Houlihan's Press Report 31 March 2024

By Russell Hardy

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Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League

60th Anniversary Season
Best League in Cheshire

Press Report for Sunday 31sth March 2024

Derby Jets fired themselves into the Quarter Finals of the David Keith Tacy Memorial Cup after shooting down Upton Willows 6-1, firing the goals for Derby Jets were Carl Hamm with a double added to singles from Kev Day, Sam Jones, Adam Larway and Dylan Roach

Queens Park sailed to a 4-1 win at Great Float S&S with a splendid 4-1 win thanks to strikes from Alex Cherera with a brace and further singles from Harvey Sample and Charlie Holland, the win has elevated Queens Park into pole position for the first time since the early part of the season, The Blue Riband of Trophies known as the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Memorial Trophy is trophy that Queens Park have not won since 2019 but don’t rule out a late surge from Dock AFC, also Woodchurch Hotel and Rock Ferry Social do have an outside chance as they both registered away wins at KRCT Bidston (Fenton Cavanagh 2,Lewis Clarke) and Wellington respectfully, Woodchurch Hotel won 4-3, not the ideal preparation for the Cheshire Cup final next Sunday at Vauxhall’s for KRCT Bidston while their opponents next week Rock Ferry Social warmed up with a fine 4-0 result thanks to Rory Aldis and Ben Ryan hatrick

Eastham Rangers Colts who are favourites to lift the Maxwell’s Barber Division One title but have mammoth task of playing 10 more league games played only their 2nd league game since last October beat AFC Shaftes 4-1 with Joe Foster netting a fine double supported by Joe Saunders a Joel Whalley, it is a similar story for the other 6 clubs that have chance to win promotion to the top flight, Upton Town and Moreton Rovers both lost vital home games, Moreton going down 3-0 to Prenton FC while Upton Town (Tom Ward 2, Morgan Woods, Will O’Leary) lost in a 10 goal thriller 6-4 after entertaining Barcode FC (Danny France 2, Harry Firkins 2, Kynan and Jake Norton)

In what should be the business end to the season with cup finals galore and promotion places up for grabs there is the possibility? of 8 clubs aiming for a top 3 slot, The Martin Gallier Project Division Two leaders Lions FC having a week off while the rest play catch, Eagle Stirrup FC enhanced their chances with a tremendous 4-2 result over fancied Old Parks after Jason Farrell, Kazim Tektas, Louis Brown and Alex Smith all netting, a first league reversal for Old Parks, Wirral Radio Newton registered a 2nd maximum points haul in consecutive weeks and did their chances no harm with a 4-1 win at Woodchurch Rovers (David Harrison), on the mark for Wirral Radio were Tyler gill 2, Josh Ross and Kieran Donoghue, in the battle of rangers it was Eastham Rangers who took the honours over AFC Rangers (Lewis McKnight), goalgetters for Eastham Rangers were Callum Crowder, Tay Jones, Liam Harris, Jack Jones and Kieran Hodgson

Oxton Celtic continue to dominate Division Three with their latest win being a 2-1 win over North Wirral Saints (Ben Dunn), the race is on for the other promotion spots, a solitary effort from Danny Allen effort was all was needed for Wirral Athletic to maintain 2nd place with a 1-0 verdict over AF Tima, West Kirby United had Robbie Nairn on fine form after he bagged a 4 goal haul with a Tom Danby single in a 5-2 result over Parkgate St Germain, Glenavon Athletic (Danny Rowland 2, Paul Keenan) took the honours in amid table tussle at Victoria Colts (Billy Harrison 2)

The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League are now accepting applications for new clubs to join the League for the 2024-2025 season, a limited number of vacancies are available

We are also accepting applications for the Youth Division for the same 2024-2025 season that is scheduled to start in August 2024, any Youth clubs/teams that wish to enter two teams can do so, one team will be known as Youth U/18’s and a second team is normally known as a Colts U/17’s, please visit the League website for contact details


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