UPTON YOUTH reclaimed top spot in the Youth Division as they lorded it over Manor Youth when taking the points in a 5-1 win to open up a three point lead over inactive Christleton Youth.
Calum Evans weighed in with a double strike and Ryan Ward, Nathan Roberts and Adam Ellis claimed a goal apiece in a good team display. Heswall Youth remain third after they shared the spoils with Ridgewood Rangers in a 1-1 draw which to many onlookers was a credit to the league for the quality of football played. On target for Heswall was Danny Lees.
Unforeseen circumstances caused the postponement of the Princes Villa versus Neston Nomads fixture, but good will prevailed and the teams have agreed to play the fixture next week, so well done to both parties for showing great gamesmanship.
Division One Primrose FC continued their quest for cup glory when beating Premier division team Windsor in the second round of the Magee Cup, as an own goal allied to singles from John Pomphrett and Ian Hazelhurst helped them to a 3-1 victory, in which Craig Jones scored for Windsor with a superb header.
Last season’s winners Big House came crashing down as Poulton Royal bulldozed them into a 4-1 defeat, thanks to Mike Pickles netting twice and Dean Brown and Paul Robinson bagging singles.
The consolation goal for House was scored by Stewart Jackson, who relinquished their hold on the trophy.
Kyle Birch was a three goal hero for Liscard Bronze as they sailed passed Ship FC with a 4-2 success that had Karl Murphy scoring the fourth and Stuart Speed scored his usual brace of goals in reply.
Irby FC failed to cause an upset when losing 3-0 against Cheshire Cheese, whose mature display saw Peter Navarro net a double and Tommy Fardoe a single to take the tie.
Dutchman Cup third round action saw FC Victoria put in as regal performance to oust Upton FC, thanks to Danny Holdsworth (2), Ian Norman and Lee Swanick claiming the goals in a 4-2 win. Hitting the responses was Mike Large with a fine double effort.
Yet another double strike from Ashley Robinson allied to Robert Langtons single gave Dukes FC a 3-1 success over Cetco Europe, who replied through Darren Parry.
AFC Tima won a thrilling seven goal affair against Oxton Villa when coming out on top with a 4-3 win, as Lee Burns netted a brace, with Mike Redgrift and Steve Tweddle notching a goal apiece.
Despite Anthony Clarkson scoring his customary goal for Birkenhead Vale they were eliminated by Great Float in a 2-1 defeat.
The Division Two Cup Final takes place this Sunday at Manor Park and sees two of the top three in the division – AM Plant Hire and Dukes FC – battling for the first piece of silverware, in a 11:00am kick-off.