MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 5 August 2022

Reigning MSC Express West Cheshire League Division One champions, Mersey Royal, put down an early marker in the defence of their title, with a 4-1 victory at newly promoted Marine U23’s.

Fleet-footed striker Liam Driscoll bagged a smart double, and was joined on the scoresheet by Louis Williams and Kieron Cartwright as Glynn Norman’s charges hit the ground running.

Efforts from Caleb Jones and Connor Anderson anchored Mossley Hill Athletic to a 2-0 result over Aintree Villa, while Bootle St Edmunds‘ talismanic Mark Madden, found the net in his side’s 1-0 win at Heswall.

Debutants, Litherland Remyca Reserves, had a field day against Capenhurst Villa, Elliot Taylor (3) Cam Taylor (3) and Kieran Hughes obliging in Saturday’s 7-0 rout, but despite leading 2-0 against Rainhill Town, thanks to goals from Shay Roberts and Joe Ford, Vauxhall Motors Reserves, capitulated 3-2 after the visitors hit back through Chris Dunleavy, Dave Kelly and Steve Melville.

James Webb bagged both goals as Newton beat Prescot Cables Reserves 2-1 but a Robbie McDonald strike failed to prevent Maghull from going down 3-1 at home to Chester Nomads who had Dave Mitchell, Ted Thomas and Sandro Malletta on target.

In Division two, Helsby were indebted to goals from Lee Turkington, Jon Egerton and Sam Bailey for their 3-2 eclipse of Cheshire Lines, who had Connor Porteus and Sam Halpin in reply.

Ellis Byrne’s opener for Mallaby was negated by a reply from Maghull Reserves‘ Sam Dahi before a late free kick from Jack Ireland secured the points for the hosts.

A solitary effort from Alan Rainbow was enough, as Poulton Vics took maximum spoils from their trip to South Liverpool Reserves.

Goals from Salim Djabi and Lewis King were to no avail as Bootle Reserves went down 3-2 at home to Runcorn Sports and in a similar vein, Marshalls Reserves netted through Blackburn, Lavender, Fulton and Abayomi but went home pointless when Ashville Reserves emerged 5-4 victors courtesy of efforts from Cosgrove (2) Taylor, Maguire and Jones.

Saturday’s Division Three action saw South Liverpool 3rds, inspired by three-goal Tom Feeley, romp home 7-0 against Chester Nomads Reserves. Further efforts from Yates, Stolberg, Inglis and James completed the statistics while Murray and McDowell were the marksmen, as Capenhurst Villa Reserves, triumphed 2-0 at West Kirby Reserves.

Elliot, Jeffries and Ryan shared the goals as Rainhill Town Reserves beat Helsby Reserves 3-0 and newcomers, Hooton, got their campaign off to a flier, efforts from Ithell, McDonnough, Whalley and Smith seeking a 4-2 decision over Heswall Reserves.

Forrester and Huggins scored for the visitors. Dale Atherton and Jay Thomas bagged a goal apiece as Poulton Vics Reserves won 2-1 against Neston Nomads. Elsewhere, Aintree Villa Reserves savoured a 3-1 result at Groves.

First Division

1Litherland Remyca Res110073
2Mersey Royal110033
3Chester Nomads110023
4Mossley Hill Athletic110023
5Rainhill Town110013
7FC Bootle St Edmund’s110013
8Ellesmere Port Town000000
10Vauxhall Motors Res1001-10
11Prescot Cables Res1001-10
14Aintree Villa1001-20
15Marine U23s1001-30
16Capenhurst Villa1001-70

Second Division

1Ashville Res110013
3Runcorn Sports110013
5Poulton Victoria110013
6Mossley Hill Athletic Res000000
7Poulton Royal000000
8South Sefton Borough000000
9Sutton Athletics000000
10West Kirby000000
11Marshalls Res1001-10
12Bootle Res1001-10
13Cheshire Lines1001-10
14Maghull Res1001-10
15South Liverpool Res1001-10

Third Division

1South Liverpool Third110073
2Rainhill Town Res110033
3Runcorn Sports Res110023
5Aintree Villa Res110023
6Capenhurst Villa Res110023
7Poulton Victoria Res110013
8Higher Bebington Kelma000000
9Neston Nomads1001-10
10Ellesmere Port Town Res1001-20
11Heswall Res1001-20
12Groves Athletic1001-20
13West Kirby Res1001-20
14Helsby Res1001-30
15Chester Nomads Res1001-70

Image: Joshua Hoehne

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