Liverpool Premier Cup
Home & Bargains 1 Mariner’s 6
Mariners bagged themselves a bargain, and a place in the draw for the next round of the Premier cup as they smashed one of Liverpool’s top teams Home & Bargains for six. A first half hat trick from Lee Smith got them away to a perfect start, and though Paul Humphries was free to grab an early second half goal for Home & Bargains, further goals from Jason Carey, John Prescott and Luke Holden settled the game in the Mariners favour.
Kestrel’s 4 The Alder 0
It took thirteen minutes for the pace and finishing of Alan Collins to open his account for the Kestrels after a defence splitting pass from Kestrel’s mom Tyson Eyo. Peter Short doubled the score before the break despite the tireless work and superb play from Alders Andy Robinson and winger Nipper Jones. Second half goals from David Dougdale and Gary Carney sealed the victory as the Alder began to lose heart due to some excellent keeping from rookie goalkeeper Tommy Hughes.
Melling Victoria 2 BRUNESC 4 AET
Melling Victoria battled back from an early two goal shocker to take BRUNESC into extra time before shooting themselves in the foot. BRUNESC got away to a perfect start thanks to Charlie Nash and Terry Hunt’s fine finishes as the Vic’s came out in all but pyjamas. The shock must have made them wake up in haste as they began to find their pace and pulled one back before the break thanks to some clever individual play from Walter Yates. The second half was end to end but the Vic’s finally got their breakthrough with a Paul Healy special that left everyone admiring and was enough to take the game into extra time. Then the concentration drifted and BRUNESC took advantage with goals from Nash and Peter Jackson to end Vic’s premier cup journey.
The Tail 8 Prestbury Arms 2
A pair of braces from the Tails strikers Craig Johnson and Chris Grayson looked to have had this game sealed by the break, but take nothing away from the Arms as they approached the second half with a lot of spirit and grabbed two back early thanks to finishes from Ian McClelland and Mike Addison. That was enough for the Tail to take though and when Ramon McHugh slotted home number five the floodgates opened for Mike and Gary Hall to net another three and seal the fate of Prestbury Arms for another season.
Canada 4 Fantail 0
Canada where just too hot for the Fantail and two goals each half ensured their passage into the next round of the Premier cup. Goals from Gerry Doolan and Mike Wallace in the first half, coupled with second half strikes from Chris Clarke and Jason Copeland did the damage. Fantail battled throughout but could not break down a dominant defence and in form keeper Brian Butler.
Liverpool Junior Cup
MCA 4 Bar Du Fay 7
It took extra time to separate these two Ormskirk league teams thrown together in the junior cup competition, despite being one division apart. The first half was full of goals as both teams shared a six goal romp thanks to a hat trick from the Bars Joe Leary and MCA’s Alan Taylor with a brace along with Dave Connors first of his brace. The second half was just as equal as first Dave Roach put the Bar back in command before Conner again equalised for MCA to take the game into extra time. The Bar emerged stronger and three more from Chris Winsor with a brace and Joe Stanton finished the game and any hopes left from the MCA despite their mom performance from Alan Taylor.
Halewood Town 7 Standpark 7 aet Halewood Town won 7-6 on penalties.
Very little information from this goal fest of a game, but it finished 4-4 after ninety minutes, 7-7 after one hundred and twenty minutes and was won by the odd penalty conversion out of fourteen taken. Phew, no wonder no one could muster a report on this game.
Pumptec 4 Coach & Horses 0
Liverpool Intermediate Cup
Dale Green 4 Lanes End 6
Lanes End cantered into a three goal lead before halftime thanks to a brace from Tom Holborn and a screamer from Frank Jeffers, game over one may think but not the Dale Green manager. Whatever was said during the half time break worked wonders for twenty minutes as the Green came right back into the game, giving the Lane a shock as they scored three in sixteen minutes through Tom Nugent, Gary Martin and Billy Morley. Alan Sutton then put the Lane back into the driving seat before the Green equalised once again thanks to a strong header from Paul Deacon. Enter the Lanes prolific goal machine Declan Gregson and another brace from the deadly marksman finished the Greens heroic comeback.