FINALISTS for the Elles-mere Port & District Sunday Senior League's King-kab Cup final, were resolved at the weekend, and both ties were fought out to a close finish.
The Bull's 2-1 victory over Event Mobile Tyres, was very much a family affair. Forty-year-old Tony Livens was joined on the scoresheet by son Mark, as the favourites secured their passage. Alun Fellows was on target for the losers. In the other semi-final Mile-stone's 2-0 result against SC Red Lion, was confirmed by goals from Mark Ford and Chris Tew.
Premier Division leaders Westminster held on to pole position after putting Merton Travel Marquis through the mincer. The 7-1 final scoreline featured doubles from Carl Ngiam and Billy Williams, with Colin Lindsay, Carl Davies and Carl Hodgers adding. The visitors consoled themselves with a goal from Martin Jacobs.
Reigning champions Castrol Tessuti stayed in contention but had to scrape a 4-3 decision over Vauxhalls to pocket two points.
Chris Tolley struck twice, and Paul Cockram and Danny Carter added. The Motormen's consolations were netted by Phil Coffin (2) and Robbie Manning. Another side who harbour dreams of lifting the title are FC Merebrook, who celebrated a 3-1 win at Sir Robert. Simon Donohue was a two-goal star, and Graham Carvell was the other scorer.
Old Wirral Hundred scored through Steve Smith and Phil Strapp but were resigned to defeat after Princes hit back through Graham Davies (2), Noel Bolger and Mikey Smith.
The Stan Dukes Memorial Cup semi-finals take place this weekend as FC Merebrook tackle Princes at the Octel Sports and Social Club. The other semi sees Premier Division lead-ers Westminster prepare to lock horns with nearest rivals, Castrol Tessuti at John Street.
Leading contenders for the Division One title, Cat and Thomas Telford are set to meet Kingkabs and Travellers Rest respectively, while The Bull return to the bread and butter of league action with an away fixture at RBL Little Sutton. The Bull's Kingkab Cup final opponents, Milestone, look set to profit at the expense of fall guys Phoenix Reserves.
Other key tussles see FC Sportsmans at home to SC Red Lion while Sutton Villa travel to Parkside Rovers and Event Mobile Tyres will no doubt be out to ruffle White Swan's feathers.