IN The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Football League there was a mixed bag of postponements, league and domestic cup games with Wirral District and Cheshire County Cup Ties also part of the day's fixtures, writes John Traynor.

Birch Tree took the honours with a solid 8-1 result in a local derby game against Shaftesbury Youth in the Wirral Amateur cup third round, thanks to a treble from Liam Rose, supported by a brace from Kieran and efforts and singles from Danny Curran, Sean Philips and Stewy Hardman.

Another all Division One clash saw PSV defeat Lions FC (Ameel AlGamri) 3-1 in a fourth round tie.

Efforts from Dennis Baker and Adam Smith were not enough for Queens Park, who went down 3-2 in the Cheshire Cup round Three fixture that saw a late Venue switch to Vauxhall's all weather pitch.

A goal each for Danny Lamb, Gino King, Nial Macklin and a wonder goal from Sam Jones saw Lancelyn Glenavon progress to the second round of the David Tacey Cup at the expense of FC Vaults (Dave Pasko) 4-1.

League Action saw Dock move to pole position in the Premier Division after a comfortable 4-1 win over Saughall FC (Dan Holden) with a brace from Ryan Nicol supported by Steve Owen and Dean Nunn, West Kirby FC (Matty Cass, Rob Horgan, Chris McGowan and Chris Lavery) defeated Woodchurch United (Ross Rule) by the same 4-1 scoreline.

The spoils were shared in Division One between AFC Houlihan's (James Atherton, Ricci Loughran) and Millhouse (Tom Quinn 2). 

Division Two action saw Telegraph FC post a terrific 5-0 at Madisons with a brace from Liam Jameson also singles from Danny Price, Carl Hadden and Owen McMahon.

Paul Parsonage hit a double for Ellesmere Port Athletic in a narrow 2-1 at CAD Athletic to put the pressure on at the top of the Division.

South Rangers Athletic took maximum points 3-2 over Poulton Victoria Youth (Brad Greer, Jordon Dilworth).

Match of the day in Division Three saw a great come back from Rangers Breaks (Peter McNulty 2, Jamie Coles, Chris Carress) after being 0-3 down to take a share of the spoils in a top of the table clash with MSC Eastham who had Keith O’Toole on the mark with a superb hat trick a  and Mark Cooper completing the scoring.

Oval FC (John Skipsy, Jay Moore, Paul Ricci) won by the odd goal five against Barcodes (Liam Headford and Mark Cooper).