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Wirral Sunday League: No surprises as big guns go through in Pyke Cup
FOLLOWING a week's respite for the majority of clubs, the Wirral Sunday League kick-started its season with the Pyke Cup first-round, but there were no shocks, as most of the big guns progressed.
Holders Ashdale Athletic eased their way through after they overcame Division Two minnows Bronze, 6-2 , despite goals from Paul Ricci and Robbie Ryan.
And it was celebration time also for last term's finalists, Sportsmans Victoria, who had to get the better of a resilient Port Sunlight, before they won 2-1, with efforts from Alan Fowlie and Shaun Burgess.
Hats off to Aaron Doyle, who fired a five-goal salvo, as Higher Bebington RBL humbled Star Ozzys, 10-0. Further efforts from Aaron Buckley (2), Dave Baker, Perry Taylor and an own-goal completed the statistics.
In another ten-goal thriller, Liam Georgeson was the man in form after his four-goal haul guided Kent FC to a 6-4 result at Amazon Management. Kyle Farrell and Scott Parkinson also netted for the victors.
Goals from Terry Orange and Adam Bennett gave Division Two outfit Champions Bar a dream Start against Premier counterparts MSC Eastaham, but Mike Worsley's lads savoured the last laugh after they drew level through Aaron Carey and Alex Davies, and then sealed the issue via a ripping effort from match winner, Adam Jones.
Two bad injuries cost Shore Villa the game against reigning Premier Division champions, Neston Nomads.
The hosts finished the first half 2-1 down but Nomads upped the ante after the break, and posted a 7-1 victory. A Mark Ellison hat-trick was supplemented by further goals from Dean Jones (2), Ian Cross and a Richie Foulkes’ penalty.
In the Upton derby, Eagle & Crown failed to stem rampant local rivals Windmill, who ran out easy 10-0 winners, with Jamie Edwards (4), Owen McMahon (3), Ricky Neill (2) and Willy Jones on the mark.
Lever Bushell gave it their best shot against form side Towers before they lost 3-0. Dave Favager struck twice and consistent marksman, Kyle Williams also made the score sheet.
Rob Manger and Alex Hennessy hit the target for Wirral Athletic but their efforts counted for nothing, after Gallaghers came back and won 4-2. Jay Little's double, together with singles from Danny Nettleton and Mark Tolcher, swung the tie in the visitors' favour.
Efforts from Ben Evans, Ben Percval and and Alan cross failed to prevent Sheridans from going down 5-3 against Ravenscroft.
A 2-1 defeat at the hands of Gladstone Athletic saw Bee Hive make their exit and the remaining two ties went to extra time.
Student Sixes lost out 6-5 to Astra Athletic in the extra period, while Clarence were indebted to goalkeeper Danny Carroll after they triumphed 3-1 on penalties following their 4-4 draw with Bromborough.