CARLSBERG WEST CHESHIRE LEAGUE ROUND UP
As we enter the final week of the season, more promotion and relegation issues have been established while others remain open.Monday night’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Chester Nomads consigned Ashville to Division 2 football next season with the added consequence that Ashville Reserves will drop to Division 3. Doubles from Dale Harris and Joe Imlach counted for Nomads as Tom Mole replied for Ashville. Defeats for Blacon YC and Southport Trinity on Saturday have left the Chester outfit requiring a point from next weeks’ fixture against West Kirby to maintain their top flight status. Having completed their programme, Trinity must sit and wait. Despite goals from Kev Garland and Jamie Rogers, Blacon YC went down by the odd goal in 5 at home to Mossley Hill Athletic who had Tom McNamara, Dave Reid and Luke Wynne as their contributors. Mark Noakes and Kal Herbert did the damage for Vauxhall Motors as they overcame Trinity, 2-0.
Congratulations go to Kirby Town Railway, newly crowned Division 3 champions. On Wednesday, Railway clinched their place in next season’s Division 2 with an emphatic 8-1 triumph at the expense of Belfry[Kyle Harrison]. Josh Naylor starred with a hat trick, Tom Morgan bagged a brace and there were contributions from Josh Brabin, Jonathon Williams and leading marksman John Humphreys. Despite falling behind to a 1st minute Luke Blondel strike at HeswallReserves on Saturday they went on to clinch top spot as Dean Kenny,2, and Terry Naylor netted in their title winning 3-1 success. Who will accompany them into the higher sphere is still to be decided. BootleReserves midweek 2-2 draw in their final league outing against lowly Everton PLH, left them waiting on the results of their rivals before their fate is known. A Scott Bennoch double and a Robbie Foulkes strike kept Neston Nomads on course following their 3-0 defeat of Everton PLH. A win for Nomads at the weekend would then have sealed the runners-up spot but standing in the way were visiting South Liverpool Reserves with promotion hopes of their own. A hard fought encounter saw South take the lead when Dave Mee forced the ball home from a corner in the 27th minute. Another flag kick around the hour mark proved costly for Nomads as Louis Rumble powerfully headed number 2 and Adam Shelton finished off a smart right wing move to make it 3-0 with 14 minutes remaining. A Lee Cairns penalty for Nomads came too late to provide them with any real hope.
Division 3 Top 4 :– PWDLFAPts
Remaining fixtures :- Weds 29th Apr – Upton AA Res v Neston Nomads:
Sat 2nd May – South Liverpool Res v Upton AA Res
South Liverpool Youth crowned a superb treble winning season when celebrating success in 2 cup finals in the space of 48 hours. On Tuesday the Youth Division champions took on fellow league side Maghull at the last stage of the Liverpool FA Under 18 Saturday Cup and after falling behind to a 20th minute own goal, South levelled on the half hour when Adam Langley headed in a set piece from 10 yards. They went on to claim a 2-1 victory after Dave Mee converted a 77th minute spot kick. Two nights later, at Prescot Cables FC, they faced the team that had finished just below them in the table, West Kirby. South had much the better of play in the 1st period which ended with them holding a 2-0 lead following a brace of headers from Alex Griffiths. His opener arrived midway through the half via a corner and a free kick on the stroke of half time provided the second. West Kirby displayed more attacking intentions after the break but a smart finish from Meeput them further behind. Late goals for Kirby from Wes Richardson and Declan Kinnear ensured a few anxious closing minutes for South who nevertheless went on to claim a deserved 3-2 triumph.
A sparkling hat trick from Alex Woodcock on Saturday ensured that league champions South Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners at Newton who earlier in the week had spurned a 2-0 lead provided by Tom Morgan and Jack McDowell as West Kirby hit back to snatch a point thanks to strikes by Lee Gibson and Lee Butterworth. Runners up CammellLaird 1907 Reserves return to winning ways on Wednesday as Kyle Jones and Karl Murphy registered in the 2-1 score line against Capenhurst Villa [Jack Rigby] but they slipped to a 2-0 defeat 3 days later when a Nathan Mapletoft strike and an own goal saw Upton AA emerge as 2-0 victors. Hale [Brad Williams, Wayne Smith, Josh Doran, Wayne Smith] ended their campaign with a 4-0 defeat of CapenhurstVilla and Maghull [James Steel, Mike Boyle] did likewise when edging out Chester Nomads [OG] 2-1. With just one defeat in 12 outings, Mallaby are warming up nicely for next months’ Wirral Senior Cup final and on Monday they chalked up a 3rd successive 2-0 victory when Zach Hardacre and John Hedges netted against West Kirby.
Division 2 runners up Heswall had Chris Tolley and Tom Carroll on the mark in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat of Willaston [Andy Noonan] while earlier in the week they shared a goalless draw with Hale Reserves. Richmond Mags will complete their Division 2 campaign in 3rd spot and enjoyed a single goal midweek success over visiting Vauxhall Motors Reserves before going down 2-1 on Saturday to 4th placed Gateacre Village [Kurtis Griffiths, Nathan Quirk]. James Hooper was a hat-trick star for Maghull Reserves in their 5-0 win at Beb Athletic while hot shot Sam Gifford found the net twice as Prescot Cables Reserves eclipsed Redgate Rovers, 6-1.
A smart treble for Richard Jones was the feature as Marshalls Reserves defeated the only team below them in the Division 3 table, Mersey Royal, 6-2, Dale Higham was a double marksman as Upton AA Reserves overcame Everton PLH, 4-1 and Shane Whelan netted the game’s only goal for Capenhurst Villa Reserves at Ford Motors.
In the Youth Division Oliver Fletcher hit an excellent 4 goal salvo for Maghull and Tom Brown almost matched him with a treble in the 7-0 win at Ellesmere Port Town while Connor Carroll and Kieran McMaugham struck for Custys in the narrow 2-1 success at West Kirby who replied through ace marksman Tom Johnstone.