Houlihan’s Press Report for Sunday 20th August 2023

By Russell Hardy

#bsl #pressreport #aug21

Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League

60th Anniversary Season

Press Report for Sunday 20th August 2023

Clipper FC made it two wins out of two to head up the Maxwell’s Barber Division One with Stuart Toner and Ben Evans bagging a goal each while replying for Rig Move FC was Josh Lyth, Barcode FC posted their first points of the season in the league table with a resounding 5-2 win over Prenton FC (Luke Wynne, Tom Fenley) with Kynan Mason2, Jake Norton, Danny France and Harry Firkins netting for the Heswall side, after last week’s reversal Whitby Rangers won 8-1 hosting AFC Shaftes (Callum McCaffrey) on the mark for Whitby were Leo Young who bagged four with added efforts from Brad Bland, Dom Hoppe, Harrison Cooper & Tom McDowell, two clubs Upton Town (Tom Haynes, OG) and Bushell Athletic who are tipped to be up in the mix at the end of the season played out a keenly contested 2-2 draw

KRCT Bidston take pole position in The Premier Division for the Ryan ‘Gigsy’ Atherton Trophy and a second consecutive win, their victims this week was Corsair PV FC 3-0, finding the scoresheet were Matty Maguire, Dava Bowe and Bobby Barker, a Cam Nuttall strike and a double from Nick Lynch for Cheshire Cheese gained the advantage 3-2 over strongly fancied Woodchurch Hotel (Tom Hayes, Charlie Macinnes, Dock AFC had Matty Carlin and Adam Lea on the mark with first half strikes after gaining revenge for the defeat in last season’s Cheshire Sunday Cup final running out 2-1 winners over Lancelyn Glenavon (Connor Courtnell), A hatrick from Joe Foster for Neston Nomads was not quite enough as they could only share the spoils with Great Float S&S 3-3, also sharing the honours were Rock Ferry Social (Mike Williams) and Wellington FC (Jack Salmon)

Four clubs in The Martin Gallier Project Division Two who have played 2 games each still have a 100% record the most notable is Lions FC who are currently in pole position on goal difference after Paul Ryan notched a fine hatrick inc a penalty at Saughall FC with a 3-0 result, Old Parks (og, Adgie Lamb) are aiming for back to back promotions after defeating Wirral Radio Newton 2-1 (og), Eagle Stirrup’s FC fine start to the season also continues after a solitary strike from Carl Griffiths over Poulton Victoria S&S separated the two sides, it was a similar story for Eastham Rangers who had to thank Andy Simpson for their narrow 1-0 success of Barkers Armchair, Oval FC (M Vaggers 2, John Skipsey) got their season under way with a maximum points haul over AFC Rangers (Lewis McKnight) 3-1, Upton Willows recorded a first win in the Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Football League 3-0 in a local derby at Woodchurch Rovers, Ellis Bolton, Trav O’Brian and Matty Walsh obliging,

Efforts from Aaron Cross, Aaron Cairns, Will Gill and Tom Fleming set North Wirral on their way to a fine 4-0 result at AFC Tima while new Club to Division Three Feeneys good start carried on with a 2-0 win at AFC Raeburn, Oxton Celtic also registered the same 2-0 scoreline over Athletic VH, Parkgate St Germain earned the verdict with Sean Wilding hitting a treble and Nick McKnight a single with the victims being Glenavon Athletic, honours ended even between Victoria Colts (Billy Harrison 2, Ryan Coles) and Wirral Athletic (Jake Ives, Jason Rigby, Kelvin Phoenix)

Where next?

Team Sheets and Reporting Results #bsl #update #teamsheets #reportingresults


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