Beavan nets winner
LIAM Beavan was the hero as Newton Athletic Youth won 4-3 at home to Saughall Colts Blacks in Chester & District Junior League Under 9s Shield A.
Beavan’s goal ensured Newton, for whom Michael Cross, Regan Jones and George Walters had earlier struck, edged a thrilling encounter.
Man-of-the-match Tom Phillips, Jonny Madden and Ben Watson fired Malpas & District Blacks to a 3-1 victory at home to Upton Pumas.
MoM Thomas Murray (2), Tom Abisgold and Harry Eardley netted as Helsby won an excellent Shield B clash 4-3 at home to Ellesmere Port Rangers (MoM Max Bainbridge 3).
Harry Newman, Aaron Smith, Jacob Watson-Meyers and Dan Sixsmith netted as Chester Nomads, inspired by MoM Connor Jewsbury, ran out 5-0 winners at home to Blacon Youth Tigers.
Waverton Wasps won 3-2 at home to Princes Villa Colts.
Man-of-the-match Elliot Hughes (2), Harry Anderson and Dennis Tyson were on target for Newtown Athletic in their Under 9s 4-0 Cup B win at Saughall Colts Blues.
Jamie Jones was Saughall’s MoM.
Blacon Youth (Mason Cooper 4; MoM Alfie Parry) won 4-2 at home to Westminster Park Pumas (Mathew Bland 2; MoM George Evans) but Chester Nomads Colts lost a close game 1-0 at Ellesmere Port Rovers (Will Tayman; MoM Josh Roberts).
Westminster Park Wildcats (Noah Vickery, MoM Ben Forrester) triumphed 2-1 at Blacon Youth Whites (William Mead; MoM Ali Abdul) in Cup A.
Malpas & District Reds (MoM Tom Shone, Felix Kelly) went down 3-2 at home to Upton Panthers.
Last-gasp Colts loss
TWO well-taken free kicks – the second coming with 30 seconds to play – condemned Saughall Colts to a 2-1 home loss to Vicars Cross Dynamos Colts in Chester & District League Under 10s Shield A.
Harvey Williams opened the scoring for Saughall, whose man of the match was Torin Jenkins.
Ellesmere Port Rangers (MoM Kyle Dickson 2, Bailey Evans) won 3-0 at Princes Villa Colts.
Goalkeeper Charlie Cheadle was the MoM for Waverton Bees (Tom Bell 2; Mahad Zain) in their exciting 3-2 Shield B win at Groves (Daniel Charlton, Alan Chattwood).
Man-of-the-match Ryan Austin hit a hat-trick and Ben Goodrich and Alfie Powell also found the net in Newton Athletic’s 5-1 Under 10s Cup A victory at home to Ellesmere Port Rovers.
Rovers MoM Ryan Tunstall reduced the arrears.
Waverton Wasps also won 5-1, at home to Westminster Park.
There were 3-1 Cup B home wins for Blacon Youth (Sam Crimes, Leon Duckers, Scott Winning; MoM Caleb Rose) and Vauxhall Motors (MoM Jack McNulty, Sam Ricketts, Ethan Knott) over Vicars Cross Dynamos and Upton Pumas respectively.
Hail deadly Dudley
A HAT-TRICK from Cameron Dudley helped 10-man Westminster Park Lions end Saughall Colts’ unbeaten start to the Chester & District Junior League Under 13s Division Two season.
Dudley’s treble, combined with a Luka Guzzo single, ensured the second-placed visitors ran out 4-3 winners at the home of the table-topping Colts.
Busy goalkeeper Nathan Bowker was named man of the match for the Lions. Jack Booth’s hat-trick led him to winning the Saughall award.
Blacon Youth moved six points clear at the top of Division One with a 7-2 success at Upton.
Sam Carroll (3), MoM Sam Ward (2), Harley Bennion and James St McGee did the damage.
Battling Waverton Wasps exited the Under 12s Knockout Cup after losing an end-to-end tie at FC Porto 1-0.
Lloyd Lashmir notched the extra-time winner for Porto, whose star man was Antony Jones.
Man-of-the-match Elliott Smith could not prevent Blacon Youth from losing 3-2 at home to high-flying Chester Nomads in the Under 16s Division.
Upton marching on
UPTON swept into the quarter-finals of the Under 11s Knockout Cup with an 8-3 win over FC Porto.
The hosts were six up at the break thanks to strikes from man-of-the-match Charlie Jones (3), Luke Charlton (2) and Paddy Lally and strong defending from Sam Gorniak and Morgan Handley.
Number seven followed after the restart, courtesy of another super effort from Lally, before Porto countered with three goals in five minutes.
Upton then came under severe pressure but, after surviving the storm, they put the game beyond Porto when a brilliant interchange of passes between Lally and James Berry resulted in the latter slotting home.
Upton could take great heart from their 1-0 loss to Hoole Youth in the Under 15s Division.
The home’s side defence and midfield worked superbly, showing grit and hunger to attack and defend the ball. It was cruel, then, that the single mistake they made resulted in Hoole’s winner.
Callum Hershaw, Alex Jones and Andrew Boult stood out for Upton.