MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 29 October 2022

Thanks to efforts from Adam Smith, Kieran Cartwright, and Zac Holland, reigning champions, Mersey Royal took over at the top of the MSC Express West Cheshire League’s Division One following Saturday’s 3-0 eclipse of Capenhurst Villa.

Previous leaders, Bootle St. Edmunds, dropped to third place after they capitulated 3-0 to  second placed challengers, Newton, who confirmed the victory with goals from Liam Smith, Joe Walsh, and Ross McDowell.

Ellesmere Port Town were on the receiving end against Marine U23s, Lewis Waller, Thomas Hewlett, Harrison Denton, and Alex Northover applied the finishing touches in a 4-0 triumph.

A hat-trick from Lewis Jarvis anchored Marshalls to a 3-2 result over Litherland Remyca Res. who had Elliot Taylor and Kieran Hughes in reply, and it was celebration time for Rainhill Town, who pulled off a fine 3-2 win at Mossley Hill Ath., inspired by a Dave Kelly double. Eddie Hawthorne was the other marksman with Owen Cassidy and Paul Pearson on target for the hosts.

Lewis Shaw netted for Heswall but it was Maghull who profited, Jay Hooper (2) and Simon Peers sharing the goals in a 3-1 win.

Elsewhere, Matty Beaman and Zak Catesby bagged a goal each as Vauxhall Motors Res. overcame basement outfit, Prescot Cables Res. 2-1. Ryan McMahon scored Cables’ consolation.

Poulton Vics‘ domination of the Division Two scene continued, and their twelfth consecutive league victory was confirmed when goals from Steve Forbes and Sam Turner secured a 2-1 decision over local rivals, Poulton Royal, who hit back via Ben Hawitt.

The Turkington brothers called the shots for Runcorn Sports who beat Bootle Res. 7-4. Lee struck six times with John also on target for the victors. Cam Grant (2), Mamadou Djabi, and Joao Gomes netted the visitors’ consolations.

Efforts from Ellis Byrne, Tom Black, and Fenton Cavanagh had  Mallaby 3-0 up after 16 minutes at Helsby before a strong second half performance from the hosts during which they replied through Courtney Bushell, Will Mowbray, and Owen Kucharski to earn a deserved point.

A solitary effort from Mark Doran was enough for Maghull Res. to take all three points from their trip to West Kirby, while second placed challengers, Sutton Ath., were indebted to goals from Lee Ludgate, Joe Ferneyhough, and Matty Hall for their 3-1 result over Marshalls Res. Farid Hatimi netted for the visitors.

Saturday’s Division Three action saw an effort from Capenhurst Villa Res.‘ Harley O’Brien-Williams negated by a reply from Poulton Vics. Res.‘ Neal Ellison and that result edged second placed Vics a point nearer current leaders, Aintree Villa Res.

Evan Perry bagged the game’s only goal as West Kirby Res. accounted for Heswall Res. and Ethan Hansen followed suit when his goal saw Runcorn Sports Res. triumph at Rainhill Town Res.

John Skipsey scored for Ellesmere Port Town Res. who went down 2-1 at Chester Nomads Res. and despite efforts from Scott Fogg and George Finlay, Groves lost 6-2 at home to goals from South Liverpool 3rds Mike Thomas (3), Joe Ferguson,  Jack Bryant, and Alex Yates.

Youth Division, leaders, Mossley Hill Ath. had Asher Duncan on target but came unstuck at fourth placed Vauxhall Motors, who sealed a 2-1 win, courtesy of a smart double from Simon Cubbin. That result enabled second placed South Liverpool to take advantage which they duly did, and posted a 3-0 result over Maghull, Kian Skinley (2) and Niall King finding the net.

Zach Comer and Jake Hill were on the mark for Runcorn Linnets, but failed to harness an attack-minded Poulton Vics who romped home 7-2 thanks to efforts from Kian Hamm (3), Noah Kerr, Scott McCready, Jack Bentley, and Matt Barclay.

Ormskirk West End‘s third win of the season saw Charlie Hogan, Adam Procter, and Sam Erinle on the mark in a 3-2 verdict over City of Liverpool who responded though  Lucas O’Brien and Adam Lyons.

First Division

1Mersey Royal1110013753230
2FC Bootle St Edmund’s1291242132928
4Mossley Hill Athletic1264225131222
5Vauxhall Motors Res127052723421
7Capenhurst Villa116143631519
9Marine U23s114252221114
10Rainhill Town124261527-1214
11Litherland Remyca Res133372538-1312
12Aintree Villa123272229-711
13Ellesmere Port Town103162430-610
14Chester Nomads102262232-108
16Prescot Cables Res1412111657-415

Second Division

1Poulton Victoria1212003062436
2Sutton Athletic1390437251227
3Ashville Res971134241022
6Maghull Res1262424111320
7Runcorn Sports960328141418
8Mossley Hill Athletic Res115062227-515
9South Liverpool Res114162427-313
10Cheshire Lines113261320-711
11West Kirby123091032-229
12Poulton Royal92161522-77
13Bootle Res82061827-96
14South Sefton Borough81161132-214
15Marshalls Res1100111138-270

Third Division

1Aintree Villa Res1210114693731
2Poulton Victoria Res1365231131823
3Neston Nomads1265128171123
4Higher Bebington Kelma107211981123
5South Liverpool Third125433425919
6Runcorn Sports Res116141929-1019
8Helsby Res145364243-118
9Capenhurst Villa Res125342122-118
10Chester Nomads Res154382033-1315
11Groves Athletic133281929-1011
12West Kirby Res143292435-1111
13Ellesmere Port Town Res123271734-1711
14Rainhill Town Res123181531-1610
15Heswall Res131571630-148

Youth Division

1Mossley Hill Athletic97113392422
2South Liverpool96122516919
3Poulton Victoria65012591615
4Vauxhall Motors84132115613
5Ormskirk West End73041316-39
7Runcorn Linnets73042028-89
8City of Liverpool72231416-28
9Victoria Colts U187115921-124

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