforts from Liam Smith (2), Danny Carter, Jordan Finlay, and Tom Anderson.

Saturday’s Haworth & Gallagher Bowl first-round action saw Division Two promotion chasers, Sutton Ath. suffer a double cup heartache inside five days.

In midweek, they went down 2-0 at holders Cammell Laird 1907 in the Wirral DFA Senior Cup and on Saturday their Bowl progress was interrupted by Mallaby who posted a 3-0 result, courtesy of efforts from Joe Foster (2) and Ellis Byrne.

The improving Bootle Res., inspired by a Harrison Worden hat-trick, romped home 6-2 against Runcorn Sports. Sal Djabi, Jack Hughes, and Sam Ashworth also made the scoresheet, with Runcorn hitting back via Max Dwyer and Owen Dursley.

Goals from Danny Mulville, Kyle Henshaw and Nathan Barnes saw Cheshire Lines three goals to the good against South Sefton Borough but with three minutes remaining, the match was abandoned due to an injury.

A seesaw battle in the Pyke Cup first round between Bootle St. Edmunds and Newton went to extra time after 90 minutes produced a 3-3 stalemate when goals from Bootle’s Brad Shearwood, Mark Madden, and Jay McShane were negated by replies from the visitors’ Thomas Field (2) and Danny Bulayima. Reduced to ten men, Bootle snatched an extra time winner through Phil Grimes.

Efforts from Heswall‘s Christian Lewis and Ethan Mort were cancelled out by efforts from Vauxhall Motors Res.‘ Jack Darlington and Jamie Eaton but it was Motors who progressed in the extra time period, after Darlington bagged his second.

Elsewhere, a solitary strike from Rainhill Town‘s Dave McGrath sealed the fate of Marine U23s.

Only two League fixtures took place on Saturday, and it was a profitable run-out for Division Three leaders, Aintree Villa Res., who registered their eleventh win of the season and opened up a seven-point gap at the top, after a Stephen Andrews treble anchored his side to a 3-0 decision over Helsby Res.

Youth Division leaders, Mossley Hill Ath. went four points clear at the top following a 7-1 victory over fourth-placed Vauxhall Motors, whose consolation was accredited to Luke Burns. Mossley’s marksmen were Chris Hapi-Fankam (2), Cai Jones, Asher Duncan, Callum Smithwick, Jonathan Liddle, and Sam Bowsie.

Foster (4), Rooke (2), Jones (2), Patton (2), and Tomlinson all found the net as Vauxhall Motors secured their passage to the CCFA Youth Cup second round after they eclipsed Lymm 13-1. They were joined by Poulton Victoria, who savoured a 3-1 result over Upton JFC U18s, but it was an early exit for Victoria Colts, who suffered a 2-1 defeat at Sandbach Utd. U18s.

Congratulations to BRNESC who had Patrick Irving (3), Ben Harper (3), Riley Shelbourne, and Jack Todd on target in their 8-1 verdict over The Georges in the LCFA Youth Cup second round.

Images: Heswall (yellow) v Vauxhall Motors Reserves (grey). Credit: Bob Shaw

First Division

1FC Bootle St Edmund’s1411123234
2Mersey Royal1110013230
4Mossley Hill Athletic137421525
5Vauxhall Motors Res13805524
7Marine U23s147251223
8Rainhill Town14626-720
9Capenhurst Villa12615319
11Litherland Remyca Res14338-1612
12Chester Nomads12327-911
13Aintree Villa14329-1011
14Ellesmere Port Town12318-2010
16Prescot Cables Res151212-445

Second Division

1Poulton Victoria1312012136
2Sutton Athletic1612041736
3Ashville Res119111428
5Maghull Res147251223
6Runcorn Sports117041321
8South Liverpool Res12516216
9Mossley Hill Athletic Res12507-615
10Cheshire Lines12327-911
11Bootle Res10307-89
12West Kirby143011-299
13Poulton Royal10217-107
14South Sefton Borough8116-214
15Marshalls Res131012-253

Third Division

1Aintree Villa Res1311114034
3Higher Bebington Kelma118211526
4Neston Nomads147521226
5Runcorn Sports Res14815-1025
6Helsby Res17737-224
7Poulton Victoria Res146531623
8South Liverpool Third136431322
9Capenhurst Villa Res13634021
10Chester Nomads Res15438-1315
11Heswall Res15258-1411
12West Kirby Res173212-1611
13Groves Athletic153210-2111
14Ellesmere Port Town Res14329-2211
15Rainhill Town Res13319-1810

Youth Division

1Mossley Hill Athletic108113025
2Poulton Victoria87012421
3South Liverpool10613819
4Vauxhall Motors10415-313
6Ormskirk West End9405-712
7Victoria Colts U189315-810
8Runcorn Linnets9306-139
9City of Liverpool8224-48

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