Sunday thriller

WATERLOGGING caused by the recent bad weather hit the Ellesmere Port Sunday League again last weekend.

In the Shell Premier Division, only one game went ahead. FC Sportsmans won a thriller 4-3 at home to Castrol Nomads.

A brace from Nomads’ Ashley Robinson and one from Mike Williams kept Sportsmans honest, but a double from Danny Duffy and strikes from Alan Schumacher and John Lyth sealed the points for the hosts.

Division One saw three games go ahead, and two proved hugely one-sided.

Cat fired eight past Travellers Rest in their 8-3 home win. Chaney Lloyd (3), Jordan Ecclestone (2), Jake Lloyd, Paul King and Liam Steadman got on the scoresheet for Cat while Danny Lynch, Brian Taylor and Gary Quinn scored to save some of Travellers’ blushes.

SCFC 94 cruised past an Old Wirral Hundred side who have been in good form of late.

Home side SCFC won 9-1 with goals from Wayne Manning (3), Steve Brown, Leonard Jones, Keith Robinson, Tony Wedge and Mike Burke. An own goal completed the score.

Old Wirral snatched a goal back through Daniel Griffiths.

Grace Reserves settled for a 1-1 draw at home to The Bull. Jay Keelan scored for Grace, Jamie Livens replying for The Bull.

Super Social

CASTROL Social stunned hosts Aintree Villa in Division One of the West Cheshire League 3-0.

Mark Ryan, Stuart Carroll and Jordan Brierley did the honours as Castrol took all three points.

Ellesmere Port travelled to Maghull and returned with maximum points after a 2-0 win courtesy of Steve Scallion and Peter McNulty.

Tommy Carroll grabbed the only goal as Vauxhall Motors Reserves beat Upton AA 1-0 away from home.

Division Two saw Grange Athletic suffer a 6-1 drubbing at Mallaby. Liam Davenport managed to steal a consolation goal for Grange.

Capenhurst Villa Reserves scored freely in their 5-2 win at St Werburgh’s in Division Three. Justin McNally, Danny Higginson, Mike Fawson, Lee Hammond and Andy Newlam were all on target in an emphatic victory.

Ellesmere Port Reserves ground out a 0-0 draw at home to Richmond Raith Rovers Jacobs.

In the fourth round of the Umbro Cheshire County Amateur Cup, Willaston crashed out after losing 3-0 at West Kirby.

Appeal for refs

A COURSE for would-be referees is appealing for over-18s to take up the whistle to combat a shortage of officials for senior games.

The Wirral FA course will be held at Cammell Laird Sports Club, St Peter’s Road, Rock Ferry, starting on Monday, February 2.

Sessions run from 7.15pm to 9.30pm every Monday through to the tick box exam night on March 30.

The minimum age is 14, with no maximum age, but the need for adult referees to marshal Saturday and Sunday league fixtures means organiser Jack Blakemore is keen to encourage over 18s to attend.

Further details are available from Jack on 0151 638 0269 or by e-mailing