MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 3 December 2022

Fifth-placed MSC Express West Cheshire League Division One challengers, Vauxhall Motors Res., continued their purple patch and recorded their eighth win of the season, following Friday evening’s excellent 3-1 result at Marine U23s.

Jack Darlington, Louis O’Brien, and Joe Ford netted for the Motormen with Alex Northover in reply for last season’s Division Two champions.

An Adam Smith hat-trick inspired Mersey Royal to a 3-0 victory over Marshalls and to within a point of current leaders, Bootle St. Edmunds, with a game in hand, while second-placed Newton, with goals from Ryan Beigan, James Burns, and Gerard Collins, won 3-1 against Litherland Remyca Res., who hit back via Anthony Griffiths.

Despite a Tom Ruffer strike, Capenhurst Villa capitulated 2-1 at home to Mossley Hill Ath. who sealed the issue, courtesy of efforts from Connor Anderson and Tom McNamara and it was celebration time for Rainhill Town, who had Anthony Dunleavy, Eddie Hawthorn, and Anthony Shinks on target in a 3-0 decision over Heswall.

In a Pyke Cup first round clash, despite a goal from Ben Jackson, Prescot Cables Res., were second best against Maghull who romped home 5-1, highlighted by a hat-trick from Robbie McDonald. The other marksmen were Connor Rankin and James Hooper.

It was curtains also for West Kirby after they were eliminated from the Haworth & Gallagher Bowl by Maghull Res., Tom Ward laying claim to the game’s only goal.

Well done Ashville Res. who scored through Lewis Clarke in a Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup second round tie against Hattersley which produced a 1-1 stalemate before the West Cheshire Division Two outfit won 4-3 on penalties.

Another game, settled on spot kicks saw Helsby Res. get the better of Cestrian Alex in the Chester & District Challenge Cup second round, while Chester Nomads Res. enjoyed an easier passage, Cam Clark (2) and Marco Apollonio obliging in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over FC Farndon.

Helsby‘s senior side were indebted to a lone strike from Owen Kucharski which sealed the fate of Lockdown FC in the Runcorn & District FA Saturday Cup.

Poulton Vics returned to winning ways and retained pole position in the Division Two title race, after Callum Hughes, Dave McDermott, Tom Randall and Shaun Parrington shared the goals in a 4-0 triumph over South Sefton Borough.

The improving Bootle Res. romped home 6-1 at Cheshire Lines with efforts from Baf Djabi (3), Will Edwards, Cam Grant, and Jamie Edwards with Kyle Henshaw posting for the hosts.

Second-placed Sutton Ath. maintained interest, when goals from Lee Ludgate, Liam Wall, and ace marksman, Connor Doyle, underpinned a 3-0 win at Marshalls Res., while South Liverpool Res, with Yusuf Moshin, Jahqueasi Smith, and Harvey Billington on the mark, won by the same scoreline at Mossley Hill Ath. Res.

Saturday’s Division Three action saw second-placed Hooton crank up the pressure on current leaders, Aintree Villa Res. when Kyle Jones and Joel Whalley netted in a 2-1 result over Rainhill Town Res., but nearest rivals, Neston Nomads, stayed in touch, a Cam Meadows double anchoring his side to a 2-1 win over local rivals, Groves, who scored through Jack Rigby.

Respective marksmen in Higher Bebington Kelma‘s 2-2 draw with Capenhurst Villa Res., were Andy Simpson, Ben Kierman, Mackenzie James, and Matty Vickers.

Four-goal Stephen Butler stole the show as Runcorn Sports Res., savoured a 5-3 triumph over Poulton Vics Res. Ryan Bazely also made the scoresheet with Lewis Handford, Neal Ellison, and Tila Davies responding for the visitors.

A Jack Bryant double was supplemented by a further effort from James Stolberger as South Liverpool 3rds emerged 3-0 victors at West Kirby Res., while Ellesmere Port Town Res.‘ 4-2 success at Heswall Res., was confirmed by goals from Louis Fox, Amine Hafsi, Ben Carr-Lowe, and Joe Hayes. The visitors’ contribution came from Ciaran Meek and an own goal.

Youth Division leaders, Mossley Hill Ath., scored through Cai Jones and Charlie Treble but forfeited two points after City of Liverpool came back through Adam Lyons and Callum Stevenson and that enabled nearest rivals, Poulton Vics, to erode the lead at the top to two points, goals from Scott McCready (3) and Kyle Ward (2) steering Lee Gibson’s youngsters to a 5-1 victory over third-placed South Liverpool. Owen Thompson netted for South.

Vauxhall Motors were indebted to efforts from Denny McHugh and Josh Jefferey for their fine 2-0 win at Maghull and in a high-scoring encounter, Alex McDermott (4), Patrick Irving (2), and Jack Todd claimed the goals in BRNESC‘s a 7-5 verdict over Victoria Colts. Rory Aldiss (3), Rocco Ceraolo, and Harvey Packenham replied for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Runcorn Linnets, with goals from Jack Wheatley (2) and Jake Hill celebrated their fourth win of the season after beating Ormskirk West End 3-1, Dan Swindells scoring for Ormskirk.

Images: Poulton Victoria FC Youth (blue) v South Liverpool FC Youth (white). Credit: Bob Shaw

First Division

1FC Bootle St Edmund’s1411123234
3Mersey Royal1311023533
4Mossley Hill Athletic148421628
5Vauxhall Motors Res14905727
7Marine U23s157261023
8Rainhill Town15726-423
9Capenhurst Villa13616219
11Litherland Remyca Res15339-1812
12Chester Nomads12327-911
13Aintree Villa14329-1011
14Ellesmere Port Town12318-2010
16Prescot Cables Res151212-445

Second Division

1Poulton Victoria1413012539
2Sutton Athletic1713042039
3Ashville Res119111428
5Maghull Res147251223
6Runcorn Sports117041321
8South Liverpool Res13616519
9Mossley Hill Athletic Res13508-915
10Bootle Res11407-312
11Cheshire Lines13328-1411
12West Kirby143011-299
13Poulton Royal10217-107
14South Sefton Borough9117-254
15Marshalls Res141013-283

Third Division

1Aintree Villa Res1311114034
3Neston Nomads158521329
4Runcorn Sports Res15915-828
5Higher Bebington Kelma128311527
6South Liverpool Third147431625
7Helsby Res17737-224
8Poulton Victoria Res156541423
9Capenhurst Villa Res14644022
10Chester Nomads Res15438-1315
11Ellesmere Port Town Res15429-2014
12Heswall Res16259-1611
13West Kirby Res183213-1911
14Groves Athletic163211-2211
15Rainhill Town Res143110-1910

Youth Division

1Mossley Hill Athletic118213026
2Poulton Victoria98012824
3South Liverpool11614419
4Vauxhall Motors11515-116
6Ormskirk West End10406-912
7Runcorn Linnets10406-1112
8Victoria Colts U1810316-1010
9City of Liverpool9234-49

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