Melling Victoria 1 Kestrel’s 3
MELLING VICTORIA managed to gather most of their senior players in seeking revenge on last week’s cup defeat to Kestrel’s, but still failed to contain their opponents who outplayed them for the majority of the game.
On a pitiful pitch that is Kirkby’s Warrenhouse, both teams struggled to play much attractive football though Kestrel’s went a goal ahead thanks to a Michael Boyle strike. Kestrel’s then went further ahead before the break with the goal of the game if not season from Steven Connors, who fired a first time volley from 40 yards that flew in after striking the underside of the crossbar with some venom.
Like last week, Vics got an early reply in the second half again from Fran McIntosh, but this time from the spot after Keenan had caught Prescott’s leg just inside of the Kestrel area.
Both teams had further chances but the third came from full-back Dylan Evans who’s back post cross evaded everyone before bouncing in off the post.
Referee Peter Walker had a great game despite some heavy criticism from the Vics supporters.
Bar Du Fay 1 Standpark 3
THE BATTLE of the Premier’s trailing sides went to Standpark who beat Bar Du Fay in a four goal thriller.
Both sides went for this result from start to finish with some fine football that undermines their lowly positions in the league. Standpark struck first with a stunning goal from Alan Hermundson and despite end to end football it took the Bar until minutes from the break to equalise from Chris Winsor.
The second half was much the same with Standpark proving the better finishers with goals from Coyle and Fallon securing the win.
Liverpool Premier Cup Semi Final
St Sebastian 0 Mariners 1
Lanes End 1 George’s 4
GEORGE’S held on to a1-0 lead at the break thanks to a Jack Ledson 25th minute strike, despite a very open encounter.
The second half was much the same until Mike Anderson scored the equaliser from the spot to inject some pace back into George’s play taking the Lane by surprise.
A brace from Frannie Smith put George’s back into the driving seat and though Adam Lane reduced the arrears once again it took Georges very little time to score a forth and put this game to bed. George’s final scorer was Anthony Ward.
Database 0 MCA 3
DATABASE came crashing back to reality after a few good results, as fourth placed MCA made easy of this game in the second half.
Goals from Liam Morrison, Dave Roach and Robert Haste did the damage with Bond and White coming close for Database.
The jury is still out on Database’s ability to last 90 minutes.
Sacred Heart 5 Ambrose Ellis 1
THREE first half strikes from Andy O’Callaghan, Joe Edwards and Liam Welsby put Sacred Heart on their way to a convincing victory against Ambrose Ellis.
Ellis did get one back early in the second half when Craig Maddox rose to head home a Will King cross, but that was all they could produce as Heart became more and more dangerous with every attack. Darren Yardley and Dean Metcalf got the remaining goals for Heart with numerous chances going astray for both teams.
Liverpool Intermediate Cup Semi Finals
YBM 4 Platinum M/W 2 AET
INTERMEDIATE Cup holders Platinum went out to old Ormskirk foes NAC and Eden Vale who have joined together to form the YBM, but not till the dying minutes of full time and extra time in this exciting game.
Platinum dominated the first half with goals from David Polvey and Jack Wilson to take them into a comfortable first half lead.
The second half was a different story though as YBM struck an early reply from Joe McDonald to bring them right back into this game.
From that point the defences of both teams took control till the dying minutes of full time when Derek Jones managed to tap home the equaliser from close range ensuring extra time.
McDonald made it a brace after two minutes of the extra time and with Platinum going all out for the equaliser YBM got another break away and secured a final place with goal number four from Peter Whelan.
Salisbury 4 Milewalk Runcorn 0
SALISBURY are this year’s Ormskirk League representatives in the Liverpool Intermediate final after comfortably beating Milewalk from the Runcorn Sunday League. Goals from Carl Hanson, Adam Burton and a brace from Daniel Duffy did the damage though this was a great display from the whole Salisbury team in the end.
The best chances came and went to Robinson, Jones and Telford as Milewalk pushed for an opener but overall it was an uphill task from start to finish for the Runcorn side.