MSC Express West Cheshire Football League round-up, 8 October 2022

Results were varied as MSC Express West Cheshire League sides vied for a place in the Cheshire County FA’s Amateur Cup second round.

A smart double from Leon Jones (2) was supplemented by further efforts from Danni Kelly, Lewis Clarke, Robbie Williams and Charlie McInnes as Ashville Res. trounced Mersey Valley 6-0.

Vauxhall Motors Res., followed suit, Jamie Eaton (2), Nathan Johnston, Jack Darlington, Zarek Urrutia, and Matty Morris finding the net in a 6-0 victory over local rivals, Heswall.

Neston Nomads posted a fine 1-0 win at Malpas, while Newton progressed by the same scoreline at Lostock Gralam.

Two goals from Fenton Cavanagh allied to a superb individual effort from Danny McLoughlin anchored Mallaby to a 3-1 decision over Congleton Town Res. and it was celebration time for current Division Two table toppers, Poulton Vics, who triumphed 2-0 at Lymm Rovers.

Steve Rowlands bagged both goals for Capenhurst Villa who finished 2-2 with Altrincham Hale before progressing 8-7 on pens but despite efforts from Ant Evans, Ben Hawitt, and Harvey Bolton, Poulton Royal went down 4-3 at Cheshire League Premier Division leaders, Broadheath Central.

Division Three outfit, Higher Bebington Kelma went through courtesy of a 4-2 result at Bollington Town and Groves went through after beating Sale Amateurs 7-6 on penalties. Sadly, Chester Nomads, West Kirby, Sutton Ath., Helsby, and Ellesmere Port Town were among the first hurdle fallers after they were knocked out by Blacon YC, Duckinfield Town, Govan & University of Manchester, and Poynton respectively.

In the Liverpool CFA Saturday Youth Cup first round, Adam Lyons struck three times as City Of Liverpool eclipsed Ormskirk West End 3-1, Charlie Campbell replying.

Goals from Jack Colburn, Kian Skinley, Shea Wordsworth, Steve Swindells, and Dylan Crawford inspired South Liverpool to a 5-0 verdict over Forefield Rovers.

On the domestic scene, Bootle St. Edmunds assumed pole position in the race for the Division One title on goal difference, when efforts from Lewis O’Reilly (2), Brad Shearwood and Mark Madden clinched a 4- 0 success at Rainhill Town.

Nearest rivals and reigning champions, Mersey Royal, afforded little mercy to bottom club Prescot Cables Res., and made it eight wins from as many starts, after goals from Adam Smith (2), Kieran Cartwright (2), Jack Ledsham, Liam Driscoll, Mike Williams, and Dillon Thomas sparked an 8-0 victory.

Mark Barnes and Alex Kelly scored for Aintree Villa, but it was the hosts, Marshalls, who profited, replies from Louis Jarvis, Luke Pierce, and Jacob Till setting up a 3-2 win.

In midweek, a goal from Litherland Remyca‘s Josh Rice was negated by a response from Prescot Cables Res.’ Harrison O’Brien.

Saturday’s Division Two action saw Maghull Res. elevated to fourth place in the table, after goals from Joe Tynan, Jacob Jones, Tom Ward, and Harry Monaghan steered their side to a 5-0 win against Marshall Res.

Two-goal Salam Djabi was the hero of the hour, after Bootle Res. overcame South Liverpool 2-0, but ninety minutes failed to produce a goal between Cheshire Lines and South Sefton Borough.

Aintree Villa Res. raced eight points clear at the top of Division Three, when Ricky Ager (3) and Dylan Lawless (2) shared the goals in a 5-1 win against Hooton, who had Joel Whalley in reply.

Efforts from Spencer Postles (3) and Cam Clarke (2) inspired Chester Nomads Res. to a 5-2 victory over Rainhill Town Res., who hit back via Mick Johnson (2) while Kyle Bennett (2) and Jay Thomas made the scoresheet, as Poulton Vics Res., accounted for Heswall Res. 3-0.

A goal from Capenhurst Villa Res.‘ Mackenzie James failed to prevent his side from capitulating 3-1 to goals from Helsby Res.‘ Courtney Bushell, Jamie Blythe, and Alexandros Konstantinidis.

Goal a game Owen Hollywood was joined on the scoresheet by Joe Ly for West Kirby Res. who finished 2-2 with Ellesmere Port Town Res. Ross Cooper and Harley Morris were on target for the visitors.

Youth Division leaders, Mossley Hill Ath., put Runcorn Linnets to the sword and opened up a four-point lead at the top, after goals from Asher Duncan (2), Matty Lawler, Jacob Bowsie, and Mike McLoughlin steered the leaders to a 5-0 win.

Elsewhere, a solitary strike from Dylan Roche was enough for Victoria Colts to register their first win of the season at the expense of Vauxhall Motors.

First Division

1FC Bootle St Edmund’s98013692724
2Mersey Royal88002822624
4Mossley Hill Athletic95312081218
5Vauxhall Motors Res106042420418
7Capenhurst Villa84132426-213
9Litherland Remyca Res113352331-812
10Rainhill Town93241218-611
11Ellesmere Port Town93152426-210
12Marine U23s8224151508
13Aintree Villa102261825-78
15Chester Nomads81161327-144
16Prescot Cables Res111191046-364

Second Division

1Poulton Victoria99001741327
2Ashville Res86112920919
3Sutton Athletic106042621518
4Maghull Res95132281416
7South Liverpool Res94141818013
8Runcorn Sports7403178912
9Mossley Hill Athletic Res94051922-312
10Cheshire Lines93241114-311
11Poulton Royal62041316-36
12West Kirby9207829-216
13South Sefton Borough6114919-104
14Bootle Res5104713-63
15Marshalls Res8008824-160

Third Division

1Aintree Villa Res119204383529
2Neston Nomads1063124131121
3Higher Bebington Kelma76101741319
4Helsby Res1253438281018
5Poulton Victoria Res94411611516
6Runcorn Sports Res84131825-713
8Capenhurst Villa Res93241417-311
9South Liverpool Third92431919010
10Groves Athletic103161419-510
11Ellesmere Port Town Res93151525-1010
12Rainhill Town Res93061125-149
13West Kirby Res102262028-88
14Chester Nomads Res122281429-158
15Heswall Res101361124-136

Youth Division

1Mossley Hill Athletic65102351816
2South Liverpool64021712512
3Poulton Victoria430114689
5Ormskirk West End42027526
6Runcorn Linnets42021116-56
7City of Liverpool411268-24
8Vauxhall Motors5113812-44
9Victoria Colts U186114917-84

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