Wallasey and District Sunday Football League round-up, 25 February 2024

On Thursday, the council closed all grass facilities which resulted in many games being postponed and causing a backlog of league fixtures and cup competitions to be delayed.

However, three cup fixtures did take place on Astro surfaces to help some competitions to progress.

Alas, it was a bad day in the Wirral District FA Junior Cup semi-finals as both league representatives bowed out in defeats.

Shore Villa Athletic were 3-2 ahead until the final minutes thanks to goals from Paul Reddington and a brace from Phil Whitley, only to concede a late leveller and then lose the penalty shoot out 6-5 versus Mersey Clipper Vets.

North West Harriers were also eliminated when losing 3-1 versus Higher Bebington Kelma. The only other fixture played was the First Division Cup second-round fixture between One O’Clock Gun and Finnigan FC that produced a great game and saw One O’Clock Gun blast Finnigan FC out of the competition with an 8-1 victory, described as men against boys by the losing team.

First-half goals from Paul Finn, Ben Holmes and a double from Jamie Edwards eased the Gun into a 4-0 half-time lead and a second-half treble from the returning Morgan Galer, plus a single from Leighton Clarke proved too much for Finnigan FC, who only had a consolation effort from John Pomphrett to reduce the arrears.

Fixtures will be scheduled and provided on a weekly basis due to the backlog in cup competitions.

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