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Wirral rugby round-up
ALL the local clubs will be in action, weather permitting, this Saturday as the league programme resumes at the start of the new year.
Caldy have Bromsgrove as visitors in National Two North while Birkenhead Park face an interesting cross river derby in National Three North against Waterloo at the Upper Park.
Wirral and Anselmians in North One West also have home fixtures with Wirral against Manchester and Anselmians facing Vale of Lune.
South Lancashire/Cheshire One includes New Brighton v Wnnington Park and Hoylake at Tyldesley.
Division Two matches have Wallasey v Dukinfield and Oldershaw on the other side of the river at Sefton.
In Division Three it’s Ellesmere Port at Congleton, Oxton Parkonians v Liverpool University, Port Sunlight v Linley and Prenton v Knutsford.
Just two games Stockport v Caldy and Wallasey v Ormskirk were scheduled for the last Saturday before Christmas but both were called off due to waterlogged pitches.
On the last Saturday of the year Caldy staked a place in the final of the Cheshire Cup with a hard earned 21-15 success over Stockport at Paton Field.
They still await to find who they will play in the final stage. The second semi-final between Birkenhead Park and Chester did not go ahead with Chester failing to turn up for the second time.
The county committee will now have to make a decision. December 29 was semi-final deadline day and the Referees Society appointed officials for the game. The pitch was inspected and declared fit.
But there was no show from the opposition and no explanation and surely Park who had catered for the occasion will now be awarded the tie.
On Friday evening, a Park Veterans XV played against Old Birkonian in a new fixture and there was a big turn out at the Upper Park for this social occasion.
Spectators were well rewarded with an entertaining clash. Birkonian with a young side built up a 17-0 advantage but Park gradually wore them down and in the end finished winners 53-29.
The Birkonian side was got together by Steve Hearn and it is now hoped the fixture will become an annual affair.
Until recently Birkonian played against New Brighton on Boxing Day but that festive event lost appeal and was discontinued.
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