THE heavy rain defeated most teams at the weekend, waterlogging pitches across the mini and junior sections.
Some games were played, however, and there were plenty of goals at Waverton, where the Hornets saw off Hope Farm Hotspurs 5-4 in the Under 9s Shield. For the visitors, Isaac Budd got two and Connor Todd and Ben Iken one each.
Boughton tied 2-2 with Upton Panthers in the U9s Cup, Harry Cunningham and Jordan Lee ensuring the hosts shared the spoils. Man-of-the-match was Boughton keeper Aaron Roberts.
Chester Nomads’ derby against Chester Nomads Colts was full of goals – unfortunately, they were all for one side. Nomads beat the Colts 5-0 with goals from J Dixon, Ap Gareth, J Pickering (2) and D Baird. MoM was J Saul.
Only one match survived in the U10s Cup. Newton Athletic took advantage of the opportunity to beat Boughton 2-0, Keiron Trevor and Dominic Doherty scoring the goals.
The U10s Shield saw Hoole Hornets and Castrol Athletic cancel each other out 1-1. Owen Mackin hit the target for Hoole while his keeper Tom Forrest earned the MoM award.
Park Saints benefited from a home advantage as the conditions forced a change of venue for their match with Newton Athletic in the Olympic Trophies U12s Division.
Saints won 10-0 against Athletic with goals shared between Sam Parsons, MoM Danny Williams, Yuseph Bakir, Joe Williams, Billy Foster and Martyn Lloyd. Park Saints’ MoM was Danny Williams for a fantastic performance on the right wing.
Pulford staged a thrilling fightback to draw 3-3 with Upton North in the U14s division. The visitors grabbed a three-goal lead within 12 minutes through Yyanis Llambias, Sam Brownlow and James White. Pulford’s Rory Benson pulled one back just before half-time and in the second half Pulford drew level thanks to a double by MoM Harry Brightmore.
In the U14s Division Two, Bunbury Youth and Elton Youth were inseparable as they drew 2-2. Bunbury led through Joe Whittingham at half time and in the second half Ryan Croft doubled their lead.
With eight minutes to go, Elton looked out of it but Aziz Monnan snatched a goal back to set up a barnstorming finish and, as players scrambled in the box, Joshua Jones took his chance to salvage a point.