Ormskirk and District Sunday Premier Division
Mariners 6Salisbury 2
MARINERS hit a very good Salisbury team for six as they dominated a wind assisted second half, this after going into the break 2-1 down as Salisbury’s Carl Hanson banged home a brace, with the reply coming from Lee Smith.
Helped by a swirling wind and a dip in form from Salisbury, they turned the game around with a pair of braces from John Prescott and Jason Carey that catapulted Mariners into top spot with maximum points from their opening games.
The goal of the game came from Mariners centre back Michael White who snaked his way through a Salisbury defence and finished like a professional striker.
Kestrel’s 0The Tail 2
AN INJURY ravished Kestrel shot themselves in the foot gifting Tail with an early own goal from the head of Keenan as he and keeper Hart got in a mess as the Tail’s Ramon McHugh closed the pair down.
Kestrel’s got no better despite some intense pressure and Gary Hall doubled Tail’s lead with a 40 yard shot that Hart should have done better with.
Tail deserved the victory as they chased and threw everything they could to stop the Kestrel attacks, keeper O’Brian was the luckiest man on the pitch in the end to escape a red card but that aside a good result for the Tail.
Standpark 6Bar Du Fay 1
TWO promoted teams without a point so far knew something had to give, and it was Standpark who dished out six of the best to the Bar Du Fay to hopefully kick start their season.
But it was anything but a walkover as for nearly an hour both teams were locked at 1-1. Chris Winsor netting for the Bar, with a reply from Nathan Brown before the break.
The second half was a different story though with the last half an hour producing five more goals, Joe Hutchins splitting up the four from the impressive Paul Langley assisted by Aaron Moss as Standpark went to town on their visitors. Conditions were not perfect unlike the pitch, but it was much the same for each team throughout and Standpark took the advantage when it came their way.
Platinum M/W 2Civil Service 0
PLATINUM continue to hold pole position in Division One, taking all three points from a lively Civil Service team that raised a few eyebrows and kept Platinum keeper Brian Bond firmly on his toes. Goals each half from John Whelan with an overhead kick that shocked the service defence and a Richie Tipton header ten minutes from time secured the hard earned points.
Mike Taylor just tipping keeper Bond, for Platinum’s man of the match.
Ambrose Ellis 0Coach & Horses 1
COACH & HORSES stay on equal points with Platinum and Falcon, only goal difference separating the leading pack.
But how different things may have been if a dominant Ambrose Ellis had of taken just a few of the many chances made. It took the Coach veteran striker Mark Gornall to show how it is done with a first half strike.
George’s 1Falcon 2
JACK CLARKE had the Falcon ahead within five minutes of this game with a vicious volley that rocked George’s, and despite the end-to-end football from both teams that’s how it stayed for an hour. George’s forward Jay Welsh equalised following some intense pressure on the Falcon defence and as the game continued it became easier to predict the next general election than who would end up getting maximum points from this match.
With five minutes remaining Falcon got a corner and Mike Manning jumped the highest to head home the winner.
The Liver 2 Lanes End 7
LANE END’S Frank Jeffers scored the early goal that spurred his club on to a seven goal rout of the Liver, but it was hat-trick hero Declan Gregson that stole the show. Dave Purcell squeezed a consolation before the break for the Liver but by then the damage was done.
Second half goals for Dave Smith and a Tom Holborn brace completed the rout for Lane with Jay Purcell doubling the Livers contribution to this game.
MCA 4Database 2
MCA are enjoying this season so far, as hard work and tolerance is finally paying off for last season’s bottom club.
MCA are now just behind the leading pack with a comfortable victory over Database who have yet to find a winning formula.
Goals from Paul Talbot, Dave Roach, Sammy Burns and Joe Sallery secured the victory with Joe Burke grabbing a brace for Database.