Pumas deny Wasps
AN END-TO-END Chester & District Junior League Under 9s Cup B clash between Waverton Wasps and Upton Pumas ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Waverton, for whom Finlay Taber was the man of the match, took the lead when Johnny Rawcliffe’s left-wing corner curled in. But their lead did not last long as the visitors equalised six minutes later with a deflected free kick.
Helsby lost 9-0 at Vauxhall Motors Astras (Henry Ted-Willet 3, Josh Merriman 3, MoM Nathan Speakes, Dan Brazier, Flynn Kaye) while Westminster Park drew 0-0 at home to Christleton Newscene.
Leon Duckers got the only goal of the game as Blacon Youth won 1-0 at home to Vauxhall Motors Zafira in Under 9s Cup A.
Connor Andrews was the Blacon man-of-the-match with Matt Yeates taking the honour for Motors.
Princes Villa (MoM Reece Flood 2, Mike Pugh 2, Callum Hurst) were 5-1 winners at home to Ellesmere Port Rovers (Daniel Jackson; MoM Reece Jones).
Malpas & District lost 2-1 at Groves in the U9s Shield. Josh Harthill replied for Malpas, for whom Max Werner was the man-of-the-match.
Newton Athletic Eagles won 3-0 at home to Saughall Colts but Waverton Bees were beaten 2-0 at home by Ellesmere Port Rangers. Upton Panthers left Vicars Cross Dynamos Colts as 1-0 winners.
Joey Powell bagged a brace and man-of-the-match Jake Mason shone for Saughall Colts in Under 10s Shield B.
But the duo were unable to prevent Saughall from going down 4-2 at home to Westminster Park Lions.
Tom Ward (3), Lloyd Davies-Paul (2), Ted Challinor (2), Ted Harris and Josh Davies did the damage as Waverton Rockets won 9-2 at home to Vicars Cross Dynamos in Under 10s Shield A.
James White was Waverton’s man-of-the-match.
Waverton Jets enjoyed a 7-0 success at home to Newton Athletic Hawks while Vicars Cross Dynamos Rangers triumphed 4-2 at Porto Pumas.
Goals from James Jacks and Luis Edwards swept Malpas & District Reds to a 2-0 home win over Vicars Cross Dynamos Colts in Under 10s Cup B. Malpas’ man-of-the-match award went to Dane Tinsley.
MoM Joey Thompson was on target for Blacon Youth in their 1-1 draw at Newton Athletic, for whom Josh Scully struck and Daniel Goodchild was the MoM.
Upton Pumas drew 3-3 at Porto Panthers.
Christleton Newscene won 5-0 at Hawker Jets in Under 10s Cup A.
Helsby lost 9-0 at Ellesmere Port Town (Matt Vickers 5, Joe Burrows 3, Ben Murray) and Westminster Park Panthers were edged out 1-0 at home by Groves Athletic.
Smith efforts in vain
A GOAL and a man-of-the-match display from Ben Smith could not stop Malpas & District from losing 2-1 at home to Vicars Cross Dynamos in Chester & District Junior League Under 12s Division One on Sunday.
Champions Blacon Youth won 4-0 at JFC Boughton.
A treble from MoM Connor Harwood and singles from Harry McFadden and Morgan Arathoon fired Groves Rangers to a 5-0 Division Two victory at Hope Farm.
Waverton Jets scored with the last kick of the game to win an entertaining Under 11s Division Two contest at home to Porto Panthers 3-2.
Will Medland, Aiden White and Nathan Parker shared the Waverton strikes with Harry Hedges and Antony Jones finding the net for Porto, for whom Mason Vincent was the man-of-the-match.
Joel Nevitt (2) and Johnnie Wright scored for Malpas & District in their 3-3 draw at home to Waverton Bees in Under 15s Division Two.
Chester Nomads caused a shock in Division One by winning 4-1 at leaders Waverton Wasps.
Elton Youth lost 2-1 at home to Groves in the Under 17s-18s Division in spite of an impressive performance from man-of-the-match Dean Simcott.
Blacon Youth and Chester Nomads boosted their Under 13s Division title bids.
Second-placed Blacon won 9-0 at home to Newton Athletic as third-placed Nomads ran out 5-2 winners at home to Waverton Wasps.
JFC Boughton’s march to the Under 14s Division One title continued with a 5-0 victory at home to Waverton Wasps.
Brush up your skills
COACHING courses for boys and girls aged between five and 13 are being held in Chester and in Ashton near Kelsall over Easter.
Soccer Funweeks will be at the Upton Recreation Centre, from April 2-5 and April 11-13, and at the Ashton Hayes Sports Ground, from April 11-13.
For further information or to book call 01928 740008.