Houlihan's Press Report 9th May

By Russell Hardy

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Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League

Press Report for Sunday 9th May 2021

What is normally the final Sunday of the season usually with a domestic Cup Final the first honours have been claimed in Division One of The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League with Rivacre FC claiming a Place in the Premier Division after sailing to a comfortable victory over Telegraph FC (Tom Price), amongst the goal getters for Rivacre FC were Joe Foster who grabbed four with Sean Daley, Joe Brandon and Harry Ratcliffe also on the scoresheet, Shaftesbury Youth who are hoping to join them registered a 6-3 result over Ellesmere Port Athletic, (Jack Rigby, Ryan Starnes, Tom Boulton) but Lions FC (Owen Kelsey 2, Matty Kerr) want a big say in the final promotion place after a maximum points haul 3-1 over Woodchurch Rovers (Tom Briggs), Corsair FC had their hopes dented after dropping valuable points in a 2-2 draw with Wirral Radio FC (Lewis Rodney, Joe Unsworth), AFC Shaftes (Owen Ainscough & OG) notched up vital win to avoid the drop 2-1 at FC Tranmere

Games of the day in The Premier Division saw Rock Ferry Social post a 3-1 win over highly fancied Beechwood FC, finding the net for the Rock Ferry Social were Charlie Macinnes, Bobby Evans and Josh Dunroe they are only in pole position by one goal as they have the same points with only four league games to as Dock AFC (Adam Lea, Matt Carlin, Dave Forbes) who saw off a tough challenge from FC Bidston (Liam Casey, Danny Whitehead) 3-2, founder members of the league Queens Park FC who are also in the hunt eclipsed Neston Nomads 5-1 thanks to a hatrick from Mike Burkey and single from Ben Holmes Leon Detlaff, Danny Dixon led the way for Lancelyn Glenavon with a fine treble, a double from Luke Dixon and further efforts from Jake Carragher and Connor Courtnell in a fine 7-1 win at Bushell Grange Athletic

No change at the top of Division Two with The Lukes inflicting a 5-3 defeat on Barcode FC (Jamie Isaac, Alex Tucker, Dan Randall), the marksmen for The Lukes were Ben Crossley with a hatrick with Will Bulpin and Ali Major finding the back of the net, Bromborough Rake (Connor Hughes 2, Ross Miller, Kie Hughes, Carl Boyd Tommy Belton,) had all the answers to stay in touch with league leaders after a resounding 6-1 win at Barkers FC (Harry Foley), a double strike Matty Toner and a Gary Edgar effort for Higher Bebington JFC shot down JPL Jets 3-2 to open up a big tussle for many clubs who are in the chasing pack, Ben Pearson and Rob Jones did the damage at Upton Town for Neston United 2-0 while Wellington FC (George McMillan) traded goals and points with Belmont FC

A six pointer took place in Division Three with Victoria Colts (Josh Ross, Jack Hughes) taking the advantage of closing the gap on Silva Athletic after a narrow 2-1 success at the hosts, AFC Park North leapfrogged Glenavon Athletic thanks to a brace from Mike Dunn in a solid 2-0 win and Glenavon have it all to do with many games in hand to stay in touch with the chasing pack, Parkgate St Germain also had the same 2-0 scoreline over AFC Raeburn and AFC Tima (Phil Bibby 2, Mark Redgrift) played out a entertaining 3-3 draw (Dom Bennett, Mike Simpson, John Skipsey

The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League are now accepting new applications for both Open Age and Youth Teams/Clubs to join for the ensuing 2021/2022 season, please check the League’s website for contact details

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