Newton avenge loss
REVENGE tasted sweet for Newton Athletic on Sunday as they pulled four points clear at the top of the Chester & District Junior League Under 17s Division.
The long-time leaders saw their unbeaten run come to an end two weeks earlier to Pulford. But on a blustery afternoon in Christleton, they banished memories of that 2-1 loss by beating the same side 3-0.
There was no way back for the under-strength hosts – for whom Joe Hughes stood out – after Newton added to their early opener with two goals in a single second-half minute.
Vicars Cross Dynamos took over top spot in Under 16s Division One with a 4-1 victory at Pulford.
But it was the home team who started the brighter and the outcome may have been different had George Kaye had more fortune when the score was goalless.
Kaye saw a close-range effort hit the post but although he did eventually find the target with a fine strike, the Dynamos responded with two further goals to run out comfortable winners.
Joe treble is the key
WAVERTON maintained their Under 15s Division title charge by winning 4-1 at home to Westminster Park on Sunday.
Hat-trick hero Joe Kirk and Ted Roberts did the damage for the high-flyers with Scott Smith reducing the deficit for Park.
Upton moved within two points of top spot in Under 14s Division Two with a 9-2 home win over Waverton Bees.
Hoole Hornets piled the pressure on the Under 13s Division Two pacesetters with a 3-2 home success over Waverton Hornets.
Alessandro Malletta, Harry Sharp and Robbie McNally shared the strikes for Hoole, for whom Sam Wynn-Hughes was man of the match.
Malpas & District moved level on points at the top of the Under 12s Division with a 4-1 victory at Princes Villa.
MoM Harry Cunningham and Christophe Fostier bagged braces.
A battling performance and a first-half goal from Adam Stanworth ensured Chester Nomads Colts of a 1-0 home win over Upton.
Saughall Colts are now just two points off pole position in Under 11s Division Two following their 2-1 triumph at Westminster Park Tigers.
Tom Hancock’s effort proved to be nothing more than a consolation for the Tigers, for whom Matthew Jones was named MoM.
Reiarth Imperio was the star player as Elton Youth won 2-0 at home to Groves with goals from Callum Williams and hot-shot Ben Tideswell.
THERE were goals aplenty in the Under 10s Cup Group A on Saturday.
Upton Pumas drew 8-8 at home to Blacon Youth as Waverton Arrows stormed to a 9-0 success at Upton Panthers.
Chester Nomads continued their fine form in Group B with a 1-0 victory at a Malpas & District side for whom man of the match Alex Earl did not deserve to be on the losing team.
Hawker Jets lost 6-0 at home to Princes Villa Colts.
Oliver Rogers hit a hat-trick as Helsby won 3-1 at home to Saughall Colts in Shield Group A.
But it was Harry Tilston who walked away with the MoM honours.
Two goals from MoM Aled Bennett could not stop Malpas & District Blacks from going down 6-2 at home to Groves Athletic in Shield Group B.
Groves Rangers were 2-1 winners at home to Porto Panthers.
Blacon are five-star
THE Under 9s Cup Group A continues to be highly competitive.
Joe Thompson and Jack Sconce shared the man of the match award as Blacon Youth won 5-0 at home to Westminster Park Panthers.
Thompson helped himself to a hat-trick with Sconce and Robbie Polmear also getting on the scoresheet. Dan Kefford was the Panthers MoM.
Joe Morris was the MoM as Malpas & District Reds won 6-1 at Saughall Colts with double strikes from Jake Redshaw, Luis Edwards and James Jacks.
There was a 2-1 Cup Group B triumph for Waverton Jets at home to Vicars Cross Dynamos.
Malpas & District Blacks drew 1-1 at home to Elton in Shield Group A.
MoM John Wheeler was on target for Malpas with Aaron Catterall finding the net for the visitors, for whom Ryan Spencer was the MoM.
Vicars Cross Dynamos Colts’ perfect start to Shield Group B continued with a 4-1 win at Waverton Rockets, for whom Dylan Bevan-Jones replied and James White was named MoM.