West Cheshire Football League round-up, 12 August 2023

Midweek action – Monday 7 August. Hooton opened their account in the race for the Go2Day West Cheshire League’s Division Two title, with brothers Cole and Nathan Saunders finding the net in a 2-1 decision over Neston Nomads who replied via Ollie Dutton.

Four unbeaten clubs wrestle for top spot, including Maghull Res., who had two-goal Adam Wood on the mark in a 2-0 win over Huyton Rovers.

Honours were shared after goals from Aintree Villa Res.’ Jay Cruickshanks and Josh Cavanagh were negated by an own goal and an effort from Marshalls Res.‘ Brendon Ndlovu, while ninety minutes failed to produce a goal between Mossley Hill Ath. U23s and South Sefton Borough.

Monday’s Division Three action saw early leaders Cammell Laird 1907 Res. maintain their 100% record, after Kieran Hughes (2), Luke Burns, and Aaron Bunclark shared the goals in a 4-0 victory at South Wirral outfit, Groves.

Ellesmere Port Town U23s won by the same scoreline against Heswall U23s courtesy of goals from Emmanuel Olaiton (2), Ollie Welch, and Alan Richardson and it was celebration time for second-placed FC Kirby, with efforts from Danny Downes and Michael McHugh clinching a 2-0 verdict over Rainhill Town Res.

Two-goal Cam Clark left his calling card as Chester Nomads Res. finished 2-2 with Helsby Res., while Poulton Vics. secured their first win, after beating West Kirby Res. 5-2. Tom Breslin, Frankie Murtagh, Lewis Mooney, Jude Keith, and Jon-Paul Evans were the marksmen.

Tuesday 8 August – A second defeat in four days consigned Aintree Villa to the foot of Division One. This time it was FC Bootle who took advantage and were elevated to second place on the table, after two goals from Jacob Jones and Shaun Harris set up a 3-0 away day victory.

Wednesday 9 AugustMaghull made it two wins on the trot and sit atop Division One, after goals from Adam Hamill, Robbie McDonald, and Cole Connolly steered their side to a 3-2 result over Litherland Remyca Res. Cam Taylor bagged both replies for the visitors.

Ashville Res. also safeguarded their unbeaten record, when a solitary effort from Derek Taylor sealed Heswall‘s fate at Gayton Park.

The same scoreline, thanks to a goal from Mark Owens, also kept Mossley Hill Ath. in the “100% club”, after they overcame Rainhill Town.

Goals from Charlie Wiggins and Owen Kucharski inspired newly promoted Helsby to a 2-0 triumph at Vauxhall Motors Res., while a goal from Capenhurst Villa‘s Jamie Eaton was nullified by a reply from Chester Nomads‘ Ben Coward.

Friday 11 August – Friday evening saw Newton go level on points with Maghull at the top of Division One, after a smart double from Ryan Beigan was supplemented by a further effort from Liam Smith, as Lee Kissock’s men accounted for FC Bootle 3-0.

In Division Two, leaders South Liverpool Res., courtesy of goals from Yusuf Moshin (2), Simon McClay, and Alex Almond won 4-2 at local rivals, Mossley Hill U23s and went three points clear at the top. Adil Mohammed was credited with both goals for the hosts.

Weekend action – It was all change again at the top of Division One on Saturday, after Mossley Hill Ath. assumed pole position, when Elliot Murphy, Jake Skyner, Caleb Jones, Connor Anderson, and Ben Jones all made the scoresheet in their side’s 5-1 win at Heswall, who hit back via Matty Walsh. #

Newly promoted side, Ashville Res., were elevated to second place in the table, thanks to Derek Taylor’s brace in a 2-1 triumph at Aintree Villa, who had Isaac Pinela on the mark.

Not to be outdone, last term’s Division Two champions, Helsby, inspired by a Lee Turkington hat-trick, celebrated a 4-3 result at Litherland Remyca Res. and are handily poised in fourth place. Owen Kucharski also netted for the victors, Josh Rice (2) and Stephen King replying for the Remy.

Previous leaders, Maghull, scored through Cole Connolly, but were denied victory at Capenhurst Villa, who earned a share of the points, thanks to an effort from Nathan Lightfoot.

The points were also divided at Marshalls, who finished 3-3 with Vauxhall Motors Res. A Jacob Till double and a goal from Bisensio Kamilo provided Marshalls’ contribution. The Motormen’s scorers were Brad Bland (2) and Dylan Doyle.

Chester Nomads recorded their first win of the season, Tom Davies, Dan Lewis, and Brandon Dickinson finding the net in Saturday’s 3-0 away win at Ellesmere Port Town.

In Division Two, Mallaby stayed in second place, after they turned a 2-1 deficit with eleven minutes remaining into a 4-2 victory against a well-drilled Aintree Villa Res. Paul Ellison, Kian Hamm, Jack Brown, and Rory Aldiss netted for the hosts. Matty Sohl and Dave Pursglove scored for Villa.

Efforts from Aaron Rainbow, Ash Power, Tom Randall, and Frankie Ward assured West Kirby of a winning start to their league programme, following a 4-0 result at Hooton, while goals from Andy Noonan (2) and Shaun Burgess inspired Higher Bebington Kelma to an excellent 3-0 win at Maghull Res.

Despite a goal from Jacob Baptiste, Huyton Rovers were undone by a double from Runcorn Sports‘ Ryan Bazley, and Marshalls Res. were also on the receiving end at South Sefton Borough. Alune Mohamed netted for the visitors, but it was South Sefton who profited, after efforts from Mateas Pires (3), Gabriel Marinho, Tega Okeregha, and Nial McEnery set up a 6-1 triumph.

New leaders in Division Three are debutants, FC Kirby, who made it three wins in succession, after five-goal Charlie Bennett had a field day in the 9-1 rout of Frodsham Park. Danny Downes (2), Brendan Rawcliffe, and Dominic Waite were also on target. Mike Fairhurst was the hosts’ lone marksman.

Cammell Laird 1907 Res. forfeited their 100% record despite scoring five times. Aaron Bunclark, Peter Charles, Kieran Hughes, Ben Crossley, and Ellis Jones obliged for the Shipbuilders but Runcorn Sports Res. merited a point, thanks to replies from Jay Blythe(3) and Stephen Butler(2).

Max Percival and Dave Ellis struck for Groves in a 2-0 result at Helsby Res., while a Toby Sutton hat-trick, allied to an Alfie Welsh effort, anchored Ellesmere Port Town U23s to a fine 3-0 result at Poulton Vics.

Elsewhere, Jamie Edge and Connor Davies scored for Chester Nomads Res. in their 2-2 nail-biter with West Kirby Res., who responded through Nathan Miller and Josh Abbott.

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