Strutting their stuff
PEACOCK 09 caused a major shock in the Chester & District League Tom Gerraghty Memorial Trophy on Saturday.
The Link Up Division Three table toppers won their second-round tie with the Queensferry Sports Premier Division’s Sutton Way Villa 4-3 on penalties after the clash ended 2-2 after extra-time. Richard Coultard and Luke Williamson netted for Peacock, Lee Salsbury (2) for the hosts.
Hoole Rangers (Ben Irwin 2, Pete Wheeler 2, Mark Roberts) cruised into round three with a 5-1 win at Halfway House Celtic.
Scott Chard scored his 20th goal of the season and Jordan Sharp his first for the club as Waggon & Horses cemented pole position in the Premier Division with a 7-5 victory at Kelsall.
Hat-trick hero Danny Davies and Simon Broadbent completed Waggon’s scoring, with Sean Page (2), Adam Crimes (2) and Neil Ashbury replying.
Helsby kept up the chase with a 3-2 success at Crossway (Pete Siddle, Phil Gough), while Tarvin Athletic 2000 (Ian Smith 2) picked up their first point of the campaign by drawing 2-2 at home to Parkgate (David Atquah, Khalid Al- Samarraie).
A Gary Owen 25-yard screamer was the highlight of Barrow Athletic’s 2-1 home triumph over Rangers Breaks in Olympic Trophies Division One.
Railway Athletic (Joe Flett, Lee Lepts, Ash Christy, Jake Harrison) edged a close encounter at home to Duddon United (Jimmy Griffiths, Steve Aspinall, Rob Lawton) 4-3, as Saughall Thursday went down 4-1 at fellow high flyers Castrol Woodlands (Andy Weaver 3, Ian Hickson).
Chester Nomads 3rds (John Roberts, Martin Moore 2, Musti Muhashush) boosted their survival prospects by sending Ashton Lions packing 4-0.
John Maddocks fired five goals and Ian Savage one in Frodsham Vets’ superb 6-3 win at West Meters in Drury Electrical Wholesalers Division Two.
Lodge Bar (Mike Locker 3, Andy Graham, Adam Smith 2, Tom Arnold) thrashed visiting Saughall Thursday Reserves 7-0.
Crossway Reserves won 4-2 at Blacon United (Dave Peters, Bobby Joe Blythin) in Division Three as Barrow Athletic Reserves lost 4-0 at home to Shaftesbury Youth Club.
Highfield Athletic (Simon Davies 2, John Dowridge 2, Chris Larson) swept into the third round of the Chester & District FA Senior Cup with a 5-0 victory at Newton Bears on Saturday.
Duo moving on up
ELTON and Saltney SC are celebrating promotion from Chester & District Sunday League Dale Recycling Solutions Section C.
Lee Guirado (3), Dan Davies and Chris Nicholls fired table-topping Elton to a 5-3 victory at Tattenhall (Martin Cocking 2, Colin Mutete) while four goals apiece from Warren Kelly and Nathan Jones ensured second-placed Saltney ran out 8-2 winners at home to St Theresa’s PC.
Carlton, thanks to Kennedy Tatler-Ashen (3), man-of-the-match Danny Hirskin and Luke Thomas, recorded their first win of the season as they won 5-2 at home to Bromfield Arms (Neil Hukin 2).
Lache Park BA (Liam McGovern 3, Leon Whitley 2) moved with touching distance of the Concorde Trophies Section A title with a 5-1 success at Dee Rangers (Jamie Roberts).
There was a 5-0 romp for Vicars Cross Dynamos (Paul Sweeney 2, Chris Williams, Andy Reid, Andrew Hallal) at Blacon S&SC, while Highfield (Chris Larson, Matty Cross) triumphed 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers Tarvin Rex.
Watergates (Dale Harris 2, Jack Ferguson) remained in the running for the Chester Chronicle Section B championship with a 3-2 victory at Inter Barrow.
Dan Coleman, Dave Owen and Nick Smith shared the strikes as Upton Youth Centre won 4-3 at home to Oaklands Athletic (Mark Abbott, Carl Fowlie, Gaz Breeze), while Piper (Nick Jones 2, Dave Pascoe 2, Andy Taylor) got off the mark with a 5-4 win at home to Greyhound Inn (Mike Bryant 2, Jack Pickering 2).