Ormskirk and District Sunday Football League Premier Division
KESTREL’S had the percentage of play, and a brace from Terry Burghall was levelled by two set pieces from the impressive Charlie Marr and Lee Smith, the latter a bullet header from a corner, as the Mariners kept in touch.
The second half had Mariners forced to pumping long high balls for their front men to chase, as they went behind to goals from Dave Dougdale and Michael Boyle before a Paul Keenan header secured the points and gave Kestrel’s pole position on goal difference over their rivals.
The Tail 3
PARNELL’S had a chance of going back to the top of the Premiership before this sting from the Tail.
A brace from Ramon McHugh and a third from Michael Hall without any real difficulties secured the points for the Tail and sent out a message to all that they will be a force this season.
Parnell’s had chances with Flynn and Saunders coming out of this defeat with merit, but overall the Tail’s dogged determination was just too much for the home team.
Melling Vic’s 1
CARL HANSON equalised an early goal from Walter Yates to give Salisbury a share of the points against Melling Victoria in this close encounter.
STANDPARK wasted two golden opportunities to get off to a great start, then had to sit back and watch Fantail dominate the next 75 minutes with goals from Zach Haley with a hat trick, Rob Morgan and Cummings.
Such was Fantail’s dominance that the score could have been far greater, only for a MoM performance from Standpark’s goalkeeper Kevin Fairbrother.
Coach & Horses 2
Village Inn 1
COACH & HORSES took full advantage of the postponed game of Platinum to go top of the first division beating Village Inn by the odd goal in three.
Coach took a first half lead with a goal from Jack Mangham in this end to end game that saw the Village lacking in finish only.
Not so the Coach though, as Joe Doolan increased the lead early in the second half and looked comfortable till the final ten minutes.
Village then piled on the pressure and grabbed a consolation from Sean Judge with Doyle and Young going mighty close to grabbing a result from this game.
The Liver 2
A GAME of two halves saw the Liver go into the half time break two ahead and coasting to what they thought would be another victory.
Goals from Dave Purcell and Ian Long had rocked MCA as the Liver took full control for the first half. However a good half time rest or talk can produce wonders and the MCA emerged a different team for the second half.
Goals from Dave Kelly, James Dean and a brace from Joey Calhoun secured the points and left the Liver scratching their heads wondering what went wrong.
Sacred Heart 1
IN THIS tight end to end game the defences looked in total control till Tom Bates broke the deadlock on the half hour with a well taken goal for George’s.
Despite all the good football throughout that is how it stayed till added time when Sacred Heart was awarded a penalty that was netted by Liam Welsby, with what was the last kick of the game.
Lanes End 4
Ambrose Ellis 4
ANOTHER end to end game produced a late flurry from Ambrose Ellis to secure a share of the points against a strong Lanes End team to whom Declan Gregson emerged once again as the star turn.
The awesome goal machine cracked home another hat trick aided by the Lanes mom Tom Holborn, with Callum Gorman bagging the forth.
One a piece at the break thanks to a Mike Swain equaliser, Ellis could only add a Rod Perry second as the Lane ran riot.
That was till the final ten minutes when Kyle Brock found his shooting boots and a brace later all was even and points shared.
Civil Service 4
DATABASE must be wondering what they have to do to win a league game as this week once again they went down to the odd goal, this time of seven.
True the Civil Service were three to one ahead by the break thanks to a brace from Ross Winsor and one from Dave Jones with a reply from Jack Burke who completed his hat trick for Database in the final quarter of this game.
However Database had their chances and missed the opportunity of increasing their tally before Alan Fitzsimmons put the Service further ahead in the second half. A worthy fight back from Database but too late for them to salvage anything from this game and still to find that elusive league win.