MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 6 May 2023

A Mark Owens double, supplemented by further efforts from Owen Cassidy and Caleb Jones steered Mossley Hill Ath to a 4-1 victory over Maghull and saw their side finish runners-up to Mersey Royal in the race for the MSC Express West Cheshire League’s Division One title. Robbie McDonald netted the visitors’ consolation.

In Division Two, leaders Poulton Vics have completed their programme and only Helsby can pip them to the title, provided they win all of their games in hand.

On Tuesday, third-placed Ashville Res. took an early lead through Derek Taylor but the hosts’ joy was short-lived after a smart double from Lee Turkington earned Helsby maximum spoils.

Division Three action saw Kal Herbert (2) and Shaun Burgess find the net for Higher Bebington Kelma in their 3-3 stalemate at Chester Nomads Res.

Wednesday 3/5/23 Congratulations go to Capenhurst Villa who lifted the Wirral DFA Senior Cup after a solitary effort from John Britton denied newly crowned Division One champions, Mersey Royal, of a fourth piece of silverware for the season.

Despite a double from evergreen campaigner, Nathan Mapletoft, Ellesmere Port Town capitulated 4-2 in their Division One tussle with Aintree Villa, who sealed the issue with replies from Mark Barnes, Matty Wardell, Jack Terry, and Sam Dahl.

Jacob Jones and Louie O’Brien bagged a goal apiece as Maghull Res. savoured a 2-1 decision over Runcorn Sports in Division Two, and Mallaby completed a back-to-back double over Cheshire Lines, inspired by an outstanding individual opener from David Bockarie.

In Division Three, South Liverpool 3rds were indebted to goals from Joseph Adekunie (2) and Mike Thomas for their 3-0 verdict over Neston Nomads.

Thursday 4/5/23 – Capenhurst Villa Res. posted their fourteenth win of the season in Division Three when Matty Vickers (2) and Harley O’Brien-Williams found the net in a 3-0 result over local rivals, Heswall Res. (pictured)

Friday 5/5/23 – Newton had Ryan Beigan on target but forfeited the chance to finish up runners-up in Division One after Vauxhall Motors Res. emerged 2-1 victors, Jamie Eaton and Jack Darlington finding the net for Motors.

WEEKEND ACTION – Goals from Tom Haynes (2) and Matty Walsh anchored Heswall to a 3-0 victory over Ellesmere Port Town which saw the Gayton Park outfit avoid the Division One wooden spoon at the expense of their visitors.

Maghull won by the same scoreline against Litherland Remyca Res. courtesy of efforts from Darren Brannigan (2) and Robbie McDonald.

A goal from Kieran Fair failed to prevent Capenhurst Villa from going down 2-1 to replies from Bootle St. Edmunds’ Lewis O’Reilly and Mike Davies. Elsewhere, efforts from Joe Prendergast and Luc Haralambous were enough as Marshalls eclipsed Rainhill Town 2-0.

Helsby now need maximum returns from their final four fixtures to pip Poulton Vics for the Division Two title and on Saturday their challenge was boosted, after goals from Sam Stephens, Charlie Wiggins, Owen Kucharski, Lee Guirado, and Alan Bond steered the second-placed outfit to a 5-2 triumph over Marshalls Res. who had Jacob Till and Andrew Starkey in reply.

Maghull Res. were indebted to efforts from Isaac Jones, Louie O’Brien and an own goal for their 3-1 victory over Poulton Royal, John Hulmston scoring for the New Brighton side.

Nial McEnery hit the target for South Sefton Borough but it was the hosts Runcorn Sports who profited 2-1, with Alex Jones and Dan Cavanagh on target.

Saturday’s Division Three action saw second-placed Higher Bebington Kelma score through Ben Kierman but concede 3-1 to nearest rivals, South Liverpool 3rds who responded through Jordan Flynn, Jack Bryant and an own goal.

Hooton were top scorers on the day with Danny Cross (3) Nathan Saunders, Chay Dysart, and Matty Westhead applying the finishing touches in a 6-1 rout of Rainhill Town Res. Darren Moran netted the visitors’ consolation.

Respective marksmen in Poulton Vics Res.‘ 3-3 draw with Chester Nomads Res. were Harvey Sample (2) Kyle Ward, Spencer Postles (2), and Sam Christmas.

Only one fixture took place in the Youth Division and a 2-1 victory over Maghull thanks to goals from Kian Hamm and Dylan Owen gave Poulton Vics their ninth win of the season, John Cullen netting for the visitors.

Images: Capenhurst Villa FC Reserves (Maroon) v Heswall FC Reserves (Yellow) Credit: Bob Shaw

First Division

1Mersey Royal2823145870
2Mossley Hill Athletic2720525265
4FC Bootle St Edmund’s2817564256
5Vauxhall Motors Res2817291753
7Marine U23s27115111038
9Aintree Villa289514-1032
10Rainhill Town288614-2030
11Litherland Remyca Res289316-2230
12Chester Nomads289217-4029
13Capenhurst Villa258215-1926
15Ellesmere Port Town284123-7213

Second Division

1Poulton Victoria2821344366
3Ashville Res2518252856
4Maghull Res2816392251
5South Liverpool Res2716381351
6Runcorn Sports2516182449
7Sutton Athletic2814113543
9Bootle Res25110141033
10Poulton Royal269314-1630
11Mossley Hill Athletic Res288218-2426
12West Kirby266416-3022
13Cheshire Lines265615-3021
14Marshalls Res285221-3317
15South Sefton Borough274518-4717

Third Division

1Aintree Villa Res2520236162
2Higher Bebington Kelma2718454358
3South Liverpool Third2617544256
5Capenhurst Villa Res2614661948
6Runcorn Sports Res2612410-2140
7Neston Nomads261088038
8Helsby Res279513-1632
9Poulton Victoria Res268711331
10Chester Nomads Res278712-731
11West Kirby Res288317-1927
12Rainhill Town Res257315-2324
13Groves Athletic287219-3623
14Ellesmere Port Town Res276318-5121
15Heswall Res262915-3215

Youth Division

1Mossley Hill Athletic1713314142
2South Liverpool189451231
3Vauxhall Motors189361430
5Poulton Victoria179171428
6Victoria Colts U1817917528
7Ormskirk West End17728-623
8City of Liverpool18567-621
9Runcorn Linnets185112-2716

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