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Wallasey and district Sunday Football League: Rakers win semi-final
THE Rakers took pride of place when beating Forum Athletic 1-0 in the semi-final of the Wirral Junior Cup, but could have won more comfortably but for the Forum goalie who had a great game.
However, he had no chance when Andy Richardson bagged the winner for the hardworking Rakers.
Another team in semi-final action were The Clarence, but they went out after extra-time in the Wirral FA Amateur Cup against Windmill in a very hard fought fixture which they could have easily won, had they taken their chances.
With only minutes remaining they were 2-1 up thanks to goal from Paul Sprakes and Rob Allen, when they conceded a late equaliser, but still had chances to win the tie and even hit the post with the last kick of the game.
They eventually lost 3-2. The Irby FC versus Shafts YCB was postponed due to a dangerous pitch.
Match of the day in the Premier division resulted in Millhouse grinding out a well deserved 3-1 success against closet rivals Poulton Royal and taking a four point lead at the top thanks to goals from Dave Rudge, Paul Howell and Perrie Black.
Third-placed Liscard Bronze shared the points and the spoils with The Cheese in a 2-2 draw that saw Danielle Banicale and Lee Davey scoring for Bronze.
Cheshire Cheese also shared the points when drawing 1-1 with Windsor, as John Davies netted, with Andy Kingan replying for Windsor, who had numerical advantage for over an hour.
Division One action saw R&C Dukes edge out Cetco Europe with a 2-1 win that keeps them top by six points.
On target for Dukes were Mike McCann and Steve Kelly, with Vinny O’Toole grabbing the only reply for Cetco. A seven goal thriller between FC Victoria and Upton FC ended in a 4-3 verdict for Vics, as Graeme Plant, Phil Smith, Jamie Evans and Damien Edwards found the net.
The Black closed the gap at the top of division Two following their 3-2 away success against Shippons FC, courtesy of goals by Mally Mawdsley, Dave Finnigan and Craig Richmond. Hitting the replies were Adam Kinnear and Lee Dermody.
Bagging a fine hat-trick for AFC Tima was Mike Redgrift as they beat The Vineyard 5-0, with Danny Walsh and Si Richardson adding the extras.
Phil Bibby was a three-goal hero for Sandbrook as they edged out Autumn FC 4-3, with Mike Bates adding the fourth and claiming the responses were James Wilcock-2 and Derek Nash in a battling performance.
Ridgewood Rangers claimed the scalp the previously unbeaten Christleton Youth when easing home 3-1 thanks to efforts from Jamie Clague, Adam Thomas and Reece Kerr, and this after John Crump had put the visitors ahead, with this result opening up the title race.
Four points clear at the top are Heswall Athletic after they ran out 3-0 victors over Rossway United due to Rob Horgan netting twice and Ben Cullen once, but staying close are Princes Villa who beat Manor Youth (Tom Morgan) 6-1.
Parity remained between Neston Nomads and New Brighton Youth as they drew 1-1, with Wes Osunjimi scoring for Nomads.
Higher Beb JFC went nap against Eastham Rangers in a 5-1 win, that saw Jack Cook bag a brace and Nick Lee, Sam Walters and Joe Dixon were also on target. Rob Lunn scored the only reply for Rangers.