Steve to the rescue
THE top two in Chester & District Junior League Under 16s Division One, Upton South and JFC Boughton, played out a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
The points were going the home side’s way until Steve Lee-Butler’s late equaliser for Boughton, for whom James Davies was man of the match.
Third-placed Christleton Newscene, inspired by MoM Frazer Harding, closed the gap with a 5-0 win at Bunbury Youth given to them by hitman Callum Parry (2), Zak Threadgold, Ryan Crofts and Calum Jones. Upton North lost 2-0 at Castrol Athletic.
Pulford produced a fine display to draw 4-4 at Division Two dark horses Elton Youth.
But the visitors could so easily have won having led through Tom Davies, long-range specialist Mike Kelly (2) and Rory Benson.
Chester Nomads Colts moved within seven points of top spot with a 3-1 home victory over spirited Blacon Youth Whites, for whom Tommy Ebbs scored a fine individual effort and Lewis Bradley was MoM. Vicars Cross Dynamos triumphed 3-1 at Malpas & District.
Park keep up pace
PARK Saints maintained their Under 15s Division One title push with a 9-2 home success over Vicars Cross Dynamos.
Adam Joinson (2), Ben Leamann (2), Stuart Swift (2), Sam Moodie, Sam Bristow and Matthew Clay did the damage.
Alex Doak was injury-hit Saughall Colts’ man of the match and George Carroll their marksman in their 3-1 reverse at Princes Villa.
Newton Athletic Eagles lost 2-1 at home to Division Two high flyers Hope Farm Hotspurs despite leading through Ryan Williams.
Tom Craig was Newton’s MoM.
Blacon Youth won 5-4 at Westminster Park.
Upton show spirit
UPTON overcame adversity to produce their best performance of the Under 14s Division season in losing 4-3 at home to Castrol Athletic.
Two down after 15 minutes and having lost their goalkeeper to injury and having missed a twice-taken penalty, the hosts were in trouble. They fought back, however, and levelled the contest courtesy of a Joe Kirk brace.
Upton, for whom Rebecca Hirst starred, fell behind again shortly after the restart only for Chris Brett to clinically finish off Harrison Vare’s cross to restore parity once more. The game was now up for grabs, but it was Castrol who took the points late on.
As you were at top
WAVERTON Wasps and Chester Nomads remain deadlocked at the top of Under 13s Division One.
Pacesetters Waverton won 5-3 at Castrol Athletic as second-placed Nomads sent Newton Athletic packing 5-2 with goals from Cameron Black (2), Callum Fenwick, man of the match Louis Rigg and Craig Graham.
There was also a 5-2 win for Chester Nomads Colts at home to Malpas & District, for whom Tom Hayton and Joel Nevitt were on target.
Callum Owen turned in a MoM display as JFC Boughton recorded a 4-0 home victory over Princes Villa. Charlie Jones, Ross Lavender, Jonathan Lee and Charlie Nicholson shared the strikes.
New players wanted
SAUGHALL Colts Under 12s are looking for new players. If you are not playing for a team or are not getting enough match-time, you can contact Saughall’s manager on 07846481663.
Blacon battle back
UNDER 11s Division pacesetters Newton Athletic won 5-0 at JFC Boughton with goals from hat-trick hero Corey Jones, Will Hannigan and Marc Hardman – but Blacon Youth continue to snap away at their heels after they came from behind to beat Waverton Hornets 3-1.
The visitors opened the scoring in the first minute to stun Blacon, who took their time to regain their composure before equalising through Jack Davies and then going in front through the same player. Cavan Daley killed the contest.
Tom Rose was Blacon’s man of the match with the Waverton honour going to Robert Elvey.
Vauxhall Motors (Jack Hannigan 2, Joe Dalglish, Ryan Kane; MoM Joe Brandon) won 4-0 at Castrol Athletic (MoM Kristian Green).
Chester Nomads Colts pulled six points clear at the Division Two summit with an 8-0 home win over Waverton Wasps.
Joe Polding (2), Andrew Fox (2), Adam Halewood (2), James Bolton and Josh Moulton netted for Nomads, for whom Seb Cartwright was man of the match.
Newton Athletic Eagles, thanks to Jack Stanton (2), Jack Rogan (2) and MoM David Stanley, were 5-1 winners at home to Vicars Cross Dynamos.