A CURTAILED programme in the Ormskirk & District Sunday Football League still produced some quality fare.
Eden Vale 2 Fantail 2
EDEN VALE grabbed a point from Premier Division pacesetters Fantail in the only game to be played in the top division.
Fantail took the lead against the run of play with an Anthony Daulby strike on a mud-bath of a pitch.
Vale equalised following some intense pressure with a neat finish from James Shields, taking the game into the break at 1-1.
Andy Fowler put Vale ahead in the second-half and from then on they cruised through the game.
However, 10 minutes from time an ugly scuffle in midfield resulted in Vale losing focus and Connor Dickens grabbed the Fantail equaliser to secure a point.
MCA 0 Bar Du Fay 3
THE derby encounter between MCA and Bar Du Fay took place despite the harsh conditions underfoot – and the Bar took full advantage to push on for promotion.
Two first-half goals from Michael Joyce set them on their way, as the MCA struggled to play on the heavy pitch.
Jay Winsor completed the job in the second-half with a third goal for the team.
The real wonder was how this game got started in the first place.
Standpark 4 Ormskirk T 3
STANDPARK came out on top of this seven goal thriller with Ormskirk Town, who kept themselves in with a shout from start to finish, in this well-matched game.
Colin Ormrod opened the scoring after 15 minutes with Alex McNab increasing the score 10 minutes later.
Town came back into the match on the half-hour when Lewis Coyle headed home a Lee Brooks cross.
The second-half saw Standpark regain their two-goal lead with a Paul Langley finish only for Spencer Wharbington to snatch a second for Town six minutes later.
Andy Koo crashed home Standpark’s forth in the 75th minute, but Town still pushed on and got a third from Lee Brooks with Dave Martinez going close near the end of the game.
Liverpool Intermediate Cup
Platinum M/W 5 Milewalk 2
PLATINUM Men’s Wear took 120 minutes to grab a place in the semi-final of the Liverpool Intermediate Cup against a well-matched Milewalk team.
Milewalk took an early lead through Jason Bent only for Platinum to equalise minutes later with a Jake Martin strike and that is how it stayed until the second period.
Milewalk regained their lead on the hour with a bullet header from Lee McCormick before Paul Burke equalised again from the penalty spot to send the game into extra time.
That appeared to sap the energy from Milewalk and a Jay Gardiner hat-trick sealed the tie for the high-flying Platinum team.