GOOD early pressure from Chester Nomads saw them score after just 10 minutes on their way to a 4-0 win over Princes Villa in the under 11s division.
Zak Goodall scored what turned out to be the only goal in the first half. George Mayo got the next after the break and added another a short time later with Sam Roscoe completing Nomads’ victory.
Westminster Park Panthers defeated Waverton Hornets 7-2. Two goals in four minutes helped put the Panthers in command, Adam Wilson and Liam Plevin claiming them.
Wilson then headed home from six yards to make it 3-0.
The Hornets hit back with two goals from Harry Woodward, but a late rally from Daniel Jones, Plevin and Jay Gilmartin put the game out of the Hornets’ reach and a last-minute 14-yard drive from Oliver Newman confirmed the win. Man-of-the- match for Park was Mark Hearn, while Waverton’s was Harry Woodward.
In the U11s Duke of Westminster Cup, Westminster Park Lions booked their semi-final place with a 2-1 win over Newton Athletic. Newton broke the deadlock in the fifth minute when Jake Jones found space wide on the right to strike a magnificent goal from distance. Matthew Langford equalised at close range after 10 minutes of the second half and Callum Price then kept a cool head to force in the winner 10 minutes later. MoM for the Lions was Matthew Langford, while for Athletic it went to keeper Josh Shaw who saved a penalty.
Chester Nomads Colts failed to make it to the semis as they fell 6-1 at home to Boughton. In-form Colts were well beaten by Boughton, who opened the scoring and bagged three more before half-time. The second half saw the Colts pull one back, Kayode Famoriyo firing home, but after Colts had a penalty saved Boughton got back into the game and scored another two before the end. MoM was Nomads’ Ben Hanratty.
In the U12s league, Newton Athletic lost at home 2-1 to Westminster Park. Newton took the lead in the second-half with a fantastic direct free-kick from Mitchell Mowatte. The visitors fought back, however, with two late goals. MoM was Newton’s Josh Schofield.
Waverton worked hard to break down a stubborn Saughall Colts defence to win 4-0. Jack Gittins opened the scoring in the first half with a shot on the turn. Sam Mellor then made it 2-0 from close range shortly after half time, before Gittins made it three with a shot on the run.ŠMatt Hulse completed the scoring, leaping to head home from a corner.Š
Castrol Celtic just edged their encounter with Upton Blues, winning 3-2. Upton’s goals both came from Danny Evans and the MoM was Matthew Beggs, who played on despite suffering a nasty cut to his knee.
Boughton maintained their 100% record with a 10-0 win over Malpas and District, while Newton Athletic couldn’t quite match visiting Westminster Park Lions as they lost 2-1.
Newton broke the deadlock, scoring directly from a free kick, but Ashley Whales bagged a brace to give Park the points. MoM was shared by Lewis Smith and Ashley Whales.