Chester & District Sunday League
James Dixon bagged twice as depleted FC Blacon made it three wins from with a 5-1 defeat of Highfield Horses in Chester & District Sunday League Section A.
Matt Elson, Steve Dodd and Jay Sinnott gave Handbridge Red Bulls a 3-2 victory at Dee Rangers, an Ellis Moore double helped St Theresa’s to a 4-1 win at Axis United, Nathan Jones got the ball rolling as AFC Saltney thumped Vicars Cross Dynamos 7-0 and AFC Bears Paw beat FC Hickory’s 9-4 in a thriller with braces for Dean Millington and Aaron Hinchcliffe.
Sutton Casuals and Tarvin Rex lead the pack in Section B after fine starts to the season. Sutton thrashed AFC Tattenhall 9-0 with Paul Butler and Peter Barnett getting two each and further goals for Lee Ludgate, Adam Smith, Brad O’Donnell and Tom McGill. Scott Walker, Gaz Gerrard and Jonathan Hallam netted as Tarvin edged out Purple Oliver 3-2.
Lee Stephens earned the Mount a 1-1 draw at Westminster, Denver Burke got the critical goal as Upton Youth Centre beat Waverton 3-2 and Wesr Park Rangers triumphed 5-2 at Holdi with Kyle and Keiron Shaw on target.
Chester & Wirral League
Lache eased to a 4-0 success at Ellesmere Port in the Chester & Wirral League Premier Division with Warren Kelly getting two. Birkenhead Town retained top spot after a 5-0 win at Uberlube, two-goal Dan O’Callaghan helped Deva Athletic overcome Christleton Celtic 3-0, Danny Smith gave Shaftesbury Youth a 1-0 at Kelsall and Andy Merner bagged five as Whitby Athletic battered Hoole Rangers 14-3.
In Division One, a Joe Waters hat-trick contributed to Lodge Bar Reserves beating Elton Athletic 5-2. Ashton defeated Cestrian Alex 3-2, Dave Swain netted for Franklyn’s in a 3-0 at Chester Nomads 3rds, Lewis Davenport hit a late winner as Newton Athletic beat Neston Nomads Reserves 1-0 and Danny Kelly got a treble as Woodchurch Athletic routed FC Blacon 6-0.
Samba made it five from five with an 8-1 win over Eastham Athletic in Division Tow as John Britton helped himself to six goals. Crossway thrashed hosts Elton Rigger 8-0, New Ferry Rangers remain unbeaten after a 4-1 win at Ellesmere Port Town 3rds with Adam Bagley getting a hat-trick and James Simpson kept up his good form as Clubbies AFC won 5-2 at Ellesmere Port Spartans.
West Cheshire League
Chester Nomads moved up to second place in West Cheshire League Division One with a 1-0 win at Rainhill Town where Dan Farrell netted the decisive goal. Blacon Youth Club went down 3-1 at home to improving South Liverpool, Adam Collins earned Helsby a 1-1 draw at home to Mossley Hill Athletic and struggling Upton AA crashed 6-1 at Maghull despite Lee Guirado’s goal.
In Division Three, Charlie Mann secured Nomads Reserves a 1-0 win at Ashville Reserves, Helsby Reserves lost 2-0 at Mersey Royal and Upton Reserves edged Newton Reserves 5-4 thanks to Dale Higham (2), Gary Handley (2) and Matthew Crank.
Malpas are third in the Cheshire League Premier Division following a 2-1 win at Garswood United with Alex Hughes getting both. Tarporley Victoria lost 2-1 to Billinge in League One despite Joe Marley’s goal.