Flying start the key
BLACON Youth won another rip-roaring Chester & District Junior League match against Under 13s Division One title rivals Malpas & District 3-1.
The hosts raced into a three-goal lead inside the first 10 minutes courtesy of Harley Bennion, man-of-the-match Sam Ward and Sam Carroll.
But they were unable to built on it and, inspired by MoM Henry Eddleston, resilient Malpas mounted a spirited fightback.
Jonny Jenkin reduced the arrears for the visitors, who were made to rue their slow start.
Elton Youth showed amazing powers of recovery to win 3-2 at home to Westminster Park Tigers and pick up their first three points of the Division Two season.
A quickfire double from Matthew Jones put the visitors in control.
But the hosts hit back to go in level at the break before scoring a late winner.
Jack Foley, Sam Coleclough and MoM Zach Hunter were on target for Elton.
Saughall Colts stretched their unbeaten run to nine games by drawing 2-2 at home to Groves Rangers.
Groves were two up at half-time and deservedly so thanks to goals from Connor Harwood and Harry McFadden.
But they were pegged back after the restart as MoM Jack Booth and Billy Henry struck for Saughall.
A Liam Davies hat-trick could not stop Blacon Youth from going down 5-4 at Saughall Colts in Under 12s Division Two.
Jake Williams also found the net for Blacon.
Malpas & District lost 8-0 at home to Groves in Under 11s Division One.
Man-of-the-match Callum Corrigan grabbed a hat-trick as Vicars Cross Dynamos beat Vicars Cross Dynamos Colts 5-0 in the Under 14s Division.
Lewis Gerrard and Jack Bebington also netted.
MoM Jacob Holden (2), Harry Cunningham (2), Christophe Foster and Mike Parsons got their names on the scoresheet for Malpas & District in their 6-2 success at home to Chester Nomads Colts.
Blacon Youth Club won 6-1 at fellow championship challengers Princes Villa with goals from Trey Latte (2), MoM Keenan Beaumont, Mike Woolam, Lewis Coppack and Tom Rose.
Saughall leave it late
A LONG-RANGE toe-poke from Jude Prendergast, with less than 10 minutes to play, ensured Saughall Colts Blacks won a great Chester & District Junior League Under 9s Shield A game at home to Waverton Hornets 1-0.
Harry Mason’s was Saughall’s man of the match; Patrick Ashley took the Waverton honour.
Upton Pumas drew 1-1 at home to Vicars Cross Dynamos.
There was also a 1-1 draw for Chester Nomads Ambers at home to Waverton Wasps in Shield B.
Harry Newman netted for Nomads, for whom Adam Gorle was the MoM.
MoM Matthew Walker fired four goals as Princes Villa Colts won 8-0 at an Ellesmere Port Rangers side for whom James Hill starred.
Malpas & District Reds (MoM Jack McKie, Kieran Davies, Red Morgan) were 3-1 winners at Blacon Youth Whites (Arun Fever; MoM Ali Abdul) in Cup A.
Three matches took place in Cup B.
Hat-trick hero Harry Anderson and Callum Bushell (2) did the damage for Newton Athletic in their 6-1 victory at home to Westminster Park Pumas.
Blacon Youth were beaten 8-1 at Ellesmere Port Rovers, for whom MoM Will Tayman helped himself to four goals.
Saughall Colts Blues (MoM Ewan McQuair 2, Drew MacMillan 2, Oliver Hitchcox) won 5-2 at home to Chester Nomads Colts
Harvey strike crucial
HARVEY Soloman got the only goal of the game as Waverton Wasps won 1-0 at Christleton Newscene in Chester & District Junior League Under 10s Cup A.
Alex Bayley was Waverton’s man of the match.
Newtown Athletic triumphed 2-0 at home to Chester Nomads.
Blacon Youth were 5-0 winners at Princes Villa (MoM Mason Mallon) in Cup B.
Newton Athletic Eagles lost 2-1 at Vauxhall Motors (Dylan Jones, MoM Ethan Knott).
There was a 3-1 Shield A victory for Saughall Colts (Torin Jenkins 2, Patrick McKee; MoM Jack Redford) away to Vicars Cross Dynamos Colts.
Clinical Ellesmere Port Rangers (MoM Jack Crossley 2, Archie Jackson, OG) won 4-2 at home to Princes Villa Colts (Joe O’Donnelly, Brady Seymour; MoM Morgan Shone).
Wins take girls to top
CHESTER & District Girls moved top of the Cheshire Girls Under 12s European League with wins over Vulcan Galaxy (4-2) and Northwich Vickies (3-2).
Goalkeeper Zara Rourke was the star of the show as Chester & District Girls – despite having just nine players – beat full-strength Frodsham Town 4-3 in the Under 14s Champions League.
Chester & District Girls lost to Davenham Dynamoes (1-0) and Sandbach United (7-0) in the Under 10s Champions League.