Veteran wins derby
A LAST-GASP strike from the evergreen Wayne Smith ensured Blacon S&SC won their Chester & District FA Sunday Cup second-round derby battle at home to neighbours Dee Rangers 4-3 on Saturday. Leon Jones and Gary Ellams (2) set the scene for Smith’s injury-time show stealer.
Holders Lache Park BA cruised to an 11-0 victory at Greyhound Inn through Nathan Mapletoft (4), Liam McGovern (2), Joey Waters (2), Eddie Shields, Kevin McGovern and Leon Whitley. Dee Miller Athletic sent Saltney Ferry packing 7-1 with goals from Jamie McElwain, Nathan Freeman (2), Gareth Axon, Karl Reid, Danny Andrews and Dave Parker.
Vicars Cross Dynamos (Mark Thompson 2, Simon Morris 2) won 4-2 at Upton Youth Centre (Matty Crank 2), but only after extra-time, while Western Rangers (Richard Deponeo 2, Gareth Lea, James Thompson) matched that scoreline at Inter Barrow (Keiron Tudor, James Cookson).
Tarvin Rex (Neil Astbury, Paul Quarterman, Edward Lenny, Adam Crimes) fought back to win 4-3 at home to Oaklands Athletic (Carl Fowley, Graham Allen, Craig Poole) as Dee Rangers (Mike Jeffs, Paul Allen, Rob Kennelly) sneaked it 3-2 at AFC Lache.
Waverton (Nick Kennedy, Jim Turrell, Danny Kennedy, John Farrell) hauled themselves off the foot of Chester & District Sunday League Chester Chronicle Section B with a 4-2 victory at fellow strugglers Piper (Andy Taylor, Andy Warburton).
Watergates drew 1-1 at home to Corner Pin LG (Paul Hollyfield).
St Theresa’s PC and Anchor boosted their Dale Recycling Solutions Section C promotion hopes.
The Saints (Simon Quinn 2, Frankie Ashley, Ray Cheers, Louis Genneway) won 5-2 at home to Bromfield Arms (Nathan Holt, Ian Hughes) while Tom Shone (3), Josh Kier (2), Jason Lucas and Dale Parker saw Anchor to a 7-1 home success over Boughton Hall.
Scott is six-goal star
SCOTT Chard hit a double hat-trick as Waggon & Horses stormed into the third round of the Chester & District FA Cup with a 13-0 home romp over Vicars Cross Doves on Saturday.
Ben Fowles, Warren Roberts (2), Danny Davies, Chris Williams (2) and Paul Hazeldene also got in on the act for Waggon, who are joined in the hat by Chester & District League Queensferry Sports Premier Division rivals Kelsall, Tarvin 200 Athletic, Crossway and Hoole Rangers.
Sean Page (2) and Tom Peters (2) fired Kelsall to a 4-2 win at Blacon United while Tarvin also had to work hard to see off visiting Crossway Reserves (Alex Clarke) 2-1 with goals from Ian Smith and John Bridge. There was joy, though, for Crossway’s first team as they won 7-1 at Uberlube (Matty Elson).
Hoole edged a thriller with Newton Bears 4-3 courtesy of Andy Riddle and Mike Winstanley braces. Liam Whitley (2) and Paul Davies took the hosts close.
West Cheshire League Division Three duo Christleton Reserves (Nick Cushing, Rob McDowell 2, Steve Morgan), 4-0 at home to Barrow Athletic, and Upton AA Reserves (Pat Walsh 3, Mark Thompson, Paul Armor), 5-1 at Duddon United (Rob Lawton), progressed without problem.
Highfield Athletic 2nds (Kelvin Roderick 2, James Green) lost 6-3 at home to Saughall Thursday as West Meters (David Fisher, Jack Williams, Adam Critchley) just went down 4-3 at Malpas Reserves. Peacock 09 won 5-1 at Newton Bears Reserves (Liam Whitley).
Champions miss out
DEFENDING champions Highfield Athletic missed the chance to take over at the top of the Chester & District League Queensferry Sports Premier Division as they drew 2-2 with title-rivals Chester Nomads 2nds on Saturday.
Matty Cross and Chris Larson struck for the second-placed hosts with Kieren Smith and Scott Phillips on target for third-placed Nomads.
Chester Nomads 3rds won their Olympic Trophies Division One basement battle at Cestrian Alex 10-5. Gary McGrath (3), John Roberts (3), Dave Tinsley (2) and Paul Strickland (2) did the damage for Nomads with the prolific Adi Gough (3), Dave Dawson and Wayne Carter reducing the arrears.
Frodsham Vets, thanks to John Maddock (3) and Paul Hulme (2), pulled clear of the Drury Electrical Wholesalers Division Two danger zone with a 5-1 home victory over Lodge Bar.
Vicars Cross Vets, courtesy of Joe Muir, scored their first goal of the Link Up Division Three season in their 4-1 home loss to Barrow Athletic Reserves.
DESPITE controlling long periods of the match, Tarporley Victoria lost their top-of-the-table Cheshire League Division Two clash at Maine Road Reserves 2-1 on Saturday.
Alex Moore scored a cracking equaliser for Vics, who bid to bounce back at home to Daten on Saturday. Rock-bottom Malpas return to action at Denton Town (both 2.15pm).