West Cheshire Football League round-up, 2 September 2023

Mossley Hill Ath. savoured seventh heaven, after the unbeaten Go2Day West Cheshire Division One leaders, recorded their seventh consecutive victory, when efforts from Caleb and Cai Jones secured a 2- 0 result at Ashville Res.

Nearest rivals, Maghull, stayed within breathing distance, after Adam Hammill and Jason Jeffries found the net in their side’s 2-0 decision over Heswall.

In midweek, respective marksmen in Ashville Res.‘ 1-1 stalemate with Mersey Royal, were Billy Rainbow and Josh Hulmston, and in another Division One evening fixture, Lee Turkington, Sonny Dean, and Connor Lindsay shared the goals as Helsby accounted for Chester Nomads 3-0.

Saturday told a different story however, as Helsby were brought down to earth at reigning champions, Mersey Royal, who triumphed 4-0, courtesy of efforts from Dillon Thomas, Josh Hulmston, Jamie Leyland, and Ollie Lloyd.

A solitary effort from Ant Dunleavy won the day for Rainhill Town at Vauxhall Motors Res., and it was celebration time for Ellesmere Port Town who posted their first win of the season, Emmanuel Olaitan bagging the game’s only goal to deny Litherland Remyca Res.

Elsewhere, honours were even, after goals from Capenhurst Villa‘s Steve Rowlands and Jamie Easton were negated by a smart double from Marshalls‘ Bisensio Kamilo.

Division Two pacesetters Mallaby, went four points clear at the top, following a 6-2 victory over a spirited Mossley Hill Ath. U23s, confirmed by goals from David Bockarie, Tom Edge, Nathan Cope, Kian Hamm, Tom Black, and Paddy Fiddaman. The visitors had Adil Mohammed and Mo Alsaqqa on target.

Top scorers on the day, were Maghull Res., who romped home 8-0 at Marshalls Res. inspired by a four-timer from Sean Robinson. Doubles from Kyle Loftus and Danny Ricketts completed the scoreline.

Chris Davies, Danny Cross, and Lewis Whitely all made the scoresheet as third-placed Hooton won 3-1 at Huyton Rovers, who had Kev Edwards in reply, while a goal from Josh Panther failed to prevent South Sefton Borough from going down 5-1 at home to efforts from Runcorn Sports‘ Steve Woodward (2), Ryan Bazley, Kier Fenlon, and Liam Morrison.

Jason Bull and Josh Abbott netted for West Kirby but a double from Neston Nomads‘ Jack Coll assured the visitors of a share of the spoils and in another drawn finish, a goal from Higher Bebington Kelma‘s Andy Noonan was cancelled out by a reply from Aintree Villa Res.‘ Dylan Lawless.

FC Kirkby stayed eight points in credit at the top of Division Three after they edged a 3-2 decision over Groves Athletic thanks to efforts from Charlie Bennett, Jay Royal, and James Tyler. Jack Sailes and Ryan Stanyer obliged for the visitors.

Second-placed Cammell Laird 1907 Res. were indebted to goals Kieran Hughes and Adam Larway for Saturday’s 2-1 success at Chester Nomads Res., who had Spencer Postles in response.

Newcomers, Frodsham Park, scored through Tom Wilson but were on the receiving end against West Kirby Res. who emerged 12-1 victors with efforts from Matty Kelly (3), Mike Mocha (2), Kyle Bennett (2), Jack Walker(2), Ben Hawitt, and an own goal.

A Frankie Murtagh hat-trick was supplemented by further strikes from Paul Doyle and Owen Ross, as Poulton Vics won 5-0 at basement outfit, Rainhill Town Res., while Capenhurst Villa Res.‘ 3-0 win at Heswall U23s, saw efforts from Gabriel Kwarteng (2) and Sam Cooper.

George Holloway, Adam Harding, Adam Riley, and Sam Telford were all on the mark as Helsby Res. won 4-1 against Ellesmere Port Town U23s who hit back via James Grahame and it was maximum returns for Runcorn Sports Res., Jay Blythe (2), Mick Hindley, and Jack White applying the finishing touches in a 4-1 verdict over Great Sutton.

Ollie Nicholson was the visitors’ marksman. In the Youth Division, Cammell Laird 1907 maintained their one-point advantage at the top, after Bobby Barker and Leon Patton scored in the 2-1 eclipse of Maghull B who answered through Adam Ross, but nearest rivals, South Liverpool, continued to shadow the leaders, Tom Maloney (3), Jack Colburn (2), and Finlay Batterton netting in a 6-1 victory at Mossley Hill Ath. Harry Watt scored the hosts’ consolation.

Bobby Connor was another three-goal hitman who left his calling card, as third-placed challengers, AFC Knowsley, overcame Runcorn Linnets 6-2. George Clarkson, Jack Wilson-Jones, and Cohan Campbell also made the scoresheet with Jack Ball and Tom Ledward hitting the target for Linnets.

A goal from Joe Webster earned Vauxhall Motors a point following a 1-1 draw with Maghull while a George Murray penalty allied to an effort from Finnbar McGovern inspired Athletico Blues to a 2-1 victory over Neston Nomads, Zak Dean replying.

To conclude, despite goals from Joe Flint and Eric Thompson, Litherland Remyca lost 4-2 at home to West Kirby Utd., who sealed the issue with goals from Lewis Greenhalgh (2), Jude Mottram, and John Lyon.

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