Winnington Park 0 Liverpool Sefton 3
A DISASTROUS day at the office saw Winnington lose at home – and lose their captain for the next two weeks.
Park started brightly and were on top when a defensive mix up gifted the visitors their first goal.
The home side threatened an equaliser with Mark Leigh rattling the post from a short corner and firing inches wide from the top of the circle.
Short corners were the hosts’ best chance of getting back into the game but they could not convert.
Winnington went into the break two goals down when the visitors caught them on the counter-attack and fired into the roof of the net.
Early in the second half, captain Adam Kueres saw red for dissent and Park conceded the third with a man down. Kueres now faces a two-week ban for the sending off.
A Julian Buckle hat-trick and a brace each from Robin Bowden, Pete Huggon and Mike Dodd completed a 9-1 thrashing of Alderley Edge 3rds by a rampant second team.
Other scores: Winnington Park 3rds 9 Alderley Edge 0.
Winnington Park Ladies 11 Poynton Ladies 3rds 1: Shocked by going a goal down after 30 seconds, Winnington Ladies smashed 11 past a beleaguered Poynton outfit.
Park’s coach Chris Davies, who was in outstanding form in the middle of the field, was pleased to see the work put in on the training ground paying dividends.
Karen Morgan stole the show with four goals while Eileen Miller (2), Leona Trimble (2), Ellie Capstick (2) and Julie Dunn added the others.
Other scores: Winnington Park Ladies 2nds 2 Chester & District Ladies 1sts 4.