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Wirral Sunday League: Bebington go six points clear at top of the table
"CATCH us if you can" was the war cry from Bebington after they overcame rivals Lever Bushell Athletic and drew six points clear in the race for Wirral Sunday League's Division One title.
Hero of the hour was captain marvel Darren Graham whose two-goal blast paved the way for his side's 4-3 triumph. Further efforts from Stuey Hardman Carl Smith cemented the win.
Kevin Winders put Wallasey Athletic in front against Bromborough Social before the visitors hit back via a second-half penalty and earned a share of the spoils, but goals from Mark Liu and Mike Worsley were insufficient, as MSC Eastham went down 3-2 at home to Primrose Liscard.
A superb hat-trick from fleet-footed Ben Percival had tongues wagging as Champions Bar posted a 4-1 result over Port Sunlight and assumed pole position in the race for the league's Division Two championship.
Only a week ago, previous leaders Sunlight were humbled by Star Ozzys who themselves discovered the thin end of the wedge after they crashed 5-1 at Bromborough.
For the second week running, Lewy Galloway bagged a hat-trick and was joined on the score sheet by Andy Drinkwater and Andy Joel.
Halfway House joined second placed Port Sunlight, Wirral Athletic, Gladstone Athletic and Bromborough on the nine points mark after Johnny Cable (2) and Tom revel found the net in a tense 3-2 victory in their South Wirral derby with Grange.
For reigning Premier Division champions Neston Nomads, it was business as usual after Richie Foulkes and Dean Jones netted in a keenly-contested 2-0 victory at nearest rivals Victoria Colts Seniors and saw the unbeaten leaders increase their advantage at the top to two points.
As a result, Riverside went back into second spot following a last-gasp win in their home fixture with erratic performers Towers.
Earlier in the game, James Taylor and Chris Maddocks scored for the hosts and with a draw seeming ominous as the score stood at 2-2 with four minutes remaining, a stunning second goal from Maddocks brought the curtain down on an excellent game.
On the District scene, Gladstone Athletic came to grief in their Wirral & District Sunday Junior Cup second-round clash after they suffered a 5-1 defeat at Grace Arms; and in the all-Wirral League game between Greave and Bronze a 90th-minute strike from Ricky Shakeshaft settled the issue for Greave and earned them a last eight pairing with rival Division Two outfit Wirral Athletic.
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